by Kate Marie Robbins

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Ava is your typical teenage girl, hoping to spend her summer doing the usual: shopping, concerts, skateboarding, and hanging out with her friends. Her best friend Sera has other plans for them, learning how fly her uncle Mat�s hot air balloon. Their first solo flight turns out to be the adventure of a lifetime.

By magical forces, they are pulled into a world that is unlike their own: the world of Indigo, steeped in myths, legends, and prophecy. Where nothing is what it seems. Where good and evil are not easily distinguished. Will the two teens be able to figure out whose side they are really on before it�s too late and find their way home?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016762654
Publisher: Katherine Robbins
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Series: Indigo , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

From the makings of her fabulous tennis hits, from the inspiration of her waggish pets, from the riotous air of Minnesota, comes Kate Marie Robbins...

She lives in a VERY small town in southeastern Minnesota with her family and her three pets. She is currently working in a nursing home but has for long dreamed of being a published author- which since you are reading this, has come true. She likes to read, sing, paint and is very proud of her music & book collections. She also wants to travel the world. When she travels the world of Indigo, she would like to learn sword fighting from Bradan, or be a tailor.

Kate once waited to get into a concert for ten hours, in a snow storm. She dyes her hair a different color every few months, and once went to Walmart wearing a black cape and cat ears. She never got into trouble at school, and has not yet achieved her ambition of drinking her way through all twelve pubs pictured on her Irish calendar.

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Indigo 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GC4GSUS More than 1 year ago
Author Ms. Kate Marie Robbins has an imagination that is "out of this world". She takes us readers on a balloon ride that, after running into a mysterious fog bank, finds us in the magical and mysterious land of “Indigo.” A place where the two main characters, Ava and Sera, who are both 18 years old from modern day America, find themselves in a place of pure fantasy. Indigo is unlike anything the girls could ever imagine as the grass and trees are blue, and the sky is pink. The inhabitants of Indigo are just as colorful and flamboyant as the trees, and for transportation they ride unicorns and zebra’s. As a fantasy junky I was really looking forward to reading this book as the description sounded great. Sadly I was disappointed on many levels. Let me start by first saying that I think that the plot of this story is fantastic. The Land of Indigo a beautiful world for an adventure, and the characters are really interesting and even have colored illustrations in the back of the book that give you a better idea of who they are and what they look like. (big thumbs up to this, though they might have been of more use if they’d been in the front of the book, or if upon introduction to the character have an * by it along with a page number for quick look up.) As I was saying the plot is great, the location fantastic, and the characters really interesting, but the reason I gave this book only 3 stars is due to the fact that the writing is rather monotone. When reading it, it is void of any real emotion. As an example when the girls land in this new land and see all the changes they are shocked for a moment but then just seem to move on quickly to something else. You’d think that two teenage girls in a situation like this would be overcome with emotion: crying, screaming, panicking, etc. But they don’t react like a teenager would to this situation nor too many of the other situations they find themselves in. This lack of emotion and development in the story-line made it a bitter sweet read for me. I loved the idea of the book, but the lack of feeling and the monotone writing style made it difficult to finish. I believe that with some refinement to the story-line, clarification on some key points, and more emotion added to the characters, this book could easily be a 5 star.
KatLogan1218 More than 1 year ago
I was really excited about reading after going over the previous reviews of the book. Once I got started I quickly lost interest. I’m not sure if it was the style of writing or if it was the jumping around of the different points of view. The foundation of the story is fantastic; it has a “Wizard of Oz” feel for me. The manner on how the girls entered the new realm and the colors and the description of that new place, Indigo, was really great. Where the story started falling flat was how the characters spoke or how their activities were described, I felt like the author was trying really hard to be grammatically correct or to get the detail precise instead of just letting the story flow. The different points of view also left me a little confused on who is doing what and when, instead of letting the story being told from Ava’s point of view. I would have loved to hear her tell the story the whole way through.
CACathyQ More than 1 year ago
REVIEWED FOR ROUND TABLE BOOK REVIEWS Indigo by Kate Marie Robbins is a story of challenge and discovery in another world. Two young women, Ava and Sera, are swept into another world by magic on their first solo balloon flight. They find themselves in a new world where they are thought to be part of an ancient prophecy and must decide who to trust while figuring out a way home. They find out about who they are and the strength they have together.  The story is interesting as are the characters. We get glimpses of the new world, Indigo through various characters eyes. The story is told in the first person, mostly by Ava. Yet the author also gives a peak into most of the characters through their own unique perspective. Each character spends a lot of time thinking and worrying; carrying on their own inner monologue. This can be confusing at times and repetitive at others. I found myself thinking, “Okay, get on with it.” Or I would have to go back and reread the section title to understand whose perspective I was experiencing. I wanted to get more story and description and less angst about what might happen. The characters did things that felt out of character and even contrived at times. The leaders need more strategy; the villains need more purpose.   The core story and characters are strong. The world feels real. Perhaps a young adult audience might overlook  the minor inconsistencies. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
**reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews**  5 stars  What happens when the world you lived in is gone and you are now in this odd fairy tale looking world? Well, this is what Ava and Sera have to deal with. They've been learning how to fly Sera's uncle's hot-air balloon all summer. On the way back from their first solo flight, the get lost off course in a horrible fog storm. Where they land is anywhere but home. In a land with silver trees, blue grass, palace guards, and dark warriors, it's up to Ava and Sera to decide who they can truly trust.  Kate Marie Robbins takes us on a magical journey where friendships are built and made stronger, true love is discovered, and where dreams are now a reality. There are mysteries to be discovered and truths to be revealed in this wonderful story of 2 brave and courageous girls just trying to find home. This is a great story that you'll be able to read again and again and continue to uncover new elements each time. 
brooklynnRC More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews This is a story about two teen girls, Sera and Ava that enjoy a day out in a hot air balloon but then everything drastically changes. They somehow break through a reality barrier and end up in another world, where trees are blue and people’s natural hair colors consist from the colors of the rainbow. Sera and Ava are then thrust in the middle of a war between the people of Indigo; the people of the palace vs. the Dark warriors (a group of outcasts). Ava is believed to be the prophecy that will lead these two enemies to peace. In my opinion, this book is 3 stars, I just couldn’t get into it…I guess you would say that it wasn’t my cup of tea. It was well written even though the dialogue was sometimes iffy. Ave and Sera are from present day earth but sometimes they speak as though they were born back hundreds of years ago.  If you like fantasy and alternate reality then this is the book for you. I do like how there is a character guide but I do think it would have been better either at the front of the book, or maybe throughout…whenever the author is introducing a new character
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. Reality hitting fantasy. Liked how Ava experienced life. Fell in love with Braden who she is going to have a baby with. Kate did a great job blending reality with fantasy and it was smooth, I was caught up in every descriptive scene especially when Ava was shot by an arrow and had to endure The pain because she couldn't stop to take care of it while being chased. Kate is an exceptional writer.  I look forward to the next book!!