Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
February 12, 2013
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.
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.
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. 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!