Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Released Date: May 18, 2010
Pages: Hardcover (489 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Author Website: http://www.richellemead.com/
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description: Salvation has its price.
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."
Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."
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?
"He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I'm eighteen. An adult. I don't need his help. I can threaten my boyfriends myself."
"I gave up on you. Love fades. Mine has."
"Dreams, dreams. I walk them; I live them. I delude myself with them. It's a wonder I can spot reality anymore."
"I, had an excellant instructer. One that you currently have locked up. If you want to talk about skills going to waste, then go look in your own jail."
My Musings: So finally Rose has become a guardian. You would think things would get better for her, but only new problems seem to be brought up to the fore front.