Saturday, February 9, 2013

Review: The Indigo Spell





Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 432
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Rating: 4 Cows 







Goodreads Description:

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:

Since the beginning of the Bloodlines series, I have been hoping to fall in love with the series like I did Vampire Academy. However, if you have read my reviews for Bloodlines and The Golden Lily then you know it didn’t happen with those books. While I still haven’t quite made it there, The Indigo Spell definitely pulled me in that direction.

I was shocked by what a small role Jill and Eddie play in The Indigo Spell. They serious get very little page time. The Indigo Spell is really Sydney and Adrian’s book. The two become a team in this book despite their back and forth relationship.

In The Indigo Spell, we finally see Sydney begin to really pull away from the Alchemists. She no longer follows their rules blindly. She knows that the Alchemists are keeping secrets and she is determined to get to the bottom of it. The best part is she finally starts seeing her feelings for Adrian as they really are: real. Sydney still fights her feelings but the cracks in her armor slowly begin to show.

Once again my favorite part of this book was Adrian! Adrian has this confidence and attitude that you can’t help but love. He’s smart, fun and oh my gosh so, so sexy! Reading The Indigo Spell just reminded me how dull real life guys are in comparison to him. There is only one Adrian Ivashkov and boy does he shine in this book!

I loved the romance and sexual tension in The Indigo Spell. Mead promised this was her most steamy (I don’t actually remember her exact words but it was something to that affect) novel yet and with that she definitely delivered. Honestly, I don’t understand how Sydney can resist Adrian at all. I know I certainly couldn’t. Actually, I wouldn’t want to…

All that being said, I felt there was a lot going on in this book. So many different subplots! Sydney is looking for Marcus. An evil witch is after Sydney. The Alchemists may be plotting with the vampire hunters. Jill may still be in danger. There’s just so much going on! Jill likes Eddie. Eddie is dating Angeline. I think I would have liked it more if there were a few less subplots.

The ending was more resolved then your typical Richelle Mead endings. It definitely leaves you hanging a little but there’s enough resolution that you don’t want to pull your hair out.

The truth is I’ll read anything with Adrian Ivashkov is in: a story about him mopping floors or the best way to tie a tie. Literally, anything. I’m sure Adrian can make it interesting. The Indigo Spell is another great novel by Richelle Mead and I sincerely hope Sydney realizes just how lucky she is to have Adrian fighting for her before it’s too late.


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1 comment:

  1. I want to read this book so much! I am a huge fan of the Vampire Academy series. And such a big fan of the Bloodlines series. I really hope I get to read this in the next week. Can't wait!


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