Saturday, February 28, 2015

{REVIEW} The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Last installment of the Bloodlines series
Title: The Ruby Circle
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #6
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Publication: February 10th, 2015
Rating: ★★★★★

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.

Okay, I've been avoiding to write this review for a few days now and I think I'm still not completely ready to write it. Honestly, I don't really know what to say. Did I enjoy the book? Yes. Am I sad that the series is over now? Of course. Will I miss the characters? Hell yes! I just ugh. I have so many feels and don't know what to do about them! I loved VA and was sad when Richelle finished it ... but then there was Bloodlines and I even enjoyed it more because it was about Adrian and the people who know me know how I feel about him - I love him to pieces, in case you don't know! - so ughhh. I'm extremely sad that the series if finished now, yes. I already miss Sydrian and I didn't even finish it that long ago ... what am I supposed to do?!?

But I need to be completely honest here. I gave it 5 stars because I'm a huge fan of the VA/Bloodlines universe and love all the characters - every one of them means something to me and therefore I just can't rate it any less ... I guess it wouldn't even matter what I'm reading as long as the characters are in the book. However, if I would have rated the book itself, without thinking about my love for the characters and all that, I think I would give it 4 (maybe add a 0.5) stars because I didn't feel it as much as the other books.

Don't get me wrong, it was amazing! I enjoyed all the action scenes and also the romantic/love scenes between Sydney and Adrian but all in all ... maybe I expected a bit more? Maybe knowing that it's the last book was the problem. Nevertheless I loved it. I don't know how this review makes sense to anyone but like I mentioned before I have so many feels and can't quite put them in words, I'm sorry.

Richelle brought back previous characters (almost everyone we met throughout these 11/12 books and I was so, so happy! Mostly about Dimitri and Rose because ugh, I missed them so much and didn't even realize it until they appeared in the book! I loved that they had a bigger part in this book and also that we get some new information ... some really shocking but actually quite awesome information! I was super surprised but looooved the idea of it! And also the new spirit revelation that is about to change a lot was an added detail and made me even more curious - that and some other unanswered questions also give me hope that someday in the future Richelle might write another spin-off with other characters - I don't even care who it is at this point ... I love them all!

And the ending ... oh my god. Thinking back to it now I absolutely adored it! At first I had a different one in mind - something that involved traveling around the world, sightseeing and all that, but the ending we got? Perfection. I just love how everything turned out great for ALL of the characters because they really deserve it - they've been through a lot and now they can finally relax and enjoy live. For now at least. :D

I'm going to end this here but let me mention one last thing: It was a pleasure. What a journey ... a brilliant ending to a fantastic series. *sigh* ♥ Everyone hesitating to read VA and/or Bloodlines should definitely give it a try - the characters are amazing and you'll definitely grow to love them as much as I did (hopefully) and in the end you'll find yourself wanting more and more. I hope this won't be the last I read about the world of VA/Bloodlines and these amazing characters! For now ... Bye, bye!

★★★★★

2 comments:

  1. I love your review to this much awaited final book in the series! I gotta get my hands on Ruby Circle!

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    1. Aww! Thank you, Claire! It really means a lot to me that you read and commented! ♥ And yes, you really should read it soon! It's awesome! :D

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