Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #6)

Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead

I am so glad that I was more than satisfied with the ending of this series.


The way this series started, and the way it ended up is just so different and amazing! Personally, I cannot believe I ever doubted that this series could reach the same heights it had with the third book, and although I took my sweet time finishing this, I enjoyed it nonetheless!


Rose Hathaway, is hands down, one of my most favorite female characters in YA. She has grown on me, and I love Rose’s determination and fierce loyalty. I am so happy that Rose didn’t change or anything toward the end of the series, instead she’s gotten better when even other character that I love haven’t!

“What the hell?" I asked. Is this daring escape being sponsored by Honda?”   

The pacing of this story felt exactly like the last. It moved fast and plot points and characterization was done extremely well (in my fangirling opinion of course—not like I’m being biased or anything).


I haven’t mentioned in an previous reviews, but I would like to point out that I think the side characters have really grown, even though we see some of this through Rose’s visions sometimes as she’s watching Lissa, and I’m glad that they did show that. I do admit, I thought it was annoying in Blood Promise but after that, I thought that they showed really good insight, especially through Lissa’s head, and I am glad we did get to see that.


Unfortunately, a lot of the things I’m talking about will be spoilers.


I can’t believe that Tasha Ozera was the one that ended up killing Tatiana! They never made a big deal out of the fact that she had ever been jealous of Dimitri and Rose! So, it seemed kind of low even for her to first commit murder and then blame it on her crush’s girlfriend . . .


The thing about Eric Dragomir eventually cheating on his wife, and therefore with Emily Mastrano, Jill was born. Although I understand why Lissa might have needed a sister to secure her place on the throne, it seemed really out of character from the things we had heard about Lissa’s parents. I’m not sure, but when Emily herself described that she and Eric had a good relationship, I was more relieved because it proved that he wasn’t all bad . . . kind of. Poor Jill, though!


Lissa becoming Queen. I had a feeling Lissa would secure a tight position in the Moroi court due to Tatiana turning out to agree with some of the changes Lissa and Rose both had in mind!I didn’t expect for her to actually run for Queen! I am so glad that she’s Queen, I can’t imagine Lissa as anything else now that I think about it!


Also, I’m not sure how I feel about the bond with Rose and Lissa breaking. I think that if I ever have to choose of them having the bond and not having the bond, I would say that they should still have it because it’s always been there. Like, throughout the entire series, we always feel Rose’s connection to Lissa. And at the end (when Lissa’s coronation happened) it was weird having Rose to second guess Lissa’s emotions. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but there are more pros to that happening!


Finally, the most important topic. Adrian. I was pretty disappointed in Rose for being as careless as she was with Adrian. I felt like she could’ve handled the situation MUCH MUCH better. I hated the way things broke off with him! After seeing his pain, it was pretty obvious that Rose wasn’t really that caring towards his emotions and depth in this relationship. At times it felt like all she did was use him.


I don’t know if we’ll ever see Adrian again—wait, never mind, I remember someone mentioning that we do. I hope Adrian finds someone that loves him for him, and while I’m upset at Rose for that, she did point out some things about his strength that I agree with. So, ALL THE BEST ADRIAN AND YOU BETTER SHOW YOUR BUTT IN BLOODLINES.

(show spoiler)


Overall, Last Sacrifice was an amazing conclusion that fairly wrapped up all plots, and subplots. I am happy with the way that things turned out in the end! I am so glad that I went through with this amazing series, and I can already feel myself missing the characters! :D


Thanks for reading my review everyone! Hope you have a great day and until the next one! :D