“What was love, really? Flowers, chocolate, and poetry? Or was it something else? Was it being able to finish someone’s jokes? Was it having absolute faith that someone was there at your back? Was it knowing someone so well that they instantly understood why you did the things you did—and shared those same beliefs?”
Rating: 4.5 stars
Last Sacrifice is the sixth and last book in the Vampire Academy series, so you might not want to read this review if you’ve not read the previous books.
Reading Last Sacrifice is a lot like drinking diet soda. You enjoy the taste of the sugary sweet drink until you realize it has left a strange after taste in your mouth.
After being accused of murdering the Queen, Rose is put in a prison cell until the day of her trial. Things don’t go according to plan though and Rose breaks out with the help of her friends. She escapes with Dimitri and embarks on a journey to find Lissa’s mysterious half-sister. In the mean time, Lissa and Adrian work to prove Rose’s innocence.
I have mixed feelings about Last Sacrifice because of the Rose/Dimitri/Adrian love triangle. She could’ve let Adrian go before things got too serious with Dimitri. She could’ve told him the truth. She could’ve done SOMETHING to prevent that horrible parting. But no, she didn’t do any of those things. And knowing she was going to get her happily ever after just left a bad taste in my mouth.
Nevertheless, I did enjoy the mystery aspect of the book. I had no clue who the killer was going to be.
Although, that probably doesn’t mean much since I’m terrible at solving book mysteries. Mead did a good job of keeping me in the dark and I was truly surprised at the end.
As for the rest of the book, Mead’s writing style keeps your attention and makes sure there’s never a boring moment. The only downside is sometimes it’s hard to recall specific events in the book because there are so many intense scenes. It’s a minor downside, but the overall reading experience is pleasurable.
Considering Last Sacrifice is also the last book in the Vampire Academy series, I’m not too upset that it’s over. Mead provides decent closure and enough intrigue for me to continue on with the companion series: Bloodlines.