Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice
(Vampire Academy, #6)
By: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: Dec. 7, 2010
Genre: YA

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 They come first.
My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won’t give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri’s face join Lissa’s. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.

The dead could finally have me.

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 guardians 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 whole life is about saving others, who will save you?

Spirit Bound ended with Rose being locked up at Court for the murder of the Queen, which is exactly where Last Sacrifice picks up. Everyone is shocked that Rose is being accused of murder. She’s clearly been framed since the murderer so conveniently left her silver stake at the scene of the crime. The evidence is all against her and she is locked back up until her trial which is in two weeks time. Not nearly enough time for Lissa, her father and friends to find the real murdered exonerate her of her charges but they need to come up with something because if Rose is found guilty, she will be executed.

I was so sad to see this series end. I wasn’t sure how Mead would end everything but I thought she did a good job. I was a little let down with Dimitri though. I’m so used to him being this kick-ass character that it was a little weird seeing him being all broken and emotional. Although, considering he thinks that Rose is slipping away, I guess I could see him opening up to console her. He doesn’t try to win her back though because he knows that he lost his shot when he pushed her away. He’s come to terms with the fact that she’s moved on and he’s trying to be happy for here. However, Rose is still obsessing over Dimitri and it kind of pissed me off.  Here she is with Adrian and she’s still hung up over Dimitri. I just didn’t care too much for that. I mean, sure at first Adrian seemed a bit off his rocker, and let’s be honest here, he still is but he cares for Rose. Even during the grief of losing his aunt, he still only thinks of Rose. It’s always been about Rose for him, which is why I was really annoyed that she was so quick to drop him like a hot potato just because Dimitri was back in the picture. Otherwise, I loved the story and the fact that the story is split in half. Rose does a lot of bond spying on Lissa as they try to find the murderer. She’s still not sure exactly what’s going on back home but Rose has come up with an idea of her own. An idea that will change all of their lives

I’m sad to see this series go but loved the ride. I loved it so much that this series has been something that I re-read at least twice a year. Yes, I know, I’m obsessed and I couldn’t be happier that they are turning it into a movie. *picture a crying Bieber fan girl clapping excessively, and you have me*. I’m a little happy that there is a spinoff called Bloodlines that will deal with Adrian and I hope to God that poor guy gets his happy ever after. Normally I like a little spin in my romance but by golly that poor guy deserves a happy ending.

“There was a look of woe on his face that was almost comical. Raids, bullets, criminals…no problem. A missing duster? Crisis.”

Previous reviews from the Vampire Academy series…
Vampire Academy
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound

6 Thoughts on “Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

  1. I really need to catch up on these. I own them just haven’t managed to get around to them. Sounds like the last book ends the series nicely though.

    • I gobbled this series up. I wasn’t even halfway through the first book before I was online ordering the rest. But then again, it was also before I started blogging, so I had time to read whatever I wanted without worrying about keeping a schedule.

  2. I was sad with the end because Rose was a really amazing heroine, but the author made an spin-off and there’s a little bit of Rose there from time to time. Dimitri is really great, but he suffered a lot in this series and I actually liked his ending, more normal. Adrian is better and getting more intense in Bloodlines.

    • I think Rose is by far my favorite heroine in all the books I’ve read. She’s snarky, honest, and can kick some serious butt. I’ve read the first 2 books in the spin off, I still need to read Indigo Spell.

  3. I only read the books last summer but I inhaled them. I loved the books so much! The ending was bittersweet, I loved the books and all but I was so sad for them to end.
    You have to read Bloodlines, it’s sort of continuing story from VA, and maybe even a better series – maybe! 😀

    • I felt the same way. When I got this book, I forced myself to stop at 2 chapters. I didn’t want it to end and I knew if I didn’t do that, I would read it in one sitting. I’ve read Bloodlines and The Golden Lily but I haven’t had time to read Indigo Spell.

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