Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

March 18, 2013
Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: Razorbill | Feb 12, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance, YA
Series: Bloodlines
The Golden Lily
The Indigo Spell
The Fiery Heart

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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.


Now THAT is what I'm talking about! The Perfect Richelle Mead book.

     The Indigo Spell exceeded my expectation by a mile. It has everything that lacked in The Golden Lily. There was a strong story, constant action, new discoveries, matured characters, hot sensual romance and most importantly, it finally had a hero. Adrian lived up to his role; I can't be more impressed with the way he handled his feelings with Sydney without coming across as some sappy lover. He did get romantic but never left his spunky attitude and charismatic self. And that is something I love in Richelle Mead's narration. The changes in the story or the characters are always so smoothly done and that is one commendable job.

     Sydney starts having trust issues with the Alchemists, she feels like they have been lying to her and in The Indigo Spell, she goes after her instinct and finds out the truth. That is where the infamous Marcus Flinch comes in. He is an ex-alchemist who pushes Sydney to question her believes and asks her to leave the Alchemists all-together in order to join his group. On top of that, Ms. Terwillinger is making Sydney practice more and more spells because someone is after her and she needs to be prepared. Now you see what I'm saying, Indigo Spell never lacked the action, there was something happening at every point, whether it was Angeline getting in trouble, Ms. T demanding Sydney's presence at weird hours at night, Adrian shamelessly flirting or Sydney having to be a parent. Yes, a parent! That was my favorite part and I loved loved loved his scenes.

     What made Indigo Spell the best book in this series, besides it being the center of all the changes, was Adrian and Sydney getting together and having random hot make out session. I loved it! I loved that Sydney is not in denial of her feelings and is willing to pursue a relationship with Adrian. She still had her inner conflict & doubts but I'm glad that she didn't let that control her actions. Sydney has grown tremendously throughout the series and it shows in this book. She followed her gut, took the right risks, and did things that were right for her, not the Alchemists. That is the change I wanted in her and I couldn't be happier with it. I have zero complain with Indigo Spell, it simply was perfect.

     Indigo Spell reminded me why I love Richelle Mead's work. I might not have enjoyed Golden Lily that much and if you had the same reaction, then don't give up on the series. It gets much, much better in Indigo Spell. I'm happy yet terrified with the way it ended, it didn't have a huge cliffhanger but something happens that is going to make Sydrian have a tough time moving forward. Still, I love where the story is heading; it is going to be exciting and adventurous and I can't wait to hop on the journey with Sydney. GO SYDRIAN!!!!



  1. gaaaaah richelle mead is KILLING me with her awesomeness!! Im currently reading ShadowKiss and hopefully ill be able to catch up with everyone else! Im glad The Indigo Spell satisfied all of your needs! haha! Lovely review!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  2. I can not wait to read this book! I love this series! Great review!

    1. I wasn't really sure about it, but after reading IS, I'm in love with this series too. Thanks!


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