Summary from Goodreads:
“Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.
The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust. . . .
But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all?
My Thoughts & Review:
Well Holy Smokes. What a freaking ENDING! And sorry in advance, I’m not sure how spoiler free this will be… it’s just too hard now because so much has happened. So if you are reading this to find out if the last book is worth it, IT IS… but I’d suggest stopping now with reading this review 😉
One of my favorite things about this series is that main characters, or somewhat important characters that were introduced previously are always brought back into the following books. This held true for the final book. Jill played a huge part, Sonya Kemp(the spirit teacher who turned Strigoi) also was featured quite a bit and all of the old favorites were featured pretty much the entire book. Also Sydney was in almost the entire book which I loved. I adored her sarcastic attitude and I really like how Richelle Mead is building you up for the Bloodlines series with introducing her so heavily in the past couple of books.
I really enjoyed how a large focus was on how Rose started to get a little bit of the spirit insanity. This was such a large focus point the entire series I knew it was going to come into play somewhere but the way it does, WOAH! I was not expecting it.
Obviously, and I’m sure this goes without saying, is that I’m so happy that Rose & Dimitri ended up together. This was absolutely, hands down, one of my favorite YA relationships… It just warmed my heart and I’m so happy it played out well <3 I was somewhat saddened by Adrian though. The last scene with him and Rose, well it kind of broke my heart a little. I really took a liking to Adrian so it was so sad to see him break down.
The ending was a shocker. I honestly thought the entire book that the person who killed the queen was who the characters also thought… when it was revealed who it was, jeez… I almost dropped the book.
This was such a wonderfully satisfying ending to an amazing series. I can’t sing enough praises for Vampire Academy. I must admit when I read the first book, I liked it… but I couldn’t figure out what was the HUGE appeal. Now after finishing them all… I can’t seem to figure out why I thought that 😉
I cannot wait to start Bloodlines… I do not want this lovely world to go away. Love. Serious Love.