Sunday, January 18, 2009

Shadow Kiss

Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

What was this book about?

Rose Hathaway is a guardian. She is a Dhamphir who must protect her vampire and best friend Lissa. Strigoli (evil vampires who have lost their soul essentially) are out to kill all Vampires and it is the guardian’s job to stop them. There are fewer and fewer dhamphir

Rose is still scared from her last attack on the strigoli that left one of her friends dead. She can’t help but be attracted to her mentor and fellow guardian – Dimitri. But it is forbidden that they get together – they must always be on guard for those that they are to protect – not worried about the other.

But the Strigoli won’t stop – they mean to get anyone they can. Meanwhile Rose is trying to just live through finals. But she is a “Shadow Kissed” soul and no one really knows what that means for her. Lissa is using her magic and there are going to be repercussions – maybe on her own sanity. Their enemy Victor Daskkov that planned the last kidnapping and battle is ready to get back at Lissa and Rose.

What does this mean for Dimitri and Rose? What is really happening to Rose?

What did you think about the book?

Finally some more of the Vampire Academy. For some reason I feel like this book was a lot longer then the others – and that isn’t a bad thing. The main character Rose is fun – she has a difficult life and definitely is older then the others in her school – but yet she faces it with both a teen and an adult perspective.

This isn’t just about vampires and strigoli. It has a teen perspective. What would you do if your best friend could hear all your thoughts? How would you feel if the man you loved was forbidden to you because you had to put someone else ahead of you? Rose faces difficult choices and lives through it all.

What genre would you consider this?



Question for You!

Would you put someone else’s protection above your own love?

1 comment:

Hudson said...

I have four books waiting for me to read them today and finally a day set aside for some wonderful reading time. Every time I check out your blog it inspires me to light the fire and open up a book. YOur passion shines through....Mary Jo and Hudson