Book Review: Spirit Bound

Monday, August 1, 2011

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Released: May 18, 2010
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 489
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Rating: 5 stars
Salvation has its price.

The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."

Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."

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?

This has been a favorite series of mine since page one of Vampire Academy! Fantastically written and completely enchanting! And each book only gets better and better.

Spirit Bound just blew me away. Mead sure does know how to keep a reader on the edge of their seat. I got an idea of what I thought might happen, but before I fully finished processing my thought, something else had already happened. The plot kept me guessing until everything was literally spelled out for me. I love books where I can’t figure anything out. Makes everything more exciting.

All the characters were well-developed. There is no other way to describe Rose Hathaway except that she’s one kick-ass heroine. She’s got a strong voice, loyal to those she cares for, but best of all she makes mistakes other teens can relate to and sympathize with. I just love Adrian. He’s as cocky as ever, but we also get to experience his sweet side. Go Team Adrian!!

This series has everything a paranormal reader would want…action, surprises around every corner, magic, and romance. This is one series that should not be missed! Even if you aren’t a big paranormal fan, I guarantee you will still enjoy it.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is also one of my favorite series. Ahh so addicting! I loved it so much and am so sad it's over! I shall miss Dimitri and Adrian so much! Glad you like it as well :D

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