My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the best book in this series (so far) and if you can suffer out the first two, this one is worth it! In Shadow Kiss, the reader finds out even more about Rose and Dimitri's lives as guardians. I was glad to see the relationships of the characters develop a little further. I felt like after reading this book that I could "know" the characters now. This one picks up right where Frostbite left off so there is no loss if reading them back to back. One thing that irritated me about this series is the repetition of the different roles (Moroi, Dhampirs, Strogoi, etc). I feel that if someone has bothered to read into the third book that these roles should already be defined. I would have to say the same about the reintroduction of many of the characters. Maybe it's just me but it's one of those things that annoyed me.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The ending did not surprise me and I'm a little excited to see where this story will go in Blood Promise. My daughter is currently reading that one and I'll snag it from her as soon as I can.
I was recommended these books by a student of mine, Mindi.
This book completes my Thankfully Reading Weekend as I cannot fit in another book tonight! :)
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