Sunday, September 13, 2009
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Publisher: Penguin/Razorbill Books
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?
Though I didn't receive this book for review, I wanted to share my thoughts on it anyway. Why? Because Richelle Mead is my favorite author and her writing is just so amazing! The witty remarks she comes up with for her characters, the unexpected twists, and the deep emotional thrill that I always feel while reading her novels all show her true talent.
In Shadow Kiss, we were left with a huge cliffhanger. Someone that was truly important to the story died, and the effects after that were major. Now, in Blood Promise, it seems that even more eventful things are occuring.
The writing was just as wonderful as the previous in the series and the plot was just to die for. There were so many twists I was not expecting! Rose met some new characters and made new friends. I only hope that we'll see more of these new people in the next two books.
The main thing that I loved in the whole series was the romance. Particularly Rose and Dimitri. Their relationship in this book was hard to read about, because it wasn't really true. And those of you who have read the book know why. Rose was almost under a spell when she was with him, and shattered under his touch, making it impossible to counteract his actions. I did however enjoy the little romance between Adrian and Rose at the end. I have a feeling that they'll get closer in the next book :)
Blood Promise was thrilling. I am very anxious to read Spirit Bound! I have to know what happens next.