Thursday, March 21, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 31 Last Sacrifice



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I have just finished reading Book 6 from Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, so this week's Swoon comes from
Last Sacrifice.

First - The Blurb:

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir's Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardians to come.

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose - for a crime she didn't even commit. She's in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She'll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.

But the clock on Rose's life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back...and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your whole life is about saving others, who will save

Second - My Thoughts:

WOW!!! What an ending.

Without  a doubt, Last Sacrifice is my favorite book in this series. The way Richelle ties it altogether is absolutely amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word.

Of course, the fact that Rose and Dimitri finally get their 'Happy Ever After' may have had a little something to do with it.

And... I should mention that I do feel sorry for Adrian, but my understanding is that his life is about to change, and hopefully, he won't be alone for too long.

My Rating for this one - 5 out of 5

Third - My Swoon:

"I don't belong to anyone. I make my own choices."

"And you're with Adrian," said Dimitri.

"But I was meant for you."

And that did it. Any pretense of control or reason either of us possessed melted away. The walls crumbled, and everything we'd been holding back from each other came rushing out. I reached up, pulling us together for a kiss---a kiss he didn't let go this time. A kiss I didn't end by punching him. His arms encircled me as he lifted me onto the bed, one hand soon sliding along my hip and down to my leg, already half-bare, thanks to that poor tattered dress.

Every nerve in my body lit up, and I felt that desire returned in him---and then some. After a world of death, he seemed to appreciate love more. Not only that, he needed it. He needed life. He needed me---not just physically, but in the same way my heart and soul always cried out for him. What we did then, as our clothes came off and we brought out bodies together became more than just lust---even though there was plenty of that too.

I apologize for it being a bit long but it was just too difficult to cut this scene short.

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. I loved The Vampire Academy Series, and was so sad when it ended! You should read the Bloodlines Series. It's a spinoff of VA where Adrian and Sydney are the main characters. I loved reading your Swoon! It makes me miss VA even more!

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    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  2. Thanks! I actually started reading Bloodlines today.

  3. Very good swoon! I haven't started on this series yet, but it was recommended to me several times, so I guess I will. and if that's the ending, I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing and happy reading. My Swoon

  4. Hmmm... it was an awesome scene!! Wish it was longer!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. I still haven't read this series, but it's a scene like this that makes me wonder why. I'm always hesistant with vampire books, but this series isn't new. I think I'll give it a shot over the summer break! :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. I'm so glad you liked the series! That was definitely my favorite book with all the Dimitri/Rose tension and then the wonderful buildup!

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  7. Ahh Rose and Dimitri finally getting it together! That is my favorite scene of all of the VA books and this is my favorite book in the series. So glad to hear it was your favorite too! And I hope you plan to move on to Bloodlines soon because Adrian shines in those... although I dont think they are as good as VA, they are worth the read for Adrian alone.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  8. YES! Dmitri and Rose will get me EVERY time! Great swoon!

    My Swoon

    Eva @ All Books Considered

  9. EEK EEK EEK!!! I loved this book. Such a perfect choice of swoon!!! I love Dimitri and Rose and was dying when they weren't together!!

    Great swoon as always this week! Thank you again for stopping by my blog and commenting first!! 8) You totally rock for that!!! Happy Thursday!!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  10. nice, I have not started that series yet. I have most of the books, just need to find the time, lol

    Here is one that you may like (the first book is free at amazon right now, swoon is fron book 2, no spoilers)

    YA Swoon Post

  11. I do not mind long. Great swoon. None for me. Dropping by to check out yours.

  12. I loved that you had a long one! But then again I am a fan of this couple.

    My Swoon

  13. Such a fabulous swoon!