Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Genre:  YA Paranormal Romance
Bloodlines Series, Book 3

Description (taken from Richelle Mead's website):
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.

I know I've seen a lot of other readers out there complain about Sydney's character.  Well, sadly, I'm jumping on that bandwagon.  I really enjoyed the first book in this series.  And the second was alright.  And this one?  Meh, it's alright.  But I'm starting to question why I'm so in love with this series.  Truth is: I'm not.  I don't think this series has anything on Vampire Academy.

If I didn't have another series set in the same world to compare this one too, I might like this series a little more.  But it seems like I'm opening these books expecting the intense action that I loved in Vampire Academy, but I'm not seeing it anywhere in this series.  I know Sydney's not a kick-butt character; she's more of an intellect who takes you down with her brain power.  But honestly?  I'd rather read about kicking ass than outwitting your opponent.

And Adrian?  Oh boy.  The way Sydney strings him along, she needs to be slapped.  It's another major reason I'm starting to really dislike her.  Maybe we should put this series from Adrian's point of view and have some exciting plots with action come into play.  Also, more vampire lore please...

Yeah, I'm still planning to read the next book since Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors.  However, I don't think this is one of my favorite series out there.

Challenges:  Paranormal Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book. I'm not sure why but I haven't read this series. You're making me think I should start it. Thanks for the great review.

    Micky Johnson (Seattle Divorce Attorneys)


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