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Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound [Kindle Edition]

Richelle Mead
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. And she made the wrong one...

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's Academy - and to her best friend, Lissa.

But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true- Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. Only this time, he won't rest until Rose joins him... forever.

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    About the Author

    Richelle Mead, the New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series, lives in Seattle in the USA. She is at work on her next Vampire Academy novel.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1823 KB
    • Print Length: 494 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1595143661
    • Publisher: Penguin (18 May 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003O2SCVU
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Richelle Mead has an MA in comparative Religion and a passion for all things wacky and humorous. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and four cats. Late night musings and updates about her new books can be found at:

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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit Bound blew me away! 2 Jan. 2011
    My Thoughts: Wow, Spirit Bound blew me away! This series just keeps getting better and better even though I thought that was not possible! I loved the angst and heartbreak of Book #3 (Shadow Kiss) but then came along Book #4 which lived up to the very high emotional intensity I expected and now Book #5 Spirit Bound still managed not to let me down even though I had some pretty high (*cough* maybe impossible *cough*) expectations.

    The novel starts with these lines:

    "There's a big difference between death threats and love letters - even if the person writing the death threats still claims to actually love you. Of course, considering I once tried to kill someone I loved, maybe I had no right to judge."

    Tell me, isn't it an amazing introduction that instantly grips the reader? And so typically Rose.

    Rose is back with Lissa at the Academy getting ready to pass her trials and graduate, while Dimitri made it his own personal life goal to stalk her by sending her weekly letters and reminding her that as soon as she sets a foot outside of school he'll be there, waiting for her, waiting there to kill her.

    Despite this quite thrilling setting, I have to say the first half of Spirit Bound was so enjoyably light and happy, so far in the previous novels we haven't seen Rose have so much fun and be somewhat carefree. And it was good to finally see her get a break and enjoy her youth.

    Lissa completely redeemed herself: even though she was a quite frustrating and irritating character for me in the previous novels (due to her selfishness and not being a good and attentive friend to Rose), in Spirit Bound she finally becomes the girl in whom I can see why Rose chose her as best friend.
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    23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Painful reading, but still a great book! 19 May 2010
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    I've adored this series from the start and I've been anxiously waiting for this book since I finished Blood Promise the day it was released last year. Thankfully, it was not a disappointment. It was, for me at least, quite possibly the hardest book to read, but I still can't help loving it because it's a great continuation of Rose's story.

    Rose knows there is a chance, a very slim one, that Dimitri can be saved and she's determined to find out if it really is possible. But she and Lissa aren't in school anymore and the consequences of being caught doing some of the things required, will be a lot bigger than detention. On top of Rose's love life issues, the Moroi government seem to be making moves for a big decision. But what that decision is, or the consequences it could have Rose can't begin to imagine.

    There are parts of this book I had a very hard time reading. There are parts that made me laugh, and others that shocked me completely. And despite almost hating parts of it, I had a very hard time putting it down. I may not like everything that's happened, but I can see why it was done as it was, and I think (hope) things will work out with the result I want in the end. Rose was not always the smartest girl in this book. She made a lot of spur of the moment decisions, often based on emotion rather than logic, and she paid the price more than once. I wanted to shake her at times and tell her to wake up, to stop being an idiot and realise the truth. Which is a first. I've never really gotten mad at Rose before, but I did here. Not a bad thing, but it made things interesting.

    I loved how the issues with a few side characters were dealt with as well. Nothing in this series has worked out easily, and that continued to be the case here.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit Bound 7 Jan. 2012
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    Spirit Bound is the fifth book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Rose grows more and more throughout each book in this series and in Spirit Bound, she did so even more. Not only does Rose have a lot to go through physically, she also has to deal with a lot emotionally. Probably more than she has ever has in the past and that is saying a lot, considering what she has been through already. She is still the kick ass girl that I loved to begin with but she also isn't afraid to put herself out there for the people she loves. I really enjoyed watching Rose decide how she was going to approach her problems and what she thought were the right solutions. I didn't always agree with her choices but I could certainly see why she did some of the things that she did. My opinion of Lissa has completely changed after reading this book. I really thought that she was quite selfish before and being as she is a Princess, I guess some could say that she is entitled to act that way. I've always thought that she put herself before Rose all of the time and never really did anything to prove to me how much of a friend she really was. However, Lissa really proved herself as a best friend and showed just how much she was prepared to do in order to look after Rose and to help her be happy. I really liked Adrian as soon as he made his first appearance in the series but I grew to love him so much more in this book. He has grown so much and maybe a big part of that was Rose leaving to go to Siberia, leaving him to think about what he really wants. I did kind of love his cockiness before but I was also glad to see that being tamed down a little bit and to now see a softer side to him. Who could resist Dimitri? He was once a strong, powerful guardian and is now an even stronger, meaner Strigoi. Read more ›
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