Series: Vampire Academy #3
Published by Razorbill on November 13th 2008
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
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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.
Welcome to Day Three of Vampire Academy week at Forever 17 Books!
Frostbite cemented my commitment to the Vampire Academy series but I think it was Shadow Kiss that really put the books on my favorites list. When I started the books I only had the first two but soon after I started reading I ordered the new box set. Guys, I couldn’t even wait the few extra days for delivery! I needed this book so bad, so off to the library I went!
The end of Frostbite left our Rose a changed person. She is haunted by the memory of what happened, in more ways than one, and quite literally as ghosts and shadows seem to be surrounding her. Of course this is something she keeps to herself and suffers with alone. If that wasn’t bad enough, her Guardian training trials have begun and are not going as expected.
There was so much about this installment that I loved. Despite the difficulties surrounding Rose, she had grown so much and had become a force to be reckoned with in her world. Really getting back to the use of the elemental magic the Moroi have, especially Christian who truly shows just how badass he is with fire and Lissa returning to the use of spirit was so fun to see! It adds such a great flavor to the books and the characters. And Adrian’s ability to dream walk is pretty awesome. Things really heat up between Rose and Dimitri, finally! *fans self* And omg I can’t even with what happens at the end! What an emotional roller coaster! I can’t say I was completely shocked. I picked up on little clues that something big was coming to change the dynamic of the series. And boy did it! I think this might be my favorite of all the books. The excitement and suspense is so killer and even with some ideas and guesses as to what may happen next, Richelle Mead starts to show her talent with throwing in a few extra surprises to keep you on your toes with this one!
Vampire Academy Week:
Day One – Vampire Academy review + GIVEAWAY
Day Two – Frostbite review