Review: Last Sacrifice

By Richelle Mead

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“For a moment I was captivated as I studied them side by side.
My mother: the perfect picture of guardian excellence and decorum.
My father: always capable of achieving his goals no matter how twisted the means.
Uneasily, I began to understand how I’d inherited my bizarre personality.”
- Page 227

Title: Last Sacrifice
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Penguin
Book: #6 of Vampire Academy
Genre: Supernatural Romance
Found: Series
Rating: 4 Voodoos

They come first.
My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won’t give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri’s face join Lissa’s. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.
The dead could finally have me.

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 guardians 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 whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
Join Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, and Lissa in Last Sacrifice, the epic, unforgettable finale to Richelle Mead’s international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series.


My review of book 5 can be found HERE, each past review has a link to the one before it.

Well. So many loose ends! But then I guess it’s not The End. Boy do I want to just go right into Bloodlines! But I have some review copies to appreciate first. Oh, who am I kidding, I can totally get this to work!

I feel a little disappointed. I’m not sure if it’s because of the fact I was expecting a more wrapped up ending, or if it’s because I lost connection there with such a long gap between books 3 and 4. Obviously the lack of a wrap up isn’t an issue, as I’ve mentioned, but it feels odd! And I’d be even less impressed if I’d been reading these as they came out, I can tell you!

I’m still convinced most of the other Guardians are idiots, let me tell you. And I’m pretty sure that Rose’s stake had Dimiti’s and Lissa’s fingerprints on it too, so what gives? I doubt she’d have cleaned it…Also, I had a whole speech for her to give to Dimitri planned out in my head, so disappointed she didn’t use it. Still she did good on her own. As to her conversation with Adrian, it didn’t quite go how I thought it would. I was all ready to demand why she didn’t say it was AGAIN not still and that he knew the situation and she’d tried and owed him nothing, but she give quite a good argument and I’m pretty sure he’s going to find out what she means soon.

Abe was by far my favourite character! I mean, come on! he was fantastic! I love how we slowly see just how Rose is exactly her parents daughter through the series. I also realised, reading this book, that there’s foreshadowing all over the damned place! I don’t know why it took me so long to see either. OR the love triangle, I mean really. How’d that get passed me?
I missed Christian in this book too. Obviously he was there, but we were without Lissa again so her storyline was through Rose, there was little Full Christian, just diluted Christian, which is a shame cause he’s funny.

I have to say I’m glad the reconsiliation wasn’t instant after the initial rebuttal. While I’d have liked what Dimitri said he should have done, the fact that we get to see it happen all over again is nice. It shows it wasn’t an accident. I’d also love to see how the conversation between Dimitri and Rose’s parents went because that’s got to be all sorts of awkward and funny – considering Rose is just like them both. But there’s a novella set after, hopefully that will give us something!

As a whole, I’m probably going to read this series again. I want to let it fade first, then read it all together. See if the lack of a gap makes it better!

And while I understand that we find out about Jill and Sydney and Adrian in Bloodlines, I do wonder about Sonya and Mikhail. And Robert. AND Joshua and his people. Will they be covered? Will they get their own stories? Only one way to find out I guess.

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