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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead

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?


Whoa! Rose has definitely brought some problems upon herself in this installment of the series.  Treason?  Killing Queen Tatiana?  It's well-known that Rose wasn't fond of the Queen, especially when the new age law was recently passed.  Once she is arrested, Rose has nothing to do.  She can't help herself while locked in a prison cell.  Thankfully she has the best friends and bond-mate in the world who are willing to risk their own lives to save hers.  Rose is on a mission to find the piece of the puzzle that will save her life and make the future better for Lissa.  

This mission has allowed Rose to find true love once again, but also has hurt her boyfriend Adrian.  He knew it would happen, but certainly hoped it wouldn't.  Rose has endured a lot, but has put more of her friends at risk by continuing on with her own mission rather than trusting her friends to set her free.  She relies on her bond with Lissa to determine how much time she has left to solve the puzzle.  The answers to the questions Rose and her friends have are surprising.  There was a twist in this story that I had not expected, and was kind of sad to see.  Rose and Lissa develop a new relationship with each other and realize that they will continue to be best friends no matter what.  Rose is surviving on her own and will live a life in support of the new Queen and the love of her life.  A great wrap-up for the end of the series, but I definitely didn't want to see it end.

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