Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Bloodlines #3
Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Number of Pages: 432
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Bought
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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.
I had really enjoyed Bloodlines when I first read it. Golden Lily, on the other end, had disappointed me. I was still pretty excited to read The Indigo Spell, because I absolutely love the world Richelle Mead had created in the Vampire Academy. I have to say, I’m really glad not to have wait to long to get my hands on this book, because it was ten times better than Golden Lily. The Indigo Spell blew my mind. It was addicting, and it had about everything I could have hoped for.

I have to admit, I loved Sidney in this book. I always liked her, but in the Indigo Spell, I fell in love with her. I love that she is challenging what she was taught to believe all her life. She grew in this book, becoming a girl so different from the one we first met in Russia. Of course, I can’t forget about the feelings between Sydney and Adrian. This brought some pretty hot scene in this book (I seriously did a happy dance everytime something good happened between those two.) And Adrian. What can I say about him? He is funny. He is sweet. He challenges Sydney on so many levels. Their romance was really a highlight of the novel for me.

We are also introduced to some new characters. We finally meet the infamous Marcus Flinch. After the many clues we have seen about him online, I was expecting someone a little more epic. He was a nice addition, but after hearing about him for weeks, I thought there would be more. He was actually really different from what I would have pictured with the clues.

Now, there isn’t only Sydney and Adrian in this book. Jill, Eddie and Angeline are all fun to read about too. They might not play the biggest part in this book, but their appearances are always appreciated, as they bring a little something to the story.

I think the fans of the Bloodlines series will be more than happy with this third book. The Indigo Spell is seriously the best of the series yet. I’m already dying for the fourth book!

About the Author:

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.


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  1. I love this series too! I am about 1/4 the way through and LOVING it.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. This book is probably my favorite of the whole series so far, I really liked seeing how far all of the characters had come, I am a huge Richelle Mead fan so when I look back at where Sydney was in the VA series and where she is now I am still so surprised at where her character has gone and how much she has changed and Adrian was also at his best in this one. Great review!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

    1. I feel the same about this book. I'm curious to see if The fourth book will manage to surpass this one. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'm just about to start this series! I've a major fan of VA, it was just brilliant! But I've always been reluctant to read it didn't have Dimitri in it! But I've heard that Adrian is great in them! Lovely review! :).

    Ronan Valerio (Seattle Criminal Lawyer)