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Friday, May 27, 2011

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy book #5) by Richelle Mead

If you have not read the previous books do not even read the synopsis. It has spoilers in it. And my review will probably have a bit of talk about the other books, as well.

Salvation has its price. 
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."

Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."

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 Dragomir. It's graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. 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 she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever.

But Rose can't forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic inextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose's prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?"

Hardcover, 489 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by Penguin/Razorbill
Source: Bought.

Jaw, meet floor. 
Seriously, this is one of those books that you think you've figured everything out, but then BAM! something else that you never saw coming happens! Richelle Mead has this amazing way of keeping your attention on one part of the story when she has something else in the works at the same time.
I absolutely love that the farther into this series you get the deeper and deeper the plot gets. More and more characters just keep getting added and having their own story, but it is not hard to keep up with all of them at all.
The action, adventure, and romance are all still there, making this, in my humble opinion, one of the best series. Even this far along in the series (only one book left) it keeps moving right along. Never a dull moment for our dearest Rose Hathaway.
Especially the ending. Good Lord, it totally took me by surprise. I actually gasped at the cliffhanger.

I guess since this is the fifth of the series it is a bit harder for me to write a review and not do any spoilers from the previous books or from this one, but this series is definitely worth your time. Even if you think you are over the whole vampire thing, start reading Vampire Academy and you will realize that you have a new love for them. 

In some other reviews that I have read for this one I see that quite a few people start favoring Adrian in this book and did not really like him before. I am actually the opposite. I love Adrian since he appeared until this book. How he was in the one rubbed me the wrong way sometimes. Maybe it was because I was seeing a softer side of him? 
What about you? If you have read this far, do you prefer now Adrian or before Adrian?

Also, I am very curious who would actually like to see this series be made into a movie. Or do you think it should be left alone as books?
Personally, I would like to see them made into movies and show Twilight just how a vampire movie should be (though I am a nerd and like Twilight ;p).
What about you?

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