Angel was abused and beaten for years by her father, he blamed her for her mothers death. During these beatings Angel would drift off and leave her bo...moreAngel was abused and beaten for years by her father, he blamed her for her mothers death. During these beatings Angel would drift off and leave her body into an astral projection and see a better future. A future of a loving husband and a daughter named Isis, promises of her being safe and ruling. At the age of 17 Angel is finally released and saved from her father by a vampire named Zared who she called to her. Zared doesn't know what it is about this blonde haired green eyed beauty that had him flustered and feeling things he hasn't in years. They are both summoned to meet Callie Angels grandmother from whom they learn they are bonded to each other and Angel has a special gift that can call to all elements and use their powers and suck the energy out of people and project it where she likes. With this power she can be come the most powerful person and stop a war and change the world for the better. There are others who want her dead and will do nothing to stop her such as a powerful witch named Leeda. Leeda has to kill Zared to weaken Angel and take her out. If Angel learns how to fully use and control her powers she can become unstoppable.
I liked this book, it took me a bit of time to get into to it, but once i started I couldn't stop. I was confused at first by her being able to just leave her body and these flash backs of the past and future to come. The cliff ending sucks cause I really want to know who Madoc is now and what will happen with this three way bond. Thumbs up to the sexy scenes full of raw lust and passion - Beautiful writing.
Soo sad that its over! But this has to be one of the best endings ever! I'm also a sucker for those fairy tale endings never the less we finally get w...moreSoo sad that its over! But this has to be one of the best endings ever! I'm also a sucker for those fairy tale endings never the less we finally get what we all wanted to see . . . Rose and Dimitri back together this time for good. I truly have become addicted to this series and I'm sad to say goodbye to all the characters. Lots of twists and adventure on this one with unpredictable scenarios. I just never knew what was going to happen when I turned the page. I can't wait for the spin off. Overall Rose has to be my all time fav character not only was she tough, never a damsel in distress, smart, witty and just straight up a bad ass!
Some of my fav lines from the book:
"Huh," Adrian said, letting himself in, "So that's how you're going to fix the family problem. Little Dragomirs. Good idea."
Dimitri "It's you. You're beautiful. So beautiful, it hurts me."
"His fingers never ceased to amaze me. They could break a man's neck, bandage a would and slide sensually across bare skin."
Sonya tells Rose "I see that synchronicity in auras. I can see the love too. And I see all of that in his aura and in yours."
Dimitri tells Rose at the end of the book "We waste our lives with guilt nand self-loathing. When you looked at me there at the end . . . I saw it. You did love me."
The soul that complemented mine. My match. My equal.(less)
Hmm what can I say this book had it all. In a short recap Rose finally has become a guardian, she break into a high security prison in Alaska, breaks...moreHmm what can I say this book had it all. In a short recap Rose finally has become a guardian, she break into a high security prison in Alaska, breaks out Victor Daskov, helps bring Dimitri back from a strigoi and has been imprisoned and framed for killing Queen Tatiana. All of this in one book, boy is that ever a lot of drama for one women.
It all starts from the last book where Rose heard it is possible to change a strigoi back. In order to learn how to do this she has to break out the only person who can give them information on this Victor Daskov. With Lissa and Eddie at her side they break Victor out of jail and head to Vegas to learn more from his half brother. From him they learn a stake has to be charmed with spirit and the strigoi has to be staked by the spirit user. Lissa's practise and training eventually prevails in staking Dimitri bring him back to his former self.
With Dimitri back all Rose wants is to see him and relive the love they once shared but he can't look at her and wants nothing to do with her. He's forever indebt to Lissa for saving him and guilty for what he did as a strigoi especially so to Rose. He goes as far as telling her "Love fades, I dont love you anymore." Though he's eyes betray he's true feelings.
During this time a ruling has occured that allows the guardian age to be lowered to 16 which to Rose's outrage she confronts the Queen infront of the court and is eventually dragged out saying "i wont let you get away with this" and other Rose like things
the next day Rose has been charged and framed for killing the Queen. Someone has framed her buy using her stake and her past actions against her. Now Rose has one last mission, with a note from the dead Queen she can bring Lissa to her rightful place in the court and among the Moroi royalty.
Rose's quest to track down Dimitri means leaving everything behind at St. Vladimar's academy including Lissa and travelling around the world to Russia...moreRose's quest to track down Dimitri means leaving everything behind at St. Vladimar's academy including Lissa and travelling around the world to Russia. Hunting down Dimitri didn't start off easy it lead her to finding Dimitri's family telling them the horrible truth about him and finding another bonded shadow-kissed spirit user as well during this time Rose also meets a man named Abe who is like the Russian mob there and has the power to do anything at the snap of his fingers we later learn that this man is Rose's father. During this time Rose still checks on Lissa but finds there's something wrong with her that she can't put a finger on it. Heading back into the city her finally tracks down Dimitri only to be knocked out by him. When Rose wakes up she finds she's in a house not just any house a Strigoi's layer. But with Dimitri their Rose tries to find the man she first fell in love with and sooon becomes trapped there by lust and ecstasy from the strigoi's bite. As days fall into weeks Rose no longer has any desire for anything other than Dimitri and a bite to fill her needs. One day Rose hears a whisper in her mind and soon tries to fight her craving and eventually her reason and sense start to return. Rose knows that if she doesn't escape soon she will either die or be turned strigoi by Dimitri. Rose eventually escapes and has a deadly showdown with Dimitri. Rose finally gets the upper hand on him on a bridge adn before she stakes him she asks "why do you want me to stay with you?" Dimitri answers "because I want you." and with that answer Rose finally realizes that he is not the same man she falls in love with, he doesn't love her, he just wants to own her like a possession and with that she stakes him watching him fall into the river. Rose returns to St. Vladmir she learns that their are many people who love her and want her in their lives, she has the possibility of returning back to classes and graduating. the twist happened in the last 10 pages when Rose was heading up to the dorms for that night she receives a package inside was the stake she used on Dimitri on the bridge and a note that read "i see you haven't remembered the lesson i have though you, remember never turn your back on your enemy until you know their dead." and with that he will be reuniting with her very soon. This realization makes Rose think back to that night that maybe she didn't kill him like she though she did. And so this awesome series continues.
Loved this book not my fav but definitely awesome. I couldn't stand to see Rose so weak and powerless and Dimitri I loved him the way he was all cold and evil its a different side from his usual warm, sexy demur that we've all grown to love. stayed up for 3 hours reading the ending last night, even though i was tired i couldn't put it down.(less)
Never have i read a book that had me crying and felt like a part of my soul was ripped out just as Rose'S was. the best line of this whole book was th...moreNever have i read a book that had me crying and felt like a part of my soul was ripped out just as Rose'S was. the best line of this whole book was the very last sentence that sums up everything "i set off, off the kill the man i love". This has to be the BEST book of the series so far. I wish I had more words to describe what this book did to me. I hope everyone can feel this type of love at least once in their life. Just wow Mrs. Mead truly out did her self just . . . Wow.
Hands down my fav parts of the series is the interaction between Dimitri and Rose (or Roza in Dimitri's sexy Russian accent) This is how I pictured Dimitri sexy, brooding and mysterious. Damnn Rose you lucky girl!
I've actually been really liking this series and the best part is I don't have to wait for each book to come out. My pet peeve is when I've started a...moreI've actually been really liking this series and the best part is I don't have to wait for each book to come out. My pet peeve is when I've started a series and have to wait for the book by then I would have either moved on or forgot what happened in the last 2 books. Sigh In book two the 2 main events are Rose has competition over Dimitri's attention and affection and the possibility of him leaving to protect another moroi. We finally meet Rose's mom and there is a rogue band of strigoi (immortal dead vampires with insane strength) that are killing off royal families one by one the help of humans. We get to see Rose's first killing of strigoi, we see the lost of her friend Mason and a new character is brought in named Adrian ( who is royal and is a spirit user like Lissa)
I really liked this one because we see rose's battle between herself and she learns more about being a guardian and her mother. This one is very emotional and I got caught up in the intense situations. Overall I gave this a 5 and I can't wait to read the next book. (less)
This is a book with so much intense emotion it feels that your right there in the "Shade". Bella Forrest is an amazing author who has a lot in store f...moreThis is a book with so much intense emotion it feels that your right there in the "Shade". Bella Forrest is an amazing author who has a lot in store for us readers. This book has a real love story with a beautiful connection between vampires and humans.
Sofia a human is kidnapped to become a slave to one of the most powerful vampires in the world named Derek Novak who is also a prince. From the very start when Derek met Sofia, he knew she was special and his attraction to her was immediate.He would never realize that he had met his forever. Sofia helped him keep that connection to his human side with what humanity he has left. Through their interactions they grow on each other and fall in love to the surprise of both of them. They both realize they cant live without each other(I know what your thinking it sounds a bit cliche but when you read it, it just like in real life, meeting that one person who you know you will love and never forget).
Such an amazing story with an unexpected ending and the book if full of twists that will keep you reading till the end. Can't wait for the next book!! (less)
Surprisingly I really liked it. Usually books tags everyone goes crazy for I don't seem to find the same allure but this was a pretty decent book. Esp...moreSurprisingly I really liked it. Usually books tags everyone goes crazy for I don't seem to find the same allure but this was a pretty decent book. Especially that it's a vampire book and got once was nothing like a typical twilight wanna be. Loves the connection between these two girls the forbidden love(I mean so doesn't love forbidden things) and how the story just takes and interesting turn of events with two types of vampires and a society that is need of change. Damn I wish I had to train with Dimitri, just his description and accent when you read can get you going. Overall really enjoyed it and its not what I expected with your typical ya novel where I can predict everything. (less)