I’m going to admit up front that while I’m giving this book four stars, it wasn’t my favorite of this series so far and it might actually have been closer to a 3.5. I will also admit that Adrian is probably the reason I still rush out to buy these books on release day.
That’s totally acceptable right?
So let me just say that the build-up to the release probably is what had me expecting much more out of this book. There was so much “who is Marcus Finch” around that I felt like I would die if I didn’t know! LOL
Well… we find out exactly who Marcus Finch is. Marcus, a former Alchemist wants Sidney to part ways with the Alchemists and her family and join him to have the magical elements in her tattoo removed. Sidney struggles with the idea because while she knows that there are secrets being kept from her, she isn’t quite ready to go to the extremes that Marcus has.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney also is tasked with finding the person who is targeting younger powerful witches and in order to do so, she has to accept and embrace that magical part of her that struggles with the idea that magic is wrong and shouldn’t be used.
I looooooved that Sydney and Adrian got closer in this book. I’m waiting for them to finally succumb to the attraction and get it on. LOL These two are such complete and absolute opposites that it’s wonderful to see how they actually do connect and Mead does a great job of building their relationship. And seeing Sydney try and fight the attraction continuously, while sometimes is irritating, I get it. I really do! The chemistry is finally believable too!
Since I’m admitting things while writing this review, I’m also going to say this… Sydney is not my favorite. I don’t know … it’s just something about her. I like some warmth and she’s definitely not, and she’s a bit too rigid for my tastes, but I say all this with love because I get that these are characteristics that helped form who she was and were brought about by how she was raised. It just doesn’t make me like her… which in turn makes me think she’s not worthy of Adrian LOL
Anyway… I am looking forward to the next book in the series, I think the addition of Sydney’s sister will be a great twist, though I’m not sure if I’m supposed to like her… she definitely hasn’t won me over the little bit we saw of her, plus it will be interesting to see how Sydney gets around the whole ‘involvement with people she’s supposed to hate’ thing while she’s being watched a bit closer by the Alchemists.
If you haven’t started this series, definitely give it a try. I originally went into this one because I was such a fan of Vampire Academy and I wanted more. Then I found myself really enjoying the new direction and characters that Mead was giving us. Plus… ADRIAN!!