This review contains spoilers if you haven’t read up to this fifth book in the Vampire Academy series. Proceed with caution!
ROSE! At the beginning of this book I feel really bad for her, however, I know that if she knew I felt bad for her she would definitely be pissed and may possibly punch me. The reason I feel bad for Rose is because not only does she know Strigoi Dimitri survived her attack but he is sending her letters, letters that simultaneously say he loves her and that he is going to kill her when he gets the opportunity. If I were Rose, I would be flipping out, but Rose is so strong and she, of course, is handling this incredibly well. I am very glad she is able to confide in her best friend Lissa who is able to offer moral support.
While all of this is going on, Rose has to face her trials. This is her final test that will measure her ability and skills fighting for and protecting Moroi from Strigoi. The results of this test will determine her future. How do you think Rose did? Well, after all the REAL Strigoi attacks and kills she has made, you can imagine that this may not be the most difficult test for her.
Lissa and Rose have plans after they graduate but may they may not be what you assume. Rose wants to get in touch with Victor Dashkov. Yes, THE Victor Dashkov that tortured Lissa into healing him in the first book of this series. They actually want to ask him for his help. They want to know more about his brother, a recluse Spirit user who possibly knows how to heal a Strigoi and return them to their original state.
I must admit, as this series continues, each book really is becoming more and more emotional for me. I am completely invested in this story and I can honestly say that although this is fantasy, so much of the underlying drama and especially how Rose expresses herself, it feels all too real.
I love this series and I cant believe I only have one book left to read and then its OVER! What will I do with my life? Well, to hold off the inevitable, I am going to read The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo before I complete this amazing series.
Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!!!