Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (spoilers)

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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 at long last graduation, and the girls canÕt 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.

 

From Goodreads.

The cover:

Hmmm… I kind of like and dislike this one at the same time.

I adore the UK covers more. My e-books have the UK covers, but since all my previous reviews of the Vampire Academy novels had a US cover, this one will too :).

The storyline:

This is a hard book to judge, review and rate.

I kind of liked the beginning of this book, it was nice to see Rose back with her friends. Dimitri hunting her down too was kind of amusing since he was acting unlike himself, which was fun.

The middle chapters were a bit of an issue, the story went slow and it hurt to see Adrian so in love with Rose while she was trying to lie to herself about whom she really loved. This obviously led to a fight when Dimitri showed up in Vegas trying to get his hands on her.

He failed, not because she was stronger nor smarter but because he wanted to let her go. The only fun thing was seeing Rose planning and executing Victor’s escape.

The last chapters were the best, as usual. Lissa and Christian were kidnapped by Dimitri to lure Rose. When Rose went where they’ve been kept as hostages, there was a huge fight and Lissa saved him.

Back at Court, Dimitri refused to talk to Rose at all and he told her that Love Fades. His Did. This is when she decided she is going to choose Adrian, again!

Yeah, then Tatiana dies and Rose got the blame and the book ends where she’s going to prison until a date is set for her trial.

And now, I can’t wait to start on the next and the last (already??) book in the series :s.

The characters:

Rose is my heroine this year when it come to fiction books. Imagine what she’s been through this entire series?? Without getting to the last novel. Few things I hated about her in this particular book was that she was lying to both herself and Adrian about their relationship which was selfish and lame from her. She should of just told him the truth all along, that she would never, ever love anyone but Dimitri. Anyone who reads the books can see that crystal clear. Also,

Adrian is my hero this time, he’s so freaking in love with Rose!! And he would do anything for her. He’s funny and direct and doesn’t like lies and twists. Love this type of men (or vampires in this case)!

Lissa is the good friend she’s been all along. Despite her good relationship with Rose, she bothered me a lot when it came to Christian. Instead of confronting him and trying to solve the problem between them, she kept getting jealous on him which was ridiculous because he loved her!!

You should know, the first thing to learn about Vampires, is that when they love someone, that’s it, they can’t love anyone else no matter how much time passes or if the other person dies. They are loyal. Which is why I’m a fan of Vampire.

Anyways, back to the review.

Christian is fun to be around as usual. you can’t quite get what he’s planning or thinking. He knows how jealous Lissa gets when he’s with other girls but he goes as far as he can.

Dimitri… I have no idea what happened to him!!! Now, I like him more when he was a Strigoi!! Don’t get me wrong, the old Dimitri was super awesome super beautiful, but the new kind of old Dimitri is hard to figure out!. I’ll keep my mouth shut and decide to see how things go with him in the next sequel.

Conclusion:

First, I need to say I’m sorry I spoiled this review, a lot! It was just too much to take!

There were a lot of sentiments in this book that were getting to me. This is why I love this series. It’s true this book was crazy and a bit slow to digest at first but the bigger picture is what matters.

This is not my favorite book of the series, but I don’t hate it at all.

Second, to be fair enough and judge it right, I’ll give it 4 out of 5 flowers.

4/5

Randa