Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)
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Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong...

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri,...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 489 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by Penguin Razorbill
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Lindsay
ok, so what is going to happen with the adrian/dimiti thing? Ugh, I miss Dimitri, but now Adrian is starting to grow on me .. and whyy didnt she show abe the note from tatiana? it woulda helped her out!
Tatiana
Nov 23, 2010 Tatiana rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: I wouldn't
This book is crap and Rose is a shameless gold-digging two-timer.

Yes-yes, I am in a minority here, but it won't be the first time, nor the last. Spirit Bound is a bad book and I am contemplating to remove Richelle Mead from the list of the authors whose writing I care to follow. She can join my black list next to Beth Fantaskey and Maria V. Snyder. I was willing to give VA another chance after the disappointment Blood Promise was, but no more, this series is taking its path into oblivion along...more
Shelly Farez
heres for u people 2 enjoy found it


Vampire Academy 5 - Spirit Bound

Author -- -- Richelle Mead

Chapter One

Lissa stared at the letter in shock. But not as much shock as me. I memorized the letter the Dimitri wrote me.

You forgot another lesson: Never turn your back until you know your enemy

is dead. Looks like we'll have to go over the lesson again the next time

I see you-which will be soon.

Love, D

The words were strapped into my head and they weren't moving anywhere. The words 'Which shall be soon' ke...more
Sarah Jo.
Oct 27, 2009 Sarah Jo. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who have read the first 4 of VA
Shelves: vampire, romance, 2010
Just when you though Rose Hathaway had seen it all...
This book came out.

Rosemarie Hathaway, after loosing her true love, Dimitri, to an unforgivalbe evil, went to earn his honor in Russia. In doing so she met her father, another pair of spirt bound people, and many others she will unlikly ever forget, but also failed to deliver Dimitri to salvation. Now it's Rose's turn to be the prey....but can they save Dimitri before death arives first?

It has finally happend Rose is a gaurdian.
She is strong...more
Kat Kennedy
The good news is this: Spirit Bound is better than Blood Promises.

Now let's all take a deep, satisfying breath of relief for that.

But, there is bad news. The character of Rose, for me, takes a huge hit in this installment.

Spirit Bound is fairly well written. The pacing is pretty good in that you don't have an opportunity to get bored. There are three points in the book that I really feel SHOULD have received far more attention and detail than they should:

Rose's exam, Victor's rescue (What shall...more
  Terri  Shirer
I really hope that Dimitri can be saved. I have a feeling Adrian and Dimitri are half brothers. I heard there will be a spin off of the series. Richelle mead couldn't say who the characters are because it would say who lives or dies and rose would have walk in parts. So obviously Rose lives and I hope Adrian will use spirit to save Dimitri. I think Adrian will end up with Mia or Victoria (given her and Dimitri have different fathers). Hopefully Dimitri will be restored to a Moroi so, he and Rose...more
Heather
I did it. I know I said that I wouldn’t, but I read Spirit Bound in spite of my boycott. I have no excuse. I’m almost as big a hypocrite as Rose Hathaway. Almost. In my defense, I didn’t decide to read it until after I read every spoiler available via Amazon.com. Therefore, I knew every plot point within this book before I read it, and ironically, it was the very thing that compelled me to read it. Curse my morbid curiosity. Worse, I liked it! I may never forgive myself.
Before I say anything els...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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(´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´)
Jun 01, 2010 (´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to (´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´) by: Everyone
Shelves: own
I find it very challenging to review this book because it was good in so many ways that can't be explained without spoilers. But worry not, this review is Spirit Bound Spoilers Free. I will do my best to express you the passion I felt reading this book, but I'm afraid it's beyond what words can explain.

Spirit Bound starts back at the Academy, it's finally graduation time and Rose has only one more challenge in front of her: The Trials. A final exam planned by guardians to test their ability to...more
Arlene
Wow!!! Just wow!! I can now say with certainty that Vampire Academy has just become the classic example of why great books should not be allowed to become series. Spirit Bound IMHO has one of the most angsty demonstrations of how an author can seamlessly annihilate a beloved character to epic proportions.

Dimitri and Rose were the two main reasons I loved Vampire Academy and half of that equation is now missing. What Mead did to Dimitri in Blood Promise and now Spirit Bound has me wondering if I...more
Janina
Again, I found this book a bit too long-winded and I have to admit that I skimmed through quite a few pages. Especially the 'action' parts were a little bit boring. Some problems were solved in a rather easy way (the break-in into the guardians' headquarters, for example) and there wasn't one scene when I felt like the life of one of the 'important' characters was at stake.
The relationship-focused parts of the story made up for that a little bit, although Rose's behaviour around Adrian made me...more
Alycea
ugh! i wish i hadnt read the first 4 books so fast! may 18th is soo far away!

any who, im a huge fan of this series and its been very interesting to read about people's thoughts as to what may happen in spirit bound; here are mine...

As far as Rose and Dimitri go... I love the dhampire Dimitri and Rose relationship dearly but sadly i dont think its gonna work out too well. I was hoping that Dimitri would be un-happy being strigoi or that somehow his love for Rose would transcend the evil and darkn...more
Lisa
Since a large part of this review is dedicated to my hatred of the romances in this series, I'll start by saying I never liked Rose and Dimitri together because I never understood why they liked each other. Richelle Mead told us that Dimitri and Rose were alike and that's why they were soul mates but she never showed that in the writing. How is Dimitri at all like Rose? Other than fighting, wanting to protect Moroi, and being in love with Rose, which are three things that apply to almost every m...more
Giselle
OK this is what i think is going to happen . Rose and lisa will have some close calls with dimitri trying to get to her. but the part that people dont understand is that dimitri WONT kill rose but turn her . i know he said it like a million times but he wont . why do you think he's forgivin her all those times she's tried to kill him . when she was going to kill her self by jumping off the bridge , he was pleading her not to and saved her from falling . why would he do that if he wanted her dead...more
Noor Alwani
THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN death threats and love letters---even if the person writing the death threats and love letters---even if the person writing the death threats still claims to actually love you. Of course, considering I once tried to kill someone I loved, maybe I had no right to judge.
Today’s letter had been perfectly timed, not that I should have expected any less, I’d read it four times so far, and even though I was running late, I couldn’t help but read it a 5th time.
My deare...more
LethalLovely~Let Me Hold Both Your Hands in the Holes of My Sweater
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Tynga
I find it very challenging to review this book because it was good in so many ways that can’t be explained without spoilers. But worry not, this review is Spirit Bound Spoilers Free. I will do my best to express you the passion I felt reading this book, but I’m afraid it’s beyond what words can explain.

Spirit Bound starts back at the Academy, it’s finally graduation time and Rose has only one more challenge in front of her: The Trials. A final exam planned by guardians to test their ability to p...more
kari
Dec 17, 2013 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010, ya, 2013
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Hyde
I LOVE this series! <333
The wait for May 18 is going to be long and cruel. lol

Any who, heres what I think is going to happen: Rose, Lissa, and Adrian are going to go bust Vicktor out of prison, they'll find Robert, && get the information they need. Dimitri will find them, && he'll fight with Rose. Then instead of Lissa bringing Dimitri back, it'll be Adrian. Making them bondmates (can you say drama?!). Then I think the 6th book will be all about all 4 of them trying to stop Vi...more
Bule.read moreno
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Daiane
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Kristi
How awesome is this series?! If you haven’t read these books, you really should. They are fantastically written and just plain ole’ awesome. I know a lot of people are burnt out on the whole vampire genre as a whole, but as strange as it sounds these novels aren’t really about vampires.... I mean they are, but they are about friendship, love, adventure, sacrifice, heartache...... so so very much more than vampires. I mean if you have to, you can just pretend like they aren’t vampires....

I’ve lo...more
The Flooze
Dramatic, certainly. And relatively well-paced, in a way that makes this installment slightly better than the rest. Instead of taking place at St. Vladimir’s Academy, the majority of Spirit Bound finds Rose, Lissa and friends either out in the real world or inside the Moroi court. Yes, Blood Promise was also set outside the confines of the school atmosphere, but having Rose’s friends around her means we have more characters to focus on and a more balanced story.

Unfortunately, it’s still one wit...more
Heather
GOT ME HOLDING MY BREATHE TIL THE LAST ONE COME OUT!!!! what is going to happen to Rose??? YAAY!!! Dimitri is back!!!!
Denise Aronica
Questo romanzo mi ha fatto ridere, mi ha fatto stare in ansia, mi ha tenuta incollata alle pagine e mi sono ridotta a parlarci anche, nemmeno potesse sentirmi. Non vedo l'ora di leggere il capitolo conclusivo della saga! Dopo il link alla recensione, c'è un piccolo sfogo ironico che non ho potuto fare a meno di condividere con voi!

Recensione completa sul blog clicca qui per leggerla !

Oh ecco! Non potevo pubblicare queste cose che sto per scrivere sul blog XD visto che sono le mie impressioni iro...more
Nic
Loved it. Another amazing installment in the series.

Richelle Mead is such a talented writer, this book was a engrossing read. Even being the 5th book in the series it still had lots of suprises.

She writes incredible characters who you really care about. Rose is her outstanding self as usual strong, opinionated and loyal. She always puts herself at risks for the people she loves. The scences between Rose and Dimitri in this book broke my heart. I got quite emotional for Rose. I have to say thoug...more
Dot
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Brenna
"It was like one of those moments when people talked about their lives flashing before their eyes."

Yet another amazing book to add to the awesomeness that is VA! :)

Spirit Bound begins three months after Blood Promise ends. Rose, Lissa, Christian and the rest of the seniors are finally graduating from the academy and are preparing for the next step in the lives.

“Well, you've finally got a license to kill. It's about time.”


Right away there is a lot of action with Rose and the gang. Crazy decisi...more
Ash Wednesday
3.5 STARS...

Very spoilery, proceed with donuts and caution.



Why Richelle Mead?! Just when I thought we were getting friendly...

I really wanted to give this one a 3 because Rose just kicked my trichotillomania back into gear and the plot devices seriously drove me bonkers but thought better of it because of Abe Mazur.

I don't know why the author would do it thus far into the series but man, she's really making it hard for me to want to read the final book. With how she was written in this one, I t...more
~Tina~
:SPOILER ALERT: :SPOILER ALERT: :SPOILER ALERT:
(Okay, you’ve been warned…)

With Rose finally taking her trails and graduating, making her a full fledged Guardian, now her only worries is what happens next. What will become of her now? Will she be able to be Lissa’s Guardian? How can she possibly free a man who tortured her best friend, not to mention that he’s dangerous, criminal and evil? How will she free the man she loves from his undead state? And can she do it before he finds her and kills h...more
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f...more
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