Title: The Indigo Spell
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Year: 2013
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: E-book version purchased from Kobo Books
From the cover:
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 was really excited for this book, for the things that were coming up for Sydney. I love the angle of the relationship between her and Adrian, and I love even more the way that she seems to be able to learn magic. It’s interesting to watch her struggle with whether she should or not, but I’m loving the storyline just as it is.
The Indigo Spell seems to me to be the defining line of when Sydney is actually starting to break away from the Alchemists. She’s been putting some distance there already, between her and their overly rigid dogma, but this is just taking it one step farther.
This book is the turning point for the series. I feel like everything’s going to get a bit crazy from here, as Sydney tries to escape, and her relationship with Adrian progresses. And I’m looking forward to reading about it.