Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead- Review

Well guys, I've finished the series. I have to say that after reading all six of these wonderful books, Richelle Mead is the queen of vampire fiction. These books are beautifully and skillfully written and while I'm happy that I finished the series, I'm also disappointed I won't get to read more from Rose's point of view. After a very small amount of deliberation, I'll be starting the Bloodlines series next. I was going to take a Richelle Mead reading break, but after finished Last Sacrifice last night, I've decided I need something else to hold me over!

Quite obviously, I'm not going to be giving away too much about the plot of Last Sacrifice. I will however let you know that it is a nonstop adventure that leads our characters not only on physical adventures across the country but spiritual and emotional journeys as well. We get to see our characters grow up and really come into their own.

Whereas a few of the previous books in the VA series had me feeling a little bored and I had to fight to get myself through certain parts, this book literally had me going from page one. There was not a paragraph of this book that didn't pull me in or get me excited. In fact, towards the end of the book, I had to slow down and remind myself that there are important things in all of the paragraphs, not just the ones with Rose and Dimitri.

Overall, I fell completely head over heels for this series and its characters. Richelle Mead is now one of my favorite authors as her stories are so rich and fun you can't ever put them down. I was talking to a friend who is on book 1 in the series. She was asking me if so and so is important and if this or that would play a big roll in further books and I told her that Richelle Mead rarely introduces nonsense in her books. If there is information, then it will be important later in the story. I loved this aspect of the books because I never felt like my time was wasted on unimportant details or facts.

As I said before, I'm going to be starting Bloodlines soon and so you'll have to put up with some more reviews on Mead's books. Now in order to reward you for your patience and enthusiasm, I'll be doing a VA themed giveaway once I've finished The Golden Lily. I've still got some swag left over from The Golden Lily tour with Richelle Mead and I'd love to give away some books. Stay tuned :)

10 out of 10

Happy Reading :)



  1. Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed book 6 and the overall series so much. It's one of my top 3 favorite series of all time (behind HP). Richelle does a fabulous job spinning story threads and creating memorable characters. I can't wait to see your thoughts on Bloodlines. I waited almost a year to finally read it because I was so nervous. However once I did I was like "what the heck was I thinking". I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to Golden Lily.

  2. I still haven't read any of the vampire academy books yet! I really think I should!
    Great review.

  3. I was hesitant to pick up the first book in the series due to the huge vampire craze, but I'm so glad I did. I think I read the series in like a month and a half. I seriously could not put them down. I'm glad you enjoyed the series as well. I have Bloodlines and I am hoping to start reading it soon, so I can't wait for your review!

  4. I just grabbed book 1 and can't wait to start reading. If it wasn't for this blog and its discussions, I probably wouldn't have been intersted. Thanks again and I invite you to check out my blog. Stop in and say hello ;)

  5. @Gina, I read the series in like a week and I couldn't put them down either! I'm set to start Bloodlines soon as well, I've started book 1 but can't get into it as much!

    @J.PattersonPrada I'm glad you've enjoyed our VA discussions as much as I have :) This books are so fantastic and I can't wait to see what you think of them. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. @Lauren I'm still waiting on the Bloodlines books. For some reason, I can't get into them. I think it's because I'm still stuck on Dimitri and Rose but I know I'm going to love Sydney and Adrian as well!

    @Amy I most definitely think you should pick them up, they're so wonderful and I am jealous you get to start them and experience them for the first time!