THE RUBY CIRCLE
by Richelle Mead
published February 10, 2015 by Razorbill
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.
Caution: This review contains spoilers for the other books in the series!
Wow. Really, Mead? Way to defy all worries and freakin' deliver with your last Bloodlines book.
Sydrian is in deep doodoo now that their illicit romance has been exposed to the world, and with the disappearance of someone they both love, they must hunt down a former nemesis and risk everything. Pretty high stakes, right? Both their lives and their love are at risk, and it shows: The Ruby Circle is tense and suspenseful. It is a bit shorter than the other books, clocking in at 348 pages, which works to its advantage -- it moves a lot quicker and is a lot more gripping than the first few books in the series.
From the adorable opening to the emotional epilogue, The Ruby Circle is a stunning feat both in convincing romance and in taut suspense. The best Bloodlines book, and one of Mead's overall best novels to date. I'll miss Sydney and Adrian!