Thursday, 19 April 2012
Shadow Kiss, the third novel in the series, picks up right where the awesomeness of Frostbite left off. Since Mason's death, Rose has been having weird visions of his ghost on campus, hinting at something dark to come. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll tell you this much, Shadow Kiss really played with my emotions! I was left gaping with my mouth wide open at the end, struggling with feelings of sadness and anger. If anything, I think this might actually be my favourite book in the series so far, strictly because of how emotionally involved I became in the plot.
I think part of my emotional involvement in this book is also a result of the amazing characters that Mead has created. I think it would be really difficult for any reader not to fall in love with Rose, Dimitri, Lissa, Christian, or Adrian! I couldn't help but become sucked into their daily drama and want to know what would happen to them next. Actually...on second thought... Lissa's dependence on Rose somewhat annoys me at times, but her sweet nature usually wins be back over after she's done being selfish. Overall though, Mead's characters are pretty unique and kickass!
The only minor problem that I had with Shadow Kiss was that parts of the plot were a little bit predictable. I was able to guess pretty early on what Mason was trying to warn Rose about, and just wanted to hit her head against a wall until she would understand too! That being said, there was also a HUGE twist at the end that I NEVER saw coming! I wanted to tear open the next book right away to find out what happens next, but unfortunately for me I left it at my student house.
So, if I have yet to convince you to pick up the Vampire Academy series from the three reviews I've posted so far, then I have failed as a blogger! In my defence though, it really is hard to put into words how gripping and addicting these books are! I have yet to meet someone who has read this series and not become a full blown Vampire Academy groupie, so definitely give these books a chance!
Rating: 5 Stars