What I love about Richelle’s work is that it’s never what you really expect.
WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
Rose knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa – the last Dragomir princess – must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken…
Then a strange darkness begins to grow in Rose’s mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. The immortal undead are closing in, and they want vengeance for the lives Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most… but will her choice mean that only one can survive?
So, it’s almost Rose’s birthday. She and Dimitri kind of understand each other a little bit better. Especially after the events that transpired in Spokane. And while her training must go on, she is still trying to recover emotionally from what happened then. It doesn’t help that she thinks she is seeing things, particularly a person.
Rose throws a tantrum, but really not surprised with all the emotional turmoil she’s experiencing. Adrian is definitely more involved in this novel, but not the way he wants.
Rose and Christian do some bonding, and do some pretty awesome stuff together. Even if they refuse to admit it, they’re very similar. There’s a lot more drama and Rose’s sanity is definitely questioned.
The Royal Brat Pack are back at it with their whole secret society. Idiots. They were the cause for the tragedy that ensued nearer to the end of the book. And it caused Lissa to go dark, which in turn meant Rose went extremely wild. I guess that’s how their bond works. Thank goodness for Dimitri though.
So tragedy strikes because no one remembered the wards after the whole event with Lissa. So now more people are in the hands of Strigoi, what’s a girl to do? Convince her mom and the love of her life that she knows exactly where the Strigoi are and to do a rescue mission.
There’s a lot more. But honestly, my heart just can’t take this ending. It’s worse than the whole Frostbite ending.
Even though Richelle had this twist of events, after everything that happened, I will continue to love and hate this particular book. But it was definitely entertaining and sad.
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