The Ruby Circle (Review)

Book cover for "The Ruby Circle" by Richelle Mead.Title: The Ruby Circle

Author: Richelle Mead

Publication Year: 2015

Pages: 368

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Read entirely at Amy‘s house

From the cover:

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.

(This is the sixth and final book in the Bloodlines series, after Bloodlines, The Golden LilyThe Indigo SpellThe Fiery Heart, and Silver Shadows.)

I was really looking forward to reading this book and seeing how everything worked out in the end, but at the same time, I didn’t want it to end. Pretty much the way I felt at the end of the original Vampire Academy series as well. But I’m still holding out hope that perhaps there will be more stories in the future.

In the meantime, I settled down one afternoon at Amy’s place to read her new copy of The Ruby Circle. It did answer pretty much all the burning questions I had about how things were going to sort themselves out, but it also just … felt like a tying-things-up book. It was very obvious right from the beginning that really it was going to be a series of loose ends being sorted out, with a character being brought back from a few books ago as a sort of surprise (?!?), but otherwise nothing really all that unpredictable. I was kind of disappointed, though not so much that I think it was a bad book. I just didn’t love it as much as I wanted to.

If you’ve read the rest of the series, definitely read this one to finish it off. But don’t be expecting anything as spectacular as in some of the earlier books. It’s just not there.


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