Title: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razor Bill 2011
Genre: YA Vampires
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Vampires
How I Got It: Library Loan
Last Sacrifice is the sixth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. It is the last book in the original storyline, but Mead will continue writing more Vampire Academy books in a spinoff series. Lead character and dhampir, Rosemarie Hathaway, is locked in Moroi jail after being framed in the cold-blooded murder of the Moroi Queen. The punishment for this crime is immediate execution. At the same time, she is faced with the challenge of somehow locating Princess Vasilisa Dragomir’s lone remaining relative, her secretly existing illegitimate sibling. Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.
The last volume in this series did not fail to keep me attached. The previous five books left a ton of loose threads out there. Thankfully we get some conclusions. But not everything is wrapped up in a little bow. And I must say I prefer this type of ending. I can’t stand the “happily-ever-after” bullshit endings. This seems more real. Beyond the ending, I do say that I really loved the characters in this book. Lissa, not my favorite at all, became bearable in this volume. Adrian and Christian are amazing as usual. And while Rose become a bit annoying in the fifth book, she cleaned back up for this one. Plus we got to see more of Eddie (under used character) and Janine and Abe and Mikhail. I finished the series, but have no desire to leave the world. That is a sign that I really did enjoy the series. Thankfully, Mead has written a spin-off series. I must check it out.