Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Review of Last Sarifice by Richelle Mead
Author: Richelle Mead
Published by: Penguin Group
From Goodreads: Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come. Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir. But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?
Amazing...what a way to end this series. Richelle Mead certainly knows how to grab an audience and not let go. This novel was the perfect end to this series, expect of course I'll always be wanting more. I'm going to miss Rose hardcore and some of the other characters as well. I feel these characters truely become part of your family and you want to carry them with you always.
It must give testment to Richelle Mead's writing style for her audience to miss Rose and Dimitri the way they do. She is able to capture your attention with a single sentence and pull you in for an entire series.
Every character had a very important role to fulfill in this novel and they did it perfectly. Lissa showed elegance and grace, while Rose fought hard and dirty. They complement each other like many of the great bestfriends in literature.
My only grivence (and it is small) is that I want to know what happens with Adrian. Where is his ending? I really hope he shows up in Bloodlines. I fell in love with Dimitri first, but Adrain was a close second. I only wish Rose could have somehow choosen both...but I guess that would bring this story into a totally different genre. I can only imagine, right?
If you haven't read this series yet, make sure to put in on the top of your summer reading pile.