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  • ★★★★-4

Review: The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Spoiler-Free)

"I tried to be a better person for her—but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh… You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine."

ADRIAN???? This is THE Adrian??? The drunk, blubbering idiot who pestered Rose throughout all of VA?? If there's one thing I trust Richelle Mead to do right, it's set up a slow burn. Because time and time again, in terms of romance and plot, she delivers.

This installment was definitely less exciting than the first, but as long as we follow these characters in this world, honestly I'm happy. I know things are gonna ramp up as the series goes on, so I'm okay with this one being a little calmer.

With that being said, I'm scared for what's to come!! Some crazy realizations came to light at the end of this book and I need to see what the implications of that are going to turn out to be!

I do want to get to the next book soon, but at the same time I'm getting closer and closer to running out of these books!!! WHAT WILL I DO WHEN THAT HAPPENS???

I don't want to ponder that for too much longer.

Anyway, Sydney Sage and Adrian Ivashkov, I love you both dearly and I can't wait to read more about you soon.


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