May 26, 2010

Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

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 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 she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever.

I actually finished this book a couple of days ago, but had so many mixed feelings that I said I would wait to write my review. Well here it goes...

I give this book four stars. I love Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, but the only problem I've had in the past with her series is that I felt she wasted a lot of pages recapping her previous books. Well in this book she did not do a lot of recapping and started the book off with a little excitement. So I was expecting this to be a bit different and more to the point. Now don't get me wrong it was, but she had one chapter full of excitement and the next chapter slow. For me this book did not TRULY kick off until the middle and continued to be non-stop until the very end. And that was the reason for my mixed feelings. I was upset at first that it took so long to really kick off and get to the point. Maybe it was just me, but that is how I felt.  

Once it did kick off though I could not put the book down and kept reading and reading. When I reached the end all I could think about was how I did not want it to end. Rose and Adrian are awesome. Dimitri broke my heart in this book and I can not wait to read the next book to find out what happens. I loved the old Dimitri, but man the Strigoi Dimitri is super sexy! lol

I will stop here because like a friend told me today it really is hard to talk about this book and not give away spoilers! :-) - A Good Read!


  1. I'm so with you on recapping, it is my least favorite thing authors do. I feel like they should completely ignore people who were not smart enough to read the entire series. haha I'm just slightly selfish. This is a great review, and I am going to keep checking back on your blog for more great reads...Thank You :)

  2. Aww thank you! And thank you for following us!! Are you on GoodReads?

  3. I am but I am only on ther from time to time

  4. Hey girl, I sent you a request on GoodReads. :-)

  5. Aloha!!=)

    I am stopping over from Book Blogs!=)

    I just finished this novel yesterday and will be writing my review so I have not read your yet.
    I just starting posting a Linky Tools widget to connect book reviews. After I am complete with mine I would love to have you link your review over. I will let you know when it is done and if you decided to, great!=)

    Okay... so with that said I will be back later to read your review!=)

    Also, I am following you now. Here is my blog:

  6. hey Chas, I am still new to all this so I am not sure how to link my review without just leaving a comment with the URL unless that is what you meant lol? Let me know hehe

  7. I know exactly what you mean about having to turn off your review mindset and just let the book be. I loved this book so much and will add my own review soon. I couldn't stop reading either.

    Yesenia, Silly Little Game

  8. Oh and love your blog :)

  9. Aww Thank you Yesenia!! I just changed it last night... I found the layout on one of those websites. I wish I knew how to make my own. :-(

  10. I just baught the first in this series...Can't wait to get started on it. This is me


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