The Indigo Spell
By Richelle Mead
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.
Fans of the Vampire Academy series will hardly be disappointed by the Bloodlines series. The third instalment of the Bloodlines series is exactly what you would expect from a Richelle Mead novel. Equal amounts romance and gut wrenching action. Though I am particularly fond of the romance.
Our protagonist, Sydney Sage was raised in the strict confines and rules of the Alchemists, as such she is having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that not everything she has grown up believing is true. Add to that the fact that she’s potentially in love with a Moroi, a pure vampire, something taboo in both the Moroi and Alchemy culture, and you have an entertaining plotline. Sydney has a naturally curious nature that drives her to act rebelliously against the Alchemists. I loved her character.
Those familiar with the Vampire Academy series will no doubt be used to Rose’s confident badass persona. Sydney lacks that kind of easy going confidence, she is much more reserved and socially awkward. A natural magic user and knowing her way around a gun make her far from useless in a fight. She is in her own right a badass protagonist. She pushes the boundaries of what she’s been taught in order to protect those close to her.
Adrian Ivashkov, Sydney’s love interest. Equal parts bad boy and hopeless artist. The romance between Sydney and Adrian while not completely essential to the plot made the book twenty times better. The chemistry, understanding and friendship between the two is actually pretty perfect.
This book was spectacular and I have the fourth instalment ready and waiting on my dresser. I am completely in love with the world of Moroi, Alchemists and Dhampirs.