Staying with the VA series, here's my review of the sixth and final book in the Vampire Academy series! A series of this length is just perfect. It's not so long that you get sick of it, yet not too short that you feel you were jipped out of something. I enjoyed it so much, this is on my short list of series to re-read.
I apologize in advance, I don't know what I was thinking about when I originally wrote this review a little over 2 years ago...I'm sort of all over the place and it's laden with spoilers...so read on at your own risk!! You've been warned! For those of you that have read books 1-5 even the 6th book, you'll know what I'm talking about. :-)
Release Date: Deecember 7, 2010
Source: Amazon Purchase
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Original Review Date: June 5, 2011
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: 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 guardians 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 whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
I liked how everyone rallied together to help Rose, that was a nice change. We always see Rose as the one to save everyone, especially Lissa. Interesting twist with Jill being Lissa's half sister. I didn't expect her to be. I also like that Ms.Karp was saved and brought back to her Morie state, so there was closure to that story line with her old boyfriend.
All in all, I liked Adrian and I felt bad for him when Rose chose Dimitri. Well, she didn't really "choose" him, they were always meant to be. In the end, all us readers knew who Rose would end up with. To top it off, even though Christian was with Lissa and it seemed like they would stay together, I did feel really bad about his Aunt going all nuts and killing the Queen then framing her! I really thought Tasha was more level headed than that. Oh well.
The book had the nice "happy ending", which tied up most of the loose ends. There were a few things left open that could bring more books if Ms.Mead wanted to revisit this series. Through it all Rose got her man, her best friend, and free of the link between her and Lissa.