Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

12396528The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Genre: Paranormal (Vampires), Romance
Published by: Razorbill
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback
Rating: ★★★★
Series: Bloodlines (#1) | The Golden Lily (#2) | The Fiery Heart (#4) | Silver Shadows (#5) | The Ruby Circle (#6)
Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon

Just when you think there is no possible way that this series could get any better, it does! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Richelle Mead really does know how to build a series. I’ve grown to love Sydney, but of course I love Adrian ever more! The witchy-magic element is so interesting, and the cliffhanger has got be begging for The Fiery Heart!

The one thing that I didn’t like about this book was  Sydney’s constant questioning of whether it was okay to be Adrian. Newsflash: IT’S TOTALLY OKAY! LIKE SUPER OKAY! Thank goodness this shouldn’t be much of a problem in the rest of the series – but then again with the very last page, who knows what to expect! It seems as though Sydney’s going to have to hide her relationship with vampires even more than she’s had to already! I know what you might be thinking: no no no it was only just getting good! To this I would say that I couldn’t agree more *cough* dream sequences *cough* but we have to trust that Sydney’s changing for the better.

The romance is getting a little steamy, which is pretty much what happened for Rose and Dimitri around the middle of the VA series, so it wasn’t that much of a shock. Adrian is a sweetheart, he’s so sincere, but also really witty. He’s the perfect match for Sydney. Opposites attract, right? I feel like we’ve discovered another side of Adrian that makes his more vulnerable – so great!

There was so much tension with the game of cat and mouse/ the goose chase that Sydney had to participate in to protect herself. Who saw the plot twist coming? Not me! There were so many elements to this book, the beginning focused on Marcus, aka. that other dude on the cover that isn’t Adrian and is therefore unimportant, who’s trying to persuade Sydney to abandon her Alchemist loyalties and join his ranks of misfits. He gets her to do a big task that’s supposed to prove her loyalty or something, which puts her in direct conflict with everything she’s grown up to understand.

Sydney’s got some big decisions to make in the next books and I can’t wait to see how she deals with them. Just when I thought everything had started to settle down, a new hurdle is put in the way of a happy ending. The Bloodlines series on a whole is a page-turner, and the writing style is just brilliant. What I like is that each book tried to sum up what has happened in the predecessors within the first 30 pages or so, which really helps with committing the characters and the plot to memory without diverting our focus from the new content. I gave The Indigo Spell 4 stars. I have seriously high hopes for the second half of this series!

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