The Indigo Spell is the third book in the alluring Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.
Sydney Sage is struggling to choose between following the Alchemist beliefs or her own. A battle is raging inside Sydney’s heart… one only she can control. But will she let her feelings take control of her, or try to bury them because she’s an Alchemist?
Then Sydney meets the alluring Marcus Finch. Marcus tries to persuade Sydney to leave the Alchemists, therefore abandon her family and everything she’s ever believed in. But Marcus believes the Alchemists are hiding things from Sydney. He wants to reveal those shocking secrets to her so Sydney can make an informed decision about her future. But if Sydney chooses to leave the Alchemists, it means she’ll have to also say goodbye to her friends and her one true love in exchange for a lifetime of running…
As an Alchemist, Sydney has magic in her blood. When Sydney learns that she has magical talents, she refuses to believe it or wield more magic. After all, to the Alchemists, magic is unnatural and should never be created. But Sydney’s life is in terrible danger. An evil witch is hunting young girls with magical talents to make herself younger and more powerful. Sydney realises that the only way to protect herself is to embrace her magical blood – or she could be next.
I loved reading The Indigo Spell! I think that this one was actually my favourite out of all the books in this series. The way that Sydney and Adrian relate for me is the best part of the book. From the very start of Bloodlines up until the end of The Indigo Spell, I’ve loved watching the relationship between Adrian and Sydney blossom. When they’re together, I forget all about the mess they’re in and just watch them talk and laugh together. And Adrian makes me laugh so much! He always has something witty or amusing to say. Half of the time, I’m practically on the floor laughing! But when Adrian constantly reminds Sydney of how he feels for her, I feel like just breaking down and crying. Why does everything have to be so complicated for both of them? Why does Sydney have to be an Alchemist? I think that Adrian has come such a long way from being the heart-broken guy who is still in love with Rose. Now, Adrian is such a loyal, honest and amazing character. I don’t think this series would be as good without him. When I was reading this book, I just felt so many different emotions and got really close to all of the characters, especially Sydney, Adrian, Eddie and Jill. I also liked the fact the Sydney embraced her magical talent in this book and that added another really cool element to the storyline. I’m really looking forward to her magical talents growing even more in the next book. I loved The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead and I’d give it a score of 9 out of 10. I can’t wait to read The Fiery Heart!
The Golden Lily is the second amazing book in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.
Sydney Sage has always dreamt of going to collage and having a normal life. But Sydney’s life is far from normal. Being an Alchemist, Sydney’s job is to protect the secrecy of the vampire world from humans. Now, Sydney is in a private human school in Palm Springs posing the sister of the Moroi Princess, Jill Dragomir. Jill’s life is in danger from vampire assassins who want to overthrow the Moroi government and therefore create civil war.
Surprisingly, Sydney finds herself growing closer to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian. But this goes against everything the Alchemists have ever told her: to not trust or befriend evil, unnatural creatures of the night. But the more time Sydney spends with those vampires, the more she begins to question the Alchemists and their beliefs.
To make matters even more difficult, one of Sydney’s teachers is making Sydney wield magic, which is in every way wrong to Sydney. But could it be for Sydney’s own good? Will the time come when her friends can’t defend her and she’ll need to take matters into her own hands? Equally overwhelming is her new romance with Brayden. Brayden is a cute, brainy guy who seems to match Sydney in every way. Yet, as perfect as Brayden seems, Sydney finds herself falling for someone else. Someone forbidden… So should Sydney trust the Alchemists, or her heart?
I absolutely, positively loved reading The Golden Lily. I after reading the first two books in the series, I feel so much more connected to the characters than I did after just reading the first book. Like with Bloodlines, I loved reading about Sydney Sage. Sydney is just such a likeable character. She’s intelligent, logical, classy, funny at times and just utterly brilliant. I think those things about her make her a really great character. I liked learning more about her and watching her beliefs about the Alchemists and the vampires’ change throughout the book. I especially loved seeing her and Adrian connect with each other. At the beginning of this series, I thought that Adrian and Sydney were complete opposites and couldn’t be together. Now I feel like they would be great together because they both help each other and are always there for one another. And Adrian. Wow. I completely love Adrian. Adrian understands Sydney the way that no one else does. I know that no matter what happens, he’ll always be there for Sydney. Seriously. They are destined to be together. I wish Sydney would just let go of all her worries and stress about what the Alchemists would do to her and just be with Adrian! That would make her and Adrian just so happy! But I guess I can understand why she wouldn’t want to risk it with the Alchemists. I really can’t wait to see what happens in the next book! I loved reading The Golden Lily be Richelle Mead and I’d give it a score of 9 out of 10. If you haven’t read this series or the Vampire Academy series, reading them is a must!