The Indigo Spell
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)
Source: ARC from the 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 addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
OMG y’all this book was amazeballs, awesomesauce, fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been having a hard time writing my review for this so I decided to wait to let my emotions calm down a bit otherwise this would have been a complete ramble-fest.
It seems to me like Richelle has a thing with her third books being completely awesome and heart breaking as well as leaving us with a moment at the end where we want to strangle her. Because let’s face it if she doesn’t leave us hanging either in giddy happiness or total misery it’s like she hasn’t done her job in torturing us. Well Mrs. Mead job well done you have me hanging by a thread waiting for The Fiery Heart!
Ok so onto the book I know it’s out and most of you have read it by now but I’m not going to be spoilery just in case there are some of you that haven’t. All I’m going to say is that I love Adrian even more than I thought possible he is simply amazing in this one! And there’s a t-shirt painting scene that keeps sticking in my head lol. Also for you Sydney haters I hope you’re finally seeing her for the kick ass heroine she really is! Like I’ve seen her since the VA books! And thank goodness I think we may be steering away from the strigoi for good there’s new villains and I love that. And for you people who were worried about Marcus Finch? Don’t. I mean he’s hot and funny but he can’t hold a candle to Adrian; that being said though he did add to the story, I liked him!
Aw crud see my review turned into a ramble anyways lol so I will leave you with a passage a part of the t-shirt scene ;)
“Not the pirate,” I warned. He found a small purple shirt and began painting on it in silver. “Purple?”
“It’s your color,” he insisted. A thrill ran through me at his words. Adrian could see auras, the light that surrounded all people and was tied into their personalities. He’d told me that mine was yellow, a color most intellectuals had. But he’d also said I had flares of purple, which indicated a passionate and spiritual nature. Those weren’t qualities I usually thought I possessed…but sometimes, I wished I did.
I watched, enthralled, as he painted a large silver heart with flames edging one side. The whole design was Celtic in style. It was beautiful.
“Where did you get that from?” I asked in awe. I’d seen a lot of his work but never anything like this.
His eyes were on his heart, completely caught up in his work. “Just something kicking around in my head. Reminds me of you. Fiery and sweet, all at the same time. A flame in the dark, lighting my way.” His voice…his words…I recognized one of his spirit-driven moments. It should’ve unnerved me, but there was something sensual about the way he spoke, something the made my breath catch. A flame in the dark.