Saturday, 2 March 2013

A Review for The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)Posted by Jess
Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Finished Date: February 20th, 2013
Publishers: Razorbill
Source: Birthday gift from Donna
Format: Paperback
Pages:  432
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo

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 Review: "Because I can't help doing it," he said with a shrug. "And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe one day'll you'll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I'm pretty sure you're already half in love with me"-Adrian

Well Richelle did it again! She’s created another great instalment to the Bloodlines series. I really enjoyed this one, so much more than the one before (and that one was awesome).  
I eagerly anticipated this book, from the moment I put down The Golden Lily, I wanted this book. I always have high expectations with Richelle Mead’s books…and she totally doesn't disappoint me. Never, ever.

I'm pretty biased when it comes to Richelle’s books. Because I love her and she’s one of my favourite authors, I find that anything by her is pretty fantastic. She has a great way of sucking you into her stories from the first line. With The Indigo Spell, it’s not different. From the moment I started this book I fell back in love with her writing and couldn't wait to continue Sydney’s story.

The story continued and rolled over to being far more intriguing than the last book. We learn more about Marcus Finch and the other Alchemists. There’s a ton more of Adrian…*sigh* yup, Adrian makes a prominent appearance throughout the book and keeps it all steady with his charm and wit. I enjoyed reading more about his and Sydney’s developing relationship, Richelle Mead manages to create slow romances, no insta-love to be found.
I loved Sydney in this one, she did frustrate me a lot too, but that came down to her feelings for Adrian and denying herself because he’s a ‘dark creature of the night’ (pffft…). There doesn't seem to be a love triangle brewing…yet. And I like that. I hate love triangles if they aren't from book one.

The Indigo Spell is full of mystery and suspense leaving you to work out everything. I must admit I really enjoyed the storyline of Ms. Terwilliger’s missing sister, Veronica. I love to see a bit of mystery and to see more magic being used in this book was excellent.

The ending is pretty good. You’ll be pleased to k now it’s not a HUGE cliffhanger like Golden Lily, but it WILL make you want the next book. And I await impatiently for it.

Anyway, there really isn’t much else I can say about this without gushing about how, like, totally awesome it is.

The Indigo Spell is filled with mystery, comedy, charm, a couple of budding romances, and some really fun characters that you’ll fall in love. Naturally I highly recommend anything by Richelle Mead, and if you haven’t quite gotten around to reading her VA series, I suggest you do…because then you can move to her Bloodlines series. It’s not a disappointment. 


Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I enjoyed the Veronica storyline too. It is a whole new direction for this series and I thought it was very refreshing. Some of Sydney's decisions were frustrating for me as well, but I liked her much more this time than in the previous book, and of course, Adrian was simply wonderful.
Great review!

Book Crook Liza said...

This is on my to-read list and I'm surprised I haven't devoured it yet, I think I'm too anxious too, because I love Richelle Mead! I think I have this fear about having to wait until the next book! Ahhh! This needs to be read though, so I'm going to crack it open! Love your review! :)

Liza @ Book Crook Liza

Kathy Coleman said...

I just finished Bloodlines, have The Golden Lily sitting here, and will now be buying The Indigo Spell before I touch that thanks to your heads up regarding a major cliffhanger. (Hate those if I don't have the next book.) Thanks for the great review!

Mel S said...

Yep. I agree with you entirely - I love Richelle's writing and I just adore Sydney and Adrian! :-)

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