|“||My God, Sage. Your eyes. How have I never noticed them? The colour, when you stand in the light. They're amazing . . . like molten gold. I could paint those . . . They're beautiful. You're beautiful.||”|
BLOOD DOESN'T LIE. Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney's sister is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, but Sydney takes her place, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty - a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning..
- Bloodlines takes place directly after the events of Last Sacrifice.
- The narrator of the story is Sydney Sage.
- The story takes place in Palm Springs, a real place in Southern California.
- The main characters are Sydney, Jill, Eddie, and Adrian.All of whom are victims of Rose's happy ending, as stated by Adrian.
- Originally, the story was going to be told from different characters' perspectives in third person, but later Richelle Mead decided to tell the book just from Sydney's perspective in first person. However the fourth book, The Fiery Heart will be alternating point of view's from Sydney Sage and Adrian Ivashkov, changing every chapter.
- There are rumors that Richelle Mead will release another spin-off series which will also include six books after this one.
Mason Ashford • Barnes • Dimitri Belikov • Bryan • Carla • Mr. Carnes (mentioned) • Miss Carson • Eddie Castile • Julia Cavendish • Ms. Chang (mentioned) • Hans Croft (mentioned) • Melody Croft (mentioned) • Keith Darnel • Tom Darnel (mentioned) • Angeline Dawes • Dawn • Mrs. Dawson • Mrs. Delaney • Dina (mentioned) • Lia DiStefano • Clarence Donahue • Lee Donahue • Tamara Donahue (mentioned) • Dorothy • Eric Dragomir (mentioned) • Vasilisa Dragomir (mentioned) • Mr. Green (mentioned) • Rose Hathaway • Kelly Hayes (mentioned) • David Horowitz • Adrian Ivashkov • Jacqueline • Joey • Trey Juarez • Sonya Karp • Krissy • Laurel • Jillian Mastrano • Abe Mazur • Janet McCade • Michaelson • Molly • Wes Regan • Stephan Robinson • Carly Sage (mentioned) • Jared Sage • Mrs. Sage • Sydney Sage • Zoe Sage • Kristin Sawyer • Greg Slade • Donna Stanton • Ms. Jaclyn Terwilliger • Tim • Micah Vallence • Rachel Walker (mentioned) • Mrs. Desiree Weathers • Miss Yamani (mentioned)
- Brazil: Laços de Sangue
- Bulgaria: Кръвни връзки – publ.: September 27, 2011
- Czech Republic: Pokrevní pouta – publ.: November 30, 2011
- Germany: Bloodlines: Falsche Versprechen (Engl. False Promises) – publ.: September 13, 2012
- Greece: Bloodlines - publ.: February 4, 2013
- Hungary: Vérvonalak – publ.: 2011
- Netherlands: De Alchemisten: Bloedverwanten – publ.: September 2012
- Poland: Kroniki Krwi (Engl. Blood Records) – publ: September 9, 2012
- Russia: Кровные узы: Принцесса – publ.: 2012
- Slovenia: Krvne vezi (Engl. Blood Ties)
- Turkey: Kanbağı – publ.: November 2011
- Estonia: Verevalem - publ: 2015