January 23, 2014

BOOK REVIEW | Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Basic information
Title: Shadow Kiss (Goodreads)
Author: Richelle Mead (Twitter | Website)
Series: Vampire Academy #3
Genre: ya fiction, vampires
Published by: Razorbill in November 2008
It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all... might be seeing ghosts.
 As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line - and choose between the two people she loves most.

Okay, wow, where to start. Another great installment in the Vampire Academy series and it’s supposed to get even better. I could just read the entire series right now but I need to wait. I want to enjoy it for as long as possible. I also don’t own the two last books haha.

It’s hard to talk about the book without spoiling anything but let’s just say that this one is as good or a little better than the second one. The strigoi are still the main threat but there’s some other stuff going on as well. In the end it all comes together in a huge fight at St. Vladimirs. There aren’t many new characters introduced but there are some that we lost. The ending is quite the plot twist and will change the course of the series. I’m excited to dive into the next book!

Shadow Kiss is, like the other books, fast paced and action packed. There’s never a moment I thought it was dragging. I loved the plot twists, all of them. Also loved the romance in this one. All in all it’s obvious I loved the whole thing. Not 5-star-material but still really good.

This was a rather short review, hope you don’t mind!

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  1. The end of this book is a real game changer for the series, from here on out it takes a very different approach to what I was expecting. I actually really liked how different it becomes, but it's less about the insular world of a boarding school and these guys are thrust pretty quickly into the big grown up world of politics and revenge and such. I hope you really enjoy the rest of the series.

    1. That sounds really good to me. I'm excited to start the fourth book now!



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