Last Sacrifice – Richelle Mead

Release date: 7 December 2010
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4 stars

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) blurb:

Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.

The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust…

But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all?

Each other.

This is the FINAL BOOK in the Vampire Academy series. My notes from almost exactly a year ago when I read this are as follows:

It’s 2:52am and I just finished this series. It’s really good. I’d just write a mushy review now, so I’m going to sleep instead. Then I’ll write a mushy one in the morning.

Obviously that mushy review in the morning never occurred, and so here I am  – twelve months almost to the day on – writing said review, although my guess is that it will be somewhat less mushy as a lot of distance has passed by.

So, brief recap: At the start of this book, Rose is imprisoned and while her friends try to clear her name, they also decide that breaking her out of prison is a great idea as well (you can’t half tell that most of them are teens and rulebreakers). Also, they need to find that missing half-sibling as well otherwise all the plans will come undone.

You know, when I first finished this, I was all “OMG IT’S AMAZING!!” but I also feel like that’s because I was yet to read other more stellar books and also I was really wrapped up in this series at those point, having binge read 6 books in a row.

What I mean to say, is that the series was good. I am definitely glad I read it, and I will read the Bloodlines series too… Buuuuuuut, it just kind of wrapped up a little too neatly. Although, I’m sure Christian didn’t feel that way. And also Adrian. In fact, the character I feel the saddest for was Adrian, my poor baby. I seriously hope that Bloodlines brings him a bit more joy than Rose did. (Not that I can fault her for her choices, but I mean, come on, time and place people!)

What else? Oh yeah, I just don’t love Lissa. She’s a bit too whiny and needy, and although I’m sure this change will provide a lot of opportunities for her to mature, I just feel like she took Rose for granted, and was basically a spoiled brat for half the series.

Anyway, if you haven’t read it, then I do recommend this series. And if you have, then I hope you’ve enjoyed reminiscing with me about it. (And if you loved it, then I hope this inspires you to pick it up again soon for a re-read!)

Until next time, happy reading! 😊📚

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