Saturday, June 30, 2012

Review: Shadow Kiss

Shadow Kiss
by Richelle Mead
Pages: 443
Series: Vampire Academy #2
Format: Paperback
Release Date: November 13, 2008
by Razorbill

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 evil 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?

There was a long gap between when I read Vampire Academy, Frostbite, and now this book.  Usually when that happens I forget most of the details and have no clue what's going on.  It's a testament to how amazing this series is that I actually had no problem remembering all the details.
This book had it all: action, writing, amazing cast, everything.  The idea was great and really carried on the story from book 2.  Richelle wrote this book very well, perfectly staging all the events and creating a great story line.  In Vampire Academy, there was non-stop action throughout the book.  I feel like this one didn't have as much action.  It was kind of boring at times, but, I must admit, the ending totally made up for it.  It was simply amazing.  Sexy, kick-ass, and so freaking suspenseful.  I coulnd't stop reading!  And OMG!!!  I couldn't believe what happened.  I seriously wanted to start crying.  When it first happened I was like, "No.  Way.  Mead can't do that".  And then I was like, "Oh crap, she just did that."  Those of you who have read this book know what I'm talking about, and I'm sure you will agree with me.
I must admit that Rose ranks pretty high up on my Most-Kick-Ass-Fictional-Chicks list because she is super kick-butt.  She's fearless, kick-ass, and a really really strong character.  I love her.
I actually forgot how freaking sexy Dimitri is until I started this book.  I fell completely in love with him in Vampire Academy, and now I'm falling for him again.  He's so cute, nice, sexy, and kick-ASS!  I love him!!!  *drools over keyboard*  Rose is so lucky.
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.  After an ending like this one I really need to get my hands on the fourth book ASAP!

Disclaimer: Like I said before, if you've read this book you probably know what happened at the end.  If you decide to comment on this review please don't put any spoilers in those comments so as not to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read this fabulous book yet.  Thanks! :)

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  1. I know what you are talking about and yes it killed me a little bit on the inside. Go get the next book right now! The next book is very different for the others, but still great.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. I haven't started this series yet and i feel so left behind. Great review and thanks for the boost


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