Friday, June 4, 2010
by Richelle Mead
# of Pages: 496
Age Range: 14+
After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won't rest until Rose joins him... forever
Let me start off by saying that if you have not read the Vampire Academy series you absolutely must! Needless to say, I raced to the bookstore the day Spirit Bound came out and picked up my open shiny copy. I read it immediately when I got home. Then read. And read. And read some more.
Richelle Mead has a way of sucking you into her stories, there is never a slow moment. Right from the get-go Rose and her friends found themselves racing off into another adventure. It is hard to explain Spirit Bound without giving anything away but I will say that Dimitri comes back (eep!) and Rose has to make some extremely hard decisions...
The writing was excellent as usual, and the characters were all original and fun in their own ways. I love Rose's confidence and humor, but it bothered me sometimes how she used Adrian. I know almost everyone is Team Dimitri, but I want Rose to be with Adrian! The ending was a usual cliff-hanger, and now we all have to wait until December to see how the rest of the series unfolds (groan!).
I will miss them all, but I can't wait to see all my favorite characters again in Last Sacrifice.
If you like this series you will like:
The Reckoning (Darkest Powers, Book 3)
Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)
Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1)
Evernight (Evernight, Book 1)
Evermore: The Immortals
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