By Richelle Mead
Source: Library, paperback
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance
Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir's Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardians to come.
Now the law has finally caught up with Rose - for a crime she didn't even commit. She's in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She'll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.
But the clock on Rose's life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back...and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
Join Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, and Lissa in Last Sacrifice, the epic, unforgettable finale to Richelle Mead's international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series.
I was so nervous to start this. The series is so long, and I was kind of disappointed that it was ending, but after this, I’m really satisfied. In hindsight, it was definitely time for the series to be ending though; I’ve felt like this in most of the books, as nothing was really happening. This is a series that I have really enjoyed, though I’m not too upset that it’s over now!
Although lots was happening in the beginning, I felt it was a bit pointless. Rose was searching for something that didn’t yet affect the story. I didn’t see the point in being so invested for her to find it, because it didn’t seem like it would make that much of a difference. I expected this to be a really epic conclusion (like in the ending of Shadow Kiss), but it really wasn’t like that, because of how slow paced it was at the start.
I liked Rose again in this. She wasn’t as good as in Shadow Kiss, but she completely sorted everyone out. She didn’t just help herself, but helped Lissa, and everyone else get out of the mess, that they had somehow got themselves in. Although, in this book she was still painstakingly choosing if she wanted Dimitri or Adrian, which got tiresome very quickly.
Overall, this was a really great end to the series. Everything fell into place perfectly, and it ended just as I had hoped it would. I know I will miss the series, but I’ve been given full closure. I’d definitely recommend Vampire Academy - it’s a really fun series, and although some books were a bit ‘iffy’ for me, I’ve really enjoyed it overall.