The Fiery Heart REVIEW

Title: The Fiery Heart

Author: Richelle Mead

Genre:  YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Publisher: Penguin Group



In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her.

But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.


My Review:


This book belongs to one of the comfort series I use when I find myself on a reading slump, it gives me back the will to live (read).

The whole book dealt with Sydney and Adrian’s forbidden love, how best to disguise their feelings while in company, how to deal with Zoe, etc. so the cheesiness was heavy.

Sydney’s character is who grew the most in this book, it’s like the breaking of her tattoo didn’t break the compulsion alone but also unleashed her “dark side”. Adrian also has come a long way showing his struggles with his use of spirit, how to be a good boyfriend to Sydney, enhancing his self-esteem as he doesn’t consider himself deserving of love; he was even able to acknowledge his condition and make the decision he needed at the moment.

But what I like the most is how they have grown into better people thanks to one another: Sydney has grown and overcome so much to change her distrustful and fearful Alchemist side that she developed the exact qualities needed to understand and love a man with Adrian’s instabilities.

The Negatives:

  1. We already knew Adrian and Sydney had both changed and grown from the previous book so I felt this sequel was used to pass the time with no real plot there.
  2. Zoe Sage.

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