*Contain spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books in the series
I was just saying how I can’t seem to get into Y.A. and here I am reviewing another Y.A. book LOL. That’s the thing, there are some series that I simply can’t deny and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, is definitely one of those. I’ve been postponing reading this latest installment, waiting to get closer to the release of the last book in the series, so a couple of says ago i finally read it and I LOVED it!
Richelle is a master in the art of writing stories full of heart and action, not to mention characters that move you so much, you can’t really tell real from fiction.
Rose is one of my favorite heroines ever and even though she has gone through many different kinds of hell, places a 17 year-old should never come close to, in Spirit Bound she has to deal with even grander obstacles.
At the beginning of Spirit Bound we find our girl Rose still with Aidrian and finally getting to take her final test to become a guardian. The test is nothing but a blur after all that she goes through, throughout the novel. Prison Breaks, Sacrifices and Heart Breaks are only a few of the trials our heroine has to survive, not to mention the killer way Richelle ended the book, giving a little taste of the problems yet to come.
I got to see all my favorites back in this book, Dimitri, Christian, Tasha, Adrian. But, I have to admit that I am sick and tired of Lissa. Yeah, yeah she is a good friend, but the way she acted towards the end of the book pissed me off!
All in all, Spirit Bound is a fantastic addition to this incredible series, I couldn’t put this book down for a second not to mention all the tears I cried by the end of the novel! I’m just glad Last Sacrifice is coming out this Tuesday! I can’t wait!(less)
I have been ambivalent about ghost stories for a while. It doesn’t really bother me, but I don’t love it and I definitely don’t go looking for them. However, when it’s a ghost story by one of my favorite author’s ever, I have to give it a shot and I am so absolutely glad I did!
Aura is your run-of-the-mill teenager in the world after the Shift. You see, something happened 16 years ago that anyone born from then on can see and communicate with ghosts and Aura was born right in the brink of it.
For a girl that can see ghosts, Aura’s life was pretty normal. She has school, friends and a boyfriend she loves and with whom she was planning to lose her virginity to, that is until he dies unexpectedly on his birthday and Aura’s become even weirder than she could possibly imagine.
Jeri Smith-Ready has done such an incredible job in telling this story and creating this world that you can’t help but feel entranced and transported into Aura’s life and her dilemma's, the best of which is the appearance of Zach a boy that will definitely make Aura’s heart beat faster but that she’ll not give herself to, specially since she still has a boyfriend, he is a ghost, but who cares.
Shade is not a full-on action-packed novel but it is fast paced and thrilling nonetheless! If you enjoy the Paranormal YA genre this is definitely a must read novel! I promise you will not be disappointed! (less)
I have to say that I was somewhat disappointed with this book. I really enjoyed books 1 & 2, though they weren't my favorites, but this one just f...moreI have to say that I was somewhat disappointed with this book. I really enjoyed books 1 & 2, though they weren't my favorites, but this one just felt incomplete and kind of slow. The plot took a while to move and I felt that some of the choices made, regarding the characters, were interesting but weird. I felt that the conclusion of it was too quick and lacking momentum. I realize that there will be a book 4 in this series and that leaving this open is a part of it. But, it bothered me that nothing really got resolved, the book ended the same way it started and that was so irritating.
I like Ever most of the time, but she came out selfish and shallow at times in this novel, that really annoyed me. Damen changed a lot this time around and I actually enjoyed the changes. He has become the sort of Hero I can totally get behind of, even though he did play the martyr at times and it felt too forced.
Overall this book felt like a transition book. I won't give up on the series though. Let's see what happens.(less)