Oct 21, 2013

Review: Shadow Kiss

2802316Shadow Kiss
Author: Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 13th, 2008
Publisher: Razorbill
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 443
Format: Paperback, bought

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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.


My Review:

As I stated in my last review, I will not go into detail of this book because it will ruin anything for you. I will start of saying though that this book had me at the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop reading. I even ignored customers and read this book while my boss was also working not caring because I had to keep reading to know what happened.

There was action and conflict throughout the whole book. Right as something was getting answered and explained, something new would happen.

And I want to say to the author "WHY!" when it comes to how she ended it. Not in a bad way, but there is NNNOOOOOOO way you can finish up this book and have to run to get the next one. I am lucky and bought the whole series so I have the next one lined up ready to go. So now I am typing this for you all so I can run and read some more. It is already 11 pm my time and I have been up since 4 am because of work and I don't even feel tired because I have to keep reading.

There is so much that happens in this book. Not just with the plot itself, but also the characters. The characters change in this book. All of them do. I can't think of a single main character in this book that hasn't changed. Mia, Eddie, Christian, Rose, Dimitri, Rose's Mom, Adrian, Lissa...the list can keep going. I love that about it. It isn't the same boring repetitiveness that some books can have when having such a long series.

This book will suck you in. I now understand why so many on Twitter were telling me it was their favorite and that I will become addicted. My boyfriend has even been getting ignored today, I know I'm horrible, but I had to know what happened next.

I know this isn't the best review, but honestly I don't know what to really say about the book that won't ruin it for you. If I really say what I want to scream out to you all, it will spoil the whole book and I just can't do that to all of you.

Please though, do trust me when I say, if you haven't read this series, go buy it NOW! I am so mad at myself for waiting so long to read this series, and I know I will be devouring the rest of this series but the end of the week!!

Update: I just woke up the next morning after finishing this book and writing the review. I dreamt about it all night, even woke up a couple times not able to fall back asleep because I couldn't stop thinking about the next book and hoping that what happened at the end isn't really true or some how it will all be fixed. I have NEVER had a book make me from not being able to sleep once I was asleep, so this book was definitely AMAZING!

Couldn't Put it Down!!!!


  1. I LOVE THIS SERIES. I agree that the characters just suck you in and develop really well. This ending nearly killed me, seriously. I'm feeling emotional just thinking about it. ;)

    ~Tilly @ Hardcore Heroines

  2. Soo pretty much you summed up me, reading that book. I was so LKDJfoiwnefnd!!!! after I finished reading the book. I was DMing some of my blogging friends on twitter like CRAZY after I finished this one and thank god for them otherwise I may have exploded from all my feels! hahaha. Blood Promise is emotionally traumatizing!! let me just warn you about that. Get some chocolate in preparation. loved it but oh my heart. I'm loving re-living the series as you read!

    1. uh oh!! It was already emotional, but now Blood Promise is even worse!! Thanks for warning me though, I might have to warn my boyfriend so he isn't all "where the heck did this come from". I'm gonna go buy be a tub of chocolate icing!! I put it in the fridge so it gets cold then I eat it like ice cream....I know...I'm horrible, but its SOOOOO good!! you might start getting DMs from me on Twitter too!! VA Addicts group!!

  3. Oh, I love it when someone realizes the awesomeness that is Vampire Academy. I just LOVE this series, and I am so excited for the new Bloodlines book to come out!

    Oh, and I definitely agree with you: this book sucks you in. It's sucked me into it every time I've read it.


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