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?
Last Sacrifice starts two days after the shocking events which took place in Spirit Bound. Rose Hathaway has always found a way around the law and has gotten away with a lot of things but this time things couldn't be worse. Like every other book in the series we dive straight into the action.
Rose is in prison for a crime she didn't even commit. The whole situation is utterly dire. The Royal Court is in chaos and there is no way that Rose can help Lissa. But as resourceful as Rose and her friends are they find a way out. Through all this Rose has to accept Dimitri and Adrian's help.
I don't know how to say much about Last Sacrifice without spoiling the book but I shall try my best to summarize it. Rose is in prison for a crime she did not commit. She has to find that one person who can possibly stall her execution. Plus Lissa is the new candidate for the royal throne. She has to go through her own set of tests.
We get to see all the characters from the previous books in Last Sacrifice. Everyone comes together for the grand finale. I loved the romance between Rose and Dimitri. We get to see how they truly love each other. I hated to see Adrian's heart break but it was inevitable and he still has a lot of growing up to do. Christian, Eddie, Janinie Hathaway, Abe, Sydney, Jill, Mikhail and all others made for a great cast of characters.
Last Sacrifice was a very satisfying ending to Rose and Lissa's journey. Obviously all things are not settled as yet but for the most part this side of the story was concluded. I'm getting bittersweet feelings after Last Sacrifice. Rose was one of the best protagonists I've read and enjoyed. The whole series actually was one of the best ones. I will definitely be reading Bloodlines but for now I just want to bask in the glow of Vampire Academy.