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Friday, June 11, 2010

Spirit Bound by: Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound
by: Richelle Mead

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.

Rating: 10/10


Spirit Bound starts off a few months after Blood Promise, beginning with the girl's graduation and them leaving the Academy. What I have loved about this series from the beginning is the characters and in this installment you're brought to love and root for them like never before.

Rose is faced with many struggles in this book, namely her less than amazing reputation which could make her ineligible to be Lisa's guardian, and of course some Strigoi who won't leave her alone.

The political interactions in this book increase and we're able to see what life at court is really like. Rose's relationship with Adrian is confusing to her as she still can't seem to fully accept the loss of Dimitri's soul and get over her feelings for him.

This book was amazing, and I'm not sure what to really say that would sum it up better than that. Mead knows her characters and this book was an amazing addition to this series.

I love, love, love her character interactions. They flow well and each of her characters compliment the others in such a way that I feel like I'm spying when I'm reading them and completely end up forgetting I'm reading a book.

It's full of action as Rose still kicks butt and still struggles to protect those she loves, and any lover of the Vampire Academy will be happy with this installment.

The ending is one that will leave you salivating for Last Sacrifice and counting the days until December.

If you haven't read the series yet go get started, once you've started you won't be able to finish.


jane gallagher said...

great review -- especially agree about mead's characters. so rare to find such fully developed, charismatic people in a YA book.

i'm glad i stumbled on your blog; anyone who includes gilbert blythe, mr. darcy, and dimitri belikov on the same list of literary crushes earns my undying respect.

Christina said...

Thank you :)

My list of literary crushes is getting longer by the day, but those three are particular favorites of mine.

Jami said...

Fabulous review! I have so much love for this series. I can't wait for Last Sacrifice!

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