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Friday, February 22, 2013

Book Review: Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Title: The Indigo Spell

Author: Richelle Mead

Series: Bloodlines #3

Publisher: Razorbill

How obtained: Bought



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.
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I am trying to organize my thoughts, I literally could not put the book down until I finished it. I only stopped once in a while because real life was calling urgently.

I have been waiting for The Indigo Spell since The Golden Lily came out and it was absolutely breathtaking. Ladies and gentleman, Richelle Mead does it again. I have honestly grown to love Sydney and Adrian. Forever shipping them together now. Now on with the review, even though I can gush forever on how much I just love the book itself.

So we head right back into the action with the problem between Sydney and Adrian still being there and Sydney is just overwhelmed with responsibilities and everyone looks to her for aid because she is the sensible and calm one. In this book we see more of the side of Sydney that I can think is the real her. She can be afraid of things, she feels just like anyone and she's strong, smart and ready to face anything that is thrown at her, whatever the consequences. I'm really loving Sydney, and her thought processes.

Who can resist Adrian? He charmed me a long time ago, and what makes their relationship so special is that they don't have to work for anything, they understand each other, they infuriate each other and corny as it sounds, they are definitely meant to be together. Oh the taboo of humans being with Moroi is never lacking mention in the book even more so because Sydney is an Alchemist but Sydney is breaking free of many of her reservations and truly getting to show her full potential.

Like the previous book hinted, Sydney tracks down Marcus Finch and he is a rebel alchemist that helps shed some light of the darkness that the Alchemists as a whole keep their members hidden in. This spurs Sydney to make some choices which I believe are right.

Magic. The furthest thing Sydney wanted to be associated with but in the book she finds herself neck deep in it and in actuality it isn't a bad thing. It comes with accepting who she is a whole, good, bad and all.

Sydney/Adrian moments were so wonderfully written in the book and I completely smiled like an idiot when I read them. Not all the moments were happy but you really get a sense of the progression of their already deeply intertwined relationship. They really just can't stay away from each other ;].

All in all I loved this book more so than previous one. Not because The Golden Lily was bad, not at all but because this one told the story a bit better. I give The Indigo Spell a 10/10. Because its no less than what it deserves. I might be biased as a VA and now Bloodline loving fan, but I'm sure people will find this book an enjoyable read regardless.

Read up a storm :].

5 comments:

Ann@Blogging-Profits-Unleashed said...

This one sounds great! Everything about it looks really awesome. I might pick this one up someday. :)

Becki said...

I've been debating whether or not I want to read this series. I've not been too into the paranormal thing in the past, but I'm trying to make myself enjoy it since it's so popular right now. I think that being an adult reader of teen fiction makes things just a bit harder. I'm reading Beautiful Creatures right now, and though I'm enjoying it, I'm having a hard time finishing it.

Ming Ming said...

I'm glad you like my review. You really do have to pick it up one day Ann.

Becki, trust me you will have no problem finishing this book. You'll be dreaming of the next book even before the last page is turned. Please give it a try. And Vampire Academy too, because these two series are kind of linked.

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Alex Ang said...

Wow have to get caught up on this series!

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