So far, this is the best book in the Vampire Academy series. I know that a lot of reviewers are saying that it didn't get good until you got past the 300 page mark ... but I really, whole-heartedly disagree.
I think that the flashes of the past are needed and I don't think it slowed down the progress of the book at all. On the contrary, I believe that it was completely necessary. In order to know what Rose is going through, you had to relive all of those moments that she touched on, again. I wouldn't take out one sentence of this book.
So many twists and turns and that ending!! Oh, geez. I'm just lucky that I had the next one waiting because if I hadn't, I would be out fighting some traffic to get to the store and buy it.
This series is turning into one of my favorite vampire stories. I wish that I had read it years ago. At least I'm catching up now and I can't wait to dive into the next one.
Love, love, LOVE Richelle Mead!!!