Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Written by: Richelle Mead
Release Date: February 10th 2015
Pages: 348, hardcover
Series: Bloodlines, #6
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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.

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.

Don’t miss their unforgettable final chapter…



First off I’m gonna try to be spoiler free for this book, but not only is this the 6th book in this series it is the 12th book in the Vampire Academy world. So if you’re not current on just about all of it? I’d suggest going to your library, getting Vampire Academy(Yes, despite the cheesy name you need it in your life, trust me.) and binge reading all of it. These books are actually fantastic and beautiful and wonderful and trust me when I say they’re not at all what you’re thinking they’ll be.

Now that that is out of the way lets talk about The Ruby Circle. I got this book the day it came out and then… well I let it sit on my shelves. I didn’t want this series to end so I just kinda left it sitting there, yeah I know, I know not the smartest of things but it’s what I did. So I finally picked it up again and oh boy. Ohh boy. So much happened in this series and so many loose ends that needed to be tied up and Richelle did such an amazing job with everything, except for one small thing, but we’ll get to that in a bit.

I loved seeing old characters come back to help out, it felt like a goodbye to not just Sydney and Adrian, but a goodbye to the world and everyone that we had come to love throughout the entire series. I just… I have a lot of feelings over this okay.


The one thing that bothered me with this book was that the series was set up around this Court ruling for Lissa to keep her throne, Jill is in hiding because of this, the entire series is kicked off because of this. But yet there’s no real conclusion to this. Richelle mentioned it on her twitter so I feel safe talking about it here, but she had to use twitter to tell people that everything was fine. I understand that at the end of the book everything was exploding there wasn’t time for every little thing to be wrapped up, but this seemed like something that would be, well, rather huge.


I really loved how all of the characters worked together, especially Rose and Sydney. Badass girls working together just make me have literal heart eyes. They each have their strengths and they work together so well and I could just sit here screaming and being so happy forever. Give me all the badass girls fighting. Sydney and Rose fight very, very differently, but when they’re allowed to work together, whelp. Things get good people.

I also loved seeing the couples. The OTPs in this serious are hardcore. Like this was a slow burn romance of epic proportions. I have to say I shipped Sydney and Adrian more than Rose and Dimitri, which is really saying something. But I loved seeing their relationship come full circle into something that’s so beautiful and I just can’t okay. I ship it so hard.

I’m trying to avoid going really in depth of the plot because of spoilers, but I have to say that everything worked so perfectly on that front that don’t worry about this being a series ender, everything is wrapped up so well and just. GUYS.


Obviously if you’ve made it through the 11 other books to get to this one you’re gonna pick it up. But if you haven’t started Vampire Academy then I can only say start there. Because trust me this entire world is so beautiful and magical and one of my favorite series.


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