Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Review

Review: The Indigo Spell By Richelle Mead
Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines
Book #: 3
Pages: 401
Book Rating:Photobucket

Goodreads Rating: 4.49
Published: February 12th 2013

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.

    Yup that describes my overall reaction to the book. Especially to any scene that contained Adrian and Sydney together. I just love Adrian so much! He is a lost wandering soul who just wants some love. So yes I did enjoy the book immensely (I wouldn't have finished it in one day if it wasn't). But I don't think it was the best book that Richelle Mead has written, actually I felt this was just an okay book. And before you start throwing stones let me explain...

   Sydney was really stubborn about not using magic since the beginning, but out of nowhere she becomes ok with it. I mean we all knew that she would eventually be ok with using magic, but the way Mead wrote it made it feel not Sydney at all. 
   Now to my second point. What's up with the whole love triangle, more like spider web, between Jill/Eddie/Angeline/Trey. We all know that Eddie is going to end up with Jill, so why isn't it happening? I felt that it was unnecessary to make Angeline have a huge crush on Eddie, because when they finally get together it turns out that Angeline likes Trey better. What? And besides I felt like Mead didn't want to bother with the gang and decided to put them in a shelf. Did you guys felt like that or was it only me? Eddie, Jill, Angeline, and Trey weren't mentioned a lot and when they were it was for something boring and useless. 

     And my last point. What's up with the fight with Alicia? The whole book was about Sydney trying to stop Veronica, and when the fight starts it ends minutes later! It was so anticlimactic. I think it was because us fans of Mead are used to this big epic fights and adventures, and this book didn't have any of that. Anyways I still love the books and can't wait to read Fiery Heart! 

P.S. Who else wants a baby dragon as a protector?

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