January 7, 2010

Review: Blood Promise

Title: Blood Promise
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 503
Hardcover, Razorbill

Goodreads summary:
After the massacre at Vampire Academy, Rose Hathaway faces the most task of her life and she knows that she must do it alone. With Mason departed for the other world, Rose must hunt down and kill Dimitri Belikov, the man she most loves. The fourth nail-biting episode of Richelle Mead's popular vampire series dramatically shows the fatal power of a promise.

My review:

**spoiler alert**
Two words. HE'S ALIVE?!

The book is interesting from the beginning, having Rose in Russia and up to her old ways. I thought the Alchemists where a bit odd to have in this book, but I guess it explained some of the things relating from the Human world to the Mori world.

One of the things I like about Richelle Mead's books is that she takes the time to go into the background of some of the main characters while making it exciting to read. It never occured to me that Rose would have met the Belikov family, let alone live with them. I was sad to see how Viktoria's relationship with Rose ended though, that was sad since they could have been good friends.

I knew Dimitri had turned, but I never knew he would act like one of them. I knew he would, but it still came as a shock when that happened. The way he thought. I was amazed at how he really believed that he was right and that the rest of the world was wrong about the Stigori. I have to admit though that I did get mad at Rose for acting the way she did. I mean, she could have escaped earlier!!!!

I really didn't expect to see much of Lissa in this book, so I was really happy how Richelle made a mini story for her and the rest of the Academy. I love how the two tied together in the end. I didn't expect Avery to be a spirit user either, but then again I knew there was something fishy about her...she just seemed out of place somehow.

I'm sooo glad there's going to be a next one, and now Dimitri's words are going to be haunting Rose for the next two and a half months she has left at the Academy. I can't believe he survived the stake and that he's coming after her. I can't believe Richelle made a way for him to be 'normal' again. I can't believe THAT HE'S ALIVE!!! To an extent.

So here's to waiting for the next, and hoping it's also 4/5 stars!