Side note: I must admit, as I'm posting these old reviews, I can see how my review style has evolved. I't been pretty hard to restrain myself from rewriting them! LOL
Staying in line with the last few weeks post, here's my review of book three from the Vampire Academy series! I really enjoyed this series and recommend it for older teens (16+) and adults alike!
Release Date: November 13, 2008
Source: Amazon Purchase
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Original Review Date: April 12, 2011
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all... might be seeing ghosts.
As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line - and choose between the two people she loves most.
I even felt a little bad for Adrian. It's clear that he really cares for Rose. For a while it was hard to see what his motives were. I wasn't sure if he just wanted to hook up with her or if he truly cared about her, but after that last scene between them in this book, there's no question. It was very kind and generous how he stepped up to help her.
Also, I must mention that I liked how the author worked in Mason’s character. More than once he was able to help in the fight against Strigoi. It was a nice touch that we got to see a glimpse of the old Mason before he crossed over. In the end. I didn't expect Rose to drop out of school, yet it didn't really surprise me. I’m excited to see what happens next.
Want more VA reviews? Read my reviews of the first two in the series!
Frostbite (VA #2) | Vampire Academy (VA #1)