GoodReads Summary: 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.
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Expected publication date: 12/02/13
I've been sitting here for the past few hours trying to decide how to review what I think is the best book in the Bloodlines series so far. All I want to do right now is gush and squeal, but I can't without spoiling the book for you guys so here's my attempt at a coherent review...
Sydney has come a long way since book 1. In Bloodlines she's a closed book, but there's potential brimming and then in The Golden Lilly she makes some discoveries about both herself and the world of Alchemists and Moroi that has her questioning everything she's always known. In The Indigo Spell she truly comes into her own as she blossoms into the type of character I always hoped she'd become: strong, confident, and willing to stand up for the ones she loves.
With the introduction of Marcus Finch (an ex-alchemist) I was worried that there would be a love triangle, but fortunately there isn't. The Indigo Spell features some of the most swoon worthy Sydrian scenes yet; the banter and chemistry between these two is of the charts! They are complete opposites, but somehow perfect for each other. I said earlier that Sydner's come a long way since book 1, well the same can be said about Adrian; he's really matured and grown. He helps Sydney come to some realisations and is always there to support her without being pushy or overbearing. And Sydney sees him as more than just a handsome and charming young vampire - she admires his passion for art and is continually surprised by him.
Here's a quick break down of what you can expect in The Indigo Spell: Steamy Sydrian scenes? CHECK. Action? CHECK. Mystery? CHECK. Revelations that will make your head spin? CHECK. This book was everything I hoped it would be and more. Mead has a brilliant writing style that is relatable and full of wit; fans of the series will not be disappointed!