Monday, December 13, 2010

Book Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice
by Richelle Mead

Hardcover/Paperback:594 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (December 7, 2010)
Also available in Kindle Edition
File Size: 642 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

My thoughts:


Vampire Academy series has just ended. *breathe in, breathe out*

I have been waiting for this book for months and I was sooo SOOO sooo excited to get my copy of LS. And yes, I got mine the first day of its release, December 7. I sat for an hour pretending to work. OMG. I couldn't stop looking at it. I was at work! I so wanted to read it but I couldn't. Around lunch time, I picked up the book and finally decided to read a chapter. OMG. I couldn't stop. I just couldn't stop. I wanna go home! My husband didn't understand me, he couldn't believe that I was this addicted to reading this book.

Okay - here's my review. I will try to write a review without spoilers.

We all know that Rose would be escaping her cell and her friends would help her. I was surprised with what happened in page 52. That and what happened next, truly I didn't expect those to happen. I love it! How Rose escaped Court? Wow, that's really fantastic.

Now, if you remember the teaser trailers, there was one that made me laugh so hard. Watch it HERE.

I'm sure no one has ever guessed it right. My guess was not even close to what was written in the book. I'm sure if Richelle Mead read what I wrote in that teaser trailer, she's now laughing at me. I guessed that Adrian is Dimitri's brother!

Who killed the queen?

I knew it has to be "her" from the clue in the teaser trailer: "Love and Loyalty run deeper than blood"

How Rose knew it, the author did great with the plot. It was an action-packed book. I'm so in love with all of the characters, even those minor characters. This book series wouldn't be the same without them.

Reading  page 519 definitely broke my heart. I knew it was going to happen, but hoped it didn't happen like that, I felt bad for _____kov. I love how Richelle Mead made a good "love triangle story", so satisfied with the happy ending - Rose and  _____kov. *see no spoilers lol*

I love VA because it wasn't just about romance and cheezy lines. It's about about friendship and responsibilities, love and loyalty. The romance in this book was just a bonus to the readers. Without it, many readers will agree with me that they would still read VA because of the great story line.

Overall, the final book was awesome. I'm so happy to read the last book but sooo sad that it has to end. It was a great conclusion to the series. I mean for Rose's story. If there's no spin-off series, I don't know what I'll do with my life. Seriously, it was soo great that I'm not sure if I'll find a new series to love the way I love this (and my Lord of the Rings, of course).

This series is highly recommended. Sooo great, exciting and excellent written. You will not be disappointed. I promise YOU! Now - the spin-off series will be released in August 2011. Who's with me?

About the book 

"Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.

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?" - Goodreads

About the author

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens.  Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When not writing,, she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. Lots of dresses. She is a self-professed coffee addict, fights a constant (and losing) battle with procrastination, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

Read chapter 1 here



Carissa said...

I absolutely loved this book. I read it in less than 24 hours. It had just the right pace to keep the story moving and I felt totally satisfied by the ending. I'm just sad to see Rose's story ending! But who knows, maybe Mead will bring her back one day!

I'm definitely looking forward to reading the spinoff series.

iamjenai said...

I know! I can actually read this in one sitting but it wasss sooo goood that i want this to last. I was reading it slowly like how Georgie would read Seth's books (Succubus series)!

Mead said in one of her interviews that Rose will appear in the spin off!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

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Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I have to get this for my girl; there are just so many good books out there now for YA readers! Thanks for the review!

iamjenai said...

@carmel - thanks for stopping by too!

@julie - thanks for stopping by my blog and yeah this series is highly recommended esp for teenagers. . . .

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