The Indigo Spell : Bloodlines

  • by Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by Emily Shaffer
  • Series: Bloodlines
  • 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"We're suckers for it." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Stands out from the crowded vampire genre." (Associated Press)
"An obvious pick for the literary lover of all things bloodsucking." (MTV's Hollywood Crush)

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Customer Reviews

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Adrian ADRIAN A D R I A N

Alright, I seriously only read this book for Adrian and he does not disappoint.
The series as a whole is so-so. But if you have come this far you either know that, or think differently. I you like Bloodlines then you will love Indigo Spell. It's the best of the series by far.

It goes without saying Adrian saves the book again. I am in love with him, I really am I just can't help it.

There is a little of mystery, action, and a whole lotta romance. Fans of Meed and the Bloodlines series will not be disappointed.
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- Bee "Just a book fool."

Sydney and Adrian Heat Up!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. If you have enjoyed the series so far, then Indigo Spell is a great addition :-)


What other book might you compare The Indigo Spell to and why?

Not sure. While they are spin-offs of the Vampire Academy books, the farther into the series, the less like the VA books they are. Magic takes a center stage in Indigo Spell, so maybe a Discover of Witches? There is the whole forbidden love between a vampire and witch thing going on.


What about Emily Shaffer’s performance did you like?

She is a decent narrator, not my favorite, but far from my least favorite.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Forbidden love?


Any additional comments?

The previous two books are told from Sydney's POV, just like this one, but there is a lot of Jilly, Eddie, and the other Moroi/Dhampirs. But this book is very Syndey/Adrian focused, which if you like their romance is a great thing. If you don't care for it as much as say, Rose and Dimitri's, then you might not like this book as much as the previous two. You get to meet Marcus, and find out what his group is all about. You find out what you already know about the Alchemists, that they are likely in league with the Warriors. And you get to attend Sonya's wedding, which brings us back to the VA cast. Rose and Dimitri, and Queen Lissa and Christian, are at the wedding, but we don't get to spend too much time with them.

Sydney is being hunted by a bad/evil witch, who happens to also be Mrs. Terwillinger's sister. In turn, Mrs. Terwillinger teaces Syndey how to defend herself, and Sydney and Adrian travel around the state warning other young witches that they may be in danger from Mrs. Terwillinger's sister (Veronica?). This activity keeps Sydney and Adrian around each other, and falling into romantic situations, despite Sydney's best efforts. All the while, Syndey is trying to decide whether she wants to break ties completely with the Alchemists or continue to work as a double agent and uncover more of their secrets. Working as a double agent is very risky, but leaving the Alchemists means leaving Adrian, Jill, and the others behind. No suprise which she chooses :-)

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- Tabitha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2013
  • Publisher: Listening Library