Sunday, July 4, 2010
Book Review: Shadow Kiss
Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, book 3) by Richelle Mead.
WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?
Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa-the last Dragomir princess-must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken. But since making her first Strigoi kills, ROse hasn't been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible ecil drawing nearer to the Academy's iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose's sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever. Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing but suddenly there's way more than friendship at stake The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for the lives that Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmare, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most..but will her choice mean that only one can survive?
Dhampir Rose Hathaway is learning that being a Guardian doesn't always mean she can protect them all. Shadow Kiss is the most emotional Vampire Academy book yet. This book was amazing and yet heartbreaking. There is so much growth amidst the main characters and yet this maturity and sense of purpose comes with a price. The end of Shadow Kiss leaves you on a precipice longing to take the plunge into Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, book 4).
I recommend Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, book 3) to readers of paranormal, paranormal romance, young adult, thrillers, urban fantasy, action packed vampire fiction and especially to fans of the Vampire Academy series.
Visit my review of Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, book 1) here and Frostbite (Vampire Academy, book 2) here.
Source: This book was purchased by me for review.
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.