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Friday, May 28, 2010

Book Review: Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead


where I got my copy: BN
where else to buy: Amazon, Borders

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…

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. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and 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.

"Mother of ... all intense literature!" I know it was extremely lame but that's all I could come out with on a second when I look up I saw my 8 year old son looking at me with wide eyed fascination. My face must have shown a lot of emotions while reading this book. (carried away much? what's new?) You see this was that part of the book where I Rose was face to face with Dimitri "inside" that warehouse plus a delayed reaction on how Rose treats Adrian. I understand the feelings churning inside of Rose, Mead made sure that I understood and it was nowhere cheesy on how she detailed those feelings. Dimitri broke my heart. being  I too was conflicted whether Rose should kill him or not. The Strigoi cure was a bit sketchy too. Sure Robert "said" he had done it before but this coming out from the mouth of a mentally unstable Spirit User yet Rose's faith in that cure was so firm she made is sound like people around her are the ones who are crazy for not even considering it.So it was really crazy when the result was written up.

Rose never fails to amuse me. Conducting that prison break was a new record but calling the Queen - a sanctimonious bitch and insulting the Moroi law was probably the best part. That smart mouth has finally got her in trouble. Too much trouble that the only way that she could get out of it is they escape or if a miracle happens.

I have developed a new respect for Lisa. I have always dub the Moroi as a wimp, selfish and a bunch of individuals who keeps complaining about the security of their race. Lisa should have been an exception because Christian, Jill and the others that stand by Tasha Ozera's idea of Moroi fighting beside the Guardians certainly had yet Lisa just stands there give moral support sure but a lot of it too was worrying. I understand she had this gentle healing heart and all that soft girly stuff but so much has happened already and it is time to toughen up, physically. And then that wished happened. I am so proud that she can actually get into that level with her overpowering determination to save someone. All through out the four books and I am just now getting why Rose would actually die for her.

The ending was climactic. As usual, who will Rose choose Dimitri or Adrian? I don't think any of us can deny how worthy is Adrian now. Not even the most heartless of females can resists all those pledge of love and heartache. Especially now that Dimitri came back different. Battling emotional demons and at the highest level of self pity. Really I am infuriated yet I get it. So I am so so torn. The next question, What will happen to Rose? Who is the real perpetrator? How about Lisa? How is this connected to her? Again this is all torture. Why do we have to wait for December... 


Blueicegal ♥ said...

great review!*sigh* i yet have to read it

brandileigh2003 said...

I can't decide who I want her to be with! Both are so great, but D in this book just didn't do it for me.

I so can't wait for Dec

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