Mon, January 21, 2013

Spoiler-Free Review of The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell book cover

The Indigo Spell book cover

The Indigo Spell
By Richelle Mead
Publication date: Feb. 21, 2013
Razorbill, 432 pages
Source: Publisher

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 addictiveβ€”this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

β€” Goodreads.com description

Oh, mercy me Richelle Mead slays me. Here’s a refresher of my previous swoonfests:

My stick figure review of Vampire Academy
My spoiler-free review of Bloodlines
My spoiler-free review of The Golden Lily

And, continuing this tradition…

My Totally Spoiler-Free List of 5 Things
You Should Know About The Indigo Spell:

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!

Are you as pumped as I was to read The Indigo Spell? Enter below for your chance to win a hardcover copy!

For more teasers, check back each weekday over the next few weeks for a new clue to one of the biggest outstanding mysteries from The Golden Lily: WHO IS MARCUS FINCH?!?!?

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  1. A.J. said:

    Awesome! Love the list. It makes me so happy! I cannot wait to read this book. I’m obsessed with Sydrian and have waited long enough for my fix. I just… I need The Indigo Spell in my life! Ahh!

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  2. Ashley G said:

    Great review! I am super excited now! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Duks said:

    Stop the (non-spoiler) torture! “the Golden Lily” ending was gut wrenching my heart broke for Adrian, but I have high hopes for “Sydrian” in this one!

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  4. Melissa said:

    how do you enter? like this? πŸ™‚

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  5. maleficent m said:

    can not wait! i love adrian.

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  6. Maja said:

    Wow, thank yolu for this fun review!

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  7. marian said:

    great review!! dying to read this book!!

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  8. Annie said:

    I can’t even describe how excited I am for The Indigo Spell! I’m counting down the days! πŸ™‚

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  9. Jen said:

    LOVELY review, my dear, and all amazing points. So glad we got to read this together!! <3333

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  10. Lola said:

    aghhh I cannot wait for this book…And i am so happy we get to see characters from the vampire academy cause i missed them πŸ™‚

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  11. Sarah said:

    I was afraid to read this series because I didn’t think it could possibly match up to VA. However, I was so wrong and can’t wait to get my hands on The Indigo Spell! More Adrian!

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  12. Hafsah said:

    EEP. I am so excited for this. The ending of GL killed me. And you’re list review is awesome, Anna.

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  13. DaZie said:

    You are so lucky to receive an ARC! I’m not jealous because it’s great for you and if I was in your shoes, I’d feel like I had one the lottery πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I thought IS should end in a big cliff hanger due to vague warnings from the author/reviewers. Can’t wait Till Feb. 12!

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    P.S I had trouble with loging in after I went to check if I followed you on twitter because it logged me off and so I tried different names to figure out what logged in under to not renter the points I already claimed. So there might be more than one account w/ my e-mail but I didn’t double enter w/ them.

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  14. Katelyn said:

    I am so excited for this book. It could not come soon enough.

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  15. kristina s. said:

    CAN NOT WAIT FOR INDIGO SPELL AND ESPECIALLY SOME MORE ARDIAN!!

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  16. Kaitlyn Weaver said:

    Thank you for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  17. Heidi @ YA Bibliophile said:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! All of the excitement!!! I adore the Bloodlines series. Cannot wait to see what happens after the killer ending of The Golden Lily!

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  18. Melissa from The Nifty Novels Blog said:

    Alright. Your review totally made me cry … which makes NO sense at all. I must be totally hormonal today … or maybe just super excited to read this book! I don’t know. But thanks for another excellent review. You’ve gotten me giddy with anticipation!

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  19. Courtney said:

    I literally can not wait for The Indigo Spell. I think I’ve read the end of The Golden Lily about 25 times hoping Sydney has changed her mind….

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  20. talisa said:

    waiting

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  21. Nikki said:

    I love, love, love this series! VA knocked my socks off. And I might agree, this series is EVEN BETTER! Cannot wait to read Indigi Spell. Thanks for the spoiler free review!

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  22. Andrea K. said:

    Awesome review! πŸ™‚
    I’m soooo excited for this book to come out! Ugh, it’s killing me.

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  23. Krista said:

    I so can’t wait for TIS to come out! Lovely review

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  24. Celeste O said:

    I was excited before your review and now I’m even more excited. I love Sydney and Adrian!

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  25. Linda @ Fiction Fervor said:

    Oh my gosh, I’m DYING for this book. I’ve been waiting for AGES to read this! February 12, please come sooner!

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  26. DeAnna @ Mommy’s Reading Break said:

    I’m not quite done with The Golden Lily just yet, but I cannot wait for this book!

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  27. Jackie B said:

    God, I love Richelle Mead. I just discovered the VA last year and I ate them up. I haven’t been disappointed by the Bloodlines series at all. I love it.

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  28. Caitlyn said:

    1 month left! πŸ˜€

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  29. Alison (AlisonCanRead) said:

    Fab review. I can’t wait to read Indigo Spell. I’m a huge fan of the series. I agree – I think it’s better than VA.

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  30. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know said:

    I’m SO excited about getting my hands on The Indigo Spell. I LOVE Richelle Mead’s writing. I LOVED Vampire Academy and I’ve LOVED Bloodlines so far too! EEE! Besides your review has me pulling my hair out to get my hands on it!

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  31. Kaina said:

    YAY!! So glad to hear you liked it, your review get’s me all pumped up to read it πŸ˜€

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  32. rochelle said:

    I loved the reviews! I watch the teaser trailers over and over. This book is my early anniversary present to myself!

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  33. Camilla said:

    Made me so jealous reading this πŸ™ I want this book now!!

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  34. bookrockbetty said:

    Oh man! I am dying to read this…. but even moreso now that you mention some dogeared pages… i totally do that too. haha Richelle Mead knows what she’s doing! πŸ˜‰

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  35. Vy said:

    Ahhh!! I can’t wait to read more Sydney and Adrian <3 I'm also really excited to get to know this Marcus Finch. Thanks so much for the spoiler free review, Anna!

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  36. Chloe P. said:

    SO excited for The Indigo Spell! And some Sydrian moments, I hope?? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Callie Stuck said:

    Freaking AWESOME!

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  38. Jenny said:

    It did cross my mind that maybe we’d have a Shadowkiss-like ending in The Indigo Spell, so I’m relieved that’s not the case. And hotness from page 29?!? God have mercy on us!

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  39. Ermira Bllaca said:

    I am so excited! I can not wait.. Literally counting down the days. Adrian is my absolutely character. Was in VA, and still is here.. Don’t care what anyone else says about him: he’s perfect!! πŸ™‚

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  40. AliyaPM said:

    I’m so excited for this book to finally be coming out! Thanks for the giveaway and spoiler free review! Both are very much appreciated!

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  41. Alexandra said:

    I can’t wait for this book to come out. Thanks for posting your review.

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  42. Kimberly Marie said:

    I can’t wait! πŸ™‚

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    Ok I am going to stop leaving a million comments in one day, promise, but THIS BOOK!! I am obsessed!! So.Good.

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