The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Source: Personal copy
Review by: Jenn
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.
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.
3.5 stars out of 5 stars
The Indigo Spell was the book that turned around the Bloodlines series for me. Before The Indigo Spell, I was reluctant in continuing with the series. In reading this book, I finally became invested in the story and in its characters. It took me a while to get use to Sydney but I love seeing her in this book. I've enjoyed in finally getting to know the real Sydney and see her start questioning her Alchemist beliefs.
I really enjoyed this book but so far, I'm not as obsessed with this series and its characters as I am about the Vampire Academy books. I see a ton of readers obsessed with Adrian and how it just make the series for them but I just cannot relate. I do, however, am looking forward to see how this series progress. Both Sydney and Adrian's character growth has been awesome and I love when those two interact with each other. Onto The Fiery Heart!