The Indigo Spell by 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. (from goodreads)
Where back in Richelle Mead's world of Moroi, Dhampirs & Alchmist's, this time around it is more focused on Sydney & Adrian rather than Jill & the Vampire Hunters. As Sydney struggles with the fact that she has magical powers, Marcus Finch who is a rouge Alchemist & her feelings towards Adrian.
With an out-of-control Witch in Palm Springs & the revelation from Marcus that the people who she trusts, don't necessarily say the truth or trust her, Sydney faces more than she could have imagined taking on this post in Palm Springs. Jill, Eddie & Angeline are still apart of the story line, however, this time around it is more focused on Sydney who struggles with the beliefs of the Alchmist's & whether or not what they have been telling her all her life is the truth, her feelings towards Adrian & towards magic.
Adrian is always there for Sydney, he helps protect her & help her with what she is dealing with. He does get jealous feelings about Marcus & how much time that he & Sydney spent together, planning things that would get her thrown into a re-education centre.
Marcus wasn't a very likable character, he does what he has to to protect those who no longer see the ways that other Alchmist's do. Sydney becomes a different person, with a strong change in the way she thinks and how she reacts to news that could put herself in danger. As well with accepting that what she feels won't go away. Adrian... what can I say some of the scenes make you swoon & others you think why the hell are you doing that? But still he is Adrian.
The Indigo Spell leaves you hanging & wanting more of Richelle Mead, Sydney & Adrian, especially with the ending!