Shadow Kiss (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Shadow Kiss (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Richelle Mead
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Shadow Kiss (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Richelle Mead

It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose is close to graduation, but since making her first Strigoi kills, things haven't felt quite right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606089449
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 11/28/2008
Series: Vampire Academy Series , #3
Pages: 443
Sales rank: 932,769
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: HL660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Richelle Mead is the author of Vampire Academy and Frostbite. She lives in Seattle. Find out everything about

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Shadow Kiss 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2157 reviews.
izzeee95 More than 1 year ago
i just finished reading this book, and it was absolutely amazing. everyone says they hate the ending, and i'm not too thrilled about it either, but if that didn't happen, i don't think i would've thought it was so amazing. the romance was extreme, the action exciting, and the plot unforgettable. i cried alot at the end, and my whole mood has been shifted into a grieving-ish feeling. i only stopped reading because i was so tired i litterally started shaking, and i woke up and began reading immediently. i thought twilight was the best fantasy world ever imagined, but this definately surpasses all four books. i can't wait to see what happens in the next book. AHH, I LOVE YOU RICHELLE MEAD! =D
Catgirlmiami More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES...but I must admit that I was totally taken by surprise with the ending. I cannot believe that my love Dimitri was turned.............aahhhhh! I mean I have to admit and say that I cried. My emotions went from total bliss of happiness when Dimitri and Rose finally made a commitment to each other to WHAT THE HELL!!! When Dimitri was turned. I have many theories on the next book...thus why I venture to say that the next and final two books will be beyond awesome. There is soo much that still could happen... I have my suspicions about Adrian and I am extremely upset with Lisa and I totally loved Christian...and of course.........Rose is a badass!!! I lovoooove her and I totally identify with her personality.
I completely recommend this series to all of us TWILIGHT fans!!! Dimitri is no Edward Cullen, but he is pretty dam close!
TheAuthorChick More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. One sitting and those pages didn't have a chance against me. Step aside Twilight, we've got a tougher, stronger, more ambitious heroine for the vampire fanbase. I can't wait until the fourth and fifth books! Keep writing Richelle, you're my hero!
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
And I thought I'd had enough of vampires. After many beloved and some stereotypical YA vampire books in the past years I felt fine with putting that category on the waiting list for a while. Until I decided to pick up the first book in this series and Richelle Mead's VAMPIRE ACADEMY restored my faith in good and imaginative vampire worlds. I'd had my eyes on the VAMPIRE ACADEMY books for quite a while, many people kept recommending them and I can remember the rave about the last book in the series. Now with the first movie coming out in 2014 I couldn't hold out on this series any longer. Richelle's series isn't your average -There's a vampire in this story and he's gonna bite you, so you become one, too- story. In the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series you don't encounter ordinary vampires. There are different types of blood-suckers, like different links to an evolutionary chain. Our two heroines Rose and Lissa cover the two categories of Moroi and Dhampirs. Moroi are vampires who have the power to wield magic. Dhampirs are a crossing between Moroi and humans and their task is to protect royal Moroi. At the St. Vladimir's Academy they are receiving a special training for the purpose of becoming body guards when they are finished. Those two kinds are co-existing and depending on the other, never purposefully harming humans. The Strigoi make up the third and an entirely different category. They are soulless creatures only existing to destory and hurt humans, Moroi and Dhampirs alike. Strigoi are effortless killers, but they can also be cruel enough to turn the other vampires into one of them and doom them to become evil and heartless, too. They make for evil and seemingly unstoppable enemies in all six books of this series. The fight between Moroi, Dhampirs and Strigoi is the main focus of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series. Of course you can expect political, social and personal conflicts as well. Now the St. Vladimir's Academy is home to many Moroi and Dhampirs and is the central setting for the six books in this series. Housing, training and study rooms assembled like a small campus, the academic feel is definitely there. But with all the unexpected attacks and complications appearing on the scene it's no wonder Rose and her friends are forced to leave their textbooks behind and step into battle. The characters are travelling a lot, too. Really enjoyed seeing many new places together with Rose and her friends. All six books read on a book binge equal a huge vamptastic adventure beyond imagination. So much action and fights! However the series has its quiet moments, too. The greatest personal focus lies on the bond Rose and Lissa share as best friends and their spiritual bond that's pretty special for Moroi standards. Rose can feel what Lissa's feeling and in certain moments even see through Lissa's eyes. At first this was a very fun aspect about their friendship. The more often Rose visited Lissa's body though, story lows occurred. Sometimes I just felt like skipping these scenes altogether. Rose is the breakaway, tough and sexy warrior. Lissa her well-guarded, spiritual, emphatic protégé. They are body and mind, friends who rule the hearts of many readers. They are lucky to have been gifted with two equally appealling love stories, slightly erotic, romantic and steamy for sure. Lissa finds Christian, an outsider, who was not even looking for acceptance until he met Lissa. They are healing each other from the wounds of their pasts and click together like a puzzle meant to exist. And Rose gets her love story with Dimitri. Just like everyone told me, that guy is sexy! Their difference in age and experience puts a forbidden touch to their love story. He is her instructor and she is supposed to keep her hands off him. Is that a dare? Major turn-on! SHADOW KISS is the part of Rose's story that concentrates on the St. Vlad's students' training the most. The academy announces a big training and fight simulation for the entire school, which is supposed to prepare them for their lives as body guards. In the beginning of each book Rose is often telling you what's happened so far. What is a thoughtful help for people who had to wait such a long time between the novels, is kind of repetitive for binge readers like me. Tiring were recaps in the beginning, retellings of major events in past books and hints as explanations to relationships strewn into the ongoing story. The books keep getting longer and longer. Currently LAST SACRIFICE is the longest book I've read so far this year. Not just in page count – 2688 pages- is this series truly epic, but in its emotional variety, youthful voices, and imaginative, adventurous story line. 5/5 ***** VAMPIRE ACADEMY Series- One of the most enthralling and memorable YA vampire worlds I've had the pleasure to live in. A series I wish I would have encountered much sooner. I'm so glad that all six books were released already and I could pick up the next book right after one was finished. I wouldn't have wanted to wait one year for each of them to come out. The first three BLOODLINES books are waiting on my Kindle to be read. The decision whether to start the series now or wait till all of them have been released has yet to be made.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Reccomend it to everybody out here. If you are debating whether to read these books, don't debate. Just go for it. I promise you that you will not regret it whatsoever. I am dead serious. You need to read these. They are filled with passion and Mead is such an excellent author. She knows how to put detail and passion without making it seem too much. And yes. It is so much better than twilight. I laughed and I cried. Its hard not to when there are books out therein the world that are this excellent. Read these, you will not regret it at all.
JennyJC More than 1 year ago
I had to buy this book even after I read the book I borrowed. Very good book that kept you on the edge of your chair. Not happy with the ending, but it made sense and it made me look forward to the next book. The love scene between Rose and Kimitri was disappointing and left me wanting more, but it made sense. I think if it would have gone the other way I would have lost respect for them both. They are both strong characters and that is what made me fall in love with this series. Now if they don't get togehter in the 5th book then I don't know if I will continue reading the series.
Gabarella24 More than 1 year ago
This book, is like no other! There somthing about the books that makes you feel love, affection, jealousy, and fear for the charictors. This book pulls you in, right from the first page! I finished this book within one setting. What can i say? I couldnt put it down. This book is a MUST READ for anyone who loves romance and heart-breaking twists, oh, dont forget: Vampires too!! look out Twilight, theres a new book in town, and its working its way up to the top!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omigod, let me just say that I really loved this book. The chemistry between Rose and Dimitri is intense. I read this book in a couple days and I was glad that it was longer than the others. I have to say that I was very disappointed with the end though. I was completely in tears. I don't want to give away the end, but it was a shocker... I was very sad. It will be interesting to see where the author goes with the next book. Still a great read though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest book EVAR!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my god. That of the most..INTENSE books I've ever read in my life. I didn't see anything in this book coming.
When Rose and Dimitri finally did the deed, I was ecstatic. It kept me on the edge of my seat.
When Dimitri was bitten in the cave, I broke down crying. When Mason told Rose he was a Strigoi, I threw the book and just bawled. I NEVER saw ANY of this coming.
My heart is so broken. I was praying for Dimitri to live, and he's not going to. I can't imagine how the next book is going to go, and I pray she writes it quickly. I don't know if I can last long.
Dimitri was too amazing to die, I hope Mason was wrong and they just carted him off for food.
PLEASE let Dimitri be alive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty Awesome book. And I'm officially in love with Dimitri Belikov. Anyone else agree? Gezz, but wait until you guys read the next three Mead made me feel angry and amazed and just a whole roller coaster ride of emotions with Dimitri and Rose and Adrian. And and seriously, if you guys love this book check out the Spin Off Series starring Adrian and another interesting character.  It's name is Bloodlines again by Richelle Mead. Trust me the series doesn't disappoint.  Love someone who reads all day and night not even bothering to stop and eat. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really like rose she is so tough and i like her and dimitri especially in the first book when they got together.:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories about heroines especially bad*ss ones. I got the first book in this series when it was free and never bothered to read it... boy was that a mistake! Rose is such an amazing character with so many layers, she is like an onion... no a parfait. Nobody really likes onions. I cannot wait to read the other three books in this series!
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If you are a vampire freak then this series is for you. Read them all and then countinue to the second installment of books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would definitely have to be the best book in the series out of the four books so far. It was the most emotional, the most fun, hilarious. I loved it! Rose's attitude and personality is fun and unique, but I think in this book specifically she's become more mature and emotional. I think Mason's death had to do with it and the revelation that Dimitri really only loves her and is always going to only love her. And even though they might not be like most couple's (Rose is seventeen, a student, she's aggressive, outspoken, outgoing, talks back to people. Dimitri is twenty-four, a teacher, very skilled and has a lot more experience than Rose). But their a rare couple and they're both very protective and passionate about one another and would do anything to protect each other. There's a lot more going on in this book than the others, I think. So much changes from the beginning to end that by the end of the book I burst into tears. Everything seems to go good until those last few pages. That's when everything changes in Rose's world. It's when she has to make a very adult decision about the two most important people in her life. Stay and Protect Lissa- her best friend? Or save Dimitri- the man she loves- from himself and others around him? Read and found out how it ends. . .
guywouldreadstwilight More than 1 year ago
this book was just as exciting as frostbite.......the characters really grow up more in this book... but there are some extremely boring parts in it.....overall great!
bluestar_ninja More than 1 year ago
i love this left me wanting for really pulls you in. I couldnt put the book down because i constantly wanted to know what was gonna happen next. i was heartbroken with the ending i literally cried. i cant wait for the next one. i hope its as good this book
kdaisy123 More than 1 year ago
wow i cant eaven describe how good and intense this book was and ,i though that personally it was better than twilight. i didnt know their was going to be another book comeing out in august but the series was soooo great and i am just keep wondering what wil happen next.i love thease books and finished them in a couple of days and am so exited theirs going to be another one keep righting richelle mead cause your an amazeing author!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so hooked to this series. All the characters are great and it def left me wanting more!! I cant wait until Aug.
Ashley_C More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad my friends talked me into reading this book. After Twilight, I didn't think there was going to be another novel as good as Twilight. Well it seems like Twilight has some competition now. The first book was a bit slow moving, but man! Whoo, it just keeps getting better and better! Shadow-Kissed made me cry which a very unusual thing for me. Of course I get sad over books, but Vampire Academy had me like... crying because it really digs into your emotions. Dimitri Dimitri. That man is like a God. No offense to your Twilighters, but I can definitely compare him to Edward Cullen. He has this personality that grabs you into the book just like how Edward grabbed us in Twilight. This is one book to remember. I finished the third one in less than 7 hours because it was too... good to put it down. And if I can describe this into one world, I'd say "Fantastic!"
Tenoko More than 1 year ago
Shadow kiss takes the characters through a whole new slew of problems, the main character having more and more seemingly piled up against her that she must learn to fight against. Ghosts of lost friends, her own tentative love relationship, her desire to protect and serve by her best friend's side, the affections of an unwanted suitor, the harsh criticism of others all around her, and that's not even getting into the normal day to day drama of high school.
beawy More than 1 year ago
that cant even describe is beyond amazing...the last sentence really made me go out of my mind..if you like vampires you need to read this series!!!!
bookleo More than 1 year ago
this is the third book of the vampire acadamy series. YOU HAVE TO READ THE OTHER TWO BEFORE THIS ONE! It's really gooood. Definitely something to read.