Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Fiery Heart

Bookish has now revealed the cover of The Fiery Heart, book 4 in the Bloodlines series, by Richelle Mead!

From Bookish: The "Bloodlines" series centers around Sydney, an Alchemist whose most important job is to keep vampires a secret from the rest of the world. Without giving away spoilers, we can tell you that the book centers on Sydney dealing with the consequences of the life-altering choice she makes in "The Indigo Spell." Plus, readers can expect threats from folks who misuse magic, Vampire Hunters and Strigoi (a.k.a vampire baddies).

Did you know the synopsis is already out too? Read it HERE! So, what do you all think of the fiery cover? I love the colors and the flowers! Sydney is definitely looking tough there. Adrian looks like he had a haircut and looks a bit older than I imagined. But ah! I'm so glad they're on the cover together since the book will be from their POVs. Cannot wait to read this book!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Synopsis: The Fiery Heart

Amazon has The Fiery Heart up for pre-order and the book's description is up as well! Read here:

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 thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

Ooh! I don't think it reveals much. But I am wondering why Adrian isn't mentioned, considering the book will include his POV. Another interesting tidbit is that the page count is set for 416 pages, which seems to be around the same length as the previous three books. The Fiery Heart is due out November 19, 2013, and you can pre-order it on Amazon or wherever books are sold. Be sure to come back on Wednesday because I will be posting the cover reveal of The Fiery Heart!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Indigo Spell release day!

Today's the day! The moment we've been waiting eight long, tortuous months for...


Even Marcus, Sydney, and Adrian are celebrating up there. Ha! Thank you, Richelle Mead, for creating such wonderful characters like Sydney and Adrian and making the best pairing in the world: SYDRIAN! We cannot wait to read all the hotness you kept teasing us about!

If you're on Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #IndigoSpell to celebrate (maybe we can get it trending!). You can also tweet me @AlchemistSecret, and if you've read or are currently reading The Indigo Spell, I would love it if you wrote your thoughts and opinions about it in the comment section down below.

Have a fun Indigo Spell release day, everyone!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Richelle Mead's commentary on The Golden Lily

Richelle Mead started a Bloodlines Book Club where she re-read the first two books and posted commentary about each chapter in both books to countdown the release of The Indigo Spell. As she stated on her blog, "They won't be summaries or anything--mostly just my thoughts about what was going on when I wrote those chapters." She completed Bloodlines and you can find links here. She also finally finished reading The Golden Lily and links to those posts are below.

Oh I just realized that The Golden Lily may be longer in length, but it has less chapters than Bloodlines. Well, anyway, that seems to be all the commentary for now! Hopefully she does one for The Indigo Spell later on, especially since it's suppose to be her hottest one yet!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Video: Richelle Mead signing copies of Indigo Spell

Richelle Mead uploaded a fun video showing what it's like to sign about 250 pre-orderd copies of The Indigo Spell at University Books (the video was shot yesterday). Read more of what she had to say via her blog.

Wow! That's a really cool thing to show her fans. And look at all those copies of The Indigo Spell! Ahh! *dies* So close, yet so far!

Who is Marcus Finch?

Who is Marcus Finch? is a promotion campaign by the US publisher of Richelle Mead's Bloodlines series. It began January 22 and ends February 12. Each day (minus the weekends) the bloggers participating in the event post a clue about Marcus Finch who finally makes an appearance in The Indigo Spell. Some of these hints are things we already know, while some are things we never knew before. There are some pretty interesting clues about him. All 15 clues are posted below.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Richelle Mead's commentary on Bloodlines

Counting down to the release of The Indigo Spell, Richelle Mead started a Bloodlines Book Club where she re-reads the first two books and posts commentary about each chapter in both books. As she states on her blog, "They won't be summaries or anything--mostly just my thoughts about what was going on when I wrote those chapters." She has completed reading Bloodlines and here are the links to those posts:

Insightful stuff! And pretty cool reading what the author has to say about her own book and characters. I loved her post on chapters 26 and 27 for obvious reasons. (SYDRIAN!) Richelle has already started her chapter commentary for The Golden Lily. Once she's done, I'll be sure to put those in a new post.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Audio Editions of Books 1 - 3

Okay, so I had to show off the cover art of the audio editions! You can see more of Adrian's face (*stares* hehe) on The Indigo Spell and a little on Bloodlines and more of Sydney's face on The Golden Lily. I've included links to Amazon for each book, and you can actually hear samples from Bloodlines and The Indigo Spell. Not sure why The Golden Lily doesn't provide a sample.

If you're wondering, no, The Indigo Spell does not go all the way to chapter three. I was really REALLY hoping it would! haha But, it's only a sample of some of chapter one. I don't even think it got to the Adrian part. *sigh* Just 10 more days...

Amazon (with sample) Amazon (no sample)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Richelle Mead's January 31 Twitter Chat

On January 17, Richelle Mead had a Twitter chat for 30 minutes via #readpenguin where she answered questions tweeted to her by fans. The focus was on world-building. The entire chat can be found here.

Last week on January 24, she had another Twitter chat with the theme being romance! You can read the transcript here or if you only want to read the ones relating to Bloodlines and Sydney/Adrian, I have those all here.

Yesterday, Richelle Mead had her final Twitter chat! The theme was Bloodlines. Read the transcript here. Not all questions had to be about Bloodlines though, so here are the compiled questions and answers about Bloodlines from the chat: