Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Written By: Kellie - Feb• 07•11

Series: Vampire Academy, #6
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: December 7th, 2010
Source: Purchased
Goodreads

Rating: 5/5 Feeder’s agree, this is a fantastic finish to this series.

Synopsis: The astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead’s epic series!

Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them. -Goodreads

Thoughts: Alright, I know I’m probably one of a billion to write a review of this book since it’s been out for awhile now but I really enjoyed it and need to gush about it… Just a little.

This series was recommended to me by a friend a few years ago. I gobbled up the first few. I bought the first three before I had even finished the copy of ‘Vampire Academy’ that I had been lent. Anyways, I’ll admit I lost a bit of interest in this series when Rose took off on her solo adventure as I felt it took away from what makes these books stand out from the countless other vampire love stories out there now. As great as the love story is, the most important relationship has been the one between Rose and Lissa. It’s a friendship for the ages.

On a whim I borrowed book five, Spirit Bound, from work in November and I was pulled alllll the way back into this series. So, despite a little hitch this is still a great series and let me say it had a fantastic ending.

Last Sacrifice combined everything and every one that I loved about these books and combined them all for an action packed finish. Both the main plot of proving Rose’s innocence and the sub-plot of finding Lissa’s half sister are fully fleshed out while still managing to tie up most of the loose ends from this series. There are definitely a few shocking twists from both beloved characters and ones you had half forgotten about. I think this may have been one my favorite endings to a series, ever (I told you I was going to gush). I started reading in the car on my way home from work, and didn’t go to sleep that night until I’d finished, and it was worth it.

I say that only most of the loose ends were tied up because there are a few characters whose fates we don’t end up learning, but it is mentioned and well, I think that may be what the spin off is all about, so not to worry. Rumor has it the spin-off will be focusing on some characters who had previously been secondary and will be a bit of a different take than Vampire Academy was, but I’m still excited. Personally, I’m dying to know what Rose and friends make of their new situation as adults in the Moroi world, but this will do nicely.

Overall, great read. If you’ve read the Vampire Academy books, you need to read this one. If you haven’t, you need to read all of them. Even Blood Promise =S

You can visit Richelle Mead online, here. She is one of my top 5, favorite authors and I highly recommend you check her out.

Buy the book @Amazon (US) @Amazon (CAN) @The Book Depository

Second Opinions:
@The Lovely Getaway
@Katie’s Book Blog
@Mindful Musings

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