Warning: Cliffhanger (Oooooh shit!)
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.
This wasn’t the first time I’d been pulled out of bed for a crucial mission. It was, however, the first time I’d been subjected to such a personal line of questioning. “Are you a virgin?”
The Indigo Spell was probably the biggest waste in the entire series. It is definite now to me that this series would have been better had it been shorter. The entire book is basically a side game. While there is some stuff that furthers the story on, it just wasn’t enough for me. As cute as this series is, I just really wish it wasn’t six books long.
This is what I call “the witch book”. The majority of The Indigo Spell was about Sydney becoming more learned in magic because there is an evil witch that is going to becoming after her for her magic. All while still feeling slightly guilty, because she was raised to believe that the magic the vampires did was unnatural, so hers must be too. Humans were not meant to control the elements. Only, she is and she feels guilty over it. Then there is a witch killing young people for their magic that she has to somehow track down for whatever reason. This is the witch book. It is boring and it is a giant waste of time to spend so much of the story on it.
The other major point of the book is Sydney’s breaking away from the alchemists. This is the part I wanted to learn about, the part that I wished took up the most time of the book. Sydney has come to learn that the alchemist way of doing things is wrong and she has tracked down someone who has already broken from them. Marcus has learned some things in his time, and is the more “knowledgeable” of the two. It is much more interesting than the witch stuff, by far. There is sooo much more guilt than there is in the witch parts, though. Sydney is essentially thinking of going against everything she has grown up to believe, and it is hard. I do like this part of the story.
The Adrian shit is so damn cute though oh my god. Seriously the best part of the entire book is the Adrian and Sydney stuff. Sydney has grown so much as a character. She is no longer the scared little stick in the mud we found in Vampire Academy. She had changed already by the start of Bloodlines, but by this point in the series she is so different. She is becoming someone I can accept for my beloved Adrian. She is less Sage and more Sydney, just Sydney. I love this romance so much. Gimme more of it, all of it.
This fucking cliffhanger though. I hate everything. Why would Mead do that to people? So mean. So cruel. So obvious what the next book is going to be about. Ugh. Why me!
To read more reviews for this series, check out the Bloodlines series page!