by First Mate Keira
Title: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy Series, Book 6)
Author: Richelle Mead
Page Count: 594 pages
Grade Reading Level: Grade 9+
Summary: Rose is locked up in a cell awaiting trial for the Queen’s murder. Should she be convicted it will mean her death. That is not something her friends or family is willing to accept so the plan is to bust Rose out and prove her innocence by any means necessary. Rose has other ideas though than her safety and drags her babysitters with her to track down Lissa’s illuminate sibling and get her to court so Lissa can have voting rights on the Council.
Why I started this book:
I picked up Last Sacrifice from the library because it’s the end of the Vampire Academy series… at least Rose’s side. The author has hinted of a spin-off series which will follow other characters.
- This is probably the best conclusion to a major young adult series in a long time… trumping Breaking Dawn and Deathly Hallows (blasphemy to some I know) in suspense, wrap up, satisfaction and enjoyment.
- I liked how the bad guys from the previous novels came back and were uneasy allies in this novel. I liked how characters thought long gone showed up too and how previously defined relationships explode under new information.
- I liked Lissa’s bid for the throne and following all the royal trials.
- SPOILER: I’ve had serious reservations about Dimitri up to this novel and while there are still a few I can conclude with the author that he was the best choice for Rose… and not only because Adrian wasn’t up to his usual standards.
- I wish the Happily Ever After was more detailed… maybe far enough out into the future to not interfere with the spin-off series… or maybe even more closely after the conclusion of all the major points. Mainly I wanted to see more of how things work out between Rose and her guy.
- SPOILER: Rose killing for real…(by accident)
- SPOILER: Adrian’s attitude (though justified) at the end. I am sad to see him hurting. He’s really a good guy and deserves his own Happily Ever After. Maybe with Lissa’s half-sister?
Rating: 4 Treasure Chests
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