Autora: Richelle Mead
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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. Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist. But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age–old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her. When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she's supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she's been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her. Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?
Epá, mas que grande sinopse, quase que contam a história toda!
Nem sei por onde começar com este livro. Apesar de ter dado uma classificação fraquinha, este deve ter sido dos livros da Richelle que mais emoções me transmitiu, não só pelo seu conteúdo, mas porque mais uma vez me spoilei sem querer (o que vale é que foi numa parte boa) e andei toda desorientada e histérica.
Não é segredo para ninguém que esta série tem como casalinho principal a Sydney e o Adrian, mas até chegar à parte da 'casalinho' ainda se percorre um longo caminho (por isso é que depois de me spoilar, andava a ler este e o The Indigo Spell ao mesmo tempo).