Mini Review: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead

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Mini Review: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle MeadThe Ruby Circle
Series: Bloodlines #6
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 348 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Source: Giveaway
Purchase: AmazonTBD (affiliate link)

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.

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3 Stars

The Ruby Circle was a pretty good ending to this series, but not exactly what I was expecting or hoping for. Adrian and Sydney don’t get their honeymoon, because things at Court are tense. They’ve basically broken every taboo ever, and Jill is still missing. Obviously, those two have to get out of there and go on a rescue mission while also avoiding the Alchemists. That’s not all though. There is a lot more going on and it was actually too much, hence my lower rating.

It seemed like the author tried to cram all kinds of random plot threads into The Ruby Circle. As a result, this finale is kind of jumbled and some parts simply don’t make sense. Some characters from previous books are randomly brought back and I honestly didn’t believe their involvement in Jill’s kidnapping at all. Really anyone else would have worked better. It was a failed attempted at bringing things full circle and tying up loose ends. There’s also this side mission that Adrian goes on to help a friend and I really didn’t care about that either. It did add something interesting to the world building, and I think I’d like another spin-off exploring that, but for this book it just didn’t fit.

I really don’t know what to say about The Ruby Circle. It’s a happy ending, which was expected. I did enjoy it and it was a relatively quick read. It is the shortest book of the series, which just further convinces me that the author added the randomness as filler to make it longer. There’s really not much left for Sydney and Adrian to do except rescue Jill, and get the Alchemists off their backs. The epilogue was pretty cute though.

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4 responses to “Mini Review: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead

    • Angie

      It was still good, but I have noticed that with Mead’s series, my favorites tend to be the middle books.

  1. I had a hard time reviewing this book, too. Which is why it still has not been featured on my site. I just don’t know what to say about it. I loved the end of VA even though I felt like Dimitri took a 180 but given all he went through, I could understand it, but The Ruby Circle left me wanting more.

    • Angie

      It’s definitely just an okay ending to the series. There’s really not much to say about it. It happened and now it’s done?

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