I'd give Ruby Circle 8/10 stars because of that. This is because of the rushed feeling of the story. Yet still I highly recommend reading both Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series because they're spunky, hilarious, fun and action filled reads.
I still prefer Vampire Academy to Bloodlines. That series was far more interesting and I could connect to the characters easier. To all you Lissa haters out there? Shut up. I love her, she's a great character and is trying to do what she thinks is best for her country.
I haven't read any of these books since summer, so I seriously forgot how much I loved the Vampire Academy world.
Here's the synopsis:
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.
SPOILERS BELOW FOR RUBY CIRCLE
Okay, idk about you guys, but I figured out pretty quickly that it was Alicia, actually, I had a suspicion about it since the last book. Alicia or the alchemists but they were excluded from that list when magic was involved.
I've missed Christian, like I wished he and Lissa had a larger part in this series. I liked that Rose and Dimitri had a part in this book, I just wish it were larger. Did any of you guys here Richelle might go back and write another series with Rose? I think that'd be great. The whole story with Olive and Neal was great but it was so sad when Olive died. I get why they didn't inform Dimitri and Rose about the baby thing, but I wish they would've told them.
I'm pretty sure that Richelle is going to write another series in this world based around these characters. Why? Because there were so many loose ends at the end of this book. If it was really the end, Richelle would've tied them up... right?
I was also really annoyed with Adrian. I did find Nina insufferably annoying in the last book but I still felt really bad for her in this book. And when Adrian was willing to risk her sanity for his own benefit, it got me supremely pissed off. Like I wanted to punch that Moroi in the face.
Adrian and Dimitri are related? PLOT TWIST. Did any of y'all see that one coming? I, for one, did not. How do you guys feel about that? I think it's cool, but it doesn't really change the story... at all.
I have no idea why, but whenever I read about Trey, I'm always reminded of Travis from Pivot Point. Maybe because both their names start with T? Do they have similar characteristics? A little I guess. I guess I imagined them to look similar, too.
As I mentioned before, I was very disappointed by the fight scenes. Everything with Alicia came out too easy. Like the fight wasn't all that intense anyway. I wish it was better but whatever.
What really pissed me off was that RICHELLE BROUGHT BACK ROSE AND DIMITRI JUST TO BE BACKGROUND CHARACTERS, I mean, seriously? Was anyone else supremely disappointed about that?
The line "I was waiting for Christian to call me, actually." Gave me so many... Listian? Cissa? feels.
About the loose ends thing, will Richelle's next series have anything to do with the other captured Moroi? I noticed Richelle never gave the name of him/her. So, who is it? I really want to know, authors don't just randomly put that type of thing in there.
Ugh, Neil, I get that you were trying to be the good father or something but DON'T LEAVE DECLAN! HE'S YOUR SON! UGh. He needs to come raise his son.
This pissed me off more than it should but Rose lied to Lissa about about Declan. Ugh. She lied to her best friend. You're not supposed to do that.