The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Length: 417 pages
Summary from Amazon:
The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series.
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students--children of the wealthy and powerful--carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead's breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.
I liked this book. I don't think it is as great as Vampire Academy but hey there's a high bar there. One thing that I enjoyed about this book is that Sydeny got to explore more into the magic and what she is capable of doing.
I really like Sydney. She helps out her friends any way she can, whenever she can. She is smart and strong. I also like Adrian, I think they would be great together!