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Spirit Bound

(Vampire Academy #5)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  280,862 ratings  ·  9,213 reviews
Salvation has its price . . .
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."
Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."

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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 489 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by Razorbill
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Dec 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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!
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“In an undertone, I murmured, "This isn't over. I won't give up on you."
"I've given up on you," he said back, voice also soft. "Love fades. Mine has.”

“You forget: I have an addictive personality. I'm addicted to you. Somehow I think you could do all sorts of bad things to me, and I'd still come back to you. Just keep things honest, okay? Tell me what you're feeling. If you're feeling something for Dimitri that's confusing you, tell me. We'll work it out.”

This book is like magic! I loved it
Jun 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Emma Giordano
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know you've read a good book when you turn the final page so ready to start the next chapter but instead you find the acknowledgements and audibly scream "WHAT THE FUCK?!" ...more
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Restored Stars


Spirit Bound, the 5th book in the Vampire Academy series, was a good read, but it was a bit slow. On top of the slow down in the book Rose was with Adrian and that bugged me. Rose loved Dimitri yet she was kissing and almost having sex with Adrian. It made her seem fickle. I liked Adrian but I don't want him with Rose. Then there was the fact that the whole time she was with Adrian she was telling Dimitri that she loves him and wants them to be together again. I mean
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
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5), Richelle Mead

First Publication date: May 18, 2010. The book starts off with Rose reading the last in a series of love letters/death threats from Dimitri.

The final exams are set to start in short time and she resolves to stay focused and pass them to the best of her abilities and hope it will be enough for her to get assigned to Lissa.

The teachers test her by having her trapped on a swinging bridge with Strigoi approaching on both sides, which she passes by
Whitney Atkinson
3.5 stars

I can't believe I listened to this in one day. 500 pages has never gone by so fast.
At this point in the vampire academy series, I'm kinda ready for it to be over. I think Rose is absolutely ridiculous and annoying and i'm so tired of her childish words and actions. The last book is sooo long but it seems like everything could've just wrapped up during this one so I have no clue what else there is to solve, which is irritating. Regardless, I can't resist an interesting vampire story and
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So it took me exactly a year to read this lolol, and yet I still rate it a 4. Technically, it would be a 5, but since it took me a year, I feel it's only fare to rate it a 4. So this is me and the VA series: inhale read, something happens and I'm distracted, I watch the movie and that revives my need to read the rest of the books. Repeat. So here I am, finishing the 5th book and now I only have 1 more to go.

I really love this series. These characters. Everything. This world is so fantastic, I l
Sarah Jo.
Oct 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who have read the first 4 of VA
Shelves: 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
Irena BookDustMagic
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
This is how it all started:

Once upon a time (or should I say four years ago) I was lying in my hospital bad (in a room that had no TV), unable to move, recovering from the car accident.
At that time, books were the main entertaiment I had, which I didn't mind since I was a book lover.


On that specific day, my friend came for a visit, bringing me a copy of Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead and a box of chocolate.
I was already familiar with the fact that books can be fun, but what makes this book specia
Elena Salvatore
“You're beautiful in battle," said Dimitri. His cold voice carried to me clearly, even above the roar of combat. "Like an avenging angel come to deliver the justice of heaven."
"Funny," I said, shifting my hold on the stake. "That is kind of why I'm here."
"Angels fall, Rose.”

No matter how hard Rose tries, she just can't escape Dimitri.
After her failed atempt at killing him, he won't leave her alone. Now he sents her weekly letters that seem like love letters but are actually threats. In all of
What is this book? I was planning on ditching it up until 80% of it, and in a bizarre turn of events, I lost a night to this book and jumped onto the sequel right after wtf I blame this book for making me a messy insomniac.? That’s extraordinary. Not that this book was any good. Richelle Mead is one manipulative author. Like really, really manipulative. How dare she light my heart with fury like that and become the fireman all of a sudden? Ugh, this one’s going to be hard to review, not to menti ...more
Oct 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
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 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
Merphy Napier
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: three-stars, fantasy
Enjoyment level was probably around a 2.5 but I think that's in large part just that this series isn't for me anymore. I think it's more like a 3.5

Things this series does well:
- world building. The different types of vampires are so interesting and well built
- magic. I LOVE the different types of magic these vampires and wield
- politics. The political moves are very interesting and well done

Things I don't love:
- writing. I don't like nitpicking writing but I know some people care about this. Th
  Terri  Shirer
Nov 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire
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
Pearl Angeli
"I've given up on you... Love fades. Mine has."

This fifth installment of the Vampire Academy did surprise me. It has a boring and slow start, but when I got into the middle part of it, I was dumbstrucked with all its epicness.

I could not say much about the plot since it will spoil those who haven't yet read this, but the pacing became better. There were more surprising things in the second half of it. Mostly I was stunned by the turn of events-- including that plot twist at the end!

Rose was
4.5 Miracle ★'s

“As he looked at me, he seemed to send a message of his own: that he would still fight for me, that he would fight until he collapsed to keep them from taking me.”

Wow. This. Book!!! It was so so so good. I love all the characters and there is so much shit that happens. This book has all the feels and then some.

One minute your all like yeah

Then your laughing your ass off.

Then pissed...

And of course crying again...

I love Richelle Mead, her writing style just sucks you right in
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I’m literally freaking out right now!!! 😱😱😱
I forgot 95% of the action from this book and now, that I read it again, I’m soooo freaking out!!! I know I’m repeating myself, but I can’t believe this happened!!!
Dimitri was really annoying in this book. And Adrian was lovely, but... there’s always a but... I still love Dimitri more. I know he’ll become himself again, but for now all I can think about is “who the heck is the killer?!”
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
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
Mar 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bex 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
Sasha Alsberg
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait to start reading Last Sacrifice!! ...more
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The 5th book in the series took me a little longer than I would have liked but I'm glad I was able to finish it. As a result, I don't remember every single thing that I was going to write in my review that I would have liked

One thing that I really liked was all of the plot twists. There were so many things that surprised me in this book and I was very glad for it. During the middle of the book however, I gotten a little bored. I kept going on though because I was (and still am) so interested
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't believe I have only one more book left in the series! I'm not ready for Rose's story to be over. I liked this installment just as much as the previous ones. Lissa and Adrian were my favourites, my two darling spirit users! Rose annoyed me at times. I feel like she does things to achieve her goals without thinking of the people she might hurt in the process. But she always ends up realizing the consequences of her actions and tries to make things right. I can't wait to see what happens in ...more
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
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Claudia Ramírez
Adrian, Christian, Dimitri... Why are you so perfect!? This books made them enter to my elite (?) category of "book boyfriends". Yes, the three of them.
This book was AWESOME, just when I thought the previous book was the best of the series...
And I also loved Abe and Janine, they are both great parents.

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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

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