Tuesday, February 1, 2011
17) Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.
She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come.
Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.
But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?
My Thoughts -
Last Sacrifice is the last book in the Vampire Academy series. I got this book on the day of release but have been reading only a few chapters at a time because I wanted to stretch things out a little. I wasn't really ready for this series to be over and needed time to enjoy the last piece of the puzzle and understand what was happening as all the pieces got tied up together in this finale.
An amazing series and a good finish. It was interesting to see how things played out and how Rose managed to get herself out of the mess she was in. I really enjoyed Lissa's part in this book. She went through a lot and it was nice of Rose to show us what was happening. Of course Rose had a few relationship problems to work out with the two men in her life and although I understood her choice I was actually rooting for the other guy ;)
It is hard to say goodbye to Rose. I know there will be a spin-off series coming but I am not sure if she or the other characters will play a huge role in it. I will of course be checking it out because this author is a serious must buy for me. If you have been waiting to read this series in one go or have been putting it off, well now is the time to get into it. You have been missing a huge piece of history in the Urban Paranormal genre and a very well written YA series.