The Last Sacrifice (A Vampire Academy Novel)
By Richelle Mead
Summary: The Queen is dead and Rose is being framed. In order to buy time before her execution her friends break her out of prison and once again Rose is on the run. This time, however, she has Dimitri and Sydney with her, and they have plans to find someone that could change not only Lissa’s life, but alter the lives of all Morois and Dhampirs. Hearts will be broken, lies will be uncovered and in one last sacrifice, Lissa’s and Rose’s relationship could be changed forever.
Review: One of Mead’s strengths is consistency. It is hard to maintain quality of story and writing over such a long series, yet she does it with every book. The Last Sacrifice is a perfect ending to the series. There was enough action, suspense and surprises to propel the plot forward but there were also tender moments of character development. For those who have come to love Rose and her friends, there will be a sense of satisfaction and completion; a feeling that, despite the long and dangerous journey, all is as it should be. Completely engaging, this series is one of the best available for young adults.
(It was very hard for me not to start rambling on about how much I love this series)
Other books in the series: Vampire Academy (2007), Frostbite (2008), Shadow Kiss (2008), Blood Promise (2009), Spirit Bound (2010)
If you liked Vampire Academy you might also enjoy: The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Evernight by Claudia Grey and Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz
Additional Info: Don’t forget there is going to be movie in the future, and there is a spin off series in the works.
Author website: http://www.richellemead.com/index.htm
Rating: W3.5/4 C4/4 P4/4 O3/4 PP4/4 CR3/4 (my favourite cover of the series)
Grade Level Interest: high J or S