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Monday, August 24, 2009

Blood Promise - Richelle Mead

"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?"

Well this review will be hard write because there are so many things I want to say, but I don't want to give spoilers!

Rose left the academy and is now on a crazy mission. She's stalking to streets and clubs of Russia trying to find a trail that would lead her to the love of her life - Dimitri. Along the way she'll befriend with some very special characters and find a lot more then she was looking for.
She will find Dimitri thought, and things surely don't turn out the way she planed.

On the other side of the world, Lissa and Adrian a grieving "the loss" of their friend Rose and it's not bright and shiny at the academy. They meet with some new friends but something seems really off, and they can't quite put their fingers on it.

Will Rose kill Dimitri? Will Dimitri awaken her? Will Rose come back to her friend Lissa? You'll need to read to find out =)

I was really feeling depressed reading the book, Rose was so drained of her fire and natural fierceness, she was drowning in grief and it was hard to bare.
Dimitri, oh fine Dimitri! He totally ripped my heart apart. He was so sweet, caring, knight-like and loving. All the magic is gone from him in Blood Promise and geez it hurts!
Lissa is becoming crazy and reckless, is spirit getting the best of her?

Most of the book was so sad it was a wonder the characters weren't putting a bullet the their head. The grief was so intense! I felt like crying alone with my book.
The end though, well I should say the last 200ish pages, WOW I was having a hard time sit still because I was so overwhelmed. I was feeling breathless by all the action going on.
And the very end.. oh.. my.. god.. Richelle managed to stun me. I mean really!
Richelle is good, oh so good! Why May 2010 is so far away? I want Spirit Bound now please!

Romeo and Juliet story's is out-shined by Rose and Dimitri's tragic love story. Hands down!

Read and excerpt:

Vampire Academy series:
Vampire Academy
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound

Book stats:
  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (Aug 25 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595141987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595141989
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.5 x 4.3 cm

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. Tynga,

    Great Review.

    I am so far behind on this series. I've read the first book and have #'s 2, and 3 on the shelf. :) I am going to try to thin out my YA shelf in the next month. I think I'm going to do a YA appreciation month and just read YA for the next 30 days :)

  2. I have been waiting for this release to start the series. I am so excited to have a great series ahead of me.

  3. You won't be disapointed!
    Shadow kiss (the 3rd one) is my favorite!

  4. I have those books waiting to be read on my home.. all my friends say they are great.. but I'm a little tired of vampires!
    I swear I read them before the year end, though!

  5. Actualy you'll find while reading them that being vampire is just a secondary aspect in that book.
    It's about love and friendship and school bikering all wrapped up in a nice fantasy package!

  6. I really like Mead's new UF series, starting with Storm Born. So good! Haven't try her YA stuff though.

  7. Love your reviews! I borrowed them all when I read them so I can't wait to get my own copies. I have Shadow Kiss coming in the mail, yay! I cannot wait until Spirit Bound. I read through all the books straight after each other then finished Blood Promise and -pulls out hair- I have to wait now? WHAT?? Torture!

  8. I haven't gotten a chance to read the books in this series yet, but I've heard such great things about them! I hope to get a chance to read them soon!