Review of The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines, #2) I really enjoy reading Richelle Mead’s young adult novels. They’re fast-paced, quirky, paranormal, and always deliver a rocketing climax that makes putting her book down in the last quarter almost impossible! The Golden Lily is book two in her Vampire Academy spin off series called Bloodlines (to read my review of book 1 click here). Synopsis from Goodreads: 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. Alchemists protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
Already optioned for film, Panic by Lauren Oliver is a fast-paced, edge-of-your seat tale about a dangerous game played by the seniors of Carp; a game whose participants have everything to gain and everything to lose. Plot from Goodreads: Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind