“The Indigo Spell” (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead (2013)
Genre: YA, Fiction, Fantasy
Page Length: 401 pages (paperback edition)
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. (description from Goodreads)
This series keeps getting better and better! Yay, for Sydney finally opening up and starting to be herself.! With the help of Ms.Te she begins to learn magic and how to cast various spells. Though she is still wary of the power that magic brings she starts to see how it could help her defend herself amongst enemies and make her abilities even stronger.
Sydney also is starting to trust her instincts and doubt what the Alchemists have told her over they years. She can see through their lies and wonders what they’ve been trying to find all these years, Between her working with former alchemist, Marcus Finch, and admitting her romantic intentions for handsome Moroi, Adrian Dashkov, Sydney’s walls are starting to break down.
The main storyline becomes even more intense in the novel as Sydney is hunted down as a target for her magic abilities while continuing to protect Jill. These leads up to some fantastic fight scenes through the novel and a climatic action-packed battle towards the end.
I’m looking forward to seeing romantic relationship continues, especially after the shocker at the end of the book as well as finding out what the Alchemists are hiding. 4 out of 5 stars!