Thursday, March 6, 2014

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Synopsis: "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."

Title: Last Sacrifice
Series: Vampire Academy #6
Genre: Fantasy, Romance (BLUGH *pukes on Dimitri*)
Pages: 588
Ages: 13+ (read unless you want to get your heart stabbed into pieces >:(  )
My Rating: 3 Star
My Word: UGH
My Fave Quote(s): too mad right now to look for one...


Let's get this straight: the book had SO MUCH potential. The Keepers, SYDNEY, Sonya, Viktor, Robert, Christian and Lissa;), the queen trials, Lissa's secret sister, so. much. more. would've gotten a full 5 stars if Richelle Mead didn't write such a crappy ending...

Spoilers coming. Do not read further if you haven't read the book!

Ok, ok I had a inference that the ending was going to be similar to the one that Richelle Mead wrote, but not like that.

The book was so good for the first 500 or so pages, Rose and Lissa were working their badass skills trying to help each other, Viktor Dashkov was in it, Sonya, some Lissa and Christian moments...the only problems were most of the ending, and the boy trauma.

Yep, that's my problem! You think that's not so bad right? COME ON. We all know you're deluding yourself if you thought the ending was good.

I'm just going to be blunt with it. Rose just wasn't Rose at the end of the book. She was wayyy to lovey dovey towards Dimitri and she was oh so philosophically romancey-mushy that I wanted to snap the book shut and run for salvation back to the fifth book. But of course I couldn't do that without reading to the end...

Then comes the break up part with Adrian. Those 5 pages or so... about 1/116th of the book instantly lowered it from 5 stars to 3. I mean seriously?! Rose would never say

"I don't know. I don't...I don't balance you like you need..."

Instantly, right when I read this, I was like "What the hell does that mean?!"

"...What the hell does that mean?' [Adrian] exclaimed."

*phew* I'm not the only one who thinks that. Then Rose says...

"The fact that you have to ask says it all."

I'm sorry...WHAT? What does it ACTUALLY even mean? I'm actually really curious, can you even BALANCE someone??

I was relieved when Adrian felt exactly what I was thinking in this sentence:
"You survived death and freed yourself from the bond. Lissa's queen. You got the guy and you're happily ever after... the next time when you're in bed with Belikov, stop a moment and remember that not everyone made it out as well as you did" (572-573).

All of those quotes were on the same two pages. TWO. And after this sentence, it was all it took to make me truly take Rose Hathaway off my favorite main character list:
"Adrian left, and I wondered if I'd ever see him again."

Well. That's just great; my favorite one true pairing was Adrian and Rose, and then Rose had to turn into some completely different person because Dimitri comes back into play. Dimitri and Rose are totally different people and are overly "romance-mushy" at the end it almost made me want to puke.

AND it was so twisted how Rose is so happy at the end of the book when she probably knows that Adrian is out somewhere in the court drinking his life away for what she'd done...

Overall, I'm so so so disappointed with this book, and it was just the ENDING that caused that. Big mistakes like that are not accepted in the last book of a series :(.


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