Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound
(Vampire Academy, #5)
By: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: May 18, 2010
Genre: YA
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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. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows 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 now he is hunting her. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him… forever.

In this installment of Vampire Academy, Rose is back in school and about to take her final exam. Once she’s graduated she comes up with a plan to free Victor in hopes of finding his brother who happens to be a spirit user that once saved a Strigoi and turned them back to their original form. She hopes to turn Dimitri back into a Dhampir but when she finds out the process of turning a Strigoi back involves a spirit user (Lissa), Rose isn’t sure that’s a risk she’s willing to take.

There was quite a bit going on in this book. Exams, freeing Victor, finding Dimitri and then everything that follows, there wasn’t really a boring point in the book. Like the previous books, the flow of the story is spot on. My only problem was Rose. She’s decided to give Adrian a chance but when there is hope to save Dimitri she seems to sort of forget that Adrian exists. Poor Adrian, to him all there is is Rose and she’s still hung up over Dimitri. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for Dimitri but I just felt like she was stringing Adrian along. Either way I still REALLY enjoyed this book. There was a ton of action, a blossoming romance on top of an old flame with added bonus of suspense that leaves you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very last word.

Yet again, Mead has left us with ANOTHER cliffhanger that leaves you craving the next book. I must be honest though… I’m not looking forward to this series ending!

“I’ve given up on you. Love fades. Mine has.” -Dimitri

 

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

 

One Thought on “Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

  1. Great review! I really need to read this series because everyone keeps on recommending it to me!
    -Scott Reads It

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