This books just came out a week ago, and I was friking out to have it with me as soon as possible, and now here it's is. I use to make my review about Richelle Mead's book very extensive but, for the reason I will explaine below, I won't do it this time. Still check my review of the last book of the Bloodlines series, and the last book of in the world of Vampire Academy.
Series: Bloodlines #6
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Vampire | Magic | Romance
Pages: 266 (ebook)
Published: February 10th 2015 by Penguin Group (USA)
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.
After year with Vampire Academy and then Bloodlines, finally everything is over with this last book of the Bloodlines series. And I have to admit that after enjoy the whole world of Moroi and Dhampir, I didn’t enjoy this book as I used to.
The end of Vampire Academy (which wasn’t a closure since it leads to Bloodlines) was acceptable because I knew that something was coming and I’ll get answers. But after finished The Ruby Circle, I have even more questions. Also, Silver Shadow was so rocking and full of action and emotions, and here I was expecting just that or even more but for me it was very flaw.
The only thing I really enjoy and celebrate with all my heart is the developing of the characters. Sydney become a excellent women, she already was mature, but her use for magic, her acceptance of the Moroi world and the way she worried about Adrian make me love her even more. She just reached a new level of badass just for never let the circumstances obstacles her way.
But definitely, it was Adrian the big star of this book. He has been fighting against the Spirit for so long and I glad that he, by himself, toke the decision that change his life and Sydney’s. At some point I thought Queen Tatiana’s voice would overcome his will and destroy my heart but I’m happy Adrian did it well.
The others characters aren’t important at all in this book. Thing I’m still saying was so wrong of Richelle since Bloodlines was – suppose to be – about the second characters of VA. You only get Eddie behind Sydney as a puppy (not in the romantic way – you’ll see when you read it) and just constables scenes with other characters.
Honestly, since the moment I open the ebook and saw that was 266 pages, I knew that this wasn’t going to be like the other books in the series. I was right. I felt that the story was so rush; everything was one after another after another, and nothing was fully explained, and more like to give it a little sense of what all was about. It was more like a draft of the actual story.
Overall, I feel really disappointed of this book. I’m really big fan of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines; I have enjoyed each book but this was a totally fall down. And I’m so sad because I expect more of it. I never have given less than 5 start to any of the VA and Bloodlines books but this really can’t be compare with them.
Will I re-read it?
I propably do it if I re-read the previous books so I need to re-read this as well.
Review in a Tweet
#TheRubyCircle by @RichelleMead was quite a disappointment after the awesomeness of the previous books. I expect more since it was the end.
About the Author
Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.
A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She's a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.