Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Indigo Spell: Bloodlines #3 by Richelle Mead

The Indigo Spell is the third book in the Bloodlines Series, which is the spinoff from the Vampire Academy series. They're both amazing series, with amazing characters. I ran through both of these series really fast, and I definitely recommend them. Now, if you haven't read them, I suggest you do so, and then come back. Or risk being spoiled.
So, we start after Adrian's revelation that he loves Sydney, and they're going to go to Sonya's wedding. Sydney and Adrian's conversations are always so funny and witty. And Rose and Adrian never had what Sydney and Adrian have. 
Anyway, it was hilarious how Stanton was pitying Sydney for having to dance with the guy she had feelings for. 
In this book, Sydney and Adrian are going on these missions to keep these other girls who have the magical power safe from Ms. Terwilliger's sister Veronica. It's insane that There are two "magical" worlds that live mostly independent from each other- the witches and the vampires. But Adrian and Sydney are trying to keep other girls  in danger safe. 
Sydney finds Marcus and he seems like all talk-no action. He's taken all steps to make it so he can't be retattooed, but he has no way of changing the ways of the Alchemists. No concept of spying or getting information, or anything like that. He's just made himself a club of reclusive Alchemists who are hiding now, because it's obvious that they've screwed with the tattoo. I'm not saying they shouldn't do that, but they should be tactful. They can take that method to the Alchemist headquarters, and use compulsions of vampires who they have on their side, and make it so all of them can't be reinked. But no, it's beaches and bars and just talking about how the Alchemists and Warriors are bad. They're not doing anything about it. 
Anyhow, Sydney is trying to hide the way she feels about Adrian, however Adrian makes no such attempts. 
Sydney seduces Ian into helping her get security footage, and then is visited by Adrian in a dream and starts making out with him on a table. That was beautiful. I was like WOOHOO SYDRIAN when that happened. 
And Alicia. I was suspicious of her when she put on the smiley facade of knowing who Veronica was and telling them if she returned. 
That final scene where Ms. T's house burned down, and they found Ms. T, and all the magic and fire and awesomeness and Sydney was badass, and just threw around spells like they were nothing. Comparing that to the Sydney who never thought she'd be okay with magic at the beginning of the series. 
Sydney's grown so much through this series, and it's been like a month in real time. Maybe 2-3 months, but she's grown so much, from this helpless girl to this strong woman, and I admire her. 
Finally, when she turns down Marcus, and went to the coordinates Adrian gave her, I was so happy for the two of them. I'd like to pretend that I'm writing in the past, but in truth, I've already finished the next book and reviewed it, so I can't say that I'm excited for the next one. However, the 5th book comes out in 10 days, and I'm excited for that. 
Tell me your thoughts in the comments, and I'll talk to you next time.
-Swathi

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