The Indigo Spell
By Richelle Mead
Publication date: Feb. 21, 2013
Razorbill, 432 pages
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Oh, mercy me Richelle Mead slays me. Here’s a refresher of my previous swoonfests:
And, continuing this tradition…
1. At times, Sydney is unrecognizable from the girl Rose first met so many books ago.
That can be taken both literally and figuratively, actually. Ch-ch-ch-changes!
2. At least five of your favorite Vampire Academy characters will make cameos.
Every time someone would show up, it felt like being reunited with an old friend. Oh, these books! They stick with you, don’t they?
3. I have five pages dogearred for HOTTNESS.
Even better? The first one is at page 29. Goodness gracious it starts fast.
4. Trilogies usually follow a formula. Book two is always going to PISS YOU THE BLEEP OFF, right? So in this same vein, this series might follow the formula of the Vampire Academy books, right? Nope.
Heck yeah dude, Richelle Mead is too good for that. Do you all remember what happened at the end of VA #3 Shadow Kiss? I was DEVASTATED. So I was sort of thinking, “Maybe she’ll leave us with a killer cliffie like that in The Indigo Spell too.” Nuh-uh. At the end of Indigo Spell, I felt perfectly satisfied.
5. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t gonna be drama in the next book.
Obviously. Things are set up to be soooo intense and great and I can’t wait.
Truly, you guys, I don’t get this mushy and swoontastic over any other series. It’s sort of alarming how in love with them I am. Shh, don’t tell, but I think I might be starting to love the Bloodlines series EVEN MORE than the Vampire Academy series. I know, right? I finished this book two days ago, and I can’t bring myself to pick up another one. I just want to stay in Sydney & Adrian’s world!
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