- Publisher: RAZORBILL
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 30mm | 522g
- Publication date: 5 January 2009
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1595141979
- ISBN 13: 9781595141972
- Sales rank: 3,774
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...
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Richelle Mead is the author of "Vampire Academy" and "Frostbite." She lives in Seattle. Find out everything about
By Karlien 12 Nov 2010
Love make us do the impossible into possible, even if it hurts we?ll still do it because of love. Love made us live and source of life, but it can be the source of suffering, sacrifices, hard decisions, cause of our destruction and death. For too much love can kill you.
?You will lose what you value the most.?
In this 3rd Vampire Academy which is Shadow Kiss;, many readers can relate in the events that happened to Rose; accusation, separation, losing someone you love especially decision; choosing friendship
By TeensReadToo 30 Sep 2010
Thank you, Richelle Mead! You have given fans of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series a wonderful third novel. SHADOW KISS is probably the best out of the three. Reading VAMPIRE ACADEMY and FROSTBITE first is a must in order to really understand what is going on in the series.
Rose Hathaway is training to be a Guardian. Once she graduates from St. Vladimir's Academy, she will be assigned to guard her best friend, Lissa, for the rest of her life. Even though everything is going along as planned, she feels waves of jealously and anger. A lot of these feelings come from the fact that she can never have what she truly wants - love.
Dimitri, her mentor and teacher, is set to be her partner after graduation. He and Rose will be the team that guards Lissa on a daily basis. The problem is, Rose and Dimitri are in love. Knowing their love isn't allowed, they make sure to keep their relationship professional - when they can.
Rose has started seeing ghosts and she feels sure they are trying to tell her something. Soon she begins to understand they are telling her that danger is on the way. Danger that will involve everyone at St. Vladimir's. Rose is no stranger to fighting, but this time it is going to be war.
Not everyone survives, and Rose ends up having to make the hardest decision of her life - one that will effect both her and Lissa.
SHADOW KISS left me breathless and in tears. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. The way the story ends leads me to believe that the next book will be even better. There are so many possibilities that it makes my head spin.
*Gold Star Award Winner!
By Cindy Bacon 08 Aug 2009
**Do not read if you haven't read frostbite**
After what happened at the end of frostbite Rose will never be the same again. Mason's death is really hard on her and reality of guardian's life has hit her like a wall. She's having a hard time focus at school, having a hard time with her guardian ultimate evaluation and she's feeling stalked by dark things. She's wondering if she's becoming crazy and she feels like she can't tell anyone. She's attracted more then ever to Dimitri and can't deny it anymore, but what will she do about it? Problems with the strogois aren't over and more intense action is to come!
Shadow kiss is the best novel of the three, I couldn't put it down! The suspense is so intense I had issues containing myself, I couldn't believe my own eyes. You feel like you're on the edge the entiere time and the relation ship between Rose and Dimitri is awesome, Rose and Adrian have that special bound as well that leaves you hanging for more. The novel is over-the-top-awesome, it's really hard to find words to describe how good it was. I just can't wait for Blood Promise to release.
By Ellen Fietz 14 May 2009
Really enjoyed this book. The entire series was a great option after reading and liking twilight. Lots of action, love, sexual tension to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Greta YA series...and still enjoyable for those older folk looking for something easygoing to read with a bit of romance and action.
Can't wait for the 4th in the series to come out this year!!!