Monday, November 8, 2010

Spirit Bound: A Vampire Academy Novel By: Richelle Mead

Title: Spirit Bound: A Vampire Academy Novel
Author: Richelle Mead
Amount of Pages: 489
Release Date: May 18, 2010
Publisher: Razorbill
Geared Towards: Vampire Academy fans/Paranormal romance lovers
Extra Info: This is the fifth book in the Vampire Academy series. (List of books on the bottom)
From: Library

"I couldn't do it. Dimitri couldn't die. Not yet"

Summary (From Front Flap): After a long and heartbreaking journey to Siberia, Dimitri's birthplace, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Liss 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 has silenced her...forever.

But Rose can't forget what she learned on her journey-whispers of a magic too imporssible and terrrifying 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. And in the end, is true love really worth the price?

Wdebo's Review: Wow, so after finishing Blood Promise [Click HERE for review] I was so unnaturally excited for this book, it ended in this giant cliffhanger and I just could not wait to get my hands on Spirit Bound and see what happens, and especially what happens between Rose and Dimitri. Now that I am done however I feel kind of torn, on one hand, the ending was amazing very well-written and another giant cliffhanger (>:( ) but on the other hand, the route it took to get there was not a very smooth one.

The beginning was ok, a little slow, and since there was no Dimitri that made it kind of boring. But that wasn't the thing that annoyed me, it was Rose herself. She is usually one of my favorite characters, she is posseses a very strong and bad ass personality, but in this book, yes she does have that personality, but her head-strong-ness and her totally disregard for thinking ideas through was frustrating. She gets into so much trouble and gets others into so much trouble because of her personality. And when Dimitri is involved, she just morphs into a total child, and is so pitiful...Rose, I thought you were stronger then that!

I also had selfish feelings towards Adrian like Rose did. I wanted Rose and Dimitri together, and I still do; however, I did not want Adrian to leave Rose. He is such a good person and so good to Rose, and I knew something bad was going to happen between Rose and Dimitri and I thought I would be important to keep Adrian next to her, even though it's totally obvious that Rose and Adrian...will never actually be, as in be what she and Dimitri are.

Now for the good things, because my ranting about the bad just makes it seem like a horrible book, which it's not.

After a ways in the book picks up speed and it becomes addictive like all of the other VA novels. It is filled with so much romance, drama, and action, it was like a vampire romance version of Black and White (The current TDrama I am watching :) ) minus the cop scenes. Once the good parts come, the book becomes so deliciously amazing, and drags you in until the OMG ending.

Cafe Cover Chat: I like the cover, it has a Vampire Academy feel and I'm pretty sure the two people on the cover are Rose and Dimitri..and well, "Dimitri" is pretty hot in this picture. (B+)

All in all, for Vampire Academy fans a good continuation of the series, and for those that have not begun the series! As for me, I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!!

Grade: B+

Wdebo :)


Books in the Vampire Academy series...

1. Vampire Academy [Click HERE for review]
2. Frostbite [Click HERE for review]
3. Shadow Kiss [Click HERE for review]
4. Blood Promise [Click HERE for review]
5. Spirit Bound [This one!]
6. Last Sacrifice [Coming December 7, 2010]

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