Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Third in the Bloodlines series
Spoilers of previous books ahead***
Sydney’s world has been shattered in just a few seconds her world and perfectly constructed barriers crack. Adrian Ivashkov has confessed to her his love and left her with an earth shattering kiss. Everything comes into question and she finally finds the alluring Marcus Finch- a former Alchemist who escaped and is on the run. Marcus wants Sydney to join the rebellion against the Alchemist, but Sydney is learning that breaking free is harder than she thought. Sydney is dragged into searching for a witch targeting younger witches and she must learn to accept that magic in her blood.
This book was amazing and perfect. Mead has done it again and I’m still as enchanted as I was with The Golden Lily and even more in love with this series. I can say this hands down with absolutely certainty that Mead is one my favorite writers ever! This world just keeps getting better and better. I was a little scared going into The Indigo Spell. I kept thinking what I didn’t like it as much as the previous books? What if I feel let down? I have a fear of series and continuing them. I have started at least over 50 series and I’ve probably only finished five of them. With Mead I always seem to love her books though. I didn’t have the problem that a lot of people had with Bloodlines, but I must agree with them that these books do get better.
The main female character is Sydney. I feel like Sydney is one of the reasons this series keeps getting better. At least for me it is. I’ve noticed how a lot of people don’t like Sydney because she isn’t Rose. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t want another Rose. I like the person that Sydney is becoming. She’s becoming stronger and she’s starting to make decisions about who she is and wants to be. I like that about Sydney. Rose knew who she was, but Sydney had to find it. She’s finding it and I love her journey. I actually liked Sydney a lot more in this book. She did get on my nerves because of her rejection of Adrian, but by the ending of the book I was cheering for. Mead knows how to create a good heroine.
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 10
The main male character is Adrian.
You know what else Mead knows what to create? A hot, swoon worthy guy that isn’t an ass. Adrian is pure perfection. I am in love with him more than ever because of this book. I actually didn’t like Adrian very much in VA, but he grew on me. By the end of Bloodlines I liked him a lot and at the end of The Golden Lily, I was almost in love. I am now officially head over heels in love with Adrian and dating him mentally in my mind. Adrian has grown as a character, too. He still has that Adrian humor, but he also has grown into someone else. I love Adrian and I hope that nothing happens to him like with Dimitri because I would not be able to bear it.
Swoon Worthy Scale: 10
The Villain- The Alchemists aren’t a real problem yet, but I look forward to when they become the main fight that Sydney has to face. This time the villain was a witch. I won’t say who, but I did enjoy the battle scene.
Villain Scale: 8
Jill, Eddie, Angeline, Trey, and Ms. Terwilliger are back. Jill is almost nonexistent in the book. She’s there and has moments, but she had absolutely no effect on me until the last chapter. Jill has grown up and she’s actually a very smart girl. Eddie just always gets hurt. I hope he actually finds happiness for once and with that one person even if I didn’t always like her. Angeline… I saw this new drama coming a mile away. The minute Sydney posed the question I saw it coming. Trey is a character that I really like, but I don’t trust him. Ms. Terwilliger plays a huge part in this book and she is so cool. Dimitri, Rose, Lissa, Christian, Abe, and Sonya showed up in this novel.
Character Scale: 10
Also there is a dragon and it is the coolest and cutest thing Mead has created. I want one. This is becoming one of my favorite series and I can’t wait for The Fiery Heart. I am looking forward to Adrian’s POV along with Sydney’s.
Cover Thoughts: I love this cover. My only problem is Adrian’s beautiful face not being more on the cover. I want more Adrian. He is perfect. These covers are always so intricate and I love the tattoos.