Thursday, 5 March 2015

Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

After four years (more if you count the original Vampire Academy series,) Richelle Mead's Bloodlines series has drawn to a close. Sydney and Adrian have now married, their relationship just barely accepted by the Maroi, who are forced to provide shelter for Sydney, who is wanted by the Alchemists. Meanwhile, Jill has been kidnapped and the only person who knows where she is being held is an old enemy of Sydney and Jackie Terwilliger ...

I found The Ruby Circle to be well, a bit of an anti-climax. Although at least some of the endings were appropriate (yay for Eddie and Jill,) but I feel that there were a few too many subplots and none of the major themes of the series were addressed nearly as well as they could have been--Adrian's use of Spirit being perhaps the most obvious example. That said, there are some fun moments, such as when Sydney is turned into a cat. And we also make a surprise discovery about Dimitri. 

Not my preferred ending to a much-like series, but recommended to those who have read the series from the beginning.