Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Released Date: August 25, 2009
Pages: Hardcover (503 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Vampire Academy #4
Author Website: http://www.richellemead.com/
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description: How far will Rose go to keep her promise? 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?
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"I'd said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass."
"Roza." His voice had the same wonderful lowness, the same accent... it was all just colder. "You forgot my first lesson: Don't hesitate."
"Oh God," I said. "I'm Zmey's daughter. Zmey junior. Zmeyette, even."
"This is very domestic of you," he said."It's kind of hot, really. Giving me all sorts of fantasies about you in an apron vacuuming my house."
My Musings: I am not going to lie. For greater part of this book, I was in complete denial on what Rose had to do. There was no way in my mind that Richelle was being serious. My heart would race with each passing page and I nearly had a heart attack three-fourths of the way in. All I wanted to do was chuck the book into the nearest corner and let it disinagrate before my eyes...lol. Just so you know, it's an amazing book. I commend an author that can get me into a range of emotions in a single sitting.
I know I have probably said this in my other reviews for this series, but I just love Rose Hathaway. She is the ultimate character in my opinion. She is funny and simply a bad ass!!! I turn the pages just to find out what crazy thing she will do next.
The romance is very much a presense in this book, as we engage in flashbacks on things touched upon in past books with Rose and Dimitri. Their love is truly amazing, which is why it made this book so hard to read. How can Dimitri be a strigoi?? Oh...the agony.
Anyways, even though Rose is in Russia on her mission to kill Dimitri, we still get to find out what happens to the other characters through the Rose-Lissa bond. Adrian is still hilarious and pining and after Rose. His one liners are still breathe taking. Christian and Lissa still have a gushy relationship, and some new characters are introduced. But, something evil is brewing on their side...haha, but you need to read this book to find out.
Overall, I could not ask for a better sequal to the heart wrenching Shadow Kiss. If you have not picked up this series than you have been living under a rock. Pick it up!!!