Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) 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.
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.

Publishes in US: February 12th 2013 by Razorbill
Genre: YA paranormal
Source: bought
Series? Yes. 3rd in Bloodlines series. 1st is Bloodlines (review), 2nd is Golden Lily (review), the 4th Fiery Heart releases November 19 2013, and 5th and 6th do not yet have names or release dates.

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    Indigo Spell cast its spell on me, that is for sure. From the first page, I didn't want to put it down. Adrian is hot as ever and comes out with lines like this:
Because I can't help doing it. And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you'll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I'm pretty sure you're already half in love with me." p. 30
Remember--no matter how ordinary things seem between us--I'm still here, still in love with you, and care about you more than any other guy, evil or otherwise, ever will. p. 30
     So, yeah. I am glad that he is in the process of getting his happy ending. Because, surely Richelle can't be that cruel and not eventually get these two together, right?? Right???
     The pacing is awesome. There are multiple plot threads going on, but it kept me on the edge of my seat and I began to see how they all worked together to help Sydney become stronger and discover who she wants to be, instead of who she has been told to be.
    There are some steamy moments, that I wanted to read over and over... To put myself in Sydney's body because then Adrian would be talking to me, touching me, thinking about me, and loving me.
     I should have just stopped before the last two pages, because then I would have been okay waiting a bit for Fiery Heart. (well, who am I kidding? Even if neatly tied up, I would still want more Adrian and Sydney) But of course, Richelle had to be a little mean and throw a huge obstacle in their path. One that I have no idea how they are going to combat.
     Non-stop awesomeness going on. There is magic, hot Adrian, a new mystery character, kick ass Eddie, and Sydney is changing so much! I loved watching her come into her own, and want to think for herself.

Bottom Line: Great installment in a must read series.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you think you would have a hard time choosing love over things you've been taught your whole life?

49 comments:

  1. Ahaha, sweet review, Brandi! I always had a soft spot for Adrian, but I'm one book behind in this series so far. Need to catch up!

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  2. Love over things I've been taught. Yeah, I do simply because I tend to avoid things that make me uncomfortable, so if I was taught one way..i probably wouldn't get close enough to develop feelings..but if I did fall in love, love would win every time because I am totally loyal to my peeps.

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  3. I have to read this series! The reviews are all amazing! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  4. I'm pretty sure I'd have trouble choosing love over what I've been taught my whole life-that stuff sinks in and has guided me for years. Would I risk it all for love? I'm just not sure.

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  5. I LOVE Adrian! He was chalked full of awesomeness in this book but then again isn't he always? Fondue, Jet, Hopper, B&B, t-shirt painting, the tattoo, oh I just love him! I do think it would be hard to overcome a life long way of thinking but for Adrian it would be easy!!!!!!!

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  6. I cannot wait to read this novel. I really want Adrian to find his happy ending. He has grown on me so much and I think he deserves love!

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  7. I completely agree with you. I finished this one in one sitting, and I can never get tired of Adrian. He truly shined in this one, but so did Sydney.
    Great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. It took me a bit longer than one sitting, but did love it

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  8. Adrian and new characters, count me in. I can't wait to read this one... Great review. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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    1. Still don't know how I feel about the newbie

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  9. I just bought this! I'm going to make sure I read all of them again before this. I'm not sure I would have a tough time choosing love over everything I have been taught. I would hate to disappoint my family and friends but if I thought the love was true then I would pick love.

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    1. I didn't have time to reread but picked up pretty easily.

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  10. Great review but not the series for me. The previous one annoyed me to no end

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    1. Aw, sorry to hear that. Every book isn't for everyone.

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  11. I just got bloodlines from the library! I really need to catch up! Adrian does sound hot!

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  12. I think I could always choose love over what I've been taught.

    This is my favorite of the series. Adrian was awesome and Sydney was do much better. Great review!

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  13. Eeeep this book looks amazing, I'm adding it to the top of my wishlist! I've definitely been won over by those uber cute quotes too :))
    Great review!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  14. Loved that you're being charmed by the Indigo Spell :)

    I guess in the end, we all hope love will win - long long time ago our ancestors thought the Earth was flat and they taught their young ones that the Earth was flat but eventually someone figured out the truth and nobody now believes the Earth is flat. I guess we've been waiting for a long time for Sydney to come to terms with who she is and in a way, our wishes are granted in this fabulous installment - yay!!

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    1. I think she will come into her own even more!

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  15. I loved this book so much! I agree, I wish I could unread those last two pages, because now I'm freaking out about the next book! But I think I'd be freaking out anyway. :-)

    To answer your question, I would definitely find it hard to abandon what I've been taught for love, especially in Sydney's case where it's a lifestyle, beliefs, and her career all on the line for love.

    Amazing review!

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  16. I'm not reading your review just yet because I have this one and will be reading very soon. I just wanted to stop in and see what you rated it. Looks like I have a lot to look forward to :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. LOTS to look forward to. happy adrian reading

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE THE ADRIAN QUOTES! I am in LOVE with that man and I just can't wait to get my hands on this book as soon as my copy arrives! lol ;p I can't wait to see how Sydney further develops and how the plot continues. Super excited to read this! :) I'm glad you enjoyed this!

    Fabulous review, Brandi! :D

    And for your question, honestly, I think I would have trouble, cause the things are a part of your life..almost a part of who you are, and it would be hard to break the habit, so to speak But if it was my true love, after some coaxing I think I would eventually get some sense. LOL ;p

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

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    1. It would be hard to break away.
      Oh, those quotes are just the surface.

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  18. I still need to read book 2 in the VA series, but one day I'll suceed. Maybe after that I'll try this series.

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  19. I still have to read this series as well as the original Vampire Academy series, but I do plan on it someday... I'm going to need to to find out what all the fuss is over this chemistry between Sydney and Adrian - it sounds like it's off the charts!

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    1. Oh, you do need to make time. Like now :)

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  20. The quotes ahhhhhhhh ♥_♥

    I need to start this series PRONTO. Thanks for such a fabulous, detailed review hun! xo

    ♥ Karielle @ Books à la Mode

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    1. Oh yes, the quotes are just the tip of iceberg!

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  21. Ah, great review :D I'm glad you loved this book. <3 I still haven't started this series (A) But I want to. Because they sound amazing :) Thank you for sharing. <3

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  22. I haven't started this yet and really want to with all the love for it!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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  23. I am reading this one right now and I am loving Adrian and Sydney in this one, I really think that it's my favorite book so far because of the two of them, great review and I can't wait to finish this one although I will be sad when it's over because I am enjoying it so much!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  24. SUCH a good book!! I'm absolutely loving this series.

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  25. Fantastic review, but you can't have Adrian, I claimed dibs a long time ago!! Lol!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  26. For me, this series just keeps getting better and better and this was the first of the series for me that really cemented my love for Adrian

    I just reviewed it on my blog as well :)

    Eva @ All Books Considered

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  27. I can't wait for the next book too! But I kind of don't mind Sydney's choices-- coming from her background, her resistance is realistic.

    Micky Johnson (Seattle Divorce Attorneys)

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