Series: Bloodlines #4
Release Date: November 19th 2013
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 Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . . But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.
"I won't lie. Walking into a room and seeing your girlfriend reading a baby-name book can kind of make your heart stop."
The book has Adrian’s POV! The first chapter was hard to get into as I just finished Indigo Spell and I was still stuck in Sydney’s head when I had to jump into Adrian’s. It was so fun seeing what’s happening in his head!
Adrian and Sydney are finally together, which annoys me quite a bit… At the start of the book they were literally the most amazing couple and then they turned into a mushy one that stopped flirting with each other and just talked about how much they love each other. Gross. I think I genuinely like the chase and not the relationship in books. But I still love both characters and over the years I have grown so close to both of them.
Now that Sydney has met the rebel Alchemist Marcus in the last book she decides to use her new magic powers to create an ink that can insure the Alchemists can’t reink the “bad” Alchemist’s and make them into robots. I’m still not too sure about the whole magic use with Sydney…
But there’s more problems for Sydney and her secret life when her sister Zoe moves to the school and keeps a close eye on Sydney and her behaviour. Meaning no time with Adrian and little to no time using magic to recreate the ink that Marcus has to travel to Mexico to get.
Basically the books are all turning into a soap opera… I still love following the story but it’s all getting a little bit stretched out. This book I think could have been shortened by about 100 pages that weren’t exactly needed.
BOY OH BOY. Sydney’s worst nightmare has come to life and the book ends on a cliff hanger…