Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 496 pages
- Publisher: Razorbill (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595142509
- ISBN-13: 978-1595142504
Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…
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 nearly 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 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 she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her… forever.
I find it impossible to talk about Spirit Bound without spoiling anyone- I am sorry! If you have not read the book and do not wish to read spoilers then I am sorry, but I just need to gush about this one.
Rose and Lisa graduate then go looking for Victor and get him out of prison with a friend. They get him to contact his brother in Vegas- another Spirit user. Victor’s brother tells them what Rose wanted to know—how to save Dimitri, but while they are going out Dimitri and his gang of strigoi attack and Victor runs free with his brother. They all go back to their lives while Rose sulks a bit because she thinks it will be impossible to rescue her lost lover. But soon enough the day comes, Lisa and Christian get abducted by Dimitri and while they are distracted Lisa makes the move and Magic happens—Dimitri is once again alive… I will leave it at that for the time being… 😛
I was so worried about that part; I did not have the slightest clue as to how Mr. Mead planned to redeem Dimitri. She did it amazing and it was so easy to picture as well. Once again Richelle Mead exceeds every expectation—the series get better and better with every book.
On this book we see how much Rose has grown as a character—how mature she has become. We get to know the characters a bit more, and surprise: Dimitri has a vulnerable spot. Adrian is as crazy as ever and even sweeter than before [I Looove Adrian.] Lisa and Christian? Let’s say I was not a fan of Lisa in here—even when I knew it was not her fault that Dimitri looked up to her as a goddess… But hey, I was feeling like Rose, [jealous much?] I mean, Rose left everything behind for him; he was brought back thanks to her despite Lisa’s touch on it. I was so pissed at that. I understood why Dimitri kept pushing her away, but that did not take away my desire of kicking him in the… In a place that would hurt, that is. Also, I love Rose’s dad, he makes the book so much fun since he appeared for the first time; and Rose is just like him! And I am so proud of how Adrian is doing; I love how understanding his is and how he is trying to be better for Rose.
Spirit Bound was ah-mazing. I enjoyed all the twists and turns in the plot; and also how little we can foresee of what is actually going to happen. I loved this book and I cannot wait for the next one to come out! I am telling you, I read this book in one sitting—I was not able to put it down at all. 🙂