Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate) choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D
This week's Memory Lane Monday...
The Indigo Spell By: Richelle Mead
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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.Top Two Favourite Quotes...
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
#1 “We need to get inside. I think my hair gel’s frozen.”
#2 “You're not as much of a lost cause as she was. I mean, with her, I had to overcome her deep, epic love with a Russian warlord. You and I just have to overcome hundreds of years' worth of deeply ingrained prejudice and taboo between our two races. Easy.”
I decided to feature The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead today because I was looking through my review archives and realized I never posted my review for this book! ....*sigh* I missed a perfect opportunity to go goo-goo-ga-ga over Adrian and that just makes me so sad :'(
There were two things that really stood out to me about The Indigo Spell. One was that I was so glad to see Sydney becoming a little more daring and even going as far as questioning some of the Alchemists' beliefs. She's finally starting to embrace her magic capabilities and I can't even begin to tell you how refreshing that was. My next "stand-out" about Indigo Spell goes by what I believe the book community calls SYDRIAN! Ohhh how I love Sydrian =D Although Sydney tries very hard to resist the temptation of a relationship with Adrian, her will power finally starts to break and with it comes hot and steamy Sydrian scenes (More so than you might expect)! I do have to point out though that back in January/February when there was heavy marketing going on in anticipation for The Indigo Spell's release, YouTube clips containing sneak peaks to "fan worthy" Sydrian scenes were released once a week for several weeks before the release date. Even though each clip averaged to about 40 seconds in length, I will say that watching them before The Indigo Spell's release kind of ruined actually reading Sydrian scenes. The book teasers were definitely a bit on the cheesier side and although I loved seeing Sydney and Adrian come to life, watching them made it hard for me to forget the actors' portrayals of those parts while reading, So in short, if you haven't read the Indigo Spell, I don't recommend watching those clips until after you've read the book yourself!
All in all Indigo Spell was everything I wanted it to be and more! The way Richelle Mead wrapped things up at the end makes me overly eager to read The Fiery Heart later this fall! Have you read The Indigo Spell? What's your favourite thing about the Bloodlines series? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Keep Reading!
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