Review:Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead

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Goodreads Summary:

WHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

Rose knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa – the last Dragomir princess – must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken…

Then a strange darkness begins to grow in Rose’s mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. The immortal undead are closing in, and they want vengeance for the lives Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most… but will her choice mean that only one can survive?

My Review

I have been absolutely loving the Vampire Academy Series thus far, so I was more than excited to read Shadow Kiss. Especially after the way things ended in Frost Bite. Recap: Rose and her friends were captured by Strigoi, and Rose witnessed Mason’s murder before killing the Strigoi herself. Oh, AND, Dimitri finally accepted his feelings toward Rose!

Ok so if you wouldn’t believe things could get more insane, well they sure do!! WOW, this book was absolutely insane!! Now that Rose is on the cusp of graduating from the academy, she must complete these test trials by acting as an “official” guardian for 6 weeks to test out if she’s ready for the real world. Unfortunately, things don’t go nearly as planned, and before she knows it, all hell breaks lose. Along the way, she starts noticing new and bizarre things going on around her that have her questioning her sanity. The only person she can turn to is Dimitri, but even he seems skeptical.

Shadow Kiss was by far the most intense installment yet! The drama and action were nonstop! I was so utterly hooked, and my emotions were all over the place!! Oh and if you’re in love with Dimitri as much as I am, you are gonna love what happens in this book! However, I must say, that the ending will throat punch you in the absolute worse way, that will leave you in dire need for more!! I was so taken aback by the way things played out, I couldn’t believe it for a moment. I’m so heartbroken! Naturally, I started chain reading the next book immediately but I haven’t had a lot of time to read the next book: Blood Promise, because of all the insanity that is my life right now! URGHH!

If you are loving the Vampire Academy as much as I am right now, then I would most definitely recommend you read book three!!

Buy it on Amazon here!

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