Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Published: August 2009
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 503
Copy Obtained by: Purchased E-book
Summary: Goodreads
Summary:
After the massacre at Vampire Academy, Rose Hathaway faces the most difficult task of her life and she knows that she must do it alone. With Mason departed for the other world, Rose must hunt down and kill Dimitri Belikov, the man she most loves. The fourth nail-biting episode of Richelle Mead's popular vampire series dramatically shows the fatal power of a promise.


Review:
Blood Promise is Book #4 of The Vampire Academy series.  So far this has been the best of all the titles I've read.  Sorry but this review is going to contain spoilers, especially if you haven't been reading this series.  Not a good time to jump in...Go back to the initial Vampire Academy and start there.  No seriously, stop reading....

**spoilers**
Rose travels to Russia in search of Dimitri who has now turned Strigoi.  I love how this gave us some insight into Dimitri's background and family.  I liked to see how Rose made her own decisions without the influence of her friends, establishing much independence and having to once again grow and fend for herself.  Meeting Abe was quite the twist and I didn't figure out his significance until later in the book.  I pictured him to be quite old (and grandfatherly) which was incorrect.  Would love to hear how others pictured him in their minds.

Rose and Dimitri end up having some pretty steamy scenes in the book.  She finally gets out of her man clothes and into something more feminine.  Dimitri becomes her addiction after awhile.  Like a love drug...both literally and figuratively.  I have to wonder if he was being sincere about them being together if she turned or if he was just trying to use her.

Ahhhh....so many twists and turns.  I would like to see more with Dimitri's family in the future but I have heard that the other books don't include them.  Pity.  Anyhow, like I mentioned before, this was the best book of the series so far for me.  Ms Mead is brilliant, can it get any better?

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