Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

book cover of The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Title: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
Author: Richelle Mead
Release date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 432
Source: Publisher
Reading level: YA

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.

The Indigo Spell is by far the best book in the Bloodlines series so far.  I truly don’t think I have any complaints with this book.  I loved it and I can’t wait for more from Richelle Mead!
The Indigo Spell truly is a game changer of a book.  Bloodlines and The Golden Lily were good but The Indigo Spell was fantastic.  Sydney comes into her own in this book and I adored her!  She did so many unexpected things and she grew so much as a character.  My biggest complaints with the first two books were that I couldn’t connect with Sydney and I didn’t like her very much.  That is so not the case with this installment.  Sydney is forced to face reality and come to terms with the fact that her whole life might be a lie.  Instead of shying away from all this, she faces it head on and she comes out on top.  I admire her character so much after reading The Indigo Spell and I look forward to more surprises from her in the coming books.
Truly all the characters start to shape up in The Indigo Spell.  Adrian is just as fun, flirty, and wonderful as ever but readers get to see a different side of him this time.  I’ve loved him since the beginning but if it’s possible I love him even more now.  Readers will completely swoon over Adrian.  The love triangle of Eddie, Jill, and Angeline really comes to a head in The Indigo Spell.  This whole love triangle actually kind of cracked me up.   Eddie liked Jill but wasn’t sure she liked him, Angeline liked Eddie but he couldn’t stand her, Jill liked Eddie but was with Micah so she had to end it with him first, then when she ended it Eddie was with Angeline.  It was so twisted and the best part is that to the rest of the world, they’re all related.  And of course, readers finally get to meet the mysterious Marcus Finch.  I was pretty positive the entrance of Marcus was going to be the start of another love triangle but that actually didn’t happen and I’m not sure it will.  Marcus is definitely a great addition to the cast of characters and I can’t wait to see what else he’s going to bring to the story in the future.
Another complaint with the first two books was how slow they were.  The Indigo Spell, however, never once slows down.  Things get crazy from the very first chapter and so much happens throughout the course of the book.  I barely put this book down and I could not get enough.  There are a couple different storylines and I wasn’t sure how they were all going to tie together but Richelle Mead made everything work in the end.
Overall, The Indigo Spell has renewed my love for Richelle Mead.  The ending of this book threw me for a loop and I know I’m going to have the hardest time waiting for the next book.  However, I know it will be worth it.

Looking for more reviews of The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead?
IB Book Blogging’s review
Anna Reads’ review
Makeshift Bookmark’s review

Series:
Bloodlines (#1)
The Golden Lily (#2)
The Indigo Spell (#3)
The Fiery Heart (#4) – 2013
Untitled (#5) – 2014
Untitled (#6) – 2015

Other reviews for this author:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Frostbite (#2) by Richelle Mead
Shadow Kiss (#3) by Richelle Mead
Blood Promise (#4) by Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound (#5) by Richelle Mead
Last Sacrifice (#6) by Richelle Mead

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12 Comments

  1. Annie

    I love your review SO much! This is one of my top anticipated reads of 2013, and I am just about dying for it to come out. I’ve already pre-ordered it and everything. ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for more Syndrian!

    Annie ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. nikki

    Ahh! I loved the first two books of the series, so if you are saying this one is even better…well…I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I’m so excited for more Sydney and Adrian. Thanks for the awesome review. You have me PUMPED for next Tuesday!

  3. Alise (Readers In Wonderland)

    YES! I’ve been waiting for you review of this after you posted the Golden Lily! I didn’t LOVE Bloodlines so when you say this was better, I’m more excited! Plus I want to find out about Marcus! A different side of Adrian? Ooh, sounds intriguing. Great review!

  4. Little Miss Becky

    Great review, Katie! I hear so many great things about this series—I want to try it, but I’m not sure I’d get through the first two (I’ve had no patience for slow paced stories lately LOL). Glad to hear this one was the best one so far!

  5. Ellen

    Wonderful review. It is nice to know that this book and series is deserving of all the hype it has been receiving. This is something I am definitely going to have to check out.

  6. denisemouse10

    I’m super excited to read Indigo Blue… from all of the little snippits from the other readers I can’t wait to get started on reading… first have to get it…Richelle mead is an awesome writer and I enjoyed reading Vampire Academy and noe Bloodlines

  7. Christina Kit.

    Both in this series and in Vampire Academy, each book was better than the previous one. Richelle Mead keeps upping the pace and tension and the romance.

    This is a wonderful romance I think ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lovely review ๐Ÿ™‚

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