Saturday, 8 January 2011

Review: Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

My Rating: E, P, B

Published: 2008
Publisher: Razorbill

Author's Website: richellemead.com

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

But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghastly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. And now that LIssa and Rose’s sworn enemy, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever.

Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing, but suddenly there’s a way more that friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for the lives that 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?


Shadow Kiss is the third instalment in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Words cannot this describe this book. Scenes were just absolutely breath-taking and not always in a good way.

Rose is undertaking the most important tests that are detrimental to her future as a guardian but trouble always seems to follow her and makes her life difficult. She feels cut off from everyone after she starts seeing things and feels she has to be strong for Lissa. But being strong means she has to shut those out that are closest to her. Being unable to tell anyone what is happening makes Rose look unstable and not cut out to be a guardian.

Lissa is still exploring her powers with the help of Adrian and in return he is learning to grow his own powers. Together they may be unable to unlock each other’s powers and take them to a whole new level. Christian is jealous of their relationship and connects with Rose because of it as she isn’t a bit Adrian fan either.

There were so many great moments in this book and it’s very hard to go into detail about one particular scene without giving anything away. Let just say there is a huge pivotal scene in this book for Rose and the future of the characters occurs in the last few chapters. It makes me want to read the series even more and see what is in store for our characters.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and have enjoyed the series so far. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and find out what happens next.

Disclaimer: I do not own this book, I borrowed this from my local library. I have not been paid to review this book and everything that I have said is of my own honest opinion.

1 comment:

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I loved this one - you have to start the next book straight away! It left me traumatised!!!