Spirit Bound by 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 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 she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.1
I really have no idea how it happened but I seem to have completely skipped over doing a review for Spirit Bound. Although I am still thinking it was some sort of technological error, all the evidence seems to point in the direction that it is the user.
Spirit Bound takes us back to where it all began to pick up the pieces of a Rose’s life. Although she had run off and dropped out of school, many are aware of her natural talent and with her hard work and determination she is allowed to sign up at St. Vladamir’s and continue to graduate to be a Guardian. If only things were that easy with Rose Hathaway. Upon her return, Lissa and Rose have come to realize that they need to be together no matter what. Lissa vows to be by Rose’s side through it all. After all the years Lissa has known Rose, she should have not made a promise like that so lightly. It isn’t long before Rose has a extremely dangerous and very illegal plan that she involves a few of her friends in. Because they trust Rose, some do not question her motives and go along with the plan. As things progress, it becomes more clear just how insane Rose’s plans can be.
Spirit Bound focuses largely on Spirit, as the title gives away, and many new developments occur. Much is learnt about the strange and new element and the power behind it changes everything they ever knew.
Spirit Bound is a great novel leading us to where we hope to get more answers and maybe even a way back. A happy ending for Rose Hathaway seems unlikely but we still seem to root for it. By now if you are reading the books you are most likely just as absorbed as I am. Enough to skip over the review and jump right into the next book apparently. Give this series a shot, you may be surprised with that you find as it progresses.
1. Summary courtesy of Richelle Mead’s webpage