Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets--and human lives."
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 absolutely love Richelle Mead’s books! Well, at least all the ones that I have read. Her books have some of my favorite characters. When I first picked up Vampire Academy I ended up flying through the series. I was sad to see it end but excited to hear that there would be a spin-off. I started VA when all the books were already out so it was easy to read them all consecutively which is not the case with the Bloodlines series. I bought the Indigo Spell when it was first released but it sat on my shelf for ages. The longer I did not pick it up the less excited I was for it. This is rare since I typically read Mead’s books right away once I have them. I was thinking maybe I just wasn’t feeling the series anymore.
Once I picked up and finished the Indigo Spell I knew I needed to continue on with the series I hope to get the next one soon and not wait so long in between reading them. I started this book and remembered why I love Mead’s books so much. I love all the characters with their very different personalities, I love the banter between love interests, and I love strong characters or watching the making of strong characters.