Release Date: May 18, 2010
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Age Group: Young Adult
Other Books by This Author: Georgina Kincaid series, Dark Swan series
Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…
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 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 she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.
I don’t think there is a lot of spoilers in here but proceed with caution if you have not read the series!
Best. One. Yet. I could just end my review there! But I won’t. I think I forgot how amazing this series is after Blood Promise. Not that Blood Promise wasn’t good it just wasn’t….this good! Spirit Bound picks up with Rose, Lissa and their friends graduating. Rose definitely has a lot on her plate, who she’s going to be assigned to guard, Adrian, staying in the good graces(HA!)of the queen, and there was one more thing…..what was it? Dimitri! Oh yeah! He’s a Strigoi and he’s going to kill Rose but Rose wants to do the impossible and turn him back. Can she?
Throughout this series Rose has definitely grown up. She is turning into a mature and some what responsible woman. She still lets her mouth get in the way of that at times but that’s just Rose. Don’t worry she still kicks some major ass! With a new grown up attitude. Lissa is definitely growing up too. She’s becoming more independent and less whiny.
If you have ever read any of my past thoughts on this series you know I’m not a Dimitri fan. I love Adrian! I actually loved Mason but that’s a story for another time. I was thrilled with the happenings in this edition because they involved a lot of Adrian and not a lot of Dimitri.
The ending of this book left me speechless. That seems to always happen with these books. Richelle Mead is a talent that stands out in the plethora of YA vampire books. Somehow she manages to write a story filled with action and violence but also brimming over with very real human emotions that we can all relate to. It’s a beautiful thing.
If you are reading this review and haven’t picked up Vampire Academy yet, what exactly are you waiting for? This is one of the best YA series out there right now. Read it!
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