Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Review of Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Author: Richelle Mead
Published by: Razorbill
From Goodreads: 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 Dragomir. It's graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. 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. But Rose can't forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic inextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose's prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?
Wow...I've waited a couple of days hoping that words would come to me instead of incomprehensible babble and praise, but I'm afraid that's all your going to get.
This novel has everything you want in a great book and more. First there is Rose, this crazy kick-butt, hard-core, fierce heroine who is willing to risk anything to bring back her love, Dimitri, from the "dead," even if he is trying to kill her. Then there is Dimitri who I think is even sexier "dead." Don't get me wrong I loved him before, but his sex appeal just went through the roof. Next is Lissa who for the first time really starts acting like a best friend and starts to realize that she is more than just a helpless little girl who is forever dependent on her best friend. Lastly is Adrian. I must admit that I didn't understand everyone's infatuation with Adrian. In fact, I was a little exasperated on how people could be focusing on Adrian when there was Dimitri. Well now I must say, "Hello Adrian and welcome to the competition."
The action was nonstop and completely mesmerizing. If your ready for a heart pounding, sexified, action packed paranormal thriller here is your book.