On Wednesdays this summer, Steph at TheFakeSteph, Ashelynn of Gypsy Book Reviews, Jenn at OwlReadIt and I are all blogging about our reading (or re-reading) of the Vampire Academy series. If you've read the books and want to chime in, or if you're curious about this much beloved series, we hope you enjoy following along.
If you missed the last two weeks, you can catch up on my post on Vampire Academy book one here and my post on Frostbite here. Since it's summer school, I'm not doing formal reviews, just giving you my thoughts like we're passing notes in class.
Week three assigned reading: Shadow Kiss, Vampire Academy, book three.
Very brief plot summary:
After the deadly battle in book two, Rose is being haunted -- literally -- and she's afraid to tell anyone for fear that they'll think she's insane. When Strigoi attack St. Vladimir's, Rose has to choose between her friendship and loyalty to Lissa, and her forbidden love for Dimitri.
What I loved about Shadow Kiss:
Meatloaf: Yes, meatloaf. A few days ago, Steph tweeted me saying she could see why I like Christian because he bakes meatloaf. Me: "Who? What? Meatloaf?"
Ghosts. I also love ghosts. I don't want to tell you who is haunting poor Rose in case you haven't read the book yet. It's someone who died in book two. And this ghost haunting thing is going to come into play later on...
|Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion at Disney World|
Silence of the Lambs Moment: You know that moment in the film when Clarice goes to visit Hannibel Lechter?
Well, Rose goes to meet with Victor Dashkov in prison. Just like the Clarice scene, Victor tells Rose something that really gets to her. Don't listen to him, Rose!
Girly-Girl Moment: Just when things are getting grim, Lissa and Rose get manicures. Rose's nails look just like this:
Tarot cards: There's nothing like an ominous prophecy to shake things up in a book. Dimitri gets a reading that bothers him. And not a lot bothers Dimitri...
Romantic moment: Rose and Dimitri get a lot closer in this book. That's all I'm saying! I like Rose and Dimitri together. Yes, I'm on #TeamForbiddenLove. Deal with it, Steph!
Then.... the mother of all Cliffhangers: Whoa. I should have seen that coming. Seriously, Richelle Mead? You left your readers hanging like that? This is why it's never a bad idea to wait for the whole series to be out...
Tell me what you think, but DON'T tell me what happens next!