Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

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. 

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Spirit Bound started out a bit slow, and it took awhile to really pick up. The previous 4 books in the series had a lot more action. You also seem to spend a lot of time in Lissa's head, seeing things from her point of view via Rose and their bond and it was a bit strange but interesting. I hadn't realized how much information Rose was able to intercept from it until now. But it really does give you a chance to see how much Lissa has matured and grown into her royal role, and how she thinks. There's also a lot more of Adrian (who I love!) and you do get to find out Dimitri's fate. Most of the beginning is a lot of logistical info and following Rose as she tries to find a way to process her feelings and figure out if the legend she heard in book 4 about Spirit users and the Strigoi holds any truth.  I love the VA series but I have to say I was a bit frustrated that just when things really get good, it ended :( 

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