The last chapter of the Bloodlines series doesn’t need introduction.
If you found this post looking for a review of The Ruby Circle, you pretty much know everything you need to know about plot and characters. If you found this post looking for some new Richelle Mead reading, oh hi, hello there. We are new friends, but I suggest you leave everything you are doing right now and go get book #1 in the Bloodlines series. It’s alright if you leave right now in your sweatpants, I would be okay with you don’t finishing that cup of coffee.
Alrighty now, let’s proceed to the review.
But first, I want to make something really clear: I have loved Richelle Mead since she brought to the world Vampire Academy. And honestly, that love only grew stronger when she gave us Adrian and Sydney spin off, Bloodlines. These books will always – always – be special for me and I am sure I will re-read them in the not so far future. Bloodlines gave me Adrian Ivashkov. And yes, he had me at the he of hello, and I am aware I might not be the only member of that club. But if there’s something I love as much as I love Adrian’s character, that’s Sydney’s. These 2 are the definition of character development. And the feels. I just love them both, separately and together as the OTP of that Mead’s vampires Universe.
However, I can’t help but feeling something close to disappointment after reading this last installment, The Ruby Circle. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, but I was definitely expecting more. I was hoping for that same pull I felt with the previous 5 books. Could it be because Sydney and Adrian were already together? The struggling was kind of over at this point to be honest. Should have Richelle Mead waited until the very last book to bring this OTP together once and for all? I don’t know if that would have make it better, but I do know I missed something. Something else. I – we – waited a long time to wrap these series and what’s even more important, to wrap this world… And sadly, I don’t feel completely satisfied.
A part from missing that something else, my unconditional love for the series and for Sydrian in paticular is and always be there. Ah well, I can’t believe I picked up Vampire Academy out of boredom and just to read something. *Highs five to herself*
Rating the Bibliotheque: 3/5
The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead