The ruby circle (book 6 in the bloodlines series), richelle mead
I was the person who loved the Vampire Academy. Since that release, the Vampire Academy series, and the spin-off series, Bloodlines, have been pre-ordered as soon as they were available.
We've now gotten to the end of both series and as far as I've seen, Mead has no intentions of releasing another series in the same world. Which, going off the Bloodlines series, is a damn shame.
I have such a soft spot for Sydney, stemming from her appearance in the Vampire Academy (or, specifically, Blood Promise). Due to her strict Alchemist upbringing - where all vampires are considered evil, even Moroi and dhamphirs - Sydney has been reluctant to spent time with the vampires. In VA, and the first book, Bloodlines, it was evident that she still felt uncomfortable around them. By this final book, we've seen Sydney come a long way and the growth has been fun to watch. I've loved watching her delve into the world of witchcraft (again, forbidden by the Alchemists), until she is able to kick-ass like Rose (who, along with Dimitri, makes an appearance in this book).
I don't want to give too much away with the plot, other than to say the action was brilliant. My only complaint was with the ending. I'm still trying not to give any spoilers away, so all I will say is that the life Mead has for Adrian and Sydney is not what I expected: it's far too... settled.
All in all, I loved it. Both the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series will be read again in the future, and it's something I would recommend. You don't have to read each series to get what's going on in the other, either!
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