After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir. It’s graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. He’s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance, and now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.
But Rose can’t forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic inextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose’s prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the first four books in this series, this review will contain spoilers.
So I really have fallen in love with the Vampire Academy series. I can’t get enough of them. Sadly, I did not love this one nearly as much as I have the previous four books. I enjoyed it, of course, but it was definitely not the best of the series.
What I really did not like about this book was the plot. It was fast-paced at the beginning, slowed way down in the middle, and then picked back up at the end. Normally I fly through these books but I didn’t with this one. I just wasn’t hooked.
Rose also kind of bothered me in this book. She was whiny at parts and all “poor me.” I could not believe it. Normally she is very strong and funny. She was still plenty hilarious at parts which helped make up for the whiny parts. Her relationship with Adrian also confused me but I won’t go into details so I don’t give anything away.
Overall, I enjoyed Spirit Bound but it is my least favorite of the series so far. Fans of the first four books will enjoy it but expect it to be a little slower than normal.