Monday, January 2, 2012

Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead.

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It All Comes Down To Now.

Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.

The Queen is Dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust...

But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all?

                                            Each other

From Goodreads.

 

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Just as a note, this review was supposed to be published on December 31st, 2011 but due to Internet issues, it has been delayed.

The cover:

I LOVE this cover. It says a lot about Rose and what she goes thru in this book.

The storyline (Small spoilers):

This sequel is completely amazingly beautifully unique. No book in the series competes with Last Sacrifice, it was filled with so many emotions and mysteries it hurt to read because all the time while reading it, I was trying to be a smart girl and anticipate what was going to happen. I failed miserably.

The story continues where Spirit Bound ended up, with Rose still in jail for the murder of Queen Tatiana. However, her friends get her out of it with the help of Dimitri, of course Red heart.

Anyways, things got crazy like they always do with Rose, and she was caught in the middle of a huge mess, in the mean time, Lisa was nominated as Queen but they wouldn’t be able to vote for her because there’s no other member of her family left, says the Quorum.

So, as always, despite being on the run for her life from Court, Rose tries to find the missing sibling Lissa has. Obviously, she got in a lot of trouble and Victor and his brother joined her.

I’m going to jump to the end of this book before I spoil this review more than this.

The end was the special treat. I was holding my breath and tears while reading it and I couldn’t put the book down until I was done with it. It is full of shock, mystery, dreams come true and surprising twists.

Also, Dimitri and Rose’s relationship had a weird turn and I was having a lot of fun seeing them argue, and her calling him comrade like old times :’).

The characters:

Rose, the main protagonist, got on my nerves for the first time. She was acting like a stupid girl who was dumped, she couldn’t see the truth when it was right in front of her!!! But also, to be fair, she’s the best friend anyone would dream about, and the ending of the book is proof of that.

Adrian, well, he’s Adrian!! lol I adore how cool he is and how he doesn’t care about anyone at all. I felt sorry for him at the end and how he got mad, I’ve never seen him shout like that! He was really hurt. Let’s hope things get better for him in Bloodlines Winking smile.

Dimitri is the old Dimitri, finally. It was so cool and nice to see him act like his old self (in Vampire Academy and Frostbite mainly). I love this mysterious teacher <3.

Lissa is the protective nice friend who loves Rose a lot!

Sydney is hilarious. I’m definitely sure that she’s Rose’s friend now. I can’t wait to find her in Bloodlines, it’s going to be fun to read the spinoff of my favorite Vampire series from her point of view.

Other characters you’ll encounter while reading and are worth mentioning: Victor (who later get’s killed XD << I’m evil), Sonia Karp, Jill Mostrano, Daniella Ivashkov and Tasha.

My favorite quotes:

I have so freaking many favorite quotes!! And to be honest, I would like to put the whole book in here, but of course to not spoil this anymore than I already did, I’ll share just a few to push you into reading the series if you haven’t already!!

I don’t like cages.   

I don't even like going to zoos. The first time I went to one, I almost had a claustrophobic attack looking at those poor animals. I couldn't imagine any creature living that way. Sometimes I even felt a little bad for criminals, condemned to life in a cell. I'd certainly never expected to spend my life in one.   

But lately, life seemed to be throwing me a lot of things I'd never expected, because here I was, locked away. – Chapter 1

I ignored the barb and crossed my arms. "So what are you doing here? I know it's not just a fatherly visit. You never do anything without a reason."    "Of course not. Why do anything without a reason?"    "Don't start up with your circular logic."    He winked. "No need to be jealous. If you work hard and put your mind to it, you might just inherit my brilliant logic skills someday." – Chapter 1

My friends were staging a prison break. Unbelievable. Crazy was usually my specialty. – Chapter 4

And I'd fulfilled my purpose, right? To protect? I'd done it. I'd saved Lissa, just like I'd sworn I'd always do. I was dying in battle. No appointment books for me.   

Lissa's face shone with tears, and I hoped that mine conveyed how much I loved her. With the last spark of life I had left, I tried to speak, tried to let Dimitri know I loved him too and that he had to protect her now. I don't think he understood, but the words of the guardian mantra were my last conscious thought.   

They come first. – Chapter 33

"Sorry," she said, her face shining with joy when she saw me. "Should have put a sock on the door. Didn't realize things were getting hot and heavy."   

"No avoiding it," I said lightly, clasping Dimitri's hand.

"Things are always hot with him around."   

Dimitri looked scandalized. He'd never held back when we were in bed together, but his private nature wouldn't let him even hint about such matters to others. It was mean, but I laughed and kissed his cheek.   

"Oh, this is going to be fun," I said. "Now that everything's out in the open."   

"Yeah," he said. "I got a pretty ‘fun' look from your father the other day." – Chapter 34

"This," he said, moving toward the door, "was the last thing I expected. You destroy my life and then feed me inspirational philosophy."    I felt horrible, and it was one of those moments where I wished my mouth wouldn't just blurt out the first thing on my mind. I'd learned a lot of control—but not quite enough. – Chapter 35

"What's so funny?" asked Dimitri, looking down at me with amusement.  

"I'm just thinking about what Lissa would say if we still had the bond."   

In a very bad breach of guardian protocol, he caught a hold of my hand and pulled me toward him. "And?" he asked, wrapping me in an embrace.   

"I think she'd ask, ‘What have we gotten ourselves into?'" – Chapter 36

The conclusion:

This is the sweetest end ever, I wish the series continued but I guess it’s a good idea to keep it like this and leave the rest to our imagination. Besides, I heard there’s a bit of Rose and Dimitri in Bloodlines Open-mouthed smile.

I wanted to thank Richelle Mead for writing such a wonderful series. This is my favorite Vampire series ever!!

I definitely recommend it to everyone who’s into fun, mysterious twisted books Smile.

5/5

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