Audiobook Review: The Ruby Circle
Title: The Ruby Circle
Series: Bloodlines #6
Author: Richelle Mead & Alden Ford
Narrator: Emily Shaffer &
Overall Goodreads Rating: 4.22
Length of Audiobook: 10 hrs & 9 mins
Published: February 10th 2015 by Listening Library
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
In a Nutshell
This book was everything I was hoping for! It was the perfect rollercoaster and the best ending I could have asked for. This book was full of shocking surprises, action, realistic love problems. This book will pull at your heart strings and have you smiling, crying, screaming, and laughing. Once you think your under control think again. We all know how Mead can push your emotions and Ruby Circle is no exception.
I highly recommend you listen to this book. Emily Shaffer is hands down the best! I swear the first time I heard her voice I squealed because it was exactly what I thought Sydney would sound like. Although I wish they wouldn't have added another narrator in the middle of the series Ford does a good job, but in my opinion Shaffer is hard to beat.
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.
I was so emotional going into this book I am not going to lie. I wasn't for sure if I was ready to read it, because I don't know if I will ever be ready for this journey to be over. With that being said I will say I think that this was an AMAZING way to end such a beautiful story. I am not going in to too much because some of you reading this may not be this far in the series. (Lets be honest we all have looked at reviews of the last book at some point.) The last book is always for me the book that I am always the most nervous about. I will tell you this book has all the action that we all have come to love in the Bloodlines series. A beloved friend has gone missing and now everyone must come together to find them. I will say I loved how every single character had something to offer in this journey. We get to see everyone's strengths and many weaknesses that made the characters we all love even more realistic and somehow even more loveable which I didn't think was possible. There were some great twists and turns that only Mead can come up with, and many of them left me in tears, some sad and others happy tears. The Ruby Circle pretty much picks up right where the last book left off and with that I really appreciated. I do not want to miss ANYTHING in this series. The romance was on point it was raw and realistic and I appreciated that.
I have said before the narrator Emily is amazing, and is by far my favorite narrator I have listened to before! I HIGHLY recommend anything read by Emily. She truly has a gift and I could listen to that gal talk all day! I would love to listen to more books narrator by Emily, but feel like I am going to have to give it time. Her voice is exactly what I would picture Sydney to sound like, and I don't think I could listen to her in a different book and not picture Sydney in it. Emily narrated the first few Bloodlines series by herself which I loved! She did such a great Adrian that it was scary. Now ****** narrates Adrian's part and I have a hard time on his part. He doesn't do a accent for Adrian and it was just hard to get use to when you have Adrian sounding one way in the first few books, and then you switch narrators for his part for the last few books.
I don't think I would ever truly be ready for this series to be over, but the way Mead ended it was truly perfection. I cried so hard at the end because it was like saying goodbye to good friends. That's how I know that Mead is such a fantastic writer. The fact that she can take fictional characters and make them part of our loved ones. I was pulling for all these characters just like I would true friends. I was just crossing my fingers that everyone got their happy ending. Though there were some situations that I wasn't expecting I was truly happy with how this series ended. I am still hoping and praying that we will get more books though. I know this series is done, but I would LOVE a series dedicated to the other characters from Bloodlines and Vampire Academy.
How about you guys, how did you like the final book? Were you content? If you have not started this series what are you waiting for? It is AMAZING and I highly recommend it!!!
Please let me know your thoughts down below =)