Author: Richelle Mead
Publication: Razorbill (December 7, 2010)
Description: The epic finale in Richelle Mead's #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series.
My Thoughts: You know I don't really know what I can add to all of the thousands of words that have been written about this title. I will say that when I finished page 594 I heaved a sigh of satisfaction and relief. Rose's story came to a very satisfying conclusion.
The book was filled with action, mystery, and romance as Rose tries to find out who really killed Queen Tatiana and if Lissa does have a secret sibling. The romance between Rose and Dimitri goes through various ups and downs too. I will admit that the villain came as a complete surprise to me. Many of the plot threads were concluded.
However, I will be eagerly waiting for the spin-off series because the book did leave questions that needed further exploration.
Inside, uncovered on a bed of more mauve roses, was Titiana herself. It was strange. I saw dead bodies all the time. Hell, I created them. But seeing a body that had been preserved, lying peacefully and ornamentally...well, it was creepy. It was strange for Lissa, too, particularly since she didn't have to deal with death as often as I did.