Thursday, December 12, 2013

Review: Blood Promise

Title - Blood Promise
Author - Richelle Mead
Series - Vampire Academy #4
Genre - YA Vampires
Format - Kindle
Published - August 25th 2009
Publisher - Razorbill 


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?

Blood Promise’s is the fourth installment in the Vampire Academy Series. The girls are dealing with the attack on the school by the Strigoi in their own way. Things are harder for Rose after all she lost the man she loved and thanks to Mason’s ghost knows he’s now a Strigoi. Now that she’s turned 18 Rose drops out of school and sets out to finish what needs to be done for Dimitri. They both had talked about it before and neither of them wanted to be a Strigoi they would rather die. The only problem with leaving the school is that she has to go alone. So she pushes Lissa away in hopes of avoiding hurting her instead she lands in the hands of Avery a new Moroi at school.

Rose assumes that Dimitri will return to his home area so she heads off for Russia. However she doesn’t remember the town’s name so she picks a club in hope of getting a Moroi to tell her how to find it. While in the city she dispatches several Strigoi even drawing the attention of Sydney a young alchemist working in the area. After saving Sydney from a Strigoi she learns that humans have Moroi magic and are working for them able to turn a Strigoi body to dust. When Sydney talks to her boss she’s directed to take Rose to where Dimitri’s family is but on the way they are attacked and Rose encounters Abe a mob boss type who wants to know why she’s in town. Will Rose find Dimitri? Will she be able to take him out? What about Lissa and the new girl?

I still think Rose is one of my favorite characters while the girls aren't together so we don’t see lots of Lissa we do have glimpses into how things are for her. Each girl will have their own challenges that they have to overcome. I loved the sweet relationship between Christian and Lissa so I’m a little annoyed that it went a little screwy with Avery’s help but I’m hopeful it will be fixed. As for Rose I’m so confused I loved Dimitri but now I’m leaning towards Adrian he’s just a good guy and I can’t help liking him more even if he is Moroi.

Blood Promise is action packed lots of undead vampires slaying to keep Rose busy while she hunts down the man she loves. I really love this series the characters are easy to connect with you can’t help cheering them on as they overcome challenges. I was drawn into Blood Promises right from the start it’s a fast paced story that keeps you on the end of the seat to the very end. Is it my favorite so far? No but maybe that’s because both girls have relationship issues but I’m hopeful that they will be fixed in the next book. I think the author has created a fantastic series mixing the vampire world with the human world that addition of the Alchemists was really exciting. Another beautifully written book it was easy for me to lose all track of time. I’m going right into the next one I can’t wait any long to see how it’s going to end. A must read series if you like vampires my favorite. 
5 out of 5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. This series is on my TBR list. I really need to bump it up on the list. Thanks for sharing your review.