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Graphic Novel Review: Shadow Kiss


Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead and Illustrated by Emma Vieceli 
Series: Vampire Academy, #3
Genre: Paranormal | Graphic Novels
Age Range: Young Adult
Paperback, 160 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on 31st December 2013 by RAZORBILL
Richelle Mead: 

Emma Vieceli: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Leigh Dragoon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose is close to graduation, but since making her first Strigoi kills, things haven’t felt quite right. She’s having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all …might be seeing ghosts. Consumed by her forbidden love with her tutor Dimitri and protecting her best friend, the Moroi princess Lissa, Rose is in no state to see the deadly threat that will change her entire world – and make her choose between the two people she loves most.

This is the third (and final) book of the graphic novel version of Vampire Academy series. There are six books in total of this series but only first three were made into graphic novels. This review won’t be long because I finished it like 3 am, so my brains was only half working.

Rose doesn’t deserve Adrian, and yes I might be a little biased but I still loved to see more Adrian in this one. Can you ever have too much Adrian?

I like how things went with Dimitri and Rose but it seemed a little quick?? It didn’t make me like it any less, though.

I didn’t like Lissa in this book. She’s Rose’s best friend, so she should know her better than anyone. Instead she really thought that Rose screw it up, on purpose. Meanwhile Dimitri, and even Christian believed Rose. The ending scene with Rose and Lissa made me dislike her even more. Rose has always done everything for her but she just lost someone, so Lissa tries to compel her.

The ending made me want to buy rest of the novels because that killed me a little inside but I won’t. I’m just not that big fan of Vampire Academy. I might buy them in later date but I still remember most of the stuff that happened in this series.

I enjoyed reading this but book two remains to be my favorite. My favorite part was probably Rose and Christian kicking ass together.

3 stars

3 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Review: Shadow Kiss”

  1. Funny I just read another review about Vampire Academy graphic novels and she felt the same way you did! Actually this sounds like a fun way to read VA without slogging through the books! I may just pick them up for that reason! Thanks for sharing Jamsu! I love manga and graphic novels. I review mine on Mondays if you ever want to check out my favorites. ❤


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