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Publisher: Razorbill ISBN: 978-0-141-33188-1 Pages: 584 Series: Vampire Academy #6 Type: Young Adult Paranormal Source: Purchased Goodreads
The moroi Queen is dead, found murdered in her bed with Rose Hathaway's stake
embedded in her chest. Caught in a desperate race to clear her name, Rose and
her friends find themselves forced to play detective and solve the case for
themselves. Political machinations and motives abound but can they find the
killer before Rose loses her life? And what will her friends be forced to do in
This is the sixth and final book in the Vampire Academy
series (after Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise and Spirit Bound). This is a series you really need to read in order so I'd definitely
recommend starting with book 1 (as well as not reading any further as I may
spoil all the previous books).
This is a pretty awesome end to the
series. The storyline is well plotted and action packed, leading the characters
off on two interlinked quests - proving Rose's innocence and finding Lissa's
sister - whilst some stay behind at court to buy them time. There are a lot of
twists and turns, although I figured out some in advance, and lots of plot lines
from earlier books are brought forward and concluded.
storylines were left unconcluded which I have mixed feelings over. On one hand
Adrian, Sydney and Jill are all set to feature in the spin-off series which
starts with Bloodlines
so I'd expect their storylines to continue, but I've heard no mention of Eddie
continuing. If he doesn't I'll be really disappointed as he gave up a lot to
help Rose and there's not really been any mention of his future.
to fight to prove her innocence, whilst also being protected by her friends and
family which she is resistant to as they are putting themselves at risk. It also
forces her to work with Dimitri and leaves her battling her feelings for him
while trying to honour her relationship with Adrian. She's grown a lot since the
series started and I felt for her as she struggles to clear her
Lissa has also grown a lot since the beginning of the series and in
order to buy Rose time she has entered the race to be named the new Moroi Queen.
This not only gives a view into the monarchy tests which I found fascinating,
but also brings the vampire politics storylines to the forefront and seeks
conclusion to them. I loved how her relationship with Christian has helped bring
out the best in her and their scenes together were incredibly sweet.
in all this was a good end to a fun series and I'm looking forward to the
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