Monday, March 4, 2013

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
By: Richelle Mead
Released: February 12, 2013
Source: Purchased
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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." (Summary from goodreads.com)

I loved The Indigo Spell! I'm a huge fan of The Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. This book was just yet another excellent addition to the series.

Sydney is dealing with so much throughout this book. She first must help keep Jill hidden and safe. Then she is continuing to learn magic while also searching down a evil magic user. Then there are the Alchemists and Marcus Finch. Sydney takes on so many responsibilities because she is always putting others ahead of herself. It was nice to finally see her saying "no" for once though. She definitely is continuing to grow and develop with each new book in the series. 

Next there is Adrian who I just keep falling more and more in love with. There a ton of other great characters who I was happy to see return in this book as well.  

The plot was paced well and I finished it rather quickly. I love how everything is starting to come together with each new addition to the series. Mead's books always make me laugh and this one is no different. I honestly laughed through one whole chapter. There are plenty of other funny moments as well. Then there is a lot of drama and some action as well. Some aspects of the plot did get a bit predictable by the end but it really didn't stop me from enjoying the story any less. Overall I absolutely loved The Indigo Spell! I can't wait to read the next book and read where Mead will bring these characters next. If you haven't read this series yet then I strongly recommend picking it up right away!

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12 comments:

  1. I keep hearing so much praise for this, and having just finished (and loved) Bloodlines that is a very encouraging thing. I really like Sydney and I am enjoying discovering what happens to her and the others. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I hope you love the rest of the series! :)

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  2. I loved The Indigo Spell too! So good. This series just keeps getting better and better as it goes on (which is saying something because I loved the first book so much!) Great review!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    1. Thanks Jesse! I'm happy you loved this one too! :)

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  3. Reading this now. Adrian -le sigh-

    Yay for Sydney saying no. I'm a massive fan of this series. Awesome review :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  4. This was deff the best in the Bloodlines series. For me though, it still doesnt live up to VA. I just love Rose and Dimitri too much! But I do like that Sydney is growing, cause in the beginning I wanted to strangle her. Great review!

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    1. Thanks Teresa! This one still hasn't entirely beat The Vampire Academy for me but it's getting close. :)

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  5. There was a lot thrown at Sydney in this book, but she handled most of it pretty well. :) And yes, I love Richelle Mead's humor! The pie, the dragon, the tee-shirt painting...such fun stuff. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. Thanks Wendy! The dragon scenes especially had me laughing out loud. :)

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  6. I'm glad to know you enjoyed this one, Traci! I won't be picking up a copy until next week at the least so I have to content myself with reviews for a while. And yes, Richelle's humor always hits the mark!

    Great review as always! :)

    Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant

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    1. Thanks Lyra! I hope you love it too once you get your copy! :)

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