February 12, 2013

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Publisher’s summary: In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

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My take: The Indigo Spell was THE best book so far in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series! Richelle Mead reminded me once again how each book in her series is always better than the last. I’m so unbelievably in love with this book in more than a few ways.

And the number one reason I love this book so much? Adrian! And oh! Wow! WOW! We get so much of Adrian in The Indigo Spell. I thought there was no possible way I could be more in love with that boy than I already was. But I was so wrong...oh boy...was I wrong! I’m swooning big-time right now!

What I got from a lot of people who are struggling with this series is that the first two books started off slow, and it was hard for some readers to relate to, or even like, Sydney. I didn’t have a problem liking Sydney. I liked her pretty much as soon as she was introduced in VA, but I think in The Indigo Spell it will be a lot easier for those readers to relate to her. There are a lot of things she does in this book that I just absolutely loved, which made me admire her character a lot more. I do understand why some readers may have struggled with the slow start at the beginning of the previous two books, but I don’t think that will be a problem at all with this book. There were so many fun and entertaining things that Sydney was involved in throughout the whole book, that it was almost impossible for this book to be slow.

OH...I’m so tempted to talk about so many things in this review, but I’m so scared that I’ll reveal spoilers. Almost everything I started typing in my excitement while writing this review had to be deleted because I just want readers to experience this book without any hints or spoilers.

Something happens at the end of The Indigo Spell that makes Sydney’s situation extremely complicated, but everything else in this story ended up just how I was hoping it would. I’m more than satisfied with this book! And I’m so extremely excited for, and already impatiently waiting for, the next book in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series!

Check out my teaser quote HERE!



Wendy Darling said...

Agree, it is definitely the best book in the series. And Adrian--ADRIAN! Be still my beating heart. He finally seems like his old self again, you know? And way to make a tee-shirt painting scene sexy, Mr. Ivashkov. ;)

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

Seattle Divorce Attorney said...

I just won a copy of this one and I can't wait to dig in. I personally have enjoyed Sydney since the beginning but Adrian has had to grow on me since I was always a Dimitri girl. This series gets better and better! So glad to hear it was winner for you!

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