Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Also by this author: The Indigo Spell
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Also in this series: Blood Promise
Published by Penguin Group, Razorbill
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult/Romance
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Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong...
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.
After loving the fourth book in this series I knew I needed to continue on with the series.
This book starts at a very immature point in my opinion. I was so use to the Rose that was growing up and mature in the fourth book and I felt like in this book she regresses back to acting younger/childish. I also really didn’t like the position that Rose was in when this book started. I don’t think that using Adrian in the way that she did was the correct way to go about this book at all. I actually had a hard time reading the beginning 150+ pages of this book because we made so much progress in the fourth book that this book felt awkward and like a big step in the wrong direction.
Once you get past the beginning of this book the second half is so much better. Things start to fall back into place and I think a big part of this has to do with Dimitri. I felt that once he came back we were reminded of all of the emotions and turmoil that was going on before. This was the story that Rose needed to follow and I feel that as sad as I am about it that Adrian really doesn’t have a place in Rose’s storyline anymore. I love his character but he needs his own story to follow which I already know happens in the Bloodlines series.
Overall, I know my rating of 4.5 might seem a little high when I had issues with the book during the beginning scenes but I feel by the end that Mead pulled the story back together and gave us the drama that we needed with Rose standing up against the Crown but also the endless romance that we crave between Rose and Dimitri. The feelings these two characters have for one another is a major theme in the later part of this series and I can’t wait to see how they wrap things up.