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Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Spirit Bound by Richelle MeadSpirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Penguin Razorbill on May 18th 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 489
Format: Kindle
five-stars

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. Vladamir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girl's can't wait for their 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 change. 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.

My take on this book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!! BE CAUTIOUS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK YET!!!  

The second to last Vampire Academy book took me the longest to read. I started to read it on the twenty-first of May and ended it on the eleventh of June.

The reason it took me so long to read this one was because I was busy and I was trying to get this book review blog going as well. But I finally got it done and oh my god I was so happy about Dimitri being alive again but sad for Rose. I also really did like the end of the book.

Rose has had a tough life for only being eighteen years old and being told that she did something that she couldn’t have done and didn’t do at all.

But also getting the letter telling her how Lissa could represent her family was by finding someone that is either her half-brother or half-sister. But know the question is how can she doe that if she is stuck in jail waiting for her trail among other things. Also could she trust the dead Queen’s letter about Lissa having a half-sibling out there.

But this book was sooo good and kept my on the edge of my seat the whole time that I was able to read it.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.


Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Posted June 6, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Blood Promise by Richelle MeadBlood Promise by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #4
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Penguin Razorbill on August 25, 2009
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 503
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Rose Hathaway's life will never be the same.
The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck, a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters ... Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?
Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir's and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?

My take on the book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!! BE CAUTIOUS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK YET!!!

I read this book in one day. Okay two days. I started this book on the twentieth of May and finished it on the twenty-first of May. I soooo didn’t want to put my kindle down because this book was soooo good. I ended up dreaming of the book on the twentieth. I felt bad for Rose when she found Dimitri’s family. I was a little bit confused about the Alchemist part but it kind of started to make sense to me.

I was pretty shocked when the principal or headmistress, or whatever you want to call her, stepped down and let a new person step in, thanks to the Queen’s recommendation with his daughter, son and daughter’s guardian in tow. I kind of knew a little bit that the daughter was bad news just didn’t know how bad until toward the end of the book. All I gotta say is poor Lissa and Christian who’s relationship ended because of the new headmaster’s daughter torn them apart.

But at the end of the book I’m happy that she goes back to the school. It’s there that we find out about who this mysterious “Abe” person really is. Another BIG SPOILER ALERT!! I would have never ever thought that Abe would be Rose’s father at all!! I mean that was just a huge shocker to me.

But yes another great book from the Vampire Academy series. I can’t believe that I only have two books left until the end. I so don’t want this series to end.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.


Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Posted June 6, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Shadow Kiss by Richelle MeadShadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #3
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Penguin Razorbill on November 18, 2008
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 443
Format: Kindle
five-stars

WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
Rose knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken...
Then a strange darkness begins to grow in Rose's mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy's iron gates. The immortal undead are closing in, and they want vengeance for the lives Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most... but will her choice mean that only one can survive?

My take on the book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK!!!

When I read the plot I sort of guessed that maybe Rose is putting too much on her shoulders to deal with all at once but after I started to read the book I couldn’t help but think of it as another good book for character development.

Though I do feel bad for Rose who is seeing Mason’s ghost around the campus and is the only one that I can see him thanks to her being Shadow Kissed. Toward the end of the book we find with why Rose is seeing ghosts and with why Mason is able to be seen as a ghost on the school’s campus.

The end of this book was a shocker to me about what happened to Dimitri and with what Rose ended up doing on her eighteenth birthday. I also feel bad for Lissa who is trying to be there for Rose even though she doesn’t know with what is wrong or going on in Rose’s head. Except for her wanting to do something to Dimitri that both he and Rose said, in the first book, that they would rather die than being a Strigoi. We also don’t see much of Mia in here. Actually we don’t see Mia in this book at all. I was wondering with what happened to our little porcelain doll friend.

But yes this is another good book from Richelle Mead in this Vampire Academy series.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.


Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Posted June 6, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Romance, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Urban, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Frostbite by Richelle MeadFrostbite by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #2
Series Rating: five-stars
on April 10th 2008
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 327
Format: Kindle
five-stars

WHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY...
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian.
Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...

My take on the book: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS BOOK!!!

Now with Frostbite I didn’t know what to think at first when I read the plot. This book was so good once you got over the ending of the book. Each of the characters grew in this book. We also met interesting new characters as well. We met Rose’s mom, Christian’s aunt, a new guy that flirts with Rose, and also an interesting development between Rose and Mia.

I started this book on the eleventh of May and didn’t finish it until the eighteenth of May. By the time I finished this book I was crying sooo bad because of what happens with Mason. I didn’t think that Richelle was going to do what she did but she did and it was sad. But it seems like at the end of the book Mia and Rose comes to an agreement on not to fight anymore but we shall see in the next book if that even happens.

But yes this book was a good book for character development and to meet some new characters. I am quite interested to see more of Adrian, who happens to be the guy that was flirting with Rose, since he seems to be pretty cute and hot. Plus it’s very interesting that he also happens to be the queen’s great nephew. This book to me was just a great book but then again I have said that about her first book and other books that I have read that some people have asked me my opinion on them if I have read them.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.