Monday, May 31, 2010
After the cruel cliff-hanger of an ending in Blood Promise, readers will want to tear through Spirit Bound. Picking up a few months after the previous book left off with the girls' graduation, this latest installment follows strong and fiery Rose as she soars through her trials. Though she seems to be physically invincible and a tremendously talented guardian, Rose grapples with a lot of doubt and uncertainty. Her less than stellar record might mean that she won't be able to become Lissa's guardian, and she still hasn't accepted the fact that Dimitri's soul may be lost forever. Add on top of that the confused jumble of feelings she has for Adrian and the tense political situation concerning the interactions between Moroi and dhampirs, and there is plenty of drama going on. Like always, Mead packs the pages with plenty of action scenes that will have you biting your nails and flipping the pages nervously. Readers will really be torn as Rose must make important decisions and faces heartache after heartache, getting herself into more trouble. Mead certainly raises the stakes in Spirit Bound and like before, will leave readers with a sudden ending that will have them squirming anxiously for a sequel and rooting for Rose.
Cover Comments: I'm not a huge fan of this cover, though I do like the title treatment and the gates on the front--it's a neat effect!
Review copy purchased.