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Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

By Theliteraturelion @LiteratureLion
The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)Title: The Indigo Spell
Author:Richelle MeadEdition: hardcoverSeries: Bloodlines #3Released Date: February 12th, 2013Publisher: Razorbill 

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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.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood. 
I've always loved the Bloodlines series ever since the first book. I even loved it more than I did with The Vampire Academy, just because it seemed a bit more realistic and it brought out more emotions in me. 

I bought this book the other day when I was out with some friends and they asked me why I wanted it. Every single time I get asked that question I respond the same: "Sydney Sage is my spirit animal." Of course, if they're not a nerd they don't know what a spirit animal is. Secondly, if they aren't a book nerd then they probably don't know who Sydney Sage is in the first place.
Based on the previous paragraph, it would be fitting to say that Sydney Sage reminds me so much of myself. Minus the golden tattoo on my face and I don't dabble in magic. Also, the last time I checked, I didn't have any vampires vying for my attention. If only...
Regardless, I just relate so much to Sydney. The way she handles the situation, how she analyzes everything, and feels nervous when she strays from the usual - it all reminds me of myself. Overall, I think she's my favorite character in all of the young adult books I've read... or she's pretty high up there on the list.
As for Adrian. Holy HAWT. And yes, it was necessary to spell "hot" that way. After all, it is Adrian that we're talking about. The way he made me feel in this novel was outstanding. It's clear to see that he changed between the two series, and he definitely grew within the course of this novel. He didn't exactly change in the book as an individual, but definitely throughout the series he did. I really enjoy the relationship between Adrian and Sydney. They way they interact and speak to one another is flawless. And OH MY GOSHHH! Their scenes were they become a little more intimate...! HOT DAMN. Great dialog and the scenes were utterly perfect.
I think one of the reasons I love their relationship is because it's NOT a part of a love triangle. Well, I shall take that back. Sydney isn't torn between two really attractive and adorable guys. Those books are starting to annoy me more and more. Instead, Sydney is in a love triangle but it has two different points. One point is Adrian: her best friend, the one she can rely on, the person who's always there for her, and obviously very attractive. The other point is her Alchemist life. If she chooses Adrian then she is giving up her Alchemist life and has to find new ways to live. I like that those were the two points of the love triangle.
I wish there were more minor characters in this book. In the previous books, there were so many different minor characters that got developed so nicely! I feel in The Indigo Spell, Richelle Mead introduced new characters but totally blew off the other minor characters we already loved. First of all, Jill! We don't get to see very much of her in this novel. Same goes for Eddie! I was really rooting for some more scenes with these two. Instead they introduced Marcus Finch. Okay, so I was really intrigued by him, but he kind of let me down. He was thrown in there but I feel he wasn't developed very well. So much more could have been done with him. Same goes for Stanton and Ian. I kind of wanted to learn more about these two characters!
Regardless, I'm still going to give this book five stars. This series will always be one of my favorites! 
PS. This is how I felt after reading this novel.
Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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