Monday, February 21, 2011

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

It all comes down to this...

Rose Hathaway has never been one to play it safe, but now it’s all come back to bite her on the backside...

Laws were broken when she fled from St. Vladimir’s Academy to protect her best friend and the only surviving member of the Dragomir family, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell head over heels in love with Dimitri Belikov, her instructor. And to top it all off, she disregarded the orders of Queen Tatiana the ruler of the Moroi world, to protect many generations of dhampir guardians from being forced into guarding Moroi against their will.

And now the law’s finally come back to claim her, except, for once it’s for a crime that she didn’t commit. Now she’s sitting in prison, wondering when her life is about to end, for the highest possible offence: assassination of a ruler. Together with the help of Dimitri and Adrian, Rose battles against time to find the one person that can stall her execution and force the Moroi leaders to acknowledge the possibility of an unexpected new candidate for the throne: Vasilisa Dragomir

Roses’ time to live is slowly diminishing and with so few days left, every second counts and regrets are slowly surfacing, so much that she wanted to experience. Deep inside, Rose knows that the world of the dead wants her back, and it won’t let her escape it’s clutches a second time...

AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! SO GOOD!!! Who could have expected? So many secrets revealed and so many others created. Rose’s life is on the line!!!And so too are the lives of every single person that supports and depends on her. I couldn’t stand the ending of Spirit Bound... Why? Not because it was bad or a disappointment but more because it was a cliff hanger... It was pure relief to finally get my hands on the final book.

As usual Richelle Mead never fails to impress! Last Sacrifice was beautifully written and the plot featured so many twists and turns that it made my head spin! :D

I would never have expected such a plot, or such an ending... Basically all the characters were amazing in this novel, all were essential to the success of the book. Every detail counted and pages literally just flew by. My fears that the ending wouldn’t have been satisfying have all disappeared, replaced with simple satisfaction.

Overall the final instalment of the Vampire Academy series was a flaming success! I am almost sad to see the series come to an end, but how can I truly be when the ending was just so... right. Luckily another series is being published by Richelle Mead, Bloodlines, if I’m correct... I eagerly await the new series... hope they’re just as good as Vampire Academy... or maybe even better!

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