Title: The Indigo Spell [Bloodlines #3]
Author: Richelle Mead
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.
I’d just like to say I love the cover ~ From left to right, we’ve got Marcus Finch, Sydney, and Adrian ! I can’t wait to read this book… why is February so far ?
First Paragraph of Chapter One:
This wasn’t the first time I’d been pulled out of bed for a crucial mission. It was, however, the first time I’d been subjected to such a personal line of questioning.
“Are you a virgin?”
Want to read more? You can check out the rest of chapter one here.
[Update 21/12/12] You can now check out chapter two here, as well!
Also, here are some teaser quotes Mead posted recently after Adrian won the very popular YA Sisterhood Crush Tourney~
“Under normal circumstances, you inviting me to the bedroom would be the highlight of my day.”
“We need to get inside. I think my hair gel’s frozen.”
“it’s Kahlua, Sage. Packed with sugar and coffee flavor.”
“Who knows more about male weakness: you or me? Use my knowledge, Sage.”
“Do you want me to call you Celery Stick instead of Cupcake or Honey-Pie? It just doesn’t inspire the same warm and fuzzy feelings.”
Every time I see “Sage” my mind just jumps around screaming “Adrian! Adrian! ADRIAN IS SPEAKING!” Yeah, I’m a little odd, but hey he’s like the best character… like, ever, haha ~
Thanks to everyone pitching in and getting Morgan Rhodes 1000 likes on Facebook, Mead released a new teaser from the novel:
From Chapter 15 of The Indigo Spell
Adrian looked over at me again. “Who knows more about male weakness: you or me?”
“Go on.” I refused to directly answer the question.
“Get a new dress. One that shows a lot of skin. Short. Strapless. Maybe a push-up bra too.” He actually had the audacity to do a quick assessment of my chest. “Eh, maybe not. But definitely some high heels.”
“Adrian,” I exclaimed. “You’ve seen how Alchemists dress. Do you think I can really wear something like that?”
He was unconcerned. “You’ll make it work. You’ll change clothes or something. But I’m telling you, if you want to get a guy to do something that might be difficult, then the best way is to distract him so that he can’t devote his full brainpower to the consequences.”
“You don’t have a lot of faith in your own gender.”
“Hey, I’m telling you the truth. I’ve been distracted by sexy dresses a lot.”
I didn’t really know if that was a valid argument, seeing as Adrian was distracted by a lot of things. Fondue. T-shirts. Kittens. “And so, what then? I show some skin, and the world is mine?”
“That’ll help.” Amazingly, I could tell he was dead serious. “And you’ve gotta act confident the whole time, like it’s already a done deal. Then make sure when you’re actually asking for what you want that you tell him you’d be ‘so, so grateful.’ But don’t elaborate. His imagination will do half the work for you. ”
I shook my head, glad we’d almost reached our destination. I didn’t know how much more I could listen to. “This is the most ridiculous advice I’ve ever heard. It’s also kind of sexist too, but I can’t decide who it offends more, men or women.”
“Look, Sage. I don’t know much about chemistry or computer hacking or photosynthery, but this is something I’ve got a lot of experience with.” I think he meant photosynthesis, but I didn’t correct him. “Use my knowledge. Don’t let it go to waste.”
Release Date: February 12, 2013