Sunday, December 2, 2012

Book Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Title: Last Sacrifice

Author: Richelle Mead

Series: Vampire Academy #6

Publisher: Razorbill

How obtained: Library

They come first.

My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won't give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri's face join Lissa's. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.

The dead could finally have me.

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 guardians 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 whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
The vampire academy series is one of my favorite series of all time and even though I read all the books, I haven't put up any reviews. But I feel like I really needed to write a review for one of my favorite books of all time. I originally read it when it was first published but I recently just re-read it so its pretty fresh in my mind.

In this final installment of the Vampire Academy series, we have Rose who's being arrested for Tatiana's murder. The punishment for treason is death and none of us wants Rose to die. So our favorite lawbreaker does some more lawbreaking to try to help her best friend. It wasn't even to try to clear her own name because she trusted her friends back at court with that task.

This adventure takes Rose and Dimitri through many unexpected twists and turns, secrets that were uncovered in the previous book will be answered in this one and the whole time the relationship between our lovers seems to finally realize the fact that they were made for each other. I loved how the story would follow Rose in her noble and obviously dangerous escapades, and then we would also get to see how Lissa was doing. Oh, this last book was everything I hope for. It kept me hooked from the first page until the last and the whole ride was suspenseful, thrilling and wonderfully written and executed.

It was shocking to find out what actually happened to Tatiana and what started out as a ruse for time when Lissa ran for the throne. It is always sad when a series must come to an end, but Richelle Mead, could not of ended this lovely series any better. I loved it and hey, you can always go back and re-read the series when you miss it.

I give Last Sacrifice 9.5/10. I loved it. I hope everyone who followed the series until the end, loved it just like me. :] And if you haven't read the Vampire Academy series, what are you waiting for?! (gogogo :])

Read up a storm! :P