Summary: In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her….
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
Review: Damn it, the love phone ruined everything. Oh well, it was actually Zoe plus the love phone (and a little bit of the cupcakes) but ugh, the ending ripped my heart out. Without giving much away let’s just say that Sydney and Adrian is in big trouble. And it breaks my heart to see them in that situation. Oh gosh, why does Sydney has nosy girl for a sister? And here I thought everything was moving along just fine and BAM that happened.
I’m so happy with how things wrapped up in The Indigo Spell. Sydney finally found the courage to do things for herself and not what others, especially the alchemist stands for. But they need to be stealthy with their actions. Just because she thinks differently now (at least at some level, though her iron fist will is still there) she have to go all out. She and Adrian tried to keep their relationship hidden while doing Moroi’s favor regarding the Strigoi. They finally found a breakthrough about this case and Adrian plays a big role on it.
Speaking of Adrian, it was nice to get a glimpse on what’s going on his mind. This guy jokes around but we all know that he was just masking those insecurities and emotions deep inside. And getting inside his head validated those hunches on what he truly feels. I really enjoyed reading his side of the story. And I’m really relieved that Ms. Mead managed to make his voice authentic. Like yes, it’s Adrian, no doubt about it. The put-ons, as well as the serious things that cramped inside his head made me know Adrian in a deeper level. The struggle he has particularly his spirit ability and how it consumed him plays big part of who he is. I truly understand why it was hard for him to let it go. The compulsion it has on him is really strong that I now begun to comprehend the extent of it to his entire being. So yes, I enjoyed Adrian’s POV, it was nice to get to know him beyond the surface.
The alchemist played a big part—or at least towards the ending. I’m gonna hint you a bit of what happened but their relationship is frowned upon by this group. And they wouldn’t want Sydney to break what they stand for. I didn’t anticipate what happened at the end. But before that incident happened, I wanted them to let people know their real status is because I thought they wouldn’t sell them out. I wanted people to know who Sydney really is to Adrian, especially to the people who still judge him. But there is a reason why they need to keep it a secret. The running joke between them about running away were laced with truth, they dreaded the part when they finally find out about them.
I loved every freaking page of this book. It took me longer to read it because I’m savoring every detail. But nothing prepared me with that ending. But it showed how strong Sydney is and her feelings for Adrian are. I also felt sorry for Adrian but I’m pretty sure he’ll do everything to assure her safety. Ugh, ok I’m giving too much away already but Ms. Mead you’re one clever woman, you delivered yet another awesome story in this series, things are getting intense, and with that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next book, Silver shadows. Another long wait again! *sobs*
Preview Quote: “Oh, man. This is my dream come true: having an ‘I love you more’ debate. Here, I’ll start. I love you more. Your turn.” — Adrian