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The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 Geraldine Lee 0 Comments

'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.'

There is a reason why I love Richelle Mead's work.
  1. Her characters are gold. 
  2. I'm a sucker for paranormal novels
  3. She writes in the most amazing, heart-stopping way that makes me want more of her books.
Needless to say, this book was on my list of books to read this year. Without question, when I made the list.

To briefly summarise the Indigo Spell would be impossible, but I'll digress and try. Marcus Finch is a very mysterious man, with his indigo tattoo. Along with Adrian, who she feels uncomfortable with, she seeks to uncover the mysteries and secrets Marcus knows. As if that wasn't enough, Sydney is also a target for a power-hungry witch, forcing her to finally delve into magic and use it to protect herslef. Before she knows it, Sydney is forced to make a very important decision, one that will change her life forever.

Okay, that was probably a bit dramatic. Does it make for a good alternative blurb? Anyway, on with the review!

I loved how Sydney really grew in this book. How she started to think for herself and how she began to lose her self-destroying habits. She's finally going to start forming her own opinions of people, instead of relying on the Alchemist beliefs she's been brought up under. She's questioning right from wrong, and all due to one guy; Adrian Ivashkov.

Okay, the juicy part now: Adrian and Sydney. I''ll admit, I love it whenever these two are together. They are perfect for each other. Tight, controlling Sydney with relaxed and laidback Adrian. Their banter has always been amusing to read, and Mead din't let down on that in this book.

I love how I could predict what would happen in the Indigo Spell. Usually I don't like it when I can predict what would happen next in a book, but, as I said before, Richelle Mead's writing is phenomenal. I could guess what would happen in The Indigo Spell if I connected the subtle hints that Mead leaves in her writing. She doesn't make it blandly clear what would happen next; instead subtle hints are dropped for the reader to make sense of them.

Holy, you have to read this book. It has a 5 star rating from me! Get it when it comes out on February 12th, 2013, if you've read the Vampire Academy series and/or Bloodlines series. And if you haven't read any of these series', by golly, get off your backside and buy these books. You are missing out on something very special, something that will grip you and leave you wanting more.

Keep reading and loving books,


(I got a copy of this novel from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love you Razorbill!)

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