» Blood Promise, Richelle Mead

Posted November 18, 2009 by / 0 comments

Blood Promise, Richelle MeadBlood Promise by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #4
Published by Penguin on 2009-08-25
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover
5 Stars

The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the one she has sworn to protect no matter what—and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

My Thoughts

Green swirlsIn a word?  WOW!  I read another review not too long ago from Sharon Loves Books and Cats and I think she nailed it! I shouldn’t have been reading posts until after I read it myself but I’m silly like that sometimes.   Sharon doesn’t post spoilers though so I was lucky.  I have to agree with her 100% on this one.  It was a little slow to start but once it kicked in man I could not put the book down.  I don’t think it took me as long for it to kick in either, but then again, it might have had something to do with her review so I knew it was going to get better.

I love these characters so much and the surprises that kept popping up.  I thought I had a few things guessed before the end but I didn’t.   Well, maybe one thing, but it didn’t matter.  That one thing made me happy that I was right… not disappointed for guessing it.  Richelle Mead is very good at this!

Rose is phenomenal… Lissa whom I thought should grow a backbone sometime kicked ass… Adrian is becoming the character I want him to be and I’m so happy for that.  I think he’s adorable!   I love Christian’s attitude and spark… and well… Dimitri.  I adored him as a good guy and now I adore him even more as a villain!  He rocks!

The plot thickens and I’m left craving for more.  I love a series like that.  Not that I enjoy *waiting* for a new release, but knowing that I can’t wait for it to come proves how much I’m loving the series.  It justifies my spending the money on good books.

With each book in this series I find the beginning a little slow, but every single time it has picked up and by the end of the book I’m wanting more.  I almost think it’s a good thing that it is a little slow in the beginning because it makes me appreciate the ending that much more.  To clarify.. when I say slow I just mean that there isn’t much going on but it’s not too slow that I don’t want to turn the pages.  I’m still learning new information and meeting new characters.  It just means that I read a couple of chapters and go to bed rather than staying up until 3am frantically flipping to the next page.

I know I said I wasn’t going to give books ratings in the normal sense, but I feel that I need to shout it out to the world that I loved this book!  5 stars, 5 teddybear paws, 5 of whatever makes you feel good!
Green swirls
Freakin Phenomenal

About Richelle Mead

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She’s a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

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