BEWARE: This Post Contains MAJOR Spoilers. It’s purpose is to discuss Spirit Bound’s plot, IT IS NOT A REVIEW. If you want to read my spoilers free review please click here.
If you haven’t yet the book yet, I suggest you read it and come back here to give us your impressions!
If you’ve read my review, you know I am totally insane for this book, and I’ve been wanting to post this discussion for a while, but out of respect for Richelle Mead, I held back until release day. But Now is the time to discuss what we thought of the major plots points! *happy dance*
I’d like to start by talking about Rose’s Trials, I mean what a great way to start the book! I was already pumping adrenaline just reading the first 2 chapters. I was also Happy to see Janine and Abe there, though I wished they were more present for the rest of the book.
Up next, the prison break. I man OMG. Three teenagers breaking a high security guardian prison? As impossible as it sounds, Richelle gave all the elements needed to make it believable. They played their cards smart with disguise and everything, the only part that was less plausible was the last part, from the main office to the gate. I mean you would expect more security, especially after they rang the alarm.
Next step, Vegas. I really liked Richelle solution to heal Stroigoi. Enchanting the stake with spirit was smart and that it has to be weld by a spirit user was necessary, otherwise it would have been way to easy to save all Strogoi in the world. I really liked Lissa’s determination to save Dimitri even though she would put her life at stake – pun intended, and Rose’s decision to not let Lissa do it. She wants her lover back but not by risking her best friend’s life.
Dimitri’s ambush was great, and the consequences were even better, if I may say. Loosing Robert and Victor opens possibilities for the last book and Rose’s guilt add even more emotion to that tsunami we are already caught into. I was really wondering if Eddie would betray them after that.
And I really felt for Adrian we he discovered this major plot. Poor guy is so in love with Rose and she’s trying to save her ex. So much in love that he is inclined to help her in her impossible task. It’s a wonder Rose can still live with herself, not that I blame her, but I mean, poor Adrian.
I’ll skip right next to Lissa & Christian’s kidnapping, now that was an ultimatum! I had high respect with Rose’s determination heading to the scene. She knew one of the two people she loved the most would die that night and she didn’t shy away. I want to point that later in the book people praised her for her abilities in that battle, but she didn’t fight all that much. Pushed away a few Strogoi and what not but she pretty much went straight for Dimitri. Anyway, I really loved how the whole scene played out and Lissa was indeed amazing, it was great to see her step-up to the plate!
And now all hell broke loose, I can’t believe Dimitri refused to see Rose after that, the things he said to her in chapter 20 I couldn’t believe it. I swear I put the book down and was pacing, frustrated. I really felt like hitting him in the head, I mean what’s wrong with the guy. Rose gave everything she had to save him, and how does he thanks her? By pushing her away. I mean WTH! I know the guy feels guilty but is SHE forgive you, then man up and move on. Make it up to her, but don’t push her away. Geez, I mean even a few days after I finish reading it Dimitri still pisses me off lol
And of course it gets worst, the quote that really stood out for me is the following
I’ve given up on you. Loves fades. Mine has.
those little 9 words really broke my heart. Once more I put the book down and went pacing lol, I was at work when I read that part and I was telling everyone around me how Dimitri pissed me off and read the quote to them. They all thought I was crazy lol. This specific quote was worst for me then the prison scene because before he always told her that he lost ability to love, that he wasn’t good enough for her bla bla, but this time he told her he didn’t love her anymore. In my book, it’s much worst.
Next I would talk about the almost sex scene with Adrian. While Rose didn’t mean wrong, I once again feel bad for Adrian. She tried to push away the hurt from Dimitri by jumping into Adrian’s arms and while I know she really wanted to let go of Dimitri it just wasn’t right.
And finally, what I will call the breakfast scene. I LOVED that scene because it gave me hope in Dimitri again. I loved how he defended her when the guards came for you and it proved that he still loved her even though he claims otherwise. I can’t wait for The Last Sacrifice to see how their relation will wrap-up. I really hope it’s for the best!
And the Queen’s murder? What a blow. I never saw it coming honestly and I really wonder who set Rose up. And I’m happy Abe is her lawyer, I guess it means we’ll see more of him in the future. And what is there to say about the Queen’s note? Lissa have an half-brother? WA! I wonder who it is, maybe it’s a character we already know? Or will another new character be introduced? Geez December is way to far away for all these questions =(
Now it’s your time to tell me what you thought of Spirit Bound! Please comment on the scenes I pointed out, or if there’s another scene you wanna talk about, knock yourself out! I really want to know what your opinion!