Audiobook Review – The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review – The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
Audiobook Review – The Ruby Circle by Richelle MeadThe Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #6
Published by Listening Library, Razorbill
Publication date: February 10, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Narrator: Alden Ford, Emily Shaffer
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
368 pages
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: Borrowed, Purchased

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 best-selling 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.

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Unlike many of other series enders from this author, the final book in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series was anticlimactic and dull. Adrian and Sydney have become increasing more boring over the last few books. I enjoyed the first half of the series a lot because of the wonderful dynamic between Sydney and Adrian and also each novel’s subplots.

My biggest problem with the last few books have been the focus on characters (Olive, Neil and Nina) who I just don’t care about. These characters were largely introduced in The Fiery Heart and I never felt connected to with them enough for them to take up large amounts of the plot.

With the romantic tension gone now that Adrian and Sydney are a couple, the need for a completely compelling and engaging plot is amplified. Richelle Mead is notorious a detailed and clever plot artist, but I felt my enjoyment with this series take a nosedive after book 3. The finale to this six-book series just didn’t deliver. I was bored with married Sydney and Adrian and wasn’t interested in the sub-plots the author created to create more tension and action.

* I purchase the ebook but borrowed the audiobook from my library.

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

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