Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book Review: The Indigo Spell

TITLE: The Indigo Spell
Book 3 in the Bloodlines series
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
PUBLISHED: February 2013
GENRE: Vampires, Urban Fantasy, Drama
PREMISE: Sydney gets pulled further into the world of magic and deals with her Adrian situation.
MY REVIEW: What can one say about Bloodlines? This series is one of those that people probably know if they like it by now. I'm under no illusion that anything I say will change people's minds about this series. You either like it or you don't. You either have an interest in checking it out or you've made up your mind that you don't want too. Series like these honestly probably don't even need bloggers like us writing reviews about it. They'll sale on the basis that it's Richelle Mead and she has a loyal following who will buy her books no matter what (I'm one of them when it comes to this series anyway).
But I'm going to go ahead and give it a thumbs up anyway. Spin-off series don't always work and in many cases aren't needed ;looks pointedly at Mortal Instruments;. But this is one of the few out there that manages to work. I will say though that I wish Mead would drop the eating problem thing with Sydney. It's poorly handled/not researched well and frankly doesn't even make sense for Sydney's character in the first place. Having Adrian take over on her diet stuff is also highly problematic message wise. Please Mead: stop it.
Other then that annoyance this series remains entertaining and decently written. I give there are some issues with this series (not just the diet issue) but the good far out weigh the bad in it.
WHO SHOULD READ: Vampire Academy fans, those that have read books 1 and 2, Twilight fans, vampire fans, House of Night fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five sleek cars

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