Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Title: Blood Promise
Series: Vampire Academy , #4
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: August 25, 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? 

I really don’t know where to start; I actually didn’t enjoy this sequel. I was so bored and angry of the circumstances that happened. It was like I was walking in a very long road wherein there is no destination at all. It was boring and a lot of realization in the part of Rose rather than a story. I hate it that I was almost at the last five (5) chapters and nothing more is happening but Rose coming up with some paranoia and delusions. There are also some moments wherein she is too caught up with her own world. Where is the brave girl I used to admire? It was like she suddenly became a useless Damphir. It was an agonizing read for me, and I really can’t help it. There are fleeting moments that I was actually starting to like the pace of the story, then it suddenly vanish again because of too much pondering Rose was doing. Moving on, I think this book could me more better if the R. Mead tried to lessen to much elaboration with what happened in the previous books, I was really starting to get annoyed when I was reading same things that I already knew base on the previous books. But still I must say that I was still having some hope that the next sequel will be awesome like the previous sequels.

I guess there are still some highlights that I actually enjoyed in this book; I just loved how Rose was able to meet some spirit user and shadow-kissed guardian. I was really amazing how they fought hand in hand with the wicked Spirit user, (I’m not going to spoil any names here). With some revelations from them, I was really hoping Dimitri will rise from the undead. Yeah! I’m so hoping he will! So overall, there might be some downfall in this sequel but I will surely wait for the next book.


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