Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Release: February 12, 2013
Review: Five Stars
Oh, dang, this book was good. I read it when it came out in February, but forgot to review it. The book is so amazing, I can't even begin to describe it. The Indigo Spell is the third out of six books in the Bloodlines series, which is a spin-off of the Vampire Academy series, which I reviewed here. I reviewed the previous book in the series, The Golden Lily here. The author warned that the temperature would be turned up in this book, and oh boy was she right! The plot is action-packed, the characters are amazing, and the romance is off the charts. The story doesn't start slow and warm up, no it starts with a bang. It's funny and cute and well thought-out. Not one detail is missing. It develops beautifully and doesn't stop just because the page has.
The main character is Sydney Sage. I have to say, this girl BLEW ME AWAY! She's very smart (genius more like) and is shy for the first couple books. In this book, she throws out her good-girl attitude and grows into a more powerful, amazing, likable character. She realizes that she has issues and begins to mend them. Her relationships with characters grow tremendously. Her life is thrown upside-down in book one, and now she's making the most of it. Sydney makes the most of what she has and does things she swore she'd never do. By the end, she's touching the flames, and it's only a matter of time before she gets burned. Sydney grows into who she is and accepts that she's not who she always thought she was. She gets help, and helps, the most unlikely of sources. All the while the subplots with other characters are thickening. Amidst all of her own drama, Sydney has to deal with four other people's drama as well, and she handles it remarkably. Problems are solved. Tension explodes. Issues emerge from the ashes. And a sense of foreboding descends on the readers.
How great this book is does not stop amazing me. I still like the Vampire Academy series better, but dang it, the characters in Bloodlines are really growing on me. Whenever a character from both series was in there, I squealed with joy. There was a lot of squealing to say the least. I cannot get enough of these books. I can honestly say, I cannot wait for The Fiery Heart, which comes out this November. The Indigo Spell is fun and flirty, with the perfect amount of serious mixed in. The action is intense. The plot is thick. And the romance is sparking. The Fiery Heart cannot come soon enough! I give this book five stars.
Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff 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 Bloodlines novel. Visit www.RichelleMead.com to find out more.
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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.
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