Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Previous Books in the Series:
2. The Golden Lily
Date Started: January 24
Date Finished: January 30
Format: Hardcover from my shelf
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets–and human lives.” 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.
You know what I really like about these books? How much character development there is and that events are repeated. This time around I loved Sydney’s fight with herself over whether or not she truly has feelings for Adrian. I also loved that she’s slightly given into her use of magic despite the Alchemist’s beliefs that have been drilled into her since she was a kid. And I also liked the intrigue of the Alchemist’s and whether or not they’re as truthful as they appear to be.
However, that being said, there are still a few things that I wasn’t okay with. While Sydney is making great strides to kick habits that she’s known her whole life, she still has her moments where she gets ‘hung up’ on how things are supposed to be. The whole back and forth between Adrian and Sydney drove me absolutely bonkers. As soon as I thought they were finally going to move forward something would happen on Sydney’s end that made her step back. Adrian is such a saint for putting up with her hot and cold signals.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I’m intrigued to know how long Sydney’s secret relationship with Adrian is going to last now that Zoe – her sister – has been assigned to Palm Springs and to stay by Sydney’s side. I also want to know how long her ‘broken’ tattoo is going to last.
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