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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead.

*This review does not contain spoilers to any of the Vampire Academy books. So it's not a very conventional review, but bear with me, I'm still working out a way to do series reviews with no spoilers.*

"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."-GoodReads.

Hardcover, 503 pages
Published: August 25th 2009 by Razorbill
Source: Bought

Talk about an emotional roller coaster. When I first read Vampire Academy I did not expect the series to take this kind of turn. I did not expect it to be this heart wrenching.
Richelle Mead is cruel...making me fall in love with these characters and then shaking their lives up in a not so nice way. And right when I thought I was okay with what was happening, Richelle goes and mixes it all up again.
I literally have no idea where this story is headed right now. I have come up with many different turns it could take, but I am sure they are all wrong and I will be left baffled....again.

I do not want to say too much about what has happened because I don't want to spoil the series for anyone else. So I will just say this book made me cry. A lot. There, I admitted it. Especially the last 100 pages. I probably looked like such a baby sitting on my bed at 1 in the morning crying over this book. But read the series and tell me if by this point you haven't shed some tears.

Generally, I like to space out books in a series. Put a 3 or 4 book buffer between them just to let each book ruminate. That usually works really well. This time it's killing me. It has taken an act of God to stop me from going to the bookstore to buy the last two.
As I sit here on my chair I can see all of the books on my bookshelf that I have been dying to read and I know I need to get to. Not to mention all the ebooks on my Kindle, and all the books I have on my Adobe Reader to read on my computer. I really should not be thinking about buying any other books right now.
But I promise you, this weekend I will be going to the bookstore and buying Spirit Bound AND Last Sacrifice. I have to know what happens to Dimitri, Rose, and Adrian.


  1. I recently started reading this series. By recently, I mean a few days ago. I've read the first five, and am waiting for the last book to arrive in the mail :)

    I was crying from the end of Shadow Kiss, pretty much all the way through Blood Promise, and then again a lot of the way through Spirit Bound. When you read the next one, get some tissues! Like you, I was sitting on my bed in the early hours trying not to let tears drip on my book.

    Anyway, super long comment! But just because I am in love with this series, and it's good to see that you're loving them too XD Woo!

  2. Gah. I need to read this series. Should I give vampires another chance?

    This may not have anything to do with your post, but I just noticed your bio (how did I not see this???) and saw you love Taylor Swift. I LOVE HER TOO.

    That is all. :)

  3. Amber- Ah! I'm so nervous to read the next book. Things keep happening that are freaking me out. I will have to get a box of tissues specifically for reading the last books haha

    BookGeek- Maybe not all vampires. But you should at least give these vampires a try. I thought I was over all of them...then I read these books haha.

    Ahh Taylor Swift. Yes, lots of love for her :D

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  5. I LOVE this series! It was hard for me to review one without spoiling another, and I think you did a great job :)

    Team Aiden <3

  6. Great you didn't put any spoilers in your review, because I haven't read one single book in this series. I really need to start it soon, what I read in your review sounds awesome:)

  7. man your scaring me... im barely on book 2 and i dont want mrs. mead to shake up any of the characters lives! we'll see what happens... great spoiler free review :)


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