YAH Book Review: THE INDIGO SPELL by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #3)



Title: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 416
Year: 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Reviewer’s local library


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. [Amazon]

Reviewer Thoughts:

[Spoilers for Vampire Academy series and Bloodlines previous books] I didn’t expect to enjoy the Bloodlines series as much as I have enjoyed the Vampire Academy, but the characters and general storyline are different enough, while being in the same world as the original series, that you feel like you are getting a really different story. I love Adrian and I can’t help but root for him, especially after his heartbreak in the Vamp Academy series. And now that we know Adrian is in love with Sydney, how will she handle her feelings? I was pretty satisified with where this book went with that. The enemy set up for this particular book seemed a bit far-fetched for me, or at least why Sydney would have to be involved. But once she was, I enjoyed her involvement in using more magic to fight. This probably wasn’t my favorite of the series but I did enjoy it and recommend it to anyone wondering if they should continue the series. Can’t wait to see what comes in the next one.

Review completed by Lindsay McComber.

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