Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead

Goodreads Summary:
Rose Hathaway's life will never be the same.

The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck, a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count. But only one victim matters . . . Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?

Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir's and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?

My Review:

At the end of Shadow Kiss Dimitri was turned into a Strigoi. In Blood Promise Rose leaves St. Vladimir's Academy and goes to Siberia. Her goal is to kill Dimitri and set his soul free.

I loved this book. I have loved all of the books in this series. Once again Rose runs off to do something crazy. However she is motivated by love. She learns and grows during this book.

We meet some new people in this book. The 1st is Sydney. She is an Alchemist which means she cleans up vampire messes. She has been taught to hate and fear vampires. I think that she grows to respect Rose and maybe even like her a little bit. I like Sydney. In many ways she's the opposite of Rose.

We also meet Abe, a Moroi who lives in Russia. His nickname is Zmey, which means snake. We are not sure of his motivations and whether he is a friend or foe.

We also meet Dmitri's family. We get to learn a little bit of what makes him tick.

Rose naturally gets herself in a number of life-threatening situations. We get to see Rose’s ingenuity in getting out of them.

Because of the bond that Rose and Lissa share we get to see some of what Lissa is going through.

I like that during this series Rose is learning to think 1st and act 2nd. She still has a long way to go but she's getting better. 


  1. I really need to read Mead's books. Thanks for the review.


  2. g.This novel sounds interesting. i'm hosting a reading challenge very different from others.stop by and check it out


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