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The Indigo Spell: A Bloodlines Novel [Kindle Edition]

Richelle Mead
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (709 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

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About the Author

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next Bloodlines novel. Visit to find out more. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 887 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (February 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A30DOBE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,243 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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71 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is just fantastic. February 12, 2013
"Bloodlines" as a series is filled with characters that are the casualties of Rose and Lissa's happily ever after. Jill is in hiding and cannot have a normal Moroi life, because Lissa became queen. Adrian is left heartbroken and in a dark place, because Dimitri got the girl. Sydney is surrounded by the very creatures she was taught to hate as a sort of penance to the Alchemists, because she helped Rose. What I love about this story is that they began as casualties and they are quickly becoming the heroes of their own life. I don't just mean technically, because they are the stars of their own series, but also thematically. These characters have evolved. They are not victims, but warriors. A different type of warrior from Rose, but they are warriors all the same.

There is a writing term called "Crossing the Threshold" which is when the hero commits to leaving their ordinary world and condition with unfamiliar values. "The Indigo Spell" is where Sydney crosses the threshold. Sydney has been taught intolerance her entire life. She has been trained to follow leader and programed to believe that vampires are bad. After the events of "The Golden Lily," Sydney is a new person. She is now questioning her world. She has become close to vampires, has discovered magic and just following orders is no longer enough for her. Sydney has decided to make up her own mind and stop the alchemists from making it up for her. This leads to a dangerous, action packed and life changing adventure.

My favorite thing about "The Indigo Spell" is Adrian. Before you collectively roll your eyes and shout `of course,' I should be clear. I did not like Adrian in "Vampire Academy." I thought he was annoying, a party boy and I always felt that he pressured Rose into a relationship that she was not ready for.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable, but makes the fangirl in me SO happy March 2, 2013
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There was almost nothing more important to me than getting my hands on this book. I mean, guys. It's Richelle Mead. It's Adrian. It's Sydney. Despite my initial misgivings about this series, these two won me way over from the get go. I was good with Bloodlines, great with The Golden Lily. Sadly, despite the Adrian and Sydney scenes that I wanted, I have to say I'm back to being just good with The Indigo Spell.

The Indigo Spell starts off only short time after the great cliffhanger of The Golden Lily. Adrian and Sydney are acting all of the awkward, which is making Jill turn away from Sydney while Eddie and Angeline are off in their own little world. Sydney's witch teacher is worried about a powerful, evil new witch in town and is obsessed with finding her, while Sydney is obsessed with finding Marcus. Adrian's just obsessed with getting Sydney to see the obvious.

Let me just say, first off, that the Adrian/Sydney dynamic is the most adorable thing ever. You could say many things about Rose/Dimitri, but you could never really use the word "adorable." Mead does a FANTASTIC job characterizing their relationship and their interactions with each other. Each action seems genuine and sincere. Every single scene with the two of them in it tugs my heart strings every which way. They aren't just great as a couple; they're great friends, too, and it shows. They really do act in a partnership, constantly making the other better. I should probably stop now before I just explode with happiness about these two.

My real problem with this book came in terms of the plot. There is just WAY too much going on. Sydney is after Marcus. Her professor is after a powerful witch who just happens to be her sister who just happens to be sucking the life force out of young, female witches.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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With the way things ended in The Golden Lily I was really anitcipating this book. I'm really close to liking this series more than Vampire Academy. While I did enjoy the read, I almost think my expectations may have been a little too high for this one. I just remember being kind of thrown off and surprised by the previous two books, and now that I know how the series is going to go and more of the story I think I put too much pressure on this book to be more extraordinary.

The Indigo Spell picks up a few weeks after the events of The Golden Lily. After Adrian's declaration of his affections for Sydney things have been a little tense between them. Since Jill is connected with Adrian there's also tension between Sydney and Jill. But on a trip back east for Sonja's wedding Sydney and Adrian are thrown together and decide to let the tension go. I'm glad that Richelle Mead made the decision to have the characters remain civil to each other instead of throwing in a lot of angst. Vampire Academy, I found, was filled with angst of Rose and Dimitri's slightly scandalous feelings for each other, but to me Richelle Mead stayed true to the characters in that being angst-driven is not a trait of Sydney's. I found that I liked (as in the previous two books) the scenes with Adrian and Sydney the most. I wanted them to be together and throw banter back and forth and just because their feelings are hanging in the air over them didn't diminish their chemistry from the story at all.

The Golden Lily was filled with a lot of revelations. Besides Adrian's feelings finally coming out, we learn about Marcus Finch who apparently broken from the Alchemists, something that Sydney has never heard of before. The Indigo Spell finds Sydeny persuing the Marcus Finch angle.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
All the books in this series are great. They're are a hand full of call backs to vampire academy but not that is it's own stand alone series
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best yet
I loved the book. it was the best one yet. everybody who reads books needs to read this. I loves it. cant wait to read the next one!!!!!
Published 13 days ago by jamey hamby
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Published 17 days ago by sonja miller
5.0 out of 5 stars O.M.G
I can't even begin to explain how much this book sucked me in and had my dying to know what would happen next. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Panda
5.0 out of 5 stars I love that Sydney starts to question her superiors and sees ...
I love that Sydney starts to question her superiors and sees that the damphirs and moiroi can be good or bad, just like humans. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Nshooter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love love love these books
Published 23 days ago by Rebecca brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series.
I love all these books. Have to keep reading to see what happens next.
Published 24 days ago by Stephen Mathews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Arrived and was as described. Good Read
Published 24 days ago by Moe
5.0 out of 5 stars Casting a Spell on Readers
Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors. I have loved almost all of her books, including this one. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Teacher Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Love this book! Love the whole series! An excellent story line! Cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
Published 26 days ago by Chelsi Warner
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Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of fantasy books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid series follows a reluctant succubus, while her Dark Swan series features a shamanic mercenary caught up in fairy affairs. Over on the young adult side, Richelle writes the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans.

Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as transformed into graphic novels. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. More at:

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ummm yea I told my husband...if the world does end I better see Richelle in the afterlife because I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!
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