Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Ruby Circle

Book: The Ruby Circle
Series: Bloodlines #6
Author: Richelle Mead

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.-Goodreads

Review: I've read almost all of Richelle Mead's s books and her series finales are usually not my favorites. So I went into this with low expectations. That being said, I think this is her best series finale so far. I really love Sydney and Adrian together and I enjoyed how she wrapped up their story. The 'big bad' was someone I barely remembered from a previous book, so that was a little weak for me. I think the biggest surprise were the chapters written from Adrian's perspective. I could not stand him in the last few books but I enjoyed him this time.

Side note about the book-I traveled to Austin last month for a book signing. Richelle Mead (she is tiny!) read a scene from this book and answered questions from fans. She initially planned to write a spin-off series with Jill as the main character before settling on Sydney. She said it was very challenging writing Sydney's character (because Sydney knows almost everything!). She didn't commit to writing a spin-off (the way this book ends there is definitely a spin off possibility) but she did say several times that her focus is YA. She has a stand alone YA coming out this fall and she is still working on the next age of X. 

Grade: 4/5

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