Review: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead

The Ruby Circle

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 10th February 2015
Source: Bought

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.

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Reading Order:

Vampire Academy Series

Vampire Academy
Frostbite
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound
Last Sacrifice

Bloodlines Series

Bloodlines
The Golden Lily
The Indigo Spell
The Fiery Heart
Silver Shadows
The Ruby Circle

My Thoughts

Right, as I have just finished reading The LAST one, The Ruby Circle, I am still trying to find coherent thoughts. Thoughts that mean more than squeals, feels, my love for all the characters… Well I will try to keep them to a minimum ^_^
Also I would like to warn you that I will try to keep this as spoiler free possible. However, I assume that when you are reading this review you have read the previous books of Bloodlines and Vampire Academy.

Well, I absolutely loved and adored this book! (see fail … typical fangirl reaction!) The story and plot line are really good and I think Richelle has been good in tying up some loose ends here and there.

We meet Sydney and Adrian as husband and wife ‘surviving’ in the Moroi Court where they have found sanctuary as they are on the run from the Alchemists. I have always adored Adrians character in Vampire Academy but in this series he is even grown beyond Dimitri for me. Adrian went from a spoilt Royal Moroi boy to a very down to earth one with a love beyond recognition!  Him and Sydney truly belong to each other and yes, even though they need to find their ways in living together, even in their strange circumstances, I still had every faith in them that they would do this and overcome this. Although not in my wildest dreams I could have predicted this ending!

The quest to search for Jill continues and seems fruitless until Sydney receives a wooden box from Ms Terwilliger, or actually it comes from someone else and Ms Terwilliger brings it to Sydney within the Moroi Court. Basically Sydney and Adrian have been pining away in the Moroi Court with Sydney not really coming out and Adrian if he does come out, has to deal with loads of other annoying people.
Her visit however results in one of my favourite scenes of her, Sydney and Eddie.!! I laughed!!
Sydney is brilliant throughout this book, still as bright and brilliant and smart as ever but acknowledging very quickly that she’s now in a partnership with Adrian and takes his opinion in account. Very refreshing from other YA books as we aren’t reading about a stroppy teenager who gets what she wants by stamping her feet and cry!

Adrian, oh Adrian – you have grown on me so much! You are brilliant, fantastic and loving and also acknowledging you are in a partnership now and have to take Sydney into consideration but also let her do what she needs to do! What a wonderful couple you both are!

Everyone came looking here today without making the book or the storyline feel overcrowding; we had the Light Warriors (Nutcases), The Alchemists (Yes Zoe, I might still like you!), Marcus (Sneaky!!), Moroi, Dhampirs, Strigoi and you name it! It gives a good premises for the future as well, with some people cooperating with each other.

But also lets not forget my other favourite characters: Rose and Dimitri, Eddie, Jill or Jailbait, Daniella Ivashkov (not bad a mother in law to have there Sydney!), Trey, Marcus, Declan and Neil but mostly my love will go out to the main 6. The characters were lovely written and I could feel their emotions popping off the pages.

I do have to give a special mention for Daniella Ivashkov, the way she has handled the whole Sydney and Adrian situation is remarkable to say the least. Love her a little bit more for it now 🙂

I still have a few questions remaining, but I hope they either will be resolved in hopefully one moor book from Richelle. Like a ’15-year-later’ type of book.

All in all go read this amazing book! It is worth it! I would definitely recommend start reading with book one: Bloodlines, or even better start with Vampire Academy and work your way through both these series in order to get a better understanding of everyone’s situation and how it has changed from book one where we first meet Rose and Lissa to the VERY LAST ONE where we say goodbye to Sydney and Adrian! And this secret!! What a bombshell, one I like, a lot! Richelle Mead has done a perfect job here!

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