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The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, Book 3) [Paperback]

Richelle Mead
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12 Feb 2013

Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell is the heart-stopping third book in the bestselling Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead, set in the world of the soon-to-be global movie sensation, Vampire Academy. A thrilling world of magic, alchemy, vampires and true love awaits . . .

Sydney Sage she protects vampire secrets - and human lives.


In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she is struggling to decide between following her Alchemist teachings - or her heart.

Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch, a former Alchemist who is now on the run. As Marcus pushes her to rebel, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought.

There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as Sydney searches for the person attacking powerful young witches, she realizes that she must embrace her magical blood - or else she will be next.

Praise for Richelle Mead:

'Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable.' MTV's Hollywood Crush

'We're suckers for it!' - Entertainment Weekly

Also available in the Bloodlines series:

Bloodlines (Book 1)

Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2)

Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3)

Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4)

And don't miss: Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5)

Discover where the story began in the Vampire Academy series:


Vampire Academy (Book 1)

Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2)

Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3)

Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4)

Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5)

Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6)

About the author:

Richelle Mead is the New York Times and global bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series (soon to be a movie blockbuster in Feb 2014), the Bloodlines series and the Age of X series. Richelle lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (12 Feb 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0141337168
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141337166
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Richelle Mead has an MA in comparative Religion and a passion for all things wacky and humorous. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and four cats. Late night musings and updates about her new books can be found at:

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We're suckers for it! (Entertainment Weekly)

An obvious pick for the literary lover of all things bloodsucking (Hollywood Crush,

About the Author

Richelle Mead, the New York Times bestselling author of Vampire Academy, lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and baby.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 10 Feb 2013
By Sarah R
Sydney's world has been turned upside down; the Alchemists have been lying to her, the magic that she reluctantly wields seems to be growing each day and the Moroi vampire Adrian has proclaimed his love to her. With everything she'd been taught as `right' and `wrong' been completely flipped on its head, she turns her attention to Marcus Finch, a rebel ex-Alchemist that might be the key to the answers she's been seeking. But will her journey lead to salvation or re-education from the Alchemists?

Indigo Spell is the 3rd book in the Bloodlines series, which is a spin off from the Vampire Academy series. Unlike some spin off series where you often ache for another edition in the main series over the spin off, Richelle Mead has done a fantastic job of making Bloodlines stand on its own 2 feet, developing these fantastic characters whilst still containing clever cameos from the previous series, that there's no need to turn back. Indigo Spell is just another great book in the series that I just couldn't put down.

In some ways, Indigo Spell feels fairly different to the previous 2 books in the series. First of all; the series started as a repercussion of Rose's actions of the previous series, and sequential actions taken by bigger factions have been out of Sydney's control. In Indigo Spell however, Sydney takes control; at the start of the book she's dragged into big battles and Marcus' rebellion but by the end of the book she makes the choices she want to make and considering her strict upbringing, seeing her blossom into the woman she is now is incredible. She really grows so much in this book; anyone who's been unsure of her strict ways in earlier instalments will completely get on board with her in Indigo Spell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't fault it! 25 July 2014
By Book Passion for Life TOP 1000 REVIEWER
The Indigo Spell….wow! It’s easily my favourite of the series so far! I loved every minute of it and I couldn’t put it down. My reading has been pretty slow lately but I managed to finish this in just under 48 hours, and most of that was because of Adrian ;) Can this guy get any sweeter?

The story kicks off with Mrs Terwilliger informing Sydney that an evil witch could possibly be after her, leading Sydney to step up her magic and try more complicated spells. Adrian is there every step of the way for her, in more ways than one – much to Sydney’s disapproval, but not only that. Sydney finally seeks out Marcus Finch where she finally starts to get some real answers about the Alchemists, but she’s left torn. Can she really turn her back on them?

Awww I loved it! Really, I did! I couldn’t have asked for a better book….honestly, it kind of blew me away. Richelle definitely stepped up her game! What I loved was how the story kicked off from the get go. There was always something going on and it was so entertaining. The plot is getting thicker and thicker, and more scarier if I'm honest. I'm scared for Sydney, I can kind of guess what's coming and I'm worried for her. This whole Alchemist business is freaky. They moan about the Moroi and Dhampirs but surely what they're doing is wrong too? I have to say I'm excited to see the outcome though.

As you can probably guess Adrian was a huge factor for me in this book. He continues to surprise me and as a character, he's developing a lot too. He has so much on his shoulders and I honestly can feel his pain. It's his honestly that stands out the most though and the way he is with Sydney. If I thought I swooned at Dimitri, then Adrian just knocked him off the top spot! And yes I do see why Sydney went so back and fourth in this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Indigo Spell 18 Feb 2013
Sydney is feeling very conflicted between what the Alchemist's have taught her and what her heart feels after the events of the last book. Therefore she goes in search of Marcus Finch a former Alchemist who has escaped and has a way of stopping them controlling. At the same time an evil witch is targeting young women with magical powers and Sydney must master her abilities or she might be next.

The Indigo Spells the brilliant third book in the Bloodlines series which has romance, action and an unpredictable plot. While this book is excellent, it definitely felt like a middle book and I hope we get to explore more about the Alchemists world in the next book.

Sydney is much more uncertain about everything in this book compared to Bloodlines and The Golden Lily which I felt added another level to her. I also like that she is less obsessed about what she ate as I did not like that aspect of her. I love that we got to see another side of Adrian and how really sweet and romantic he is.

I hope we get to see more of Jill, Eddie and Angeline in the next few books, as since Bloodlines, they seem to becoming less important characters as the series goes on.

I can't wait for The Fiery Heart to come out in autumn, especially as it is told from the point of view of both Sydney and Adrian. I would recommend The Indigo Spell to people who enjoyed Vampire Academy and liked the other novels in the Bloodlines series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead 7 Feb 2013
By Amber
Struggling to write reviews has become a common thing for me when it comes to Richelle Mead's books. I love everything about them, and I cannot contain my gushy fangirling. Since this is my review, I decided not to contain myself this time. But I did try to at least make it mildly coherent, for your sake!

- A* to Sydney's character development. If you think back to how she was in Bloodlines - or even in the Vampire Academy series - you will immediately see that she has come such a long way already, and we're only halfway through this series. I didn't have any strong feelings towards her initially, especially since she was such a different character to Rose Hathaway, but I have actually come to adore her.

I love that Sydney is now more open to experimenting with magic. In The Indigo Spell we see her perform a lot more magic, both because it has become a necessity at this point, and also because she's not completely against it like she was in the beginning of the series. In addition to being more open to her magic, she is also more open to questioning the Alchemists, who we all know are not such goody-goodies as they seemed.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how Sydney progresses in the future, since she's already much less close-minded than before. What is she going to be like by the time we get to the final book in the series? Is she going to lead some sort of rebellion? Heh. I cannot wait to find out.

- Sydney and Adrian. *fans self* You guys, you don't understand. Their scenes!!!!1!1 After leaving the pair of them at a not-so-great place in The Golden Lily, I was happy to find that Adrian and Sydney aren't ignoring each other. They're together A LOT. Their connection is so lovely, and I loved their funny scenes as much as their emotional scenes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Indigo Spell
What another mysterious adventure that was. By the Angel!
Adrian's sass could set a town on fire, and Sydney's now-existent sass is admiring.
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Published 28 days ago by Naomi
5.0 out of 5 stars so if you enjoyed that, then this series is a must
This series of books are a spin-off from the Vampire Academy series, so if you enjoyed that, then this series is a must! Read more
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I collect the series. I love the story and how they characters gave developed over the years!! Great books, excellent read!!
Published 2 months ago by Teresa McKean
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is the last up to now in the bloodlines story fab read I hope it is not the of the story
Published 4 months ago by Nicola cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Love all of them - totally buy them all!!
I Couldn't put any of the series of books down. Head to keep reading them all. Really wish they were but a fantastic read all of them with excellent gripping story line all the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Katie Mitchel
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Mead
Richelle Mead had done it again. This is a wonderful book with so many brilliant moments between the lead characters, and a big twist at the end. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Nicola
5.0 out of 5 stars great
a fantastic book in the series, I have the whole series & am an avid collector/ reader, I will continue to read these as long as I have eyes in my head!
Published 5 months ago by Ms J. P. Squire
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable series.
This is a vampire series I have enjoyed reading. The books started with The Vampire Academy and have then gone onto a spin off series with a few characters. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bev Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars really good series of books
Great read, loving everything I read by richelle mead at the moment and will continue with the series can't wait!
Published 6 months ago by mrs sharon donaldson
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