Published: December 7'th 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group
Page Count: Hardback, 594
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
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The astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead's epic series!
Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them. - Good Reads
I am very sad this series is over! I had my issues with the first book and I honestly didn't care much for Rose at first, but throughout the series she grew on me. This final installment was action-packed and kept me on the edge of my seat. I shouted obscenities, I laughed, I even got teary a few times. And there were a lot of surprises.
It's funny because I was sure I knew whodoneit and I was right the first time, but I was quickly led off the trail twice and ended up being surprised at the end. I loved the Lissa storyline. She really showed tremendous growth throughout the series and I was very proud of the person she became in this book.
I wasn't as happy with Rose in this book though and here is why...
The Rose and Adrian storyline was a little infuriating. I didn't actually ever root for them as a couple, but... There was one scene in particular where my heart just dropped to the floor. I just couldn't believe how it ended up ending between them. Rose basically just used him. From the get-go. And she never gave him any kind of respect whatsoever. He gave a lot to her and she basically just shit all over his feelings. Yes, he gave her money freely and perhaps he should have realized long ago she wasn't worth the trouble, but Rose, where is your heart?? Oh, it's busy pining over Dimitri you say? Then why in the hell are you playing with Adrian? I desperately hope Adrian gets a good chance at a happy ending in Bloodlines. He deserves it after all he's been through.
This quote... this did it for me: Page 488: Regardless, I couldn’t lead him on after sleeping with Dimitri. It hadn’t been murder, no, but it had certainly dishonourable. Yet...I couldn’t say any of that to Adrian now, I realized. I couldn’t break up with him in a dream. That was almost as bad as a text breakup. Besides, I had a feeling that...well, I’d probably need his help. So much for honor. Soon, I swore. Soon I’ll tell him.*SPOILERS OVER*
Overall, I still loved this book and it had it's redeeming qualities, enough for me to still give it a 5. I'm very excited to start Bloodlines now and see more of Sydney and Adrian!
5 out of 5 Hello Kitties!