Bound by love, but sworn to kill...
Guardian Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same.
Series: Vampire Academy, # 4
Pub: 2009, Razorbill
Author: Richelle Mead
Cat: paranormal fiction
Format: paperback (full); 503 pp w/ 30 chapters
Age Range: YA
The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world.
Many are dead. And for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck: a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count.
But only one victim matters... Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honouring her life’s vow to protect Lissa – her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess – or dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?
Okay, so this was the book that I fished the series with, and that’s mostly because I didn’t even really read this one.
What I got was that she went to Russia to kill Demitri, met his family, ran into him, and then went back home.
Where something happens to cliff hanger this book for the next one.
That’s pretty much the story, and I say it this way, because I read bits of it and don’t really feel the right to judge it. Hell, I couldn’t even get myself to read those bits again this time round.
It’s a good series though and one that I think, if you’re interested, you would like, Mead is a great writer, especially in the first person type of way.
Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kissed,
Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 489pages
Published May 2010 by Razeorbill
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 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
Hardcover, 1st edition, 594 pages
Published Dec 2010 by Razorbill
They come first.
My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won't give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri's face join Lissa's. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.
The dead could finally have me.
The dead could finally have me.
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 guardians 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 whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
Join Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, and Lissa in Last Sacrifice, the epic, unforgettable finale to Richelle Mead's international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series.