It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all... might be seeing ghosts.
As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again.
Every series has that one book that stands above the rest, and let me tell you, Shadow Kiss is the one to read in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series.
Starting up from the last book in the series, Rose is trying to move on after disastrous events when she and her group decided to take the fight right to the Strigoi threat. One of her friends (though he wanted to be more than that), Mason tragically died and Rose has been struggling with the guilt.
Rose came out on top, earning her first Strigoi kills and experience with the horrible creatures she knows she’ll have to fight for the rest of her life. Rose carries on, juggling her classes and final exams to earn the right to become Lissa’s personal guard.
She also has to deal with fighting her feelings for Dimitri and keeping the bond she has with Lissa at bay. Finally, though, a lot of answers to the secret of their bond are found and they couldn’t come at a better time.
Rose is starting to hallucinate, but not just any regular hallucinations – she’s seeing Mason’s ghost. He’s trying to tell her something, but she can’t quite make out what he’s saying, though it always makes her feel like her whole world is going to come undone.
Adding to her already full plate, Lissa’s presence is required at court and Rose accompanies her. They meet up with Adrian, a Moroi royal who has quite a personality and has got a certain weakness for our favorite sassy Rose.
So many things are revealed in this book, so make sure you’re strapped in tightly when you read. All the events culminate into an epic ending that had me REELING!!!
Can’t wait to read the next book and find out what happens next!
Shadow Kiss features:
- YA read
- paranormal romance
- making out
- sexual situations
- cliffhanger ending
Rating: 5 Kisses