Sunday, July 05, 2009

Shadow Kiss - Richelle Mead


" What if following her heart means Rose could lose her best friend forever?

Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes the gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken…

But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose's sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever imagined . . .

Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing, but suddenly there’s way more than friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for the lives that Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most…but will her choice mean that only one can survive? " - book cover

**Do not read if you haven't read frostbite**
After what happened at the end of frostbite Rose will never be the same again. Mason's death is really hard on her and reality of guardian's life has hit her like a wall. She's having a hard time focus at school, having a hard time with her guardian ultimate evaluation and she's feeling stalked by dark things. She's wondering if she's becoming crazy and she feels like she can't tell anyone. She's attracted more then ever to Dimitri and can't deny it anymore, but what will she do about it? Problems with the strogois aren't over and more intense action is to come!

Shadow kiss is the best novel of the three, I couldn't put it down! The suspense is so intense I had issues containing myself, I couldn't believe my own eyes. You feel like you're on the edge the entiere time and the relation ship between Rose and Dimitri is awesome, Rose and Adrian have that special bound as well that leaves you hanging for more. The novel is over-the-top-awesome, it's really hard to find words to describe how good it was. I just can't wait for Blood Promise to release on August 25th.

Read excerpt

Vampire Academy series:
Vampire Academy
Frostbite
Shadow Kissed
Blood Promise

Book stats:
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (November 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595141979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595141972

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10 People left their mark' :

  1. This is one of my favorite YA series. If you like this you'd like r Rachel Caine's Morganville series.
    great review.

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  2. I totally agree with you! I got hooked on the series a couple of weeks ago and Shadow Kiss is my favourite so far... the end! AGH! :( And I so nod my head in agreement with Rose - her and Christian teaming up. Yeah. They're badass LOL

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  3. I heard Blood Promise really lives up to expectations!

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  4. I just picked up Vampire Academy at a thrift store and can't wait to start reading it! Thanks for the review of this one as well!

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  5. This is definitely one of my favorite YA series, and Richelle is one of my top 5 favorite authors. Great review!

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  6. This series is the best. I started it recently and fell madly in love.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  7. I initially passed on this series because it was YA, but you've got me intrigued now, and I think I will give it a try.

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  8. I just picked VA up from the library!

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  9. I haven't read the entire series, I read a little bit of the first book, but I really want to read the rest ;)

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  10. Shawna
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    I have heard this is the best of all 3 so I will have to start with 1 but Im going to now that i have read these reviews!!!

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