Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Year: 2014
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: Borrowed from Amy
From the cover:
In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.
Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.
For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .
Reading this book was seriously intense. It was like all the bad things that could possibly happen to Adrian and Sydney did happen. It was actually rather painful to read, particularly the bits in the beginning where Sydney is basically imprisoned and is not even allowed her own clothes.
It was also really hard to watch Adrian fall apart and revert to his old bad habits. It had been so great to see his behaviour and thoughts improve over the past few books as Sydney helped him to get on his feet. So it was difficult to see what happened to him in her absence.
There was a certain point in Silver Shadows where things started to look up, and it felt really cathartic for everyone involved. I’m really looking forward to the release of the final book in the series so we can see the end of the story.