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Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel Volume 3

Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel Volume 3 18

by Richelle Mead

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/11/2008

4/5 Rating 18 Reviews
RRP  $16.99 $15.25
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.
Read it before it hits cinemas in 2014!

Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa - the last Dragomir princess - must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken . . .

But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy's iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose's sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever.

Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing, but suddenly there's way more than friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for the lives that Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmares, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most . . . but will her choice mean that only one can survive?


'Mead . . . weave s a unique and mesmerizing mystery with a whodunit ending that even the most skilled detectives will not predict . . . this little gem is sure to be a hit.' VOYA

'Teens able to handle the edgy elements will speed through this vamp story and anticipate the next installment.' Booklist

'In a world that seems saturated with vampire books, Richelle Mead has created characters and a world that is both unique and believable.'
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
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Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of origin:
United States
3rd Edition
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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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  • Action and adventure

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    Everything is starting to turn in Shadow Kissed, Victor Dashkov knows more than he is letting on, and Rose is started to have some really adverse emotions and feelings, fits of rage and temper. Things with Dimitri are heating up, but Lissa and Rose's bond is starting to put a lot of strain on Rose. There is a lot of action in this book, with Rose seeing ghosts and more unexpected strigoi attacks this book is hard to put down, it really packs a punch and leaves you wanting more, especially withe the last chapter you have to keep reading to see where it all goes from the critical point Shadow Kissed ends and Blood Promise begins

  • This series just keeps getting better!

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    This third installment in the series is a well-paced, page-turning novel that literally breaks my heart. There is always something new going on and I was never able to put it down. I love how all the pieces eventually come together instead of just individual incidents. Who would have thought Rose seeing ghosts and the Mn club would actually have something to do with one another?

    I especially love the character development in this book. Rose continues to be a lovable badass but is starting to behave more like a grown-up. Though there are times she still has her temper, I dont usually mind because in that moment her emotions are so strong I feel exactly what she feels and everything she does seems right. And what is not to love about her? Shes tough, straight-forward, dedicated, sarcasticand most of all, a more-than-just-good friend. She would do anything for Lissa, even risking her own life just for Lissas tiny joy, asking no returns, because she is taught and believes that it is logic for Dhampir to throw themselves in front of Moroi and protect them no matter what. It is also because that she loves her best friend with all her heart. However at the end of the book, after everything that has happened (will talk about that later *SOBS*) she makes her choice and decides to do what she thinks really comes first at this circumstance.

    Then theres this change in Christian. Ive always liked him since he first made his appearance. He is a really sweet guy, sarcastic at times. I like how in this book, he trusts Rose without questions and understands the bond between Lissa and Rose. And Im happy that Rose cares about him as a good friend too. His dedication to kill Strigoi in the later novel also proves wrong others theories on how hes going to be one of them one day. Id love to see his characters further development in the rest of the series.

    Finally on the ending. Oh how am I going to talk about it without spoiling anything! Its so heartbreaking I went through the last 30 pages in tears. I kind of suspected whatd happen after they got back from the cave but couldnt afford to think that and by the time it was confirmed I was in a total mess I couldnt even think straight. Like Rose, my heart shattered. I cannot imagine how much it breaks her heart to decide to do that right thing.

    I cannot wait to read Blood Promise to see what will happen. This series just keeps getting better!


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    OMG what else is there to say but. THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!

    All of the different twists and turns thought out the book was just amazing!!

    And the end of the book!! I cried forever!!

    But the best bit would have to be the cabin scene!!

    If you haven't read these books you are crazy because they are incredible!! My life has changed for the better and I recommend these to EVERYONE!!

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