Published: May 18'th 2010
Page Count: Hardback, 489
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
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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.Oh MY GOD! It's now 5:34 in the morning and I stayed up ALL NIGHT because I could not put this down. Wow! I'm about to fall over, but I need to get out my thoughts before I go to sleep or I'll burst.
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?
Fall in love with Rose and Dimitri all over again in Spirit Bound, the eagerly awaited fifth novel in Richelle Mead's enthralling Vampire Academy series. - Good Reads
The best part about this book is I actually spoiled myself on spoilers not too long ago and somehow I became so caught up reading that I didn't even suspect things I already knew were going to happen! The story was just that drama-packed and that transfixing.
Rose, oh Rose. There were times I was frustrated with her. Her attitude towards Adrian was wrong. Just wrong. I felt such pity for him because he truly and honestly loves her and she kept stringing him along. I can't entirely fault her for her confusion. After all, she's just a young girl who's ex-boyfriend is hunting her down to kill her and she doesn't know if she'll ever be with him again. Perhaps jumping into the arms of another is no good, but this other guy has been there for her when she needed him. Always! And she just brushes his help off as if it's nothing and not giving him the respect he deserves. The whole situation is just unfortunate. I can't really fault anyone completely, I suppose. What a tangled web we weave...
My big frustrations actually lay more with Dimitri. He was acting like a mix between a douche and a drama queen. Now, again, I understand everything he's been through, BUT REALLY? Stop being a martyr! It's okay, Dima, I still love you, even if you're acting тупой, but ahhh! I literally jumped out of my seat cursing my head off at him during a couple of scenes.
Now, that may sound like I had tons of issues with the book. Rose is acting like a hooker, Dimitri is a douche and well... Adrian, he truly is just being a saint through it all. But despite all of that I loved the book. I read a lot of books, but not many find me so emotionally involved. I think a lot of my frustrations that came with this book came out of my love for the characters ultimately. It's rough seeing characters you care about acting a fool or making mistakes. But in the end, we all make mistakes and we all fall short and things never go perfect. That's how Richelle Mead managed to stir up all the tension! Damn her! I nearly had a heart attack at least 162 times.
READ THIS SERIES! FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY! It's good stuff!
5 out 5 Hello Kitties!