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Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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February 12, 2013
Razorbill
Source: Publisher

Synopsis:

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.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

My Review:

I’ve been wracking my brain for the past few hours trying to decide how I was going to review such a stunningly well-written book without giving too much away (so hard!). Richelle Mead brings the heat (in many ways) in THE INDIGO SPELL! It is by far the best book in the Bloodlines series to date. Sydrian fans are going to go bananas with certain events that go down. I was giggling like a school girl during one special scene. There’s also as much action and mystery that fans have come to expect from Mead. She will have your head spinning at the revelation of quite a few things! Oh, and did I mention that Marcus Finch is a prominent part of THE INDIGO SPELL? You’re welcome. icon wink Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Sydney has easily become one of my favorite heroines to read about. In Bloodlines she’s such a closed book and we barely get a peek into her true potential, but after The Golden Lily it becomes much more evident what a strong, confident, and loyal young woman she can truly be. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect those she cares about, no matter the cost to herself. In THE INDIGO SPELL, Sydney blossoms into an even more beautiful and admirable heroine that readers will easily stand by and root for. Go Sydney!

I feel like the Bloodlines books are just as much about Sydney as they are about Adrian. He has come so far since the beginning of Bloodlines. I can’t say I’m surprised though. I always knew that Adrian couldn’t be the drunken partier Moroi forever. He had to grow up at some point, and this book series has allowed him to do that. Richelle Mead brings out a different side to Adrian in her latest book, one that I can say that he should be proud of. I have always been a huge Dimitri fan, but I must say that by the end of THE INDIGO SPELL, I am Team Adrian all the way.

I did mention the word Sydrian, didn’t I? Well, I most definitely don’t want to spoil any of the surprises about them for you, except to say that I was grinning so much by the end of the book. Sydney and Adrian are such complete opposites, but at the same time they are one in the same person. They both have this amazing inner strength that resonates with the world. Sydney and Adrian also happen to have this blazing chemistry that practically ignites the pages! Whew! I may have had to turn the fan on full-force at one point. icon wink Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead How does Richelle Mead do it? I didn’t think she could beat the Dimitri/Rose relationship, but Sydrian are sure giving them a run for their money.

THE INDIGO SPELL is pure heaven covered in decadent chocolate. I can’t believe that Mead can still continue to stun me 10+ novels later. Another book well done, Richelle. I tip my hat to you!

My Rating:

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  1. I’m so excited to read this!!!! You’ve made my day with your Sydrian comments. :)

  2. I haven’t started this series yet. *hangs head in shame* I adore Richelle Mead and definitely plan to, especially considering how awesome Sidney sounds!

  3. It’s so hard to write a review that doesn’t give too much away in the plot while adequately explaining why you loved it so much when you’re three books into a series. But I think you did a great job, Bailey!

    I need to get my hands on a copy of The Indigo Spell – it sounds like the Sydrian romance is heating up nice and good. You really think it could be hotter than Rose and Dimitri?! WHOA.

  4. I’m even more excited now, I’m so ready for some intense Sydrian feels!!!

  5. Shaury Duffis says:

    It’s a good resume about the novel…I can’t wait to read it!!! But i I have to wait until the spanish version before…Adrian and Sydney have their own love history and is so intense like
    Dimitri and Rose..grettings from latinamerica fans!

  6. Oh my gosh I need this book!!! This review makes it impossible to wait until the 12th of Feb for it’s release! I so need an Adrian fix. ;) Awesome review!!

  7. I cannot wait to read this. I just re-read the whole VA series and I see Adrian differently in that series now that I know him better through Bloodlines. His serious and passionate side stands out more. I mostly noticed his craziness in VA.

  8. deadtossedwaves says:

    YES YES YES!!!! BTW, the quote that Adrian uses that is something Rose said, I have that as a tattoo. I got it after it was used in Blood Promise.
    “If your eyes weren’t open you wouldn’t know that difference between dreaming and waking.”

    yes…it’s SO good!!!

  9. i cant wait for more please hurry up

  10. Great review. I can’t wait to read the book!

  11. OMG OMG OMG I´m always been team adrian forever and you´re telling me that i´m going to be even more in love with him o.O that´s not possible!!!!”!!

  12. Alondra C. says:

    I want to read this book so badly!!

  13. Adrian!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Excellent review :) I can’t wait to read the book!

  15. I can’t wait to read this!

  16. I’m dying to read this book! I’m so glad there’s plenty of Sydrian! :’) Wonderful review!

  17. With all the maturity and growth Adrian started showing the past book, he deserves some happiness, I am more of a Team Christian when it comes to Vampire Academy… I miss him :(

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