Author: Richelle Mead
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Others in the Series: Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, & Spirit Bound
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 3 Stars
It all comes down to now.
Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.
The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust...
But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all?
I have to say, I'm surprised how the series went from my high pedestal and seemed to crash and burn with the last two books. I am greatly disappointed with the way the series ended.
Okay, the queen's murder seem to come out of almost nowhere, and even the person who killed her to just made no sense whatsoever, but if people really look I guess they could argue that it actually does, still I feel that it was just a little random.
I was disappointed in a lot of areas. I felt bad for Adrian, and I felt like Rose didn't full understand him, and even if they weren't "meant to be together" I wish that she hadn't jumped into bed with Dimitri when she did. It was pretty low of her. And I do agree with Adrian that she brought a lot of people down with her reckless behavior and that she was too self-centered. I sometimes wonder if she ever stopped to think what some people were giving up for her and why she doesn't stop to think.
What really scared me was the end with Lissa. I would not put it pass her to take Jill and lock her up in a dungeon and bring her out when her purpose was needed, like Council stuff. Though sending her to a human boarding school is just as low.
I'm not even sure I want to read BLOODLINES the last two books ended so sour for me with VAMPIRE ACADEMY.
The character's held on to their personality and I'm really glad that Dimitri and Rose rekindled their love. Really glad things worked out for Lissa in the whole election thing, but in a way it feels like these are bittersweet victories. For me, I'm looking at the mess that was left behind, even if Rose doesn't.
Adventures, romantic, and funny the idea behind the last book was good and original, but I just felt like it was out of place. I just no longer connected with Rose anymore, though most of the time you can still feel like your a part of the story. I'm really torn, actually, but I guess this is how it is.
A fun ride while it lasted, I wouldn't go through it again. Just my personal opinion.