Title: The Ruby Circle
Author: Richelle Mead
Previous Books in the Series:
2. The Golden Lily
3. The Indigo Spell
4. The Fiery Heart
5. Silver Shadows
Date Started: October 4
Date Finished: October 10
Format: Hardcover from my shelf
Their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s 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, she and 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 and alter their lives forever.
The conclusion to the Bloodlines series was satisfying, to an extent. As you know I really don’t like final books in series just because sometimes things are tied up too neatly, or there are too many loose story lines. The Ruby Circle was actually a good mix of the two. Sydney and Adrian are dealing with the new constraints of married life, and most of that has to deal with the fact that they are stuck at Court and Adrian’s mom is living with them. Jill is still missing and no one can seem to find her. Adrian is still dealing with Aunt Tatiana’s voice in his head and Sydney really wants him to go back on his meds to help with the spirit.
And then things get a little crazy. Sydney’s former teacher comes to visit them with a box that only Sydney can open. This leads everyone on a crazy goose chase and a character reappears who everyone thought was dead and has it out for Sydney. And this is where the loose ends not tied up comes into play. This character does get captured and gives the gang information on where Jill is being held, but that’s the last you see of that character. The coven that Sydney belongs to says that there is a magical prison for this character and that she’ll get what’s coming to her, but still I would have liked to know how that ended.
The rest of the story is tied up relatively nicely. Adrian and Sydney do get their happy ending, but with a little twist. I’m still a little miffed that we didn’t get to see Dimitri Rose’s engagement. But I’m really hoping that another book will come out that shows their wedding? Hopefully?
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. This was actually a really good conclusion to the series. Everything was tied up together pretty well and things didn’t really come too easily for the couple.
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