Readers: February 27th: Apologies for the scattered posting that's about to come during the next week or so. University has just started and I have a lot of work to do to get on top of things (and ahead!). Thanks for your patience, as always.

Publishers: I promise I'm not abandoning the lovely review copies you've sent!
I'm getting through them and the reviews will come eventually!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Review: Spirit Bound

Title: Spirit Bound
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Publisher: Penguin
Published: May 18th 2010

Spirit Bound, the second to last book in the Vampire Academy series, begins with a bang. Without being spoilery, let's just say lots of interesting things happen in the book. Joy, sadness, action, laughs, pain…Richelle delivers it all. We are taken on an emotional and adventurous journey as Rose and her friends deal with the repercussions of their actions. This book fell short of my expectations. Not because it was bad but just because it was nothing at all like I was expecting. Instead of extreme joy, I felt frustration, anger and sadness. Who knew, huh?

Adrian Ivashkov, the royal Moroi who's pining over our dearest Rose, has a large role in this novel. He offers Rose support, affection and for most people, his actions turn their opinions of him around. In a good or bad way, it varies, but there is an impact either way. I've always been an Adrian fan, so I was definitely on board with the events that occurred in Spirit Bound. Adrian brought the lightness that we needed to continue on through the rough times. Without him, this novel would've been horribly difficult to stomach. Fawning over Adrian rather than punching holes in the wall - fair trade, yes?

Spirit Bound ends on a cliffhanger, one that will drive fans mad until they've gotten their hands on the final book, Last Sacrifice.

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