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Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

March 8th, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: February 10, 2015

Publisher: Razorbill

Series: Bloodlines #6

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the Book:

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here…

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

My Review:

This series has really had me on a roller coaster ride. I read Bloodlines as soon as it came out and despite the Vampire Academy series being one of my favorite series, I was disappointed. I was not a huge fan of Sydney’s and didn’t bother reading the rest of the series until recently. Once I got back into you I couldn’t stop. I read both The Fiery Heart and Silver Shadows within a day and was both eager to find out what happens and yet sad that it was coming to an end.

While satisfying this one was missing that little something extra to make it a 4 or 5 star read. There was a lot going on and I don’t know if some of it was necessary. After being so nicely paced during the rest of the series this one felt like too much going on too quickly. I don’t want offer any spoilers but despite the pacing issues I don’t think fans will be disappointed. I was also happy to see more of Rose and Dmitri because you can never have too much Dmitri. 🙂

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3 Responses

  1. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    Well yay for giving a series a second chance and it turning into a good one for ya. I still need to finish up the VA series. One day.

  2. Kate @ Ex Libris

    Yeah, this one wasn’t my favorite, but I did like it and I loved the endings that everyone got.

  3. Franzi

    I know what you mean. (I was too subjectiv to give it less than 5 stars. Shame on me!)
    After what happened in that camp (I’m trying to avoid Spoilers here) I just knew what would happen to that little problem… I mean COME ON, this book ended like a fairy tale. I don’t know if this is good or bad.
    Good. I think. Happy endings are always good.
    Tüdeldüü

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