Monday, March 8, 2010

Book Review: Blood Promise

Title: Blood Promise
Series: Vampire Academy (Book 4)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: 2009

Warning: This review contains spoilers from previous Vampire Academy books! Do not read this review if you haven't read the other books in this series.

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?

My Review:

Blood Promise is much longer than the previous Vampire Academy books, but not as action-filled. To tell the truth I think this book started out a bit slow, with Rose being in Russia searching for Dimitri, but instead finding his family. Sure, it was nice to get to know Dimitri's family - but let's face it, we were all waiting for Dimitri to show up!

Which he does, eventually, and as a result the plot gets more interesting and fast-paced right away. . .

The way Rose reacted when she met Dimitri, was so realistic, and I think that most of us would have reacted the same way in her situation. She knew that he was a Strigoi and that she had to kill him, but she still hoped that his old personality was in him somewhere. And she kept searching for signs that he was, after all, still human. And to do what Rose did in the end of this book - I can't believe how much mental strength it most have taken!

I can't end this review without mentioning Adrian! Well, if you didn't love Adrian before, you will after reading this book! He has turned from a drinking, flirting, and smoking bad boy, to a more mature, caring and nice man. (He's still his sarcastic bad boy self though - don't worry!)

This fourth book in the Vampire Academy series wasn't the strongest or most action-filled book of the series - but we got to meet a lot of new characters, and some of them are probably going to play a bigger part of coming books. And guess what? This book ended with a cliffhanger, and I can't wait for Spirit Bound to be released in May! A book that I hope, and believe, will be more action-filled and fast-paced than Blood Promise.

Rating: 4 of 5

Previous books in this series:
Vampire Academy
Shadow Kiss

1 kommentarer:

YA Book Queen said...

Awesome review :)

I have to agree, I'm hoping Spirit Bound has more action!