Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Spirit Bound Review

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
PUBLISHER: Penguin/Razorbill
PAGES: 489
STAND ALONE/SERIES: Series book 5 (Vampire Academy 1, frostbite 2, shadow kissed 3, blood promise4, and last sacrifice 6)

OUTLINE:  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.

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?

STARTED: 5-18-2010
FINISHED: 5-20-2010

This is the 5th book in the Wonderful/awesomeness series they call the Vampire Academy (One more to go after this so sad) I can't actually say when I finished reading this all I know is I got it when it came out and probably had it done in a day or so because one night I read for like 5 or so hours. Crazy right? I had to know what happened, and let's just say I was freaking shocked as hell. Poor Rose definitely is in a bit of a bind now. This book was action packed and fast moving from the beginning something that as you I have to have or I can't read it usually. If I do I have to go back to it after I quit reading it. Anyways that's not the point. I loved this book alot it wasn't like all academy or all away from the academy. The beginning started off with a letter from Dimitri. Hummmm? Then it went on to the guardians trials and needless to say Rose totally kicked ass. Down the road though was one of Rose's crazy plans to break our lovely Mr. Victor out of some high tech security prison.So Rose, Lissa, and Eddie (I believe) set off to do the unthinkable.  That alone in itself was awesome. I mean totally intense action scenes with the Prison Guardians. After that happened they all settled on going to Vegas. There was some fun times there, and who would she run into but Strigoi and Dimitri. While in Vegas there were a few fight scenes. That ended up losing them some people. Take from that what you will. When they got back to the court. They were in some trouble for sure,but they had also brought back someone else. I can't so this without giving alot a way, and I don't like too. I'm going to stop there.

I loved the twists and turns that Richelle Mead brought to the book. One minute you think you know what's going on and then it's something completely different. She wrote it in such a way that everything that Rose and her friends do makes complete sense (for a vampire book anyways) It's not just thrown together to make everything turn out the way it's suppose to. I have to say the ending of the book had me wanting Last Sacrifice to come out right then. It's one of those kinds of cliffhangers you want to just throw the book and be like NOOOO. WTH happens!

-You're lucky you aren't one of the first ones. People were even making bets about whether you'd show. (Stan)
Really? What kind of odds are there on that because I can still change my mind and put down my own bet. make a little pocket money. (Rose)
-I think I can guess who. I just called her a sanctimonius bitch. (Rose about the queen)
-A journey. (Rhonda)
I was just on a journey a few of them. Man this isn't like a spiritual journey is it? (Rose)
Rose I wish you'd get tarot reading everyday. (Ambrose)
-I can't believe you just used the word intel this really is turning into a spy movie (Lissa)
-I'm suprised they let you back I'm after you took off on your little killing spree, or did you get extra credit (Mia)
-Hey we're just happy to see you.(Rose)
I believe you, but I also believe you have an ulterior motive. (Mia)
What makes you say that. Can you read rose that well, or do you just always assume she has an ulterior motive. (Lissa)
Both. (Mia)
-I kinda like hanging out with them. They think I'm funnier than I am. (Adrian)
-I'd really like to know how he keeps his 2 mistresses  a secret from his wife. (Adrian)
-This college would probably have the same problem the last one did. (Adrian)
What's that? (Rose)
Homework. (Adrian)
-I don't really need a job or extra money after rose and i get married, the kids and I will just live off of her guardian pay check. (Adrian) (If only we could see the way his parents looked at him when he said this)
-Everyone who worked here was going to have a concussion by the time we were through. (Rose)
-Holding this ones gona be hard (Lissa)
Hard as in 5minutes or 5 hours (Rose)
Somewhere in the middle. (Lissa) (That totally helps right?)
-As hard as it is to believe we didn't do this just because we missed your pleasent company (Rose)
That is hard to believe (Victor)
-Good God are we getting the senior citizen special (Rose)
-Did you know that Victor Dashkov is sitting on your bed? (Adrian)
-It was you wasn't it? You broke into a maxium security prison with Eddie (Adrian)
Must not have been all that secure (Rose)
-There's no way to save Strigoi. when they're gone they're dead. undead forever. (Adrian to rose)
That which is dead doesn't always stay dead. (Victor)
-I told you I'd find you (Dimitri)
Yeah I got the memos (Rose)
-My Eternity doesn't involve being part of the undead mafia (Rose)
-I'd have a new mantra- A comes first then B,C,D (Rose)
-Where else are you going to find a pirate-themed hotel and bartenders who don't card. (Rose)
-Why do you care so much about bringing dimitri back. I mean I know you liked him,but you don't quite have the same motivation as Rose does. (Lissa)
-I've seen you knock on a door handle harder than you're hitting me. (Christian)
That's a ridiculous metaphor. (Lissa)
-Trying to figure it out was like being on a hamster wheel, alot of work and no progress. (Rose)
-You're beautiful in battle, like an avenging angel come to deliver the justice of Heaven (Dimitri)
Funny...that is kinda why I am here. (Rose)
Angels fall Rose. (Dimitri)
-Was it fatherly love gone bad? Was he really all that good a lawyer? And at the end of the day, was it true that blood ran thicker than water. I didn't know. I actually didn't like that saying. Maybe, it worked for humans but it made no sense with vampires. (Rose)
-Don't you think that if God can forgive you it's kind of egotistical for you not to forgive yourself. (Rose)
How long have you been waiting to use that line on me.(Dimitri)
Actually it just came to me. Pretty good huh? I bet you thought I wasn't paying attention. (Rose)
You weren' never do, you were paying attention to me. (Dimitri)
-Love fades, mine has (Dimitri) This was probably the most heartbreaking quote in the whole series. I was so sad fo Rose
-You forget I have an addictive personality. I'm addicted to you. Somehow I think you could do all sorts of bad things to me, and I'd still come back to you. (Adrian to Rose)

5 of 5 stars


Have you read this book from the series? If so what'd you think?


  1. I didn't read what you wrote! ;) I just saw that you posted it!! Is that weird? Yeah, I know.. but hey! I don't wanna ruin it for myself! sheesh! I'm gettin' ready to start VA! Prolly today. Well, actually RE-start! I started the 1st one months ago, but something with my OCD just wouldn't let me read the dang book till I had all of them! UGH. So, with LS right around the corner... ELEVEN dayyys! I think I'm safe! WOOT!
    P.S. Check out the pics on our FB page!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Ash!!

  2. LOL no that's not weird at all. Some people put spoilers into the reviews I try not to give to much away if I can, but sometimes
    it's hard. Ha I still need to put my shadow kiss and blood promise reviews up I kinda did it backwards, but I think I'm going to re-read those two.

  3. Pleasant day to you,

    I hope you have an extremely wonderful and thankful day no matter how you spend it.

    Please do stop by anytime for a spot of tea & currently I have a giveaway as well and sign up for a new 2011 reading challenge if you find it worthy.

    Happy Turkey Day,
    Mad Scientist


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