“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 bestsellingVampire Academy series.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6527740-last-sacrifice)
This book was, in my opinion, a marked improvement from ‘Spirit Bound’. Rose came across as a smarter character, and it was also interesting to see her away from Lissa. I know that they have been apart in previous books, but this time felt different. Lissa had to really stand up for herself and act by herself, without Rose to advise or guide her.
Because I had already read ‘Bloodlines’, I already knew what the big revelations of this book were about. Sadly, that detracted a bit from the suspense factor, and I wasn’t as on the edge of my seat as the author probably wanted me to be.
I do have to say that, while Rose was smarter, she was still annoying sometimes, especially in all matters related to Adrian. What she did to him was most definitely not nice. I felt really sorry for him, as he knew what was coming, but Rose still kept denying it would happen.
Rating: 3 out of 5