Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #5)

Spirit Bound 1st (first) edition Text Only - Richelle Mead

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong . . .


After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. 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. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.


OMG guys, this book was such an emotional rollercoaster! Ugh! I . . . I don’t know what to say?! I had so many expectations for this installment! I felt like they were met, but then so many things happened after my expectations being met that I’m not sure if I did the right thing by asking for it. So, hard to explain my feelings right now.


I have to admit, the one thing that I’m not a big fan of in this series has to be the Dimitri-Rose-Adrian love triangle. And I’m going to clear this up RIGHT now just before the last book, where Rose will inevitably choose her “final love”. The problem IS NOT Dimitri or Adrian. You see, in this love triangle: THE PROBLEM IS ROSE. You see, Rose Hathaway will hear something about Dimitri, so she’ll run to him. Then Dimitri says something, so she goes to Adrian. Also, Rose only goes to Adrian whenever she wants something from him!


I think Rose should be with Dimitri, because even though I LOVE Adrian, it is obvious that Dimitri understands her better and is more like her. They’ve gone through certain phases of their life together and . . . I think for Rose Dimitri is the right person!

“‘Yeah, that's exactly what I want. To help my girlfriend get her old boyfriend back.’ He turned away again, and I heard him mutter, ‘I need two drinks.’  

I’m sure there’s someone out there for Adrian! Adrian, you seriously don’t deserve this, and I’m so sorry! I’m sure that you’ll find someone!


Anyway, this book felt much shorter than Blood Promise so that made me happy.


Whereas the Moroi-Strigoi action there wasn’t a whole lot, I felt like the political tension and pacing in the Moroi court was what really had me eager to read this book. QUEEN TATIANA MAN. (If you’ve read the book, then you know what I’m talking about)


I’m really hoping to see how they all tie up! The Strigoi-Moroi tensions and the Moroi-Dhampir tensions! This series is getting really intense. Rose is (thankfully) keeping her game up and not well . . . “deluded” (I will describe) as she was in the last book!

“Checkmate, bitch.”   


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Even though Lissa didn’t have a huge role in this book, I’m glad that what we saw of her in this book was more of her personality (unlike the last book) where we see her compassionate side and what she does!


Overall, Spirit Bound was better than the last book, Blood Promise (in my opinion), and I think that the next book is going to be seriously fast paced. So, I am ready for this! :D SO SO SO glad that I’m almost done this series because I’ve really appreciated it for what it is!


Hope you have a great day everyone and thanks for reading this review! Until the next one! :D