Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I'm going to try and make sense of why I loved it, but be prepared for a lot of gushing. Also I plan to keep this review spoiler-free of Last Sacrifice info--as much as I can. But if you haven't finished reading the other five books, this MAY be spoiler-rific, and seriously--WHY are you readingg a review for the 6th book when you haven't read the first five--because you totally should do that. Right Now!
Ok, soooo top 5 reasons it rocked:
1. Last Sacrifice was Hilarious! I know that sounds odd considering it is a mostly dramatic series, but Richelle KNOWS how to mix the funny and the snark with the serious, and in Last Sacrifice she had her game on!
Examples! (Non-spoilerific--I hope!)
There was a look of woe on his face that was almost comical. Raids, bullets, criminals...no problem. A missing duster? Crisis.
I have it on good authority that Victor's going to have car trouble. Also that Robert really likes Cheerios, so if you want some, you're out of luck. He doesn't seem like the sharing type.
And I'll leave it at that because I don't want to give too much away, but out of all the Vampire Academy books, I was laughing the hardest at this one.
2. The Twists and Turns
I will just say that they NEVER stopped, up until the very last moment, Richelle takes you for a RIDE! And I was surprised. A lot!
3. The SWOON
I promise not to say ANYTHING about who she ends up with or anything that happens with Team Dimitri or Team Adrian, only that the SWOON factor was through the roof this time--I lost track of how many times I sighed.
4. The Action
Kind of a given, but it was Kick-butt!
5. The Character Development
The emotional arc of one character in particular was PERFECT (all were good, but one stood out) and I won't say who, but seriously, this was one of the best things she wrote and the pulling on my heart strings when this character fought to grow---OMG, I NEED to read Last Sacrifice again.
So as of right now...I think Last Sacrifice may be my favorite Vampire Academy novel, knocking down the unstoppable Shadow Kiss!
I can't say enough good things about Richelle and her writing and loving every minute of reading her books and GAH--just read it!
So yeah...stellar finish! I soooo can't wait for the spin-off series! And hey, I think I didn't spoil anything. Go me! Except yes, Robert likes Cheerios. Sorry about that.
P.S. Donna and I are going to see Richelle in a little over an hour! YAY! Will recap tomorrow:-)