Published: May 2010
Copy Provided by: purchased e-book from KOBO
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.
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?
OK, so if I haven't mentioned this before, I'm really enjoying this series. One of the best things about this series is it is complete. I don't have to wait months and months for the next installation. Seriously, have you started reading it yet? I think you should start...
We finally see Rose graduate in this book. It was a long time coming and to be honest, with her loose tongue and quick to jump reactions, I wasn't sure that she was going to make it. Things are starting to get cozy with her and Adrian but I still don't feel the PASSION that she had with Dimitri. I do feel a bit bad for the poor guy though (Adrian). I mean how would you feel if the one you love has run off trying to resurrect his/her ex-love. Duh....kinda like a piece of trash thrown to the road, yes? I have heard that all will be decided in Last Sacrifice in this love triangle. I'm team Dimitri. Sorry Adrian but I think you were meant to be with someone who can give themselves fully...any single ladies out there looking for a handsome, rich, royal Moroi?
It doesn't take long for things to heat up in this book. Action, action and more action. Queen Tatiana is a royal pain in the butt and I am surprised at how strongly Rose stands up to her. I would have liked to see other guardians come to her aid in a more (ahem) proactive way. At least she does receive some support (albeit indirectly). I won't go further into her role in Spirit Bound. Let's just say she won't be as nasty to Rose in the next book....
The end of the book takes a drastic change (I won't spoil it) and I'm wondering how Rose will possibly get out of her situation. I'm trying hard not to rush out and purchase Last Sacrifice by catching up on my TBR pile. I can't wait to read it but knowing it is the last book, I've been putting it off. Silly, isn't it? Now, have I convinced anyone to start reading this series or am I going to have to start with bribery soon?