Salvation has its price.
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."
Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."
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.
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.
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?
I think it's quite possible that Richelle Mead is trying to break my heart! I don't mind the back and forth authors put readers through with their main characters, but this was too sad for me. I'm not going to go into details because I don't want to spoil things but when I closed this book I was very sad. I know there is still more to come with one more installment on the horizon but I'm not even going to get my hopes up. I did for this one and it did not work out so well for me.
I did enjoy the action throughout and Adrian really shined for me but other than that I can't say too much. I will tell you that my opinion truly changed regarding Lissa in this book. She ate at my last nerve at one point in the book and I'm not sure I like her all that much anymore. Probably not fair or right, but there it is all the same. I'll of course get Last Sacrifice when it hits the shelves at the end of this year, but like I said before, I'm not thinking I'm going to get my way or be happy with the way things turn out so... I'm just going to steel my resolve so I don't end up sad all over again. Poor Rose!
I gave Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) 3 shamrocks!!!