The Indigo Spell
Bloodlines # 3
By: Richelle Mead
Published by: Razorbill
Reviewed by: Kelly H.
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.
The Indigo Spell is the third installment in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series, and I must say this series is getting better and better with each novel that comes out. I cannot say enough, how much I loved it. It had everything I look for in a good book.
But, that being said, what really did it for me was Adrian.
Adrian completely and totally made me swoon, possibly like no other character has, in any book I’ve read in a very long while. Since I met him, way back, in Frostbite, he has become one of my favorite characters in this universe Richelle Mead has created.
He really is totally awesome! And in this installment, we get to see a side of him I don’t think we’ve ever really seen — a side where he’s a man in love.
You may argue and say we’ve seen that before, back in the Vampire Academy series, but trust me, you are dead wrong!
Back then, he was nothing more than a mere boy in love, not a man. And there is a huge difference.
His character has shown a plethora of growth, since this series began and in reading, I feel like he’s grown up right in front of my eyes.
Now, Adrian is not the only character that’s grown, though …
In this installment, we see a massive amount of growth in our main heroine, Sidney. She’s already grown a lot, anyway, throughout the series, but in this particular novel, she actually embraces the growth and changes she’s been going through. She’s no longer afraid to question the Alchemist beliefs instilled in her, throughout her entire life, and by the end of the novel, I think she was finally ready to become her own person. Not just be the cookie-cutter Alchemist we met back in Blood Promise.
There is a twist — one you’ll have to read the book to find out about — and I think it’ll be really interesting in the next installment to see if she keeps her new mindset.
But let me digress, because there’s so much more to this book than just Sidney and Adrian’s growth. That’s just the part I most enjoyed.
As in all of Mead’s novels, this book is chocked full of action, suspense, and mystery, as well as the blooming romance I already alluded to between Sidney and Adrian. We also get a couple short cameos from some of our favorites from the Vampire Academy series.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It was incredibly hard to put down and once I was finished, I found myself totally craving more. So now, I’m eagerly awaiting the release of The Fiery Heart this coming November!
Disclaimer: I bought this book with my own money and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion. I have not been paid to review this book.