Title: Shadow Kiss
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #3
Release Date: November 13, 2008
Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret . . . .She’s in love with Dimitri. And this time, it’s way more than a crush.
Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever…
So, after finishing SHADOW KISS, I thought it would be really kind if there was a warning that came with it, ***WARNING: HAVE BOOK 4, BLOOD PROMISE WITHIN REACH UPON COMPLETING THIS BOOK!!! I guarantee you will go insane if you do not have the next book right next to you when you finish this book, what a ending that was.
In SHADOW KISS, Rose is recovering from the traumatic events in Frostbite. When Rose sees Mason’s ghost she believes she might be going crazy. We truly learn what it means to be shadow kissed and at times you may think that being shadow kissed is not a good thing. We find out what being shadow kissed to Lissa can do to Rose.
“And I thought the whole point of my education was that violence IS the answer.”
I am not sure which book I liked best. Frostbite or SHADOW KISS? They were both so good! I don’t know how Richelle Mead does it, but she has not disappointed me yet. SHADOW KISS was the longest book of the three and kept the action going. There is just a lot we get to learn and I want to learn more and more. Rose and Dimirti’s attraction takes a turning point and I think that this is another reason why I was so crazy for this book. They deeply care for each other and it is beautiful to read about.
“What’s up?” I asked.
You tell me,” he (Christian) said. “You were the one about ready to start making out with Adrian.”
It was an experiment,” I said. “It was part of my therapy.”
What the hell kind of therapy are you in?”
Towards the end of the book we get some devastating news and it breaks my heart. I swear I was crying and couldn’t stop. We grown connected these characters that you feel for them. By the end of the book Rose stands up to Lissa and says things to her that she probably didn’t want to hear. And Rose also makes a big decision that could cost her her life.