The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here…
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.
We already knew we couldn’t get through this review without shedding tears, so let’s go.
This is it. This is the end. The conclusion to the Bloodlines series. We have never felt more sad in our lives than for this to end. No more Adrian, no more Sydney, no more Eddie and Jill. It feels like a piece of our heart has been ripped out, stomped on and shattered and we’ll never be able to glue the pieces back together.
We’re keeping this review spoiler-free, because the book only came out last Tuesday, but this is where everything comes together. We can honestly say we are really sad to have to say goodbye to this story so close to our heart, this amazing world and, of course, these beautiful characters, but it was a good conclusion, we weren’t disappointed.
So as you read in Silver Shadows, Jill is gone, taken. And in The Ruby Circle they’re going to try to get her back. Sydney and Adrian are still cooped up at Court, hiding from the alchemists and other Moroi. But of course, Sydney and Adrian, wouldn’t be Sydney and Adrian if they didn’t find a way to go after Jill. So, they go ahead and once more put their lives in danger to do what’s right.
“Be careful, Sage. I love you.”
One of our personal favorite things about this book is that Richelle Mead gives back the importance to some of the secondary characters. We felt like Silver Shadows was really Sydney and Adrian centered, and although we love them, we also fell in love with these amazing characters. So we are really happy they played a bigger role in this one, and so many Vampire Academy cameos! We were like some happy kids with new shoes.
“Are you fans of the movie?” he asked. “What movie?” I asked. “Raptorbot Rampage,” said the attendant. “Yes,” said Eddie, almost reluctantly. Ms. Terwilliger and I turned to him in surprise. He flushed under our scrutiny. “What? It… well, it was kind of awesome. I saw it with Micah and Trey.”
There are so many OMG-moments in this book, one in particular where we almost fell of our chairs whilst reading it. Richelle did it again. Even though Mead’s plot twists are often kind of predictable, she surprised us a couple times, but it was perfect. Just like Sydrian.
And oh Sydrian.. our sweet precious Sydrian. There couldn’t be two people who love each other so heartbreakingly much. We can’t believe this is their last book, they have brought us so many good, sad, funny and heartwreching moments, it’s like saying goodbye to an old friend.
“You make me believe anything is possible,” I whispered.
“I told you before, we’re the center,” she said. “And the center will hold.”
We would have liked this book to be longer, not only because we want more of these characters, but because sometimes it felt a little bit rushed. Regardless, it was the perfect closure to the story and if you don’t believe us, go read the epilogue and we dare you to disagree. Really, the epilogue was everything we could have ever dreamt of, and more. This is why it’s such a bittersweet feeling to have to say goodbye. We will miss the Bloodlines series with all our hearts, and we will certainly be waiting for another series set in this world (pleasepleaseplease). But in the meantime, Richelle Mead is writing a new book, Soundless, and we will definitely have what we can get.
Please, feel free to come and cry with us when you read The Ruby Circle! Centrum Permanebit. x