- Publisher: RAZORBILL
- Format: Hardback | 594 pages
- Dimensions: 145mm x 213mm x 48mm | 680g
- Publication date: 7 December 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1595143068
- ISBN 13: 9781595143068
- Sales rank: 9,473
The astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead's epic series...Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them. Can't get enough? Check out "Bloodlines," Richelle Mead's bestselling spinoff series set in the world of "Vampire Academy"! "
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Richelle Mead lives in Seattle and is the author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses.
By Valerie Fink 28 Feb 2012
Accused of a murder she didn't commit, Rose struggles to deal with being left out of the fight to clear her name and just hang out in a jail cell. Forced to leave the work to her friends, she looks for a way to contribute. Given an opportunity to help Lissa, Rose jumps at the change despite the risk to her own life. But that opportunity has her spending a lot of time with Dimitri, who claims their love has faded. Can Rose wait patiently for her friends to save her this time, or will she go stir crazy hanging out with the man she still loves? And who did commit that murder? Are they willing to kill again? What about the royal politics that are reeling from the death? Can Lissa use her influence to help? How far is Lissa willing to go to help Rose?
5 stars - a fabulous finish to a amazing series
The narrator for this audiobook was Emily Shaffer, back from books four and five. Again, I enjoyed her voices/accents. She did an amazing job. I still wasn't a fan of the music that was added but I didn't let it get in the way of enjoying the book. Really there wasn't a lot but it still seemed strange to me.
What can I say about this book that I haven't said in the previous five reviews for this series? I love the characters. Rose is amazingly strong yet she makes mistakes, grows from them, and becomes a better person for it. Dimitri is back like never before. I had missed his strong presence that was just not there when he was a strigoi and/or recovering from it. But he is in full guardian mode in this book. I loved it. Adrian was his normal fun boy toy for most of the book but my heart broke for him. I knew it was coming but I hope there is something better for him in the next series. He deserves something better than he got. Christian was a little less snarky in this book, which I missed, but it wasn't needed since his role was different. He did do a fabulous job of helping the author with some misdirection. Nice job Christian. Lissa is Lissa. I love her.
The story is brilliantly woven with action and passion told from Rose's point of view in her location, in Lissa's mind back at court and in a variety of dreams. I was surprised how well all the little details from so much of the series just came together to create the perfect ending for a very turbulent series. As for the murderer? I didn't see it coming. High praise from me, really; I am very good at figuring things out ahead of time. But Richelle does an amazing job of misdirection while leaving the clues like bread crumbs in the pages. What things I did guess were never done in quite the way I expected either.
This book takes approximately 13 hours to listen to and that's about how much time it took me to get through this book. Once I started it, I couldn't stop. If YA is your thing, then this series is a must read. Get on it!
By Shayla 19 Jul 2011
Wow! A great ending to an exceptional series. I was glued to this as with the rest of the series. I wanted to take it slow but what can I say? It was beyond me. From the beginning of the series I have been fascinated with Rose and Lissa's character. Their personality were very well developed throughout the series; it was interesting how they grew and matured. The plot have been magnificent. Richelle Mead really captivates readers with how she plays the plot and also her portrayal of all the characters and their distinct personalities. The journey throughout the series has been intense and this one was no less.
Last sacrifice is about how Rose and friends unearth the real murderer of Tatiana and Rose's quest to discover Lissa's illegitimate sister.
And.... the one we're all waiting for; Who is the one for Rose? Dimitri or Adrian? The tension and intensity of the romance was so addicting.
Everything was superb except I would have preferred Abe to have had more scope in the plot and a tad more intense ending....
By TeensReadToo 28 Jan 2011
Rose is in jail, awaiting her trial for the murder of Queen Tatiana. Rose isn't good at being patient and away from the action. She can't stand being locked up. It's driving her crazy.
Then her father lawyer comes for a visit, telling her the trial date has been moved up. Instead of having a month, they might have two weeks. Rose knows that's not going to be enough time to uncover the real murderer.
She doesn't have much time to worry, though, because on the date of the funeral, her friends break her out of prison. Now, she's on the run and supposed to go into hiding.
But Rose never does anything the easy way. She also has a secret to uncover from the late Queen. Can she clear her name and put the kingdom back to rights - or will she be forever on the outside?
LAST SACRIFICE is a perfect ending for an amazing series. I love Rose for her feisty behavior, for her loyalty, and for her moral compass. I'm going to miss reading about her adventures: the danger, the friendship bond, and the romance.
VAMPIRE ACADEMY is simply a marvelous series.
*Gold Star Award Winner!
By Claudia 27 Jan 2011
This is a must read series!!!!! If you haven't read it then what is wrong with you!!!!
If you are reading this review and haven't touch the first book then what are you waiting for get reading it!!! You will fall in love with these characters!!!!!
By Jessica Kennedy 13 Jan 2011
Overall: 30/30! A+
Cover/Title Bonus: 3
An amazing ending to an awesome, kick ass series.