Alright, second to last review for the day. Last book of the series! It was a journey to get her, but I am not angry about having done it. It was a great experience and now I really want to read the sequel series, just to see how some plot points are wrapped up differently.
Customary warning: This is a reminder that these are my personal opinions. My thoughts and feelings are not your thoughts and feelings. I may not always be the target audience for a book; sometimes I am. If I do not like a book, that doesn’t mean you’ll dislike it. If I love a book or simply like a book, you may hate it. Take everything I say with this knowledge. If it sounds interesting to you despite what I’ve said, then go ahead and read it. You’ll only know you like something if you read it yourself.
That being said… Spoilers ahead.
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Synopsis From The Book
The astonishing conclusion to the #1 international bestselling series…
Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.
The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same. Now, with Rose awaiting wrongful execution and Lissa in a deadly struggle for the royal throne, the girls find themselves forced to rely upon enemies and to question those they thought they could trust. . . .
But what if true freedom means sacrificing the most important thing of all?
Fantasy – Paranormal Romance | YA – PW |Talk of Depression, Mental Torture, Talk of Death and Murder | Friendship, Accepting Change, Family and Familial Ties
Initial Thoughts Before Reading:
LAST BOOK! Here we go! How will this all wrap up? I’m not entirely sure, but we are about to find out.
Initial Thoughts After Reading:
OH WOW. This book was split almost half and half between Rose and Lissa, with what Rose was seeing. With as many lose ends that there are, I have a lot of questions. I know there is another series after this one, and I’m wondering if we are going to read the next series in the read along. I am not sure. However, this was a fun book. LONG, but fun. I really liked it, and AHHHH I’m so happy things worked out.
Rose is in jail reading her letter from Titania over and over. Her father shows up and tells her that she will be killed when they find her guilt and they will find her guilty. She has two weeks. They’ll do the funeral, then the election, and then her trial. On the day of the funeral, explosions happen and Rose is broken out of jail by those who believe she is innocent.
From this point on I will give Lissa and Rose’s stories separately.
Rose is broken out by Adrian, Eddie, Dimitri, and Sonya Karp’s old lover. Dimitri leaves with her and they travel in a car to find Sydney, who was hired by Abe, to help her. They then travel to a small town where they have to leave when Rose tries to escape. Rose tells them about Lissa having a sibling. They go to a group called the Keepers who keep you the old traditions. They learn a lot, A boy flirts with Rose, and Dimitri acts as Strigoi to get them information. Rose has dreams with Viktor and Adrian. They find Karp, who is connected to Lissa’s missing sibling, and Viktor and Robert show up. Robert heals Sonya Karp, making her Moroi again.
Lissa and Christian planner the break out. She and the others are questioned about Rose disappearing and Lissa tells them that Rose and Dimitri were in love. They believe her a bit and her group continues to look for the truth. Rose tells Adrian to nominate Lissa for Queen and he and the others do so, in order to stall everything. Lissa accepts, despite being pissed that she was nominated without them telling her first. She begins her trials and passes the first. She and Christian are getting back together slowly. They interview a person to try to find out more on the death of Titania.
Rose and the others interrogate Sonya who refuses to tell them. But she will lead them and she takes them to Jill’s family. Jill’s family freaks out but agrees to confirm her as Lissa’s sister. They are then attacked by guardians, and they have to escape. Viktor and Robert take Jill. Dimitri and Rose make up, a bit and they find the brothers. Rose kills Viktor in a rage, and they go to take Jill to Court. Dimitri and Rose make up. They meet up with others. Sonya meets with her lover. And they head to Lissa knowing who killed Queen Titania.
Lissa continues to investigate and passes her second exam which showed her, her worst fears. She passed to the final round. She and the others are attacked, and no one believes Eddie just saved them from a Moroi attack. Sydney is brought back to the court to say that Rose and the others took Jill, but she doesn’t know why (she lies well). Lissa finds out it was Adrian’s mother who killed Queen Titania, and is told she can’t compete in the final competition because she has no family.
Rose and the others go to the final competition. She and Dimitri rethink the Adrian’s mother angle and realize there were two people, both who didn’t know the other and Adrian’s mother did not kill the queen. They get into the trial in time to announce Jill. Adrian’s mother confirms it. Then Rose says it was Tasha who killed Titania. She freaks out. Mia is taken hostage, but gets away. Tasha shoots into the crowd and Lissa almost gets shot, but Rose gets there first and covers for her. Rose is shot and wakes up in a room. She went through surgery and was okay.
Neither Lissa nor Adrian saved her. She has no more bond. Lissa is Queen, and Rose is her guardian. Adrian and Rose have their talk and Adrian yells at her. But she lets him go. Dimitri is Christian’s. The coronation is held. Dimitri is a part of her family now. They have a lot to do, but Rose is her own person.
What I Liked:
Lissa; In all, I am okay with how she ended in this book. Her arc was interesting to watch from an outsider, for this book. I was very invested in it, for once.
Rose; I love her, but some things she did make me so angry. However, I am happy that she ended up a bit happier than she otherwise could have.
Dimitri; I really love him, and I’m so happy that he is going to be okay in the end. I also like how he is to be Christian’s Guardian. Rose and Dimitri do need to be separated to a certain degree.
Adrian and Rose’s break up; Rose cheated and Adrian went off. I am so frustrated with Rose over this. However, Adrian’s reaction was reasonable and made the most amount of sense, for what she did. She should never have led him on as long as she did.
Jill; What a sweet girl. I was not surprised that she was Lissa’s sister. She was introduced as the only child like character, it made more sense that way.
What I Would Have Liked or Changed:
A little more of an ending. I know another series is coming, but honestly there are a lot of lose ends here.