Release Date: February 12, 2013
Genre: YA Vamps/Alchemists/Magic
Source: ARC Gifted
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Happy Indigo Spell Release Day!!!!
I'll keep it simple and spoiler free but I welcome lots of spoiler chatting on goodreads if you have read it or when you read it. But you might want to skip the quotes depending on your level of spoiler avoidance.
Let's start with my husband of course! I say this all the time but I would seriously lick the ground Adrian walks on. I want to just offer myself to him on a platter covered in cheery slush, alcohol, cigerettes, and now fondue. Whatever he wants I would seriously give him. People continually write him off as a bad boy but he is nothing but kind, sweet, and loyal. Even though Sydney pushes him away he pushes back. After getting hurt by Rose I kind of thought he might give up on Sydney but he continues to play his cards right and works his way further under her skin. He is hilarious! Look forward to his famous "tattoo" coming back! Look forward to lots of awesome lines. I seriously have no idea how Richelle Mead writes his parts because he feels so truly real to me! And badass! His famous words!
Sydney. Okay I admit I've disliked her for most of the serious. BUT....she made major positive movements in this book. I was truly shocked and happy. There were a few scenes where I still wanted to hit her head against the wall and knock some sense into her but I was happy. Tons of AMAZING syndrian scenes. Beyond what I was hoping for. Spirit dreams, dancing, going under cover to a B&B, sorority parties, just so many great scenes. Sydney still has some more work but I finally feel like she is worthy of Adrian. I'd still be better though JUST SAYING!
I was worried about Marcus and a dreaded love triangle but was so happy with the development. Sydney really doesn't see him that way although at times he was charming. I liked him okay but after so much build up I didn't think he did too much. He helped Sydney see some of the Alchemist lies so I do thank him for that. Also love how protective Adrian was when he showed up and there was some hilarious arguments between them about who has better hair! Of course Adrian wins. Adrian always wins! Forever and always!
I love Eddie but that poor guy really can't catch a break. I really want more development from his character but he was way in the background again. But Adrian should always be front and center so I can't complain too much. I didn't feel much in the way of Jill's development either. The Bloodlines series was a bit of a transition for me because it is so much more about magic and not about fighting Strigoi but I finally really love the pace and change of plot. Plus I'll follow Adrian anywhere! You have no idea how excited I am to get Adrian's POV in The Fiery Heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WARNING! THE INDIGO SPELL CAUSES SERIOUS DELUSIONS!
1. I sprayed my wool coat with cologne and cloves and sleep with it pretending it's Adrians.
2. I made myself an honorary member of AYE.
3. I made reservations for myself and Adrian at a fondue restaurant.
4. I dream of wedding receptions where I expect Adrian to show up
5. I tell people my name is Jet because Jet sounds badass.
6. I named my car the Ivashkinator.
7. I got a dragon figurine and named it Hopper.
8. I got a tattoo of a pirate skeleton riding a motorcycle with a skeleton parrot also throwing ninja starts ON FIRE!
"But I doubt she's going to guess we were out working magic in a field."
A terrible thought came to me. "Oh God. She probably thinks we were off doing--you know--romantic type, um, things--"
That amused Adrian far more than it should have. "See, there you go again. That's the first thought that comes to your mind." He shook his head melodramatically. "I can't believe you keep accusing me of being the obsessed one."
Adrian shook his head, still smiling. "I've said over and over, I'd do anything for you. I just keep hoping it'll be something like, 'Adrian, let's go hot tubbing' or 'Adrian, take me out for fondue."
"Well, sometimes we have to--did you say fondue?" Sometimes it was impossible to follow Adrian's train of thought. "Why in the world would I ever say that?"
He shrugged. "I like fondue."
"Oh...Adrian, I've got one more favor to ask you. A big one."
"Fondue?" he asked hopefully.
Maybe," I said reluctantly. "But each time you use spirit, you're more likely to go crazy."
"Already crazy about you, Sage."
He waved dismissively. "Keep it. I've got others."
"What am I going to do with a wool coat?" I asked.
"Especially here in Palm Springs?"
"Sleep with it" he suggested. "Think of me."
"Jet," said Adrian. I nearly groaned. For inexplicable reasons "Jet Stelle" was a pseudonym Adrian really liked using. In our rehearsal today, he was supposed to be called Brian.
"I don't know, Sage. You threw yourself in the line of pepper spray for me. You must like me just a little bit."
"I--I figured it'd be a shame to ruin your pretty face," I stammered.
"Oh, no," I groaned. "Not the tattoo."
"It's our logo," he said. "Isn't it badass?"
"Just something kicking around in my head. Reminds me of you. Fiery and sweet, all at the same time. A flame in the dark, lighting my way."
"I'm not dangerous," I breathed.
He brought his face toward mine. "You are to me."
And somehow, against all reason, we were kissing.
"I have a hickey. I let Adrian Ivashkov give me a hickey."
"Well, I guess you can't. But when I touch you, your aura... it smolders. The colors deepen, it burns more intensely, the purple increases. Why? Why, Sydney?" He used that hand on me to pull me closer. "Why do yo react that way if I don't mean anything to you?"
"I know I'm not supposed to say this," he said. "But I think I love you more than ever."
"You should listen to her," growled Marcus. "It might save you from getting your pretty face wrecked. How much styling did you have to do to get your hair like that?"
"At least I brush my hair," said Adrian.