Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin Group
Sydney Sage 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.
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.
This is the third installment to the spin-off series Bloodlines.
After THAT ending in The Golden Lily I had high expectations for this book and yeah… it delivered. In this sequel, Sydney puts herself out there and into more dangerous situations: checking out conspiracies, embracing her magic and, of course, coming to terms with the whole Adrian thing who was there for her at all times giving a touch of humor to the plot (and a bit of romance, although this book is not full on yet).
Things I Love
Sydney, as a well-bred Alchemist, stubbornly tried to resist her feelings as much as she could but eventually gave in to Adrian because, well let’s face it, didn’t we all? They have off the charts chemistry and that is exactly what I love about this book, Richelle managed to create a relationship that I actually want to follow, it’s not a love triangle, it has its ups and downs, full of action, intrigue, and two loving main characters. Adrian is the best vampire ever, he worries about Sydney, respects her decisions, knows how she thinks, supports her… Thank you Richelle, he’s not another Edward Cullen.
I love that I did not see the witch twist coming.
The Indigo Spell was more focused on Sydney embracing her magic and laying the foundation for her relationship with Adrian. Jill, Eddie and Angeline offered some great moments but they took a back seat this time.
“What on earth is that?” OMG I’m still laughing about this!!
- Zoe Sage.
For me this is one of the best books in the Bloodlines series.