Dec 16, 2010

Review--Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

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 guardian 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 life is about saving others, who will save you?

I finally finished Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead today and the wait was seriously too long! It had been awhile since I last read Spirit Bound, but it wasn't long before I was completely caught up with what was happening. Queen Tatiana was dead, murdered and Rose was suspect #1 out of 1. Rose has been in trouble before, most of which she has caused, but this one irritates her the most because she didn't do it, even though she and the Queen weren't exactly BFFs.

Rose is stuck in prison for the first few chapters, but that's not where the book takes place. Oh no, for we all know Rose doesn't just sit around and wait to be saved. She has to do something to help save herself, but she is going to need help. Her friends come to her rescue and send her off for her own protection but even that doesn't last long, not with Rose!

This book was just so freaking exciting! The mystery, the action, the suspense, the romance, the humor, just everything was incredible! There were quite a few twists and surprises but all were enjoyable. And there was quite a bit of detective work going on between Rose and Lissa. Lissa wasn't there with Rose too much, but Rose checked in on her in her special way, so we got to see an equal amount of Lissa and her ordeals. For Lissa was in the running to be the next queen/ruler herself. Which was another problem all on its own!

It's hard to go into many details without giving something away, but Rose has two things to accomplish on her task. Find out who the real murderer is and assist Lissa in a major way that might help her chances with becoming queen.

I don't want to get too into the romance parts, because it's spoiler like, but they were definitely good. Nice and sweet, I thought. And like I said plenty of shocking surprises along the way. Such as the identity of the murderer. I figured it out along with Rose once she knew, but we the readers weren't privilege to it yet, I came to my own conclusion and was right!

I am sad to see this series end, but it has been a fun trip! And I must give profound thanks to my friends Cem and Aly for telling me about this series and that I HAD to read it! Best advice ever!

So naturally I have to give the book 5/5 stars because it was just wonderful! Looking forward to Richelle's spinoff series as well to continue the adventures in the same world but with different characters!


  1. Awesome review! So happy you enjoyed it!! Im so gonna miss Rose and her guy!!! =D

  2. Aww, thanks Jess!! I'm so glad you loved the final one as well! I did too, for the most part ;) lol Wish I was looking forward to the spin off series as much as you, but hey, can't win 'em all! Great review

  3. Yay! You finally got it!
    I loved the book so much too and thought that it was a perfect way to end the series (well almost the most perfect, it would have been more perfect had the series went on and on forever)... ;)


Comments are an award all on their own! So my blog is an award free one! Thanks for any consideration though!