Friday, October 7, 2011

Shadow Kiss Review

Shadow Kiss
by Richelle Mead
Is Rose's fate to kill the person she loves most? It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret .... She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it's way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever...

I'm not quite sure what I think about this book. The action is great and the romance is smoking, but just so much happens. This is both my favorite and least favorite book of the series. On one hand, the ending is probably the most powerful so far. On the other, I can't believe what happened to Dimitri.

I love the advancement of Dimitri and Rose's relationship. The fight scene and the cabin scene are two of my favorite romance scenes of all time. Especially the latter. I just can't believe that Dimitri is a Strigoi and Rose just left to go after him. I felt like my heart got ripped out.

Overall: 8.5/10. I loved it, but I'm not sure if I'm going to move on with the series too soon.