Tuesday, May 25, 2010

: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead :

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.

I LOVED IT! For me, this is the best book in the series by far. Rose has come along way from the start of the series ... she is learning to control her temper and impulsive actions for the most part, and with graduation approaching, she is faced with a challenge that is totally unexpected on her part ... she always thought she knew how things would work out with her Guardian duties, but ends up having to be Guardian to Christian while Eddie has the job of looking out for Lissa.

And something strange is going on with Rose - she is seeing ghosts, and hiding this bit of information from the 2 people that she loves the most is hard. Dimitri finally gets Rose to open up and tell him.

The Academy is under attack by Strigoi on a scale totally unexpected, and by numbers the Guardians never expected. And to make matters worse, the Strigoi have human helpers.

Rose is put in a position that she never thought she would be faced with ... which of her 2 loves will win out? What will she be left to deal with? I am not going to tell you - I cried for Rose, feeling her emotions, and knowing that her life altering choice she is faced with will be something that is going to change her forever.

RATING - 9/10


Michelle Santiago said...

my sister really likes this series! i should read it too one of these days. great review :)

Denny said...

Thank you ... I hope you enjoy it as much as I have ...

Windsmoke. said...

Have you read Trudi Canavan's The Black Magician Trilogy or Age of Five? these are quite good worth considering.

Denny said...

No I haven't read them - thanks for suggesting them ... off and hunting!!!!