My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Defiantly the perfect ending to a great series! Awesome job!
I have loved this series for a long time - The sparks between Rose and Dimitri were just all there - and the bond between Rose and Lisa gave me the perfect chance to love Christian and still be loyal to Dimitri :)
The book starts off with a lot of back track information from the previous books - which I needed. I got this book in December, but just now read it for the first time (WHY!!??) I didn't want to re-read the last book, this week, so I was grateful for rose being in Jail and reminiscing about her past.
I liked having her check in with Lisa often - it gave us a great idea on everything that was going on when Rose wasn't able to be there. The bond is awesome!
Then they break Rose out of Jail, and she and Dimitri are on their own - I knew that they were going to make it together - but every chance they had a lone - the feelings were there - and yet ..... ggrrrr That was frustrating!
One thing I wish they would have elaborated on was the "Keep" the people that chose to live in the old ways - I would have liked to have seen more with Joshua and his sister - maybe have them get out of the town.
BUT who knows, maybe they'll show up in Bloodlines :)
I was so shocked at the ending turn of events! The ending really did shock me! I was ... shocked! lol my daughter will vouch for how shocked I was actually - I had to re-read that page 3 or 4 times and sit there for a few mins to let it sink in before I would let anyone talk to me again - just .. shocked is all I could think of
BUT alas - everyone got their HEA - except Adrian - oh that was sad - I had read in the news that in Richelle Mead's upcoming Bloodlines series that Adrian is in the book moping around the academy, and nursing his broking heart - so maybe he'll finally meet his match in the next series - defiantly worth it to me to check it out :)
All and all I love this series - I have given all my books to a friend to read, and I'm looking forward to her reaction as well :)
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Some of my favorite quotes
"Do you think that's, like, REAL bacon?" I whispered to Sydney and Dimitri. "And not like squirrel or something?"
"Looks real to me," said Dimitri.
"I'd say so too", said Sydney "Though, I guarantee it's from their own pigs and not a grocery store."
Dimitri laughed at whatever expression crossed my face. "I always love seeing what worries you. Strigoi? No. Questionable food? Yes."
"What the hell?" I asked. Is this daring escape being sponsored by Honda?"
"From behind Lissa, I heard Christian say, "Worst. Timing. Ever." Adrian studied Lissa and then looked at Christain sprawling on the bed on the far side of the suite.
"Huh," Adrian said, letting himself in. "So that's how you're going to fix the family problem. Little Dragomirs. Good idea." Christian sat up and strolled toward them.
"Yeah, that's exactly it. You're interrupting official Council business."
"She was right about something else too," Dimitri said after a long pause. My back was to him, but there was a strange quality to his voice that made me turn around.
"What's that?" I asked.
"That I do still love you."
With that one sentence, everything in the universe changed."
"That's a dangerous look," said Dimitri, giving me a brief glance before returning his eyes to the road.
"What look?" I asked innocently.
"The one that says you just got some idea."
"I didn't just get an idea. I got a great idea."