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Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead

spirit bound Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead. Published May 18, 2010 by Penguin Razorbill. CDN $10.99 kindle edition.

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 she knows 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 now he is hunting her. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him… forever. (Goodreads Excerpt)

Well I have to admit that I am in love with this series. It is truly amazing. I fell in love with Dimitri and was devastated at the end of the last book. I was on the fence about what I wanted to happen. I so wanted Rose and Dimitri to be together, but the price was pretty high. I honestly couldn’t say if I would have chosen the way she did. The ending was…well I won’t give it away.

I was then wrenched into this new book with a twist in fate and had my heart squished again in anguish! I love how Richelle is able to do that. You get so engrossed in the characters that you feel the pain they feel and you’re gripped with the story so hard you don’t want to let go or put down the book.

Again with a series I don’t want to give away the last books but suffice it to say this whole series is gripping from beginning to end with lots of action, intrigue and romance to keep you on the edge of your seat holding the pages tighter and tighter!

Amazing! 5 stars for me! Can’t wait to read the final book!

 

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Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead. Published Aug 29, 2009 by Penguin Razorbill.  CDN $10.99 Kindle edition

Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same. The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose’s neck, a mark that says she’s killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters … Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life’s vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She’ll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved? Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir’s and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love? (Goodreads Excerpt)

What to say?…I am so in love with this series…amazing!

This story just keeps getting better and better with each book. I can’t seem to get enough…thankfully there are still more for me to read! But holy crap what a cliffhanger! Can my heart start pumping again now please?!?

I love Dimitri…I keep hoping and hoping that somehow…well you know what I want…I have no idea if I will get my wish or if Rose will finish with the promise she made to him. I mean I don’t want Rose to become a Strigoi, but….I so want them to be together…Just wait and see I guess.

When it comes to a book series it is hard to come up with a review that doesn’t include spoilers from the other books. Suffice it to say that this book continues to be amazing. I already downloaded the next book. The characters are wickedly fun to engage in. I’m still waiting to see if anything develops with Adrian as I love his character. The story line is engaging and exciting and full of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat.

Can’t wait for the next book! 5 stars for me.

Teaser Tuesday (Mar 31)

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

And it was memories like that, that made it so hard to comprehend this quest to kill him, even if he was a Strigoi.  Yet…at the same time, it was exactly because of memories like that, that I had to destroy him.

Page 76

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead

I am totally enthralled with this series.  I can’t wait to find out what happens to Rose and Demitri!  LOVE it! 🙂

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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WWW Wednesdays (Mar 11)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 Recently Finished : 

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)  Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead.  LOVE this storyline!

Currently Reading:

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) If I Stay by Gale Forman.  So far it is good, but I saw the movie so makes it less dramatic!

Up Next? 

Sacrifice (Elemental, #5) Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)

Downloaded Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer on my Ipad and can’t wait to dive in.  I loved this series so far.

Loving The Vampire Academy series and can’t wait to read Blood Promise by Richelle Mead .

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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WWW Wednesdays (Feb 18)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 Recently Finished : Well I finally got some reading done on vacation and finished these three…I will write reviews shortly and post!

Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) Mr Mercedes by Stephen King.  It was nice to read a Stephen King book again.  This was really amazing.  I was a little worried when I had heard mixed reviews but was not disappointed at all!

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Meed.  OMG I love this book and the whole series.  Amazing is all I can say.

Catch Me When I Fall Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh.  I really enjoyed the story line but it had something missing in terms of editing.  The story was very original.

Currently Reading:

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3) Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead.  LOVING this storyline!

Up Next? 

Sacrifice (Elemental, #5)

Just downloaded Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer on my Ipad and can’t wait to dive in.  I loved this series so far.

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Published Aug 16, 2007 by Razorbill. CDN $10.99 Kindle Edition

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever. (Goodreads Excerpt)

I have to say that I really like this book.  I’m not a big fan of long series books, but the first book is easily read on its own and doesn’t just end in the middle of a major plot point.  Not that you’re not dying to find out what’s next, but at least it finishes the major conflict at the time. The characters are amazing.  I’m a big fan of Rose.  She is one kick ass heroine and I love how fiercely loyal she is.  Throw in the steamy Dimitri and OMG you’ve got major intrigue, romance and action all in one book.  Did I mention that Dimitri is HOT!

I liked how original this book is too.  How the author builds her world around what we expect from vampires, but throws in a twist.  Not a sparkly kind of vampire twist but an original live and dead vampires twist.  (Don’t want to spoil anything so will leave it at that…lol)

The only weird thing for me is that I couldn’t get over how similar it is to the covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout. I mean it is like both books were following a guideline or something.  I don’t want to go into too much detail but it was eerily similar, which is amazing since this was about vampires and the Covenant series was about Gods, demigods etc. Then I realized that Vampire Academy came out first, so it is not any reflection on this book.  Hopefully the similarities end with the first book only. I really enjoyed the Covenant series however so don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining, it’s just weird.

Back to VA.  I have to say this is now on my top ten list. I can’t wait to get started on the next in the series and now am looking forward to the movie.

5 stars for me for sure!

 

WWW Wednesdays (May 7)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
 Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Recently Finished:
 Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  I really enjoyed this book.  Will definintely read the next in the series.  I will post a review soon. 🙂

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Currently Reading : To all the boys I’ve loved before.  I am liking this book.  It is a cute light read.

Up Next?

Touch of Power (Healer, #1) I still have Touch of Power by Maria Snyder on my kindle so I think I will give it a go.  There are a few others on my TBR soon list but we will have to see.

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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