Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
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 TAKE:
It's always nice when there's a happy ending.

In Last Sacrifice, Rose and her friends need to find out who killed Queen Tatiana and pinned it on Rose. However, things quickly become complicated and what they find may not be what they were expecting at all.

There were certainly a lot of things going on here. I thought the epic road trip was pretty cool, especially since it eventually included some characters that I liked.

The inclusion of Lissa in the nominees for queen was also interesting, especially when she had to undergo the monarch test. I kinda wish they'd administer something like that to politicians who want to be president.

As for the big mystery of who-done-it, well, I had my eye on one individual at first, but after one particular scene, it became crystal clear to me that it was someone else, and my new guess was correct. I can't say I'm surprised because this is exactly the type of plot twist that goes with the least likely person who turns out to be a perfect candidate if you look close enough. Too bad, though, because I sort of liked this person.

As for the Dimitri-Rose-Adrian triangle, while I don't approve of how Rose handled it, I'm happy that Dimitri and Rose are end-game. I've never been a fan of smooth-talkers like Adrian, and I really like the strong and silent type, so really, in my world, there really was only Dimitri for Rose.

THE GOOD:

  1. Dimitri and Rose get their happy ending.
  2. There were some unexpected plot twists.
  3. There are plenty of funny lines and witty banter. 

THE BAD:

  1. Some parts were bordering on melodramatic. 

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
“What the hell?" I asked. Is this daring escape being sponsored by Honda?” 
READ IT IF:

  1. You want Dimitri and Rose to be together.
  2. You like lots of action.
  3. You like the other books in the series. 

RATING:
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