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Silver Shadows

(Bloodlines #5)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  57,868 ratings  ·  4,803 reviews
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 Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart,
Hardcover, 380 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Razorbill
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Mariah Smith (Vibin With Books) I read on an interview for the Vampire Academy movie that Richelle wants to write another series, yes. She even said that she wouldn't mind writing it…moreI read on an interview for the Vampire Academy movie that Richelle wants to write another series, yes. She even said that she wouldn't mind writing it from Rose's pov, which would be crazy awesome. There is just too many issues still not fully wrapped up yet in the Moroi world, even with the last book coming out in this series. (less)
Dhvani Trying to get over Sydrian is like trying to stop yourself from breathing. IMPOSSIBLE.
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Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, reviewed, 2014, romance

"Ivashkov," she repeated, her face the picture of serenity. "My name is Sydney Ivashkov."

This book was everything. It made me laugh, jump of happiness, but mostly cry. A lot. It was really hard to read those ten first chapters where Adrian was lost and hopeless -- it was emotionally painful. I never expected it to hurt so...badly. I started this book thinking Adrian would act like Nemo's dad, doing whatever it takes to get his son back, to save him. But no -- it d
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yup yup yup I loved this one. So much happened in less than 400 pages and I honestly couldn't put it down. I read it in a day despite having other commitments because Richelle Mead's books are so addictive! Immediately diving into The Ruby Circle because I MUST know how this series ends. ...more
Jan 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
Okay. I'm going to play a game with this book. I'm going to write a list of things I want to happen in the plot, and I get one point for everything that happens. Feel free to put additions to the list in the comments. It should be noted that while writing this list I've only read the first two books... The others aren't released yet.

Game List: One point for everything that happens in This Book

1. If Dimitri is mentioned, or appears. Okay the list could end now. Just this whole book being on
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I know what love is, Mom. I’ve had love that burns in every fiber of my being, that drives me to be a better person and empowers me through each moment of the day. If you’d ever had something like that, you’d hold on to it with every bit of strength you had.”

“Not what you expected, huh?” she asked in a sad voice.
I wrapped a towel around her and drew her close to me. “I expected to see the most beautiful woman in the world, to feel my heart skip a beat in her presence, and t
Rimsa Ivashkov
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WHOAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST FINISHED!!!!!!!! Review coming soon


SOMEONE GIVE ME THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I CANT TAKE THIS........................................................


Just got my copy!!! I want to just read the whole thing in one big sweep but I must savor this for as long as possible. Review will be after!


And now we have the cover?!

*fangirl moment*

I never thought I would find some to hate as much as I hate Dolores Umbridge. But Sheridan came close. Hope they're going to share the same corner in the Hell! ...more
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Post SilverShadows
I'm speechless it was everything I wanted and more❤️❤️❤️❤️ but again that ending killed me but #sydrian forever ;)

If you haven't finished reading the fiery heart don't read this.....

Does anyone else think it could be possible that the alchemists kick Adrian out of his apartment? because technically Sydney got permission from the boss for him to have it

That's the question that randomly entered my mind tonight

What I want from this book:

Abe using some c4 to help get Sydney bac

There were so many things I hated about Silver Shadows, the main thing being Sydney and Adrian. I wasn't all that much of a fan of Sydney in the first Bloodlines book but she grew on me and I began to like her almost as much as Rose but not anymore. I can't stand Mary Sue's and in this one she showed that she was a Mary Sue of the highest order. Adrian I've never really liked but I was able to tolerate him in the last couple of books… Well, not anymore. He proved to be a whiny, self-cent
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-books
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Wendy Darling

Engrossing plot involving a "re-education camp" with similarities to real-life "de-gaying camps." Well-written action scenes, swoony romance, and exciting–OH SO EXCITING–character story arcs. Sydney's grown on me quite a bit since the first couple of books, and the Sydrian romance feels intimate and respectful and full of promise.

Full review posted to the blog:

If you're a fan of Bloodlines at all, you need to read this one ASAP so you can know ALL TH

Totally forgot that ending, this rereading journey has been amazing so far but I am sad that I only have 1 more book to go!


My review of Fiery Heart (Bloodlines 04) was left with the words 'I'm scared' - and rightly so!

What a heart wrenching storyline for our Sage, how Sydney survives the first few months is beyond me, where she stayed strong, I broke, time and again!

As we know from the previous book, Sydney is caught and this is where Silver Shadows starts and wow is this a bad place to
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I started this late last night and flew through it today! I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to finish the series with The Ruby Circle!

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Cassandra Leclerc
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
*Contains spoilers for those who have not read The Fiery Heart.*

NINE MONTHS. I could have a child by then (not that I'm planning on it, but just sayin') or, you know, WE COULD HAVE SYDRIAN BABIES BY THEN! (not that that's gonna happen either, but just sayin').

My hopes for Silver Shadows:

--> More post-sex poetry.

--> For someone (ANYONE!) to kick Daddy Sage's ass! (Or any Alchemist's ass. Just make sure there is some alchemist ass being kicked.)

--> For Eddie and Jill to become Official. I mean
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fanmix

Listen to my Silver Shadows fanmix on 8tracks.

I should probably point out that I was or still am a huge fan of Bloodlines series and after a thorough life evaluation I decided to give it 3 stars. It's not a low rating and it doesn't mean I hate the book, not really. I was just expecting something much better.

Richelle Mead, you let me down, terribly. You are getting predictable, anticlimactic and boring.

As much as I love and ship Sydney & Adrian. I wish Mead also took the time to fully develop
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
OMG!!!!!!! Richelle Mead Why do you leave me hanging like this OMG OMG OMG!!!

Spoilers Don't read if you don' wanna know!!

I love this book! I love this Series, but Last year when I read The Fiery Heart I almost lost it having to wait a year for Silver Shadows now I have to wait for The Ruby Circle and I am so not good at waiting!!!! Wow I love Sydney she is so brave all that she endured while the Alchemist tortured her and tried to brain wash her because she fell in love with Adrian.

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She is k
Renata Ribeiro
That pretty much sums up my feelings after this book

A LOT of stuff happens in this book, I mean, A LOT!
It begins 3, 4 months after Sidney was taken by the alchemists, poor Adrian doesn't know what to do, he's tottally lost, drowning in alcohol again, so Jill makes an intervention and calls mama Ivashkov to take Adrian to the court, and there Adrian losts himself in parties and more alcohol, he tries to reach Sidney through dreams, but it seems impossible, and even with Marcus' help, it's
Dec 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Silver Shadows, is the 5th installment in the Bloodlines series and one of the most intense gut-wrenching and heart pounding book by far! I knew we were in for some major heartfail after that evil cliff-hanger of an ending in The Fiery Heart but I don't think I was fully prepared to feel so anxious and terrified for both Sydney and Adrian. Mead does a tremendous job of bringing us to the very edge of darkness and then blinding us with the brightest of lights. This
Okay, so I think I might just have overreacted a little bit because of that ending but I guess this book wasn't a solid 4-star read afterall.

1. The book just really picked up its pace at the last 25%. It pained me to say this, but I think it kind of dragged.

2. Although I love Adrian (hence, the surname), I can't help but notice how he somehow gave up easily. I was disappointed. I felt really happy when Sydney thought of something genius to talk to him again but he never did appear in her dreams
Muse-ic ♬
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Paula Bee

Please excuse my french but... What kind of Bullshit was that?! I'm absolutely disappointed with this book.

I really enjoyed the first part of the book, yes it was slower than the second half but I liked seeing Sydney strong and brave and then.. the story disappointed me in so many ways. It was boring in many places and beyond ludicrous in others. I was very mad at the ending and the choice Sydney made. I wont reveal any spoilers, but I didn't buy the cheap teenage-love Richelle Mead offere
Nov 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Another book joins the league of Twilightesque books. And I never imagined it would be one of Mead's.
Well, surprises don't end, do they?

After blindly loving Vampire Academy and Adrian Ivashkov, I've finally started to run out of it . I never really liked Bloodlines series from the start but because of too much free time at my hand and an insurmountable love for the author and *sigh* Adrian I read the last two books in a frenzy. I can't say I'm disappointed because I had no expectations (for I lo
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 stars

Tanja: I still can't believe that there is only one book left in this series. Remember the days when Bloodlines was announced and our happiness.Time really flies. But what makes me really happy is that this series, despite its ups and downs is going into the right direction as I can freely say that for me this was the best book in this series till now.

Glass: I know - times flies so fast. You do remember that I was disappointed with previous book despite Adrian and Sydney finally
Helene Jeppesen
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
As you can see from my rating, I had a lot of problems with this book, and looking at everyone's very positive reviews I feel like something's wrong with me.
HOWEVER, let's start with the good thing: I loved being back into this world of Morois, Strigois and Alchemists which is very creative and imaginative. I'm also quite a fan of Sydney's character because she's sensible, strong and clever.
Since book four in this series, though, I've had huge problems with the way we start seeing things from
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
If you read The Fiery Heart, you know what's happened to if only Adrian knew. It is killing him and it seems he has no one to turn to.

This book hits the ground running and we get to intimately know all the things going on with Sydney. I really hated it and I hate the Alchemists even more. I just don't understand how they could do all that. What I did like was how all 'the group' had each other backs and were working towards something.

My heart went out to Adrian and I don't blame h
These books just keep getting better and better. I'm so freaking happy that someone told me about these books!

So a lot has happened and I'm not going to spoil a whole bunch that did but just know that I fucking freaked out and fangirled(?) screamed for the ending. Well, for the last couple of chapters really. Just know that my ship, my all time ship in this series, is together. FINALLY FUCKING TOGETHER. And I couldn't be anymore excited that I already am. I'm so happy that I have the last book t
Booknut 101
Chapter 20...I'm in love with you.
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This book is everything. I mean - if I had to be fussy - I guess the only thing it was missing was an epic smack-down between Sydney and Zoe...
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Some doubted the strength of Sydrian. But this OTP was too strong! The center held!
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(For those of you know what happens in Chapter 20)(view spoiler)
❦ jazmin
“Sanity’s overated, my darling.”

Second time read, first time review. The last time I read this series this book was my favourite, and I think it’s safe to say that I have the same preferences this time around, because THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD.

⇢The Plot
I both love and hate the trope where the female main character gets imprisoned or kidnapped (and I say female because it ALWAYS seems to be the heroine), but I have to say that it completely served in this book, and mostly because Sydney was
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f

Other books in the series

Bloodlines (6 books)
  • Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
  • The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)
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