Rose has finally returned home to St Vladimir and her best friend Lissa after trying to kill her former love turned Strigoi, Dimitri, she failed and now he is after her. All Rose has to do is graduate and they can start their lives after school and she can be with her new boyfriend Adrian. But Rose cannot move on from Demitri so Rose, Lissa and Eddie stage a prison break to free to break the man they most hate in the world in search of a way to cure people of being Strigoi. With everyone but Lissa turning against her, is Rose able to accomplish the impossible?
Spirit Bound is the penultimate book in the Vampire Academy series and I felt the weakest. This is because it felt like a middle book with plots being rushed when they could have gone into much more detail, especially one part of this book which should have been massive yet was only covered in a chapter or 2. This book is very political as all the different political arguments from the previous books came to a head in this book.
Rose irritated me in this book as she was selfish as was leading Adrian on even though she had not moved on from Demitri, and while I believe Rose belongs with Demitri I felt really sorry for Adrian. I liked how close Lissa and Rose were in the first half of the book as it felt like how it was in Vampire Academy, but I did not really like Lissa in the second half as she ignores how Rose is feeling and puts someone else’s feelings first.
While this is my least favourite Vampire Academy book, there are still loads of unanswered questions for the final book Last Sacrifice. I would recommend this series to fans of the Drake Chronicles and the Morganville Vampires series.