Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets-and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch-a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood-or else she might be next.
Praise for the Bloodlines series: "We're suckers for it." - Entertainment Weekly "Stands out from the crowded vampire genre." - Associated Press "An obvious pick for the literary lover of all things bloodsucking." -MTV's Hollywood Crush Praise for the Vampire Academy series: "Unique and mesmerizing. . . . this little gem is sure to be a hit. . . . Readers will bite on this series for some time to come." - VOYA "Absorbing. . . ." - Booklist "Truly engaging. . . ." - SLJ "A thrilling adventure. . . ." -TeensReadToo.com
Richelle Mead lives in Seattle and is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Vampire Academy series. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses.