Series: Bloodlines #3
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 388 (Kindle)
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
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.
With The Indigo Spell, I am finally fully invested in this series! There’s non-stop action, secret reveals, and kissing! Although this time, Sydney isn’t just investigating some weirdness that’s possibly related to the Alchemists. Her teacher, Ms. Terwilliger, has a bit of a magical problem and needs Sydney’s help. Her sister is back in town, stealing the magic and youth out of young, unpracticed witches. Obviously, Sydney fits this profile, so she must protect herself while also warning other girls, all on top of putting a stop to Veronica. Oh, and Sydney learns that her whole life might be a lie.
The Indigo Spell was great! I loved the witch plot! Sydney has always been anti-magic, but it’s proven useful in saving her life, so she’s less reluctant to perform spells now. Plus, she doesn’t want to be put into a coma and have all of her youth sucked away! I do feel like witches stealing beauty from young girls is a bit cliche, but it was still fun to watch Sydney investigate and learn more about magic. There’s also a pretty good twist in there!
As for Sydney learning that the Alchemists are full of liars, I was also really interested in this. She finds Marcus Finch and he tells her all kinds of things about their tattoo and organization secrets. I was shocked, but then again, I wasn’t. It all makes perfect sense! There’s a lot of explanation of why Sydney might be the way she is, other than just being raised with certain beliefs.
Kissing! The Indigo Spell has a lot of kissing! And not just little pecks. Full on passionate, making out! I know I hadn’t been sold on Sydney and Adrian as a couple, but I think I am now. They have so many alone scenes together, and the chemistry was definitely there. Do I think they’re in love? Not at all. In lust? Absolutely! Infatuated? Certainly. I am looking forward to seeing where this goes and how their feelings develop now that Sydney knows what she knows.