Published By: Razorbill
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Date Read: March 31, 2014
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
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.
"And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you'll eventually crack and love me too."
After finishing the audiobook of The Golden Lily I couldn't help but download and start listening to the audio of The Indigo Spell. I had truly forgotten how much I adored the world that Richelle Mead has built in the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. I have to admit that lately I have really gone off vampire books and I don't particularly enjoy them as much as other paranormal books. This series is the exception. With the mixture of the addictive storyline and Richelle Mead's phenomenal writing the Bloodlines series is without a doubt unputdownable.
Sydney finds herself torn between everything she has ever been taught and her heart. She can't ignore the wrongness of her feelings but at the same time she can't ignore her growing feelings for vampire Adrian. But when Sydney discovers some rogue Alchemists she realises that the cause she has always believed in may not be as great as she was taught. And that is the least of her worries when the group discover that there are young girls going missing without a trace. Something magical is happening and Sydney must discover how to stop it before someone she knows (or herself) falls victim to it.
The Indigo Spell really enraptured me. I couldn't stop reading (or listening). It was phenomenal and Richelle really knows how to capture her audience. With a mixture of heart-stopping action where the reader cannot wait to find out what is going to happen and breathtaking romance that makes the reader want them to finally get together. Either way it is very hard to put this book down.
Aiden is amazing in this installment. I loved him even more in this book and everytime he said that he would just keep on loving Sydney even if she didn't love him back it made you just want to hit Sydney upside the head and knock some damn sense into her.
The Indigo Spell was phenomenal. It is heartstopping and breathtaking. A must-read in which this series finally hits it's stride. I can see all these small things connecting together in which I know will be important in the next 3 books. I can't wait to follow this series to it's conclusion and I think I love this series even more than the original Vampire Academy series. This audio series is great and although sometimes some of the voices used sound a bit stupid the story outshines everything. I can't wait to get my hands on The Fiery Heart.
"I don't care if you say we can't be together. I don't care if you think I'm the most evil, unnatural creature walking on earth. You can think whatever you want, go whatever you want. I'm going to just go on loving you, even if it's hopeless."