Bloodlines Series, Book 5
Description (taken from Richelle Mead's website):
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, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.
For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .
Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.
In regards to how this book turns out, my lips are sealed. But I would totally unseal them and squeal with you once you've read this one. I think this is one of my favorites in the series right after the first book. And Richelle Mead is so good at putting real characters who mess up as well as shine in her books.
Sydney has been captured by her fellow alchemists and sent to re-education. There, they will try to change her ways and close her mind. But she has faith in Adrian and that they will find her. Adrian on the other hand is beginning to lose hope. And with the depression that Spirit brings, he finds himself digging a hole. But when reality returns, he's determined to save Sydney even if it means risking himself.
I feel like this book can be divided into two sections. One has a very Program-esque feeling (go check out Suzanne Young's books if you have no idea what I'm talking about). And then it has a really dreamy happy-gooey romance. And oh my goodness, I feel like I saw the bad in Adrian and then the sweet. I think this was the first time I ever felt slightly ashamed for calling him my book boyfriend. But he redeems himself, and I'm still in love with him.
Oh goodness, if you've never read any of Richelle Mead's books, you are missing out... Go check out her books, and then you can join the fandom.