4.5 stars. So I have a case of the blues...the all-too-familiar "this is such a great series, why is it ending?" blues.The final installment of the Vampire Academy series was pretty close to perfection - in fact most of the book was in fact, perfection. I loved this book, and loved the journey that brought me to this point just as much.But, alas - close is never quite good enough. I have yet to find a book that was complete nirvana for me, and quite possibly never will. After all, if everything was perfect, it would end up feeling forced and wrong anyway.The last couple of chapters were heartbreaking and even a little bit annoying in some parts. Had I not known there was to be a spin-off series and was able to gather a pretty strong hunch that some of the characters gone missing would indeed be back, I'd be almost furious. Fortunately, I'm pretty sure that we'll see some of our favorites return and find inner peace on their own personal journeys.Now I get to wait impatiently for the spin-off and hope it comes sooner rather than later!