AAHH! I can’t believe it’s all over. I just finished reading The Ruby Circle a few days ago, which, btw, is the last book in the Bloodlines series and is also by Richelle Mead. And it. was. awesome! (More on that soon.) But for now, OMG! What do I do now? (I go back to medschool, that’s what.) And yes, I know both series are categorized as a YA and that I should probably be reading something a bit more suited to my age but technically, being a “young adult” means that you’re between the ages of 18 and 25 so I’m clear. HA!
Anyway, I first found out about this when I happened to catch the movie adaptation on TV one day….the next thing you know, I’ve fallen into another fandom! AYAYAY…. So then after days of internal debates, I decided to jump the gun and download the books.
Now I’m just gonna go ahead and say I’ve already wiki’ed the entire series prior to downloading the books so I kind of already knew what was going to happen in each book. Still, I found myself squealing and swooning and laughing like a true fangirl over some parts….okay a lot of parts. And it really isn’t your typical vampire love story. If anything, it’s more of an action novel than a love story. But of course, being the hopeless romantic that I am, I was way more focused on the Romitri love story than the actual story itself. In fact, I think me being so eager to get to the next Romitri moment was what caused me to finish the series so quickly. Oops. :P
It also helped, I think, that the entire series is actually just one continuous story, so you kind of want to read the next one as soon as you finish one. This also means that each book ended in a cliffhanger…of sorts. But oh my gosh, they didn’t feel like cliffhangers at all, especially the last one. They just finished off each book so beautifully, I didn’t even care that they were essentially cliffhangers. And that’s a lot coming from someone who despises cliffhangers. There’s also the fact that the story’s told in Rose’s POV and, well, she’s kind of no-nonsense…you’ll understand when you read the books. HAHA! Even then, you don’t feel cheated out of a story. It still feels fleshed out, without being dragging. Although, compared to the last three books, I felt that the first three had a much slower, calmer pace. So there’s that.
All in all, I don’t think I can say anything bad about this series. There was, action, comedy, drama, romance…what more can you want right? Then again, I’m probably just being biased. ;)
BOOKWORM RATING (5/5):