"by far the best book so far in the Vampire Academy series"
Rose made a promise. She promised that she would kill the
man she loves if he was turned Strigoi. Now she has to keep
her promise but first she has to find Dimitri before she
can see it through. She has no idea where he is but she has
left St. Vladimir's Academy and has travelled to Dimitri's
home country, Russia. She has no idea where to start
looking but it isn't long before she feels sick to the
stomach and finds some Strigoi.
Finding Dimitri isn't easy but Rose knows that killing him
will be even harder. Then Rose finds herself torn between
finding Dimitri and looking after her friend Lissa.
Checking in with Lissa isn't hard for Rose but what she
keeps seeing isn't all good. Will Rose find what she is
looking for and get back to the US in time to help her
friends? Can she really kill the man she loves?
Blood Promise is the fourth and by far the best book
so far in the Vampire Academy series. The change of scenery
made for interesting reading while the challenge facing
Rose kept adding suspense all the way through the book.
Emotions were high but Rose kept strong and shows the
reader that she can be grown up and look after herself. I
really liked Rose in this book and I hope it is the start
of a new older and wiser future guardian.
There were a few twists in this installment and it has left
me wondering what could possibly happen next. Will
everything work out the way we would like it go? I can't
wait for book five and even though the 'Academy' is coming
to an end I hope this series can continue to grow into the
college years. I hope we will be seeing a lot more of Rose
and the other characters that I have come to know and love.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted October 16, 2009
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?
Genre: Young Adult, Vampire, Urban Fantasy