"like the previous installments, a brilliant read"
Back at St. Vladimir's it is time for Rose to graduate.
After a long and emotional journey to Dimitri's birthplace
in Siberia, Rose is happy to be back at the Academy and
with her friends. Especially Lissa, who she hopes, despite
the rules she has broken, will still be the Moroi she will
guard when she becomes a full fledged Guardian. However
Rose still yearns for Dimitri and he keeps sending her
letters. Can Rose use the information she got in Siberia to
free Dimitri from his Strigoi life?
With Lissa's help, Rose hopes to find more information
about turning a Strigoi back. It will be hard to get the
details they need and yet again the students will have to
break a lot of rules. However Rose is determined, even if
it means people will get hurt and she may not get the
future she dreamed of.
Book five in the Vampire Academy is as suspense filled and
addictive as the previous books. I know a lot of you won't
have read this yet, so I am not going to give anything
away. However what I will tell you is that the story is as
thrilling as always, full of twists and surprises as usual
and hard to put down.
I will admit I did find this book a little lengthy. There
were moments in the story where I thought, 'this would have
made a good ending', and wondered why there were still
hundreds of pages left. However the cliffhanger that the
author leaves the reader perching upon was a perfect, if
not horrible, way to end things. What happens next is a
story we all have to wait for, again.
All in all this was, like the previous installments, a
brilliant read. Rose has grown up but is still the feisty
girl we have all come to know and love. It is great to
catch up with all the characters, good or bad, and see how
well this world is evolving. The story was full of
different adventures that all came to a very surprising
conclusion. Spirit Bound has a lot happening in it
and you won't see it all coming.
While this is aimed at young adults this is a series that
all ages will enjoy. For the younger reader there is some
violence and sex but nothing too over the top or in depth.
Actually the author pushes safe sex! So this is a must read
for me and I am sure for many more of you out there. If
anyone hasn't tried this, or the author's other series,
then I highly suggest you do. Richelle Mead sends a breathe
of fresh air into every book she writes. She is one of the
best Urban Fantasy writers out there and is not to be
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted July 12, 2010