Book: The Indigo Spell [Bloodlines #3]
Author: Richelle Mead
Review: After getting to close for comfort with Adrian, Sydney tries to focus her attention on school and her Alchemist duties. But when young women start getting attacked for their magical abilities, Sydney investigates...with Adrian's help. Can she keep their relationship at the 'friend' level? Will she admit to herself that her feelings are real? How will Adrian handle being around Sydney after she rebuffed him? Meanwhile, Sydney finally meets ex-alchemist Marcus Finch, who tries to convince her the Alchemists are not what they seem and that he can help her 'break' her tattoo. What will Sydney do?
Richelle Mead-if you are reading this, I am standing up doing a cheer because this is officially my favorite RM series ever. I'm not sure you could have created a better duo than Sydney and Adrian. They balance each other so perfectly I can only imagine that when they finally get together, sparks may literally fly out of my kindle.
Okay, okay, back to the book. I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding the witches and I love Sydney tapping into her magical abilities. Malachi Wolfe is absolutely hilarious and needs to have a scene in every Bloodlines book (if possible). There is a scene where Sydney has to travel for work and it was nice to see her interacting with her fellow Alchemists, especially since her belief system has been changing since she was in Palm Springs.
My only disappointment with the book was Marcus Finch. The marketing campaign for the book (facebook and twitter) really went out of the way to create mystery around "Who is Marcus Finch?" Well, we met him. He's an ex-alchemist living in fear of being discovered by alchemists. He's in his early 20's, has a huge tattoo on his face, seems relatively carefree and girls love him. Personally, I wasn't that impressed nor did I understand the attraction (I guess Adrian has my heart, sorry Marcus!). Hopefully he'll play a bigger role in the next few books and I'll learn to enjoy his character more.
Although I loved all of the Sydney/Adrian scenes, the mystery and the adventure (there were several action packed scenes in this book) the ending was my favorite part. I cannot describe how excited I am for the next installment!!!
Grade: 5 stars
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