Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Last Sacrifice

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)Last Sacrifice 
by Richelle Mead

# of Pages: 594
Age range: 14+
Rating: 5/5


Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. 

She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come. 

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir. 

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?(

Last Sacrifice. The book we have all been waiting for. I must admit, though I had to restrain myself from reading it the moment I opened the book as one of my presents on Christmas morning, I almost wanted to wait to read this final novel as it would be the last in one of my all time favorite series. That being said however, I read this book in one day and loved every page of it.

Last Sacrifice starts out pretty much right where Spirit Bound leaves off. I won't say what's happening for those of you who have not read the series until this point but let's just say Rose is in a dire situation. As expected however, her friends get her out of the jam but leave Rose with even fewer options then when she was in trouble in the first place. Suddenly, Dimitri (highlight if you have read up until this point) is her body guard and Rose is having a hard time letting go of her feelings for him despite the promise she made to Adrian. So, like typical Rose, she makes a break for it and ends up on the journey of a life time, as she doesn't know if it will be her last. Relationships are put to the test, hearts are broken, and fates are changed in ways I never saw coming. And with a shocking ending, Last Sacrifice will surely leave readers with a lot of different emotions to sort through.

Overall, Last Sacrifice was purely amazing! Probably my favorite in the series. So much was put at stake and I was honestly surprised at how Rose handled it, her character has grown so much! I have to give props to Richelle Mead for being such an excellent writer, she created such an amazing storyline that will surely win her new readers for years to come. I absolutely cannot wait to see what she comes out with next. Lucky for us, she will be starting a new young adult spin-off series titled Bloodlines that will follow some more minor characters in the Vampire Academy series. So for those of you who can't say goodbye, be sure to check this one out.

As for Rose and the rest of the gang, despite my reluctance to let them go, I will admit this was a pretty damn good ending to the series. There are a few ties left loose Adrain, Jill, Sydney???  (highlight to view if you have read up to this point in the series) but I have a feeling they will be played with in Bloodlines, so no worries!

For those of you who loved this series as much as I did, be sure to take a look at the following:

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, Book 1)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)
The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1)
Wake (Wake Series, Book 1)
Wicked Lovely 
Evernight (Evernight, Book 1)

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Book Monster said...

I really need to finish the first book,lol. Awesome review :)

YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! I recently read this one as well, now I can't wait to read Bloodlines! (which will be about the "loose ties" you mentioned!) :P

the Vintage Bookworm said...

Great review! I'm glad you loved Last Sacrifice. Vampire Academy is an amazing series, one of my all time favorites as well.

I'm sad that this is the last book in Rose's story, but super excited for Bloodlines to come out.

I'm happy with the ending, because it was great. But at the same time I wish it could have went on a little longer.

But oh well, still a great ending.