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Monday, January 31, 2011

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead.

 *If you have not read the first two books in this series I would suggest skipping this review. The description and review may contain spoilers from them & I wouldn't want to ruin the books for you*

"It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all...might be seeing ghosts.
As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line--and choose between the two people she loves most."-
Paperback, 443 pages
Published November 13th 2008 by Razorbill (first published 2008)
Source: Bookstore.

  This series just keeps getting better and better. The Vampire Academy books have definitely become one of my favorite vampire series.

   There is no shortage of action, romance, or suspense in Shadow Kiss. There were things that I was able to figure out before they happened, but I think Richelle was just using those things to distract me from what was really going to happen. More than once I set the book down and just went "Whoa..." because of things I did not see coming.
Rose has even more on her plate in this book now that she is in the final stages of her guardian training. So much is going on at the Academy with the field experience about to start and Rose thinks it will be a piece of cake, but a pretty big curveball gets thrown her way.
She also still feels responsible for Mason's death, is trying to control her feelings for Dimitri, and learns that Victor Dashkov might be released back into the world. Quite a load.
And on top of all of that, Rose has a secret she's not telling anyone, not even Lissa or Dimitri, but it's tearing her up and messing up how she is performing as a guardian.

  The I really did not see it coming. It was incredible, in both good and bad ways. I could not believe where Richelle decided to take the story. But it's awesome because it was really unexpected. I did try to go to Border's earlier but then it started snowing a lot so I couldn't go. I really have no idea how I am going to be able to concentrate on any other book until I get the next VA book to find out what happens. I finished Shadow Kiss at about 6 this morning and it still has me on the edge of my seat.
I cannot wait to get my hands on Blood Promise to see what other surprises Richelle has in store for Rose and her friends.


  1. I really liked this series, and I completely agree that Richelle Mead makes some aspects of the story obvious in order to conceal what's really happening. Great review, and I can't wait to see what you think of the rest of the series! :)

  2. OMG this was one of my favorites from the vampire academy! :) so good<33


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