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Buddy Read: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #5
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 489 pages
Source: Library
Published on May 1st 2010 by RAZORBILL
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s and to her best friend, Lissa. It is at long last graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.

I had harder time reading this one than the books before this one. Truth to be told last time I read this series I skimmed through books five and six. There were few times where I was considering doing at again or even DNF’ing this but buddy reading this gave me enough strength to read even boring bits. You can read Ruby’s review here.

“I’ve given up on you. Love Fades. Mine has.”

Jill is a teenager but it still annoyed me when she told something that wasn’t really her business in last book but is now keeping secrets from her mom and wanting other people to keep them too. Lissa isn’t any better since if Rose had told her to be patient and just give her love interest some space she would’ve thrown a fit and done whatever she wanted.

Is it bad that I like evil! Dimitri with Rose more than the “normal” one? Evil one is possessive, protective and gives her gifts while not evil one just broods and tries to do the right thing while not actually acknowledging everything she has done for him. He’s even relieved that she’s dating Adrian.

This book once again proved how Rose never deserved Adrian’s affections. He’d do anything for her but half of the time she forgets Adrian even exists. Rose only remembers him when things aren’t going how she wants with Dimitri or she needs something. Adrian can be a jerk sometimes but when it comes to Rose he’s too forgiving. I’m not sure Adrian loves her, though since the first words he uses to describe her from top of his list are hot and sexy.

In the end even two stars might be generous. I was bored most of the book and nothing really happened besides Rose’s romance drama and Lissa being hypocrite in my opinion.

2 stars
You can find Ruby in her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

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