Review: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 503 pgs
Read: 8/22/2011 – 8/23/2011
Release Date:
August 25th 2009

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Why I Started This Book:

When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.

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?

Caracters:

My Thoughts:

In one sentence: Lissa is nothing without Rose.
So far this is my favorite book on the series, and I love they the caracters are growing.
This book continues where Shadow Kiss left, with Rose living St. Vladimir after her birthday and going after Dimitri to end his misery.
Rose discover lots of things on her travel. First there’s a new caracter, Sydney Sage, an alquimist, who is responsible to clean after the guardians (news to Rose and us). Second there’s Abe Mazur, he dresses like a pimp or mob, and nobody really nows why he shows, but everything is explained in the end.
Rose’s live in Russia is not what I would expect. Dimitri wants to turn her into a Strigoi like him so they con live together. But one reason that stop her is Lissa. Things happen really fast after she realize that Lissa needs her and return to St. Vladimir is the only way. So she tries to escape, and thinks Dimitri is dead after their fight. But when she receives a note with a D as only signature, she knows he’s after her.
I think that’s one reason why I like this series, the author give us explanaitions about the story and past that lead the caracters now.
Lissa continues on school but is heartbroken after Rose left, and when a new person show up and they became friends, it shows to me at least that Rose suffers more than her, for their time apart. Avery Lazar is royalty like Lissa and they have interesting things in commun, but I still don’t like the who weak she is.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You’ve read the other three on this series and can’t wait to know if Rose will be able to fight with her love again.

Favorite Quotes:

“I’d said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass.”

“I know how devastated you must be to miss me, but leave a message, and I’ll try to ease your agony” 

“You forgot another lesson: Never turn your back until you know your enemy is dead. Looks like we’ll have to go over the lesson again the next time I see you—which will be soon.
Love, D.” 

“You’ve asked me out tons of times.”
“Not really. I’ve made inappropriate suggestions and frequently pushed for nudity. But I’ve never asked you out on a real date.” 

Other Reviews:

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Rating:

Series:

  1. Vampire Academy
  2. Frostbite
  3. Shadow Kiss
  4. Blood Promise
  5. Spirit Bound
  6. Last Sacrifice

See ya next post!        

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