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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead

Salvation has its price.
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."

Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir. It's graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. He's out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance, and now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever.

But Rose can't forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic inextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose's prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?

Fall in love with Rose and Dimitri all over again in Spirit Bound, the eagerly awaited fifth novel in Richelle Mead's enthralling Vampire Academy series.


Rose is being hunted by the man she still loves.  She made a promise to Dimitri she would kill him if he ever became Strigoi, but she failed in that task.  Now, Dimitri is determined to find Rose and kill her...no matter what the cost.  Rose is attempting a radical transformation by releasing an individual from prison that no one would expect her to release.  She has tangled her friends into her web of lies and craziness.  Humans and Moroi alike have died to support her cause.  The question is, will it work?  Will Rose be able to bring the life back into Dimitri?  Once again this series has not failed to entertain.  The fifth installment of this novel is exciting and suspenseful.  It shows the true power of love and forgiveness.  The actions one is willing to take for the one they love is amazing and heart-wrenching.  Rose is an amazing character who has developed throughout the series, but still has her quirks that make us feel the attachment to the same character we learned to like in the first novel. 

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