Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) By: Richelle Mead

Title: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: February 12th, 2013
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Goodreads 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.

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 Thoughts:

This book was definitely my favorite in the series so far. Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors and I have own every book she has published, although I haven't read them all yet. I always know when I sit down with a book from her exactly what I am going to get and The Indigo Spell was no exception, this book in my opinion did lack in the action department compared to the last two books but, I didn't mind that because we got so much Sydney and Adrian that I found myself goofy smiling throughout the pages, laughing at Adrian and swooning, overall genuinely enjoying myself and what I was reading. 

Indigo Spell picks up just a little bit after the end of The Golden Lily and Sydney is still reeling from what happened between her and Adrian. Anyway she has bigger things to worry about like finding more out about Marcus Finch and also having to face Adrian at a vampire wedding that she is being required to attend along with her Alchemist boss, Stanton. Adrian doesn't make the wedding easy and Sydney is still confused and fighting everything she is feeling inside. Full of everything people have loved from the Bloodlines series The Indigo Spell is a must read.

Sydney has grown so much and I feel so close to her character because of reading  all about her through VA and the Bloodlines series. Sydney has finally been coming to realize that everything that has been taught to her throughout her life may not be what she believes anymore, she has lived with Moroi and become friends with them and grown to care about them so much,  she has also been taking magic lessons from her teacher and as much as she has resisted she is becoming more accepting of her ability to wield magic. Finding Marcus and learning what he was a part of also really fueled Sydney's change in this book, he forced her to look at the Alchemists in a new way  but, in the end Sydney stays true to who she is and is the independent and strong woman that I have really grown to love.

Adrian was the same old Adrian that we all know and love but, he seemed more mature and serious at the same time. His feelings for Sydney are real, this isn't a game to him he wants to be with her and he is in love with her. I really loved so many of his quotes in this book that made me want to yell at Sydney and say listen to what he says to you  if my boyfriend said half the things Adrian says to you I would die!
As far as secondary characters go, there wasn't much of any of them in this story but, I didn't mind it because Adrian and Sydney kept me more than busy and I was still completely satisfied.

Overall, The Indigo Spell was great, the ending was the best part of course and I can't wait to see where Mead will take Sydney and the gang next, The Fiery Heart can't release fast enough!         

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  1. I really can't wait to read this series. I have it staring at my from my shelves, calling me :) So glad you liked it!

    Thanks for the review!

  2. Great review! I absolutely loves this series! PS: new follower on bloglovin!


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