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Excerpt: "They come first.
My vision was growing dimmer, the blackness and ghosts closing in. I swore it was like I could hear Robert whispering in my ear: The world of the dead won't give you up a second time. Just before the light completely vanished, I saw Dimitri's face join Lissa's. I wanted to smile. I decided then that if the two people I loved most were safe, I could leave this world.
The dead could finally have me.
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 guardians 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 whole life is about saving others, who will save you?"
My Rambles: I don't know why recaps on terms bother me so much but I swear if you don't know what Moroi or Strigoi or Spirit users/magic are by the sixth book, you shouldn't be reading it. I get that yes, I'm "binge" reading them and that's why it all so fresh in my mind but these aren't things that you would forget in between publications. I was relatively ok with 80% of the book, but the last 100 pages made me not like it. I don't think it was a good ending. I legit think it would have been better if it had ended with Rose dying. Don't get me wrong, I don't want her dead I just think it would have been more powerful. Ending wrap ups like this one are too fast and take away from the quality of the work to me. And I know I have no right to complain because my next book kinda ends this way. I am now rethinking all my options. But still it was wrapped too neatly into perfect bow. Like I'm gonna take a break instead of diving into the sequel series.