Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead Review

"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."

Go for Adrian! The best parts in this book are the parts with Adrian in it. I have to be serious. I'm serious. The best parts are the Adrian parts. He's awesome, as usual. Too bad there isn't any Dimitri and Adrian actions. I was hoping for a little more action and humor between these former main characters and current main characters. I'm talking about Rose and Dimitri as the former main characters. Adrian and Sydney, the current main characters.

Yay for those two for finally showing up together. Mead is just teasing us! Anyway, they show up during a WEDDING, which is plain torture. It's not their wedding. It's Sonya's wedding. But still! It's very close. Any chance for wedding bells to ring for Dimitri and Rose? We can all wish and hope, right? Let's hope it happens in Silver Shadows or the sixth book. It would be legendary! I need more of them!

Sydney is still suspicious towards the vampires, but I think she's becoming more friendly with them, especially Adrian and Jill. It's nice to see her develop some more trust towards these guys. Her character development is working pretty well. I want to see more of Sydney and Adrian. They seem to be something interesting, but they aren't as good as the first power couple. I mean, Dimitri and Rose, of course. Dimitri and Rose have something more...strong. I guess they have a more profound bond than Adrian and Sydney. Let's hope it gets a bit more interesting. So far, the most Sydney and Adrian argue about is his drinking problem. Spirit, Adrian's power, is driving him to the point of no return.

There's something sinister going on with the Alchemists. Sydney is trying to find out their secrets, but first she must render the tattoo useless. The tattoo basically forces the Alchemists to keep their secrets and not reveal it to anyone. So when Sydney goes digging, she only finds more questions than answers. What exactly is going on with the Alchemists?

Witchcraft is taking a strong step forward into the light. In The Indigo Spell, there's a rogue witch taking people's life force and magic. It turns about to be Sydney's witch mentor's sister. Isn't that wonderful? But that's obvious. The real trick is to capture that rogue witch. It's not really a spoiler to readers.

Overall, I think The Indigo Spell is really heating up the entire series. We have Adrian and Sydney's relationship. Then we also have witchcraft, drunkenness, and tons of secrets. Yeah, Mead is just doing fine.

Rating: Four out of Five

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