Spirit Bound Book Talk


After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s – and to her best friend, Lissa. It is at long last graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he won’t rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.



I gave Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead 3/5 stars.

Out of all of he Vampire Academy books, Spirit Bound was my least favorite. I truly think the best parts of the books were Rose and Lissa’s plan to get Victor Dashkov, and the end of the book that sets up The Last Sacrifice. Besides these events, I truly think the rest of the book was just “eh” to me. I mean you have Dimitri becoming a Dhampir again after Lissa saves him from being Strigoi, and I was completely underwhelmed by this scene. There is so much that could of been done, but it just went by quickly and didn’t quite engaged me.

I don’t know what it was with Spirit Bound, but it was just underwhelming for me. Maybe that is because there have been 4 action packed book prior to this one and a less action pack story was needed to help setup the end of the series, but I just expected a bit more due to the other books. That being said, I honestly don’t have too much to say about this book for that reason.

Did anyone else feel underwhelmed by Spirit Bound? Comment below and let me know.


About the Author:

Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of over twenty-five books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid and Dark Swan series take a witty but edgy look at the paranormal while her sci-fi Age of X series shows us a future with no religion. Over on the young adult side, Richelle has written the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans. Her latest project, The Glittering Court, takes place in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America, following the adventures of three impoverished girls trained up to be “ladies” who can make advantageous marriages in a dangerous new world across the sea.

Richelle’s books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as adapted into graphic novels. In 2014, Vampire Academy was made into a feature film. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV.


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