Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Author:  Richelle Mead
Genre:  Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Penguin (Imprint: Razorbill)
Publication Date:  12th February 2013
ISBN:  9781921518911
Stand alone or series:   Bloodlines #3
Pages:  416 pages
Book Received from:  Penguin (Publisher)
First Lines:  This wasn't the first time I'd been pulled out of bed for a crucial mission.  It was, however, the first time I'd been subjected to such a personal line of questioning.

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.

My Thoughts:
I've been waiting for Sydney to finally step up and embrace her magic and thank god she does in The Indigo Spell.  After the ending in the Golden Lily I was hanging desperately on getting to read the next book along and it does not disappoint at all.

Sydney, who is so in control of her life and follows the rules to a T finally crosses the line and starts doubting the things that she's been taught and told by the Alchemists. 

I like the fact that there are two running stories within The Indigo Spell.  There's the main one where Sydney does all she can to protect Jill and then there is her determination to find Marcus Finch as well as help Ms Terwilliger in finding the magical user targeting young girls with the potential for magic.  It makes Sydney embrace her own magic more the deeper she gets involved.

Adrian, sigh.  Adrian is as sweet as ever.  I think if I ever were to have a character crush on any of the many characters I've read over this year it has got to be him.  He's the polar opposite of what Sydney is and at the same time they solve problems together really well.

Things get alot more interesting as the series progresses and I am counting down the days until the Fiery Heart makes it on shelves.  And talk about throwing a spanner in the works at the end of this.  Trust me you will want to get your hands on this!


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