Review: Shadow Kiss – Ghosts, Spirit, and Strigoi

Posted June 10, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Shadow Kiss – Ghosts, Spirit, and StrigoiShadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #3
Publisher: RazorBill (2008)
Paperback (443 pages)
Via: Library
Also by this author: Vampire Academy, Frostbite
Also in this series: Vampire Academy, Frostbite
Reading Challenges: Read 2015


It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She’s having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all… might be seeing ghosts.
As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose’s forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line – and choose between the two people she loves most.

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My Review

This book was so good. I enjoyed it quite a lot. Rose is different in this book. I’m leaning towards the word “darker.” After all that happened in Frostbite, that isn’t too surprising. I think I would have been more shocked if Rose didn’t have some sort of PTSD.

We get to see more Christian in this book. He is not afraid to do what others are. He is a bit of a rebel but I can totally see why. I mean, his parents when Strigoi and everything. Surprisingly, he is a also a good cook.

Lissa is growing more confident. She isn’t afraid of what she can do magic-wise. She is standing up a bit more for herself. She knows there are certain things expected of her as the last Dragomir but she isn’t letting that run her life.

Dimitri is still the same Dimitri. He takes his responsibilities as Lissa’s guardian and Rose’s tutor very seriously. He is so practical and he would do anything for Rose.They are such a great couple even if they technically can’t be together.

Adrian is interesting. He is crazy at some times and totally level-headed at others. He still has his thing for Rose. Rose isn’t really interested but it does mean that Adrian would do just about anything for Rose. In his own way, he cares.

This story also advances the understanding of spirit and what it means for Rose to be shadow-kissed. That is all very interesting though I had guessed quite a bit of it from Frostbite.

Overall, this was another wonderful book by Richelle Mead.

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