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3.52  ·  Rating details ·  183 ratings  ·  37 reviews
A gift?

A curse?

A moment that changes everything. . . .

Caught in an unexpected spring squall, Corrine's first instinct is to protect her little sister Sophie after a nasty fall. But when Corrine reaches out to comfort her sister, the exact opposite occurs. Her touch--charged with an otherworldly force and bursting with blinding indigo color--surges violently from Corrine to
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Random House Children's
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
A year ago, Gina Linko’s very strong debut, Flutter, left me convinced that I’ve discovered an author worthy of attention. Today, after finishing Gina’s sophomore Young Adult novel, I’m thrilled to report that I wasn’t wrong in the least. Ms. Linko is a force to be reckoned with, an author you can rely on for excellent stories and quality prose.

Her writing has a certain easy elegance that’s very difficult to describe, but extremely easy to enjoy. Her sentences are clean and neat, but distinctive
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I, in my humble authorly opinion, love this book. I hope you do too!
Wendy Darling
2.5 stars This was... fine. But pretty predictable and not altogether all that memorable, from characters to plot to romance to writing. It almost got bumped up to a 3 at the end, because I thought something really interesting was going to happen--but that punch ended up getting pulled, too. Oh, well.
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
i won this book on goodreads giveaways. i love to read ya so was really looking forward to this book. it didn't disappoint. i felt the characters were fleshed out and authentic. a couple of times i felt rushed by the author but it didn't take away from the story which I thoroughly enjoyed and i enjoyed it enough to buy a copy of another of her books, Flutter. Enjoy this book! ...more
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really solid four. The characters had some heft to them, the plot was surprisingly grounded given the "what if" nature of the premise, and the prose was just-lyrical-enough. Solid, solid, solid.
Yup. Officially charmed by Indigo and I'm about to read Flutter.
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was just what I needed!

I picked this and a few others up at a used book store thinking its time I get back into reading. I started with this one since its the shortest of the three I got. I'm glad I did! It was such a fast paced, light, and sweet read. Corrine is a likable character that proves to be smart and realistic. She doesn't fall into the phenomenon that her powers appear to be. She questions them and tests them. That's pretty awesome! Usually young adult books have the main charac
Ashley Simpson
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book started off pretty slow and I was losing interest but I am so glad that I read on because this book was absolutely wonderful! It had just the right amount of romance and the perfect amount of mystery. It was all about a girl finding her true self and not carrying around grief for something she thought she did. The protagonist is one that you will respect and admire for her bravery and attitude. I loved this book very much. I thought it would have to do with mermaids which it sadly did ...more
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A very lovely book. I love it very much. If I could just convince my sister to read it, I know she’ll love it too.
Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
After her younger sister Sophie’s death, Corrine and her family move to their summer vacation home in New Orleans to rebuild their lives. Although Sophie's death is ruled to be cardiac arrest, Corrine truly believes that she killed her sister with her mysterious, high-voltage touch. Suffering from unbearable guilt, Corrine refuses to touch anyone and withdraws herself from her family and friends.

Through Corrine, Gina Linko explores an unusual power, raising moral questions of how it should be us
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received a free copy of Indigo through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

The concept behind Indigo is fascinating, and Linko lines up Corrine's story so well that I was itching to get through the next chapter the moment I'd finished the previous one. Captivating and profound – if a bit heavy-handed with metaphors – Indigo is a poignant reminder to live a life of "a million little yeses."
Linko has another hit on her hands with Indigo. One of the things I love about her writing is the way emotions run so true. Her treatment of death, grief, guilt, fear, love and hope in this book will resonate with readers. And teens, especially, will love the romance between Corrine and Rennick. Yummy. :)
Gin Yee
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading Flutter, I was looking forward to reading Indigo. And good thing I did because this was more riveting than Flutter in my opinion. I loved the way Corrine's charecter was portrayed and the 'power' she had was presented in a way that didn't seem too ridiculous, unlike in some other similiar books I've read. ...more
Summer Peterson
Apr 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Touching story. I felt Corrine learned from her experiences and grew stronger from them. The end of the story left certain things open.
Nikki Gutierrez
Oct 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.25 stars (spoilers)
So, I read this book without reading the synopsis. Corrine has the power of healing through touch but she didn't know that. What she believed for the longest time was that she was the reason why her younger sister, Sophie, has died. Fast forward to New Orleans and reconnecting with her friend Mia-Joy and meeting Rennick. Now Rennick can see people's aura, and this is one of the reasons why he got attracted to Corrine. But more so, he Googled her and even stalked her in a sen
Lady Biblio
May 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I found nothing majorly wrong with this book yet at the same time it didn't leave an impression on me. I did like the supernatural aspect of the entire story but the timeline felt sluggish, dialogue was lacking and I just couldn't click with the main character, Corrine. I did finish the book (even if it took me a while) so I did find some enjoyment in it. Honestly, I am happy I found it at the dollar store for 1.25$ because it wasn't... well it wasn't a book I'd been happy paying full price for. ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Am very tired (it's currently 5:05 am and I haven't slept yet). Maybe will write a review later? ...more
Jezenya Espiet
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
It was a really good book, But in my opinion it went on and on about the same thing way to many times. But other than that it was good.
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love
I love the book. It's the love story I've been searching for in every single book that i read. This book symbolizes a lot. But most of all it symbolizes change. ...more
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting story. Not very well written but has some very good quotes and sentiment at times.
♡ Trishalyn ♡
Review : Indigo Okay , I had some problems with this book hence the 1 star . Mostly, this problem revolves around our main character Corrine. Just a warning , this review is going to contain spoilers.
First off , I'll give you some background information about her . 
1. She has a sister who died because of some electric currents that surged from Corrine's fingertips a.k.a her indigo abilty. She believed she had killed her with her power. - Majority of the book is centered around her grief and her
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Received Indigo as an e-ARC to review. Check out my full review at

Indigo follows Corrine as she moves back to where she spent time as a child. Everything is stressed because of the loss of Corrine’s sister. Corrine has a “special touch” (the burn of the tagline) and she believes that she killed her little sister. Even though she didn’t mean to, she still stresses out about it (understandably). In New Orleans, she meets a new guy, Rennick who is somewhat
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Looking at this cover, I still don't know why I picked this one up. I'm sorry, but this cover just did not beg me to pick it up off the shelf. But it was sitting on my TBR pile at home and I decided, why not? I'm so glad I gave this a try despite the not-so-pretty cover, because it ended up having a pretty great story inside.

When Corrine and her sister Sophie are caught in a storm, Corrine immediately reaches out to save her sister. Instead of saving her, though, Corrine's touch causes a strang
YA Reads Book Reviews
Originally posted on, reviewed by Nichole

Last year I fell in love with Gina Linko in her book, Flutter. I was naturally excited to read Indigo. The cover looks awesome, the synopsis sounds cool, and I’m always up for a paranormal fantasy book. I didn’t end up loving this book. I ended up DNF’ing it half way through for a couple different reasons. 1) This is not really a paranormal fantasy book 2) the characters and 3) the connection.

Goodreads has Indigo listed as young adult/fant
Rebecca Sofferman
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
A teenage girl battles an alarming secret: she believes she accidentally killed her younger sister via a strange electrical energy transferred through touch. Now Corrine is afraid to touch anyone, and when her family moves to New Orleans she plans to hide away from nearly everyone. But soon things begin to happen in this mystical city, including a connection to a boy who may not be a stranger, and who opens Corrine’s mind and her heart to the possibility that she may be more of a healer than a k ...more
Indigo was quite a quick, pleasant read. I didn't expect much going into it, but I did enjoy it. It all starts six months after Corinne's little sister died. Corrine believes it was her fault, because her vision went blue and she felt something electric within her, then next thing she knows she's being told her sister is dead. Since then her family has moved permanently to their Summer home in New Orleans, and Corinne has refused to touch (or even speak) to anyone for fear of killing them. At le ...more
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
(foul language, adult situations) This author put a little too much into a book for Y.A. First, there aren't any sex scenes, but things do get hot and heavy between the heroine and hero. The biggest turn-off, though, was all the swearing. Because of that, I wouldn't recommend it to my pre-teen or teen. The story itself was interesting, but again, the author puts too much into it. The imagery was great, but it slowed the book down. I liked the music theme throughout, but when the art theme, elec ...more
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 21, 2013 rated it did not like it
To be honest, me and this book just didnt get along.. At the beginning and up to 20 pages i just could not click with the book.. The main character annoyed me. I cant really describe why i disliked her..Her stubbornness irritated me..
So i just fell flat with this book and started skipping through reading bits and pieces. Jumped here and there..

I skipped pretty much the whole middle and read a little bit of the ending but honestly if someone told me what this book was about and what happened in i
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I thought it was alright
I wouldnt have keep reading if I didn't like it a bit :)

The healing factor was pretty cool
I mite read another book by her she has an intriguing writting style that works with me
Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I read a similar book a while ago but I can't remember what the other book was called. Both books were great and very different. I didn't absolutely love this book but it was a little bit hard to put down at times. ...more
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