BOUND BY LOVE, BUT SWORN TO KILL . . .
GUARDIAN ROSE HATHAWAY'S LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck; a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count.
But only one victim matters . . . Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?
My Rating: 4/5
What I liked most about this book and what made it completely different to all the other books in the series was the setting. This book was primarily set in Russia, which was unique.
Even though I was reading this for the second time, it felt exactly the same as the first especially with it ending the way it does.
I thought this book was a little too focused on Rose and Lissa. Secondary characters like Christian, Eddie, Mia and Adrian were rarely present.
I also like how with each book more and more is learnt about being a spirit user and also about being shadow kissed.
The fact that Rose and Lissa were separated also meant that they had separate storylines. I didn't really care for the Lissa one, and I felt like I could have liked the Rose one more if the Lissa one didn't interupt it all the time.