Hardcover, 594 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published 2010)
My Opinion: Oh my goodness! That’s all I have to say for now. This was an amazing finish, not as good as I would have liked it to be. I wanted a little more action. However, the mystery of who killed Tatiana kept me going and who was Lissa’s sibling. That definitely made up for it. And I’m glad that Rose ended up with ____________ and not ________________ in the end. They are perfect for each other and hopefully, the spin off will cover ______________’s perspective of Rose’s and ___________’s relationship. This was a great addition and a great finish in my opinion of the series. It’s amazing how everything sort wrapped itself up. And I think that the spin off will be from Lissa’s sibling’s perspective. That would make things interesting in my opinion. Can’t wait for it!“Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come.
Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.
But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?” -Goodreads
Rose definitely grows as a character in this novel and we learn more about how she sees the world and we learn about how she feels about taking care of everyone. We also learn more about Lissa and Dimitri and Adrian. We also learn more about Abe and what he is willing to do for Rose.