Last Sacrifice | Richelle Mead
Hardcover | 594 pages
Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.Brent’s opinion of the novel:
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 guardian 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 life is about saving others, who will save you?
On December 6, I was rolling around on the floor, screaming and begging for December 7 to come. I needed LAST SACRIFICE, the last VAMPIRE ACADEMY novel, immediately. The previous book in the series, SPIRIT BOUND, left us with too damn many questions. Who the fuck killed Tatiana? Will Lissa become queen? Will Dimitri finally realize what a dumb bitch he’s acting like and go back to Rose?
I’m totally in love with Richelle Mead’s writing, and the stories she tells. I remember picking up VAMPIRE ACADEMY when I was in the seventh grade and obsessed with vampire books. I got lost in Rose and Lissa’s story, and continued reading each book in their series as it was released. I thought Rose and her mad fighting skills were tight, I thought Lissa was one of the most sweetest, down-to-earth characters I’d ever read, and I thought Dimitri WAS JUST THE MOST SEXY THING TO EVER ENTER A YA NOVEL. And with each book, the series grew more and more addicting. The wait for LAST SACRIFICE was a long, hard one.
I’m always biting at my nails when a series comes to an end, and I have the final book in my hands, waiting for it to be read. Some conclusions suck, yo. And I didn’t want VAMPIRE ACADEMY to have a sucky conclusion. I was very nervous to read it. What if Rose dies? Shit, I just jinxed it. Omg. What if she doesn’t end up with Dimitri? Shit, I jinxed it AGAIN! I hope there’s a sex scene. I have faith that Richelle Mead put at least one in there. Omg. What if Lissa turns into a Strigoi and totally murders Dimitri, causing Rose to lash out and whoop her ass? That will be a sad, sad ending. Shit, I bet Rose dies. If she dies, I am seriously considering giving up reading. Oh, I’m just jinxing it SOME MORE! Shit, shit, shit, goddamnit, fuck. I’m just gonna shut up and read.
Thankfully, none of those things happened. I loved LAST SACRIFICE. It was the perfect conclusion to an amazing series. I was grinning wildly as I read the last few pages. And then I closed the book, and the tears came. It was bittersweet. Y’all, I’ve been reading this series since the seventh grade, and I’ve gotten so attached to these characters, it’s sad to see them go…
I’m counting down the days to BLOODLINES, the VA spinoff series. :-)