Title: Blood Promise
Author: Richelle Mead
Finished Reading: Feb 11
Purchased: Amazon Kindle Fire
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?
I. Don’t. Even. Have. Words. Okay yes I do. But I was shocked into oblivion while reading this book. My bottom jaw still hasn’t rejoined the top. It is by far the best book in the series so far. Okay. I don’t even know where to begin. I do not want to give anything away. But as you know from reading the other books, Rose sets out to find Dimitri. I have to say, her finding him is kind of a given but I was still so surprised. It was like a vampire tapped me on the shoulder, I swear I jumped a little.
I ask myself, could Rose get any better? And then I read this book. She will now forever be my favorite character. Everything about her is so strong. She is mentally and physically strong and I admire her for that. Listen to me, I am admiring a character, but to me I want her to be real.
I found the flashbacks at the beginning of the book between Rose and Dimitri a little pointless and irritating. I read the other books and Mead did a great job of developing their relationship, it was almost an insult to herself because as readers, we knew their connection and feeling but Mead wrote it as if we didn’t know. She had done a beautiful job of explaining it the first time, we didn’t need or want to be reminded what was being lost.
There is not much else I can say about this book without spoiling anything for everyone, so I will stop here but man. There were so many twists and turns to this book I can’t even handle them still. I need to read the next book now.