Spoilers ahead! I'm not recapping these chapters in Bloodlines and The Golden Lily, but I do refer to some things that happen in them. These posts are to give some commentary and behind-the-scenes info for people who want to read along (or re-read) with me or walk down memory lane. If you haven't read the books, you might have some surprises ruined. So maybe go grab a copy and read along as we count down to The Indigo Spell! :)
THESE POSTS ARE NOT ABOUT THE INDIGO SPELL! You're safe if you've read the first two books in the series.
Bloodlines, Chapter 23
Some budding fan artist needs to do Jill in the silver dress and mask. I'd love to see her get a little glam time!
Meanwhile, Adrian's having a hissy fit. I don't like to have these moments, but Adrian's no more perfect than any other character. He's still got some growing up to do and falls into these moods and spells of selfishness. Admittedly, he's caught off-guard by the change in collegiate fortunes, so we can kind of see why he's upset. Is that any reason to berate poor Sydney? Probably not. The upside is that even though Adrian takes a step back during this spat, he's later able to move two steps forward when he accepts the challenge that this snafu has caused. It ultimately makes him grow and shows us he's not so spoiled after all. Sometimes we need these low moments to bring about the high ones.
We also get another glimpse of Sydney's dark side when she goes all Godfather on Laurel. Sydney's not a mean person, but as I mentioned before, she doesn't let the people she cares about get hurt. She intends to make sure no one messes with Jill. Laurel's parting remark is great: "You know, you can be scary as hell sometimes." That's right. Again, I'm not trying to make Sydney mean or vengeful, but after everyone lauded Rose for holding her own in a physical fight, I wanted to show that a competent young woman can still be fierce and protective with her cunning, not just her fists.
Tomorrow we go back to two chapters a day for the weekend, and it'll be on to The Golden Lily next week!