OMG, I can’t believe it (!!!) I am holding an ARC copy of The Golden Lily!!
I was so busy yesterday that I didn’t see the “hunt” was on in Sydney til evening and was kinda happy that no one caught it yet (sorry, peepz! No hard feelings…). I crossed my fingers hoping that the next location will be Martin Place, Sydney (just around the corner from my office).
All morning I’ve been distracted and probably drove my colleague crazy too, LOL. I kept checking & refreshing the Penguin Teen Australia page. And… THERE IT WAS!! I ran out of the office and…
Here I am holding the most coveted treasure 😀
For those of you who haven’t heard / seen The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) around (poor you…), here’s the blurb from the back of the book!
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.
Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California – tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.
But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi – the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that – special, magical, powerful – that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else – someone forbidden to her.
When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.
Watch this space for the Upcoming Review (I’m aiming for around 1 June 2012)
Here’s Penguin relaxing with “The book” (@the office)
Assuredly, I won’t be able to hold on to the Penguin cuz as soon as my Little Reader sees it – “Mine!” he’d claimed. 😉