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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby gamb1t » Fri May 21, 2010 7:46 pm

I just now finished Spirit Bound about 5mins ago, and RM has written another great book. While I think this book could have been better, it is clear about halfway through the book and definitely the last 50 or so pages that this book was just written as a filler until the next book (Last Sacrifice). This book still had a few plot twists and the presence of all the familiar characters, and for those who have read the 4th book, you begin to learn a little more about Abe (not a lot, but still some more info). It kind of stinks that the last book is still 7 months or so (December 7 or 14, I've seen both) from being released, but the last book should be awesome anyway. I highly recommend reading this series, and for those who have but haven't read Spirit Bound yet, it's definitely worth reading!
So what did everyone else think about what happened, plot twists, characters/character relationships, etc??
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby rapid_reader1 » Sat May 22, 2010 12:07 pm

gamb1t wrote:I just now finished Spirit Bound about 5mins ago, and RM has written another great book. While I think this book could have been better, it is clear about halfway through the book and definitely the last 50 or so pages that this book was just written as a filler until the next book (Last Sacrifice). This book still had a few plot twists and the presence of all the familiar characters, and for those who have read the 4th book, you begin to learn a little more about Abe (not a lot, but still some more info). It kind of stinks that the last book is still 7 months or so (December 7 or 14, I've seen both) from being released, but the last book should be awesome anyway. I highly recommend reading this series, and for those who have but haven't read Spirit Bound yet, it's definitely worth reading!
So what did everyone else think about what happened, plot twists, characters/character relationships, etc??

The Last Sacrifice comes out on December 7th. It was origionally going to be the 14th, but it was changed. :)

I love the Rose/Adrian relationship. I was very happy that he finally got his chance, and it was very suprised that the book ended with them still together! I don't really care who she ends up with; I just want her to be happy. But I know a lot of people are wanting Rose to end up with Dimitri, and Adrian to end up with Jill/Viktoria/Mia/Sydney. Um, I don't think so. I really just hope Rose doesn't break his heart if/when the time comes. :(

When Dimitri came back, I couldn't believe it! I totally thought it would happen in the Last Sacrifice! I never really realized how much I missed him being...him...and when Lissa told Rose that Dimitri didn't want to see her, my heart broke. And it broke again when Dimitri told her that his love had faded. I totally considered myself an Adrian fan first, Dimitri fan second, and it suprised me how much I fell in love with him in this book.

Lissa....most people are either happy or mad with her. I was so proud that she wanted to do her part and help save Dimtiri, but she didn't seem to really care about Rose's feelings towards the end.

Ok, so who is the new Dragomir child? Apparently there are different theories going around. The best argument I've heard is that it's Jill. Her eyes are green, her mother's eyes are blue. Her mother is a dancer, and we all know how much Erik Dragomir liked the Moroi dancers.

My mouth dropped when we found out that Tatiana was killed. I was SO HAPPY!!! I kept telling my friends that I hoped a lion would eat her! :lol: I'm, of course, not happy that Rose may be killed, but finally Tatiana is out of the picture! Woo hoo! The first person who comes to mind who may have killed her is Victor, but that seems to simple. It's got to be someone who had access to Rose's room, and it can't be Ambrose because he doesn't have access to her room. It's not a Strigoi, and whoever it was, the queen was afraid of them. Hmm...

What else happened....well, Lissa and Christian are definatelly getting back together. I'm not sure if that complicates things, but I'm sure it will.

Yay to Abe and Janine possibly getting back together!!!
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby gamb1t » Sun May 23, 2010 3:02 am

SPOILERS!!!!

I agree. I was thinking it was most likely Jill too because RM wouldn't have introduced the character without there being a purpose for it. I actually like Adriann. He's at least honest, and his only downfalls are drinking and smoking. However, it's not like drinking makes him a bad person or causes him to treat Rose bad...but I have a feeling that Rose will end up with Dimitri when all is said and done. For some reason, I think Adriann's parents have something to do with Tatiana's murder. His dad really hates Rose, and her mom seems like she could be either way even though she acts nice to Rose. I have a feeling Rose will end up going to jail in the next book, and Abe and her mother will end up busting her out. It's going to be a LONG 7 months because even though I hate to admit it, I like this series better than I did the Twilight books (minus maybe Eclipse because it was awesome)
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby rapid_reader1 » Sun May 23, 2010 11:20 am

^^ Good points, but didn't Abe say that if Rose looses the case, then she'll be killed?

Abe: You will not go to trial. You will not go to prison. I won't allow it. Do you understand?
Rose: Even you have your limits, old man.
Abe: You'd be surprised. Besides, they don't even send royal traitors to prison, Rose. Everyone known that.
Rose: Are you insane? Of course they do. What else do you think they do with traitors? Set them free and tell them not to do it again?
Abe: No. They execute traitors.
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OOOH!! By the way, we should post our favorite quotes! There are sooo many good ones!!!
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby gamb1t » Sun May 23, 2010 11:57 pm

Yea...but they will have to hold her somewhere until the trial. That was how I took that quote at least. I think Abe was just saying that she won't be spending her life in jail if convicted, that she will be executed. However, Rose will have to be held both before the trial and a little afterwards if convicted because they won't immediately execute her I wouldn't think. And yes, there were a ton of quotes in this book that were really good. I laughed out loud quite a few times while reading the book actually.
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby rapid_reader1 » Tue May 25, 2010 10:20 pm

Haha, so I guess the newest thing everyone's talking about is wether or not Jill's a spirit user.

Any thoughts?

I'll post my fav quotes when I have time *feeling guilty for not doing it yet* Maybe in a few minutes... or tomorrow...I really need to sticky note those pages...
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby gamb1t » Wed May 26, 2010 11:25 am

I actually started thinking about Jill when I finished the book because I have a strange feeling that she is the other child, and the thought of spirit actually crossed my mind too. It would make sense that children would specialize in the same kind of magic, but the question is whether or not (provided she is a spirit user) Jill knows she is a spirit user/or if she knows, is she using spirit? For some reasno, I have a feeling that someone we have known about will turn out to be a secret spirit user or friends with one that will try to do somethign to Lissa again. Who do you think Last Sacrifice refers to? I have my theories but I don't want to obsess over them because it will feel even longer until the next book.
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby rapid_reader1 » Wed May 26, 2010 6:53 pm

Jill is 14, so she probably hasn't specialised yet. Also, Lissa and Adrian can see spirit users, so they would know if someone also was. But if a spirit user hadn't specialised yet, then they couldn't know. Maybe the books say that Jill is a water user because spirit users have a low control over all of the elements. Maybe Jill doesn't know it yet!

I used to think that the Last Sacrifice would be less of a person, and more of an act by Rose. Like, in Shadow Kiss she resented Lissa because her entire life was about other people. So I thought that the Last Sacrifice would be an emotional one.
It might be a person. That's what most people seem to think. People are saying that Dimitri will sacrifice himself for Rose (PLEASE NO!!!) and things like that. I care too much about the characters to not bawl at the end.

Well, I'll cry anyway, just because it's over and that's what I do when fantastic series are over. But, even though I'm Team Adrian first, I would rather he died than Dimitri if one of them had to. Oh man I bet I'll be crying for a week when it's over!
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby gamb1t » Thu May 27, 2010 3:35 am

It seems that like 98% of people who read the series hate Adrian, I feel sorry for him. I think he's a good guy...and judging by how big of a douchebag his father is, it is easy to see why he is how he is. From what I've heard, or remember reading somewhere at least, RM is known to be a little "ruthless" when it comes to some of her other books. I don't see everyone living through this final book...and could actually see more than one character dieing. However, I know that RM mentioned that there is a possibility that she will write a spin-off series, so I'm trying to think of who/what that could be about. I actually have 2 theories. 1) Jill is Lissa's sister and something happens to Lissa, so the next series will be about Jill and her experiences (and maybe she brings someone back from dead and becomes linked to someone)....2) Rose becomes pregnant because even though dhampir's are infertile with each other, maybe Dimitri isn't completely a dhampir anymore or maybe Adrian gets her pregnant (then something happens to Adrian). At least those are 2 theories I could see happening.
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Re: Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series

Postby rapid_reader1 » Thu May 27, 2010 7:11 pm

There is definatelly going to be a spin off series. There will be around 6 and four characters from the main VA series will be in it. Sydney is one of them.

Question: Are you really a "proud Twilight guy"?

The only person I really hope RM doesn't made the main character of the spin-off series is Sydney. She's not my favorite. :)

Ok, so I've finally picked out my favorite quotes (there are a LOT!) but I'll have to post them later. I really will this time! :D
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