Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Title:  Spirit Bound 
Author:   Richelle Mead
Genre:  Young Adult
Publisher:  Razor Bill
Publication Date:  May 2010
Book Length: 489 pages 

Stand Alone or Series: Series (The Vampire Academy)
First Lines: Theres a big difference between death threats and love letters - even if the person writing the death threats still claims to actually love you.

Synopsis
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.
Spoilers if you haven't read other 4 books
My Thoughts
Spirit Bound is the fifth book in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series.  This is one I couldn't wait to get my hands on.  I've loved this series from the very beginning and Spirit Bound definitely lived up to my expectations.

Rose has returned from Siberia and both Lissa and Rose await graduation and life out in the real world.  Rose is still receiving death threat letters from Dimitri and each one more promising than the last.  When she leaves St. Vladimir's she's also leaving her security and protection behind.  Exactly what Dimitri's waiting for.  But, the book does not revolve soley around Rose and Dimitri.  There's a little romance, adventure and a trip to Vegas.

This is a definite page turner and it took me only a day to get through the whole thing.  There was only one part where I got pretty annoyed at this characters actions and I felt like slapping some sense into them.  But apart from that it was well worth the read.

Prepare for some twists and turns, risks taken, and a shocking ending that will have you waiting impatiently on the sixth and final book Last Sacrifice.

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