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Buddy Read: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

 


Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #4
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 503 pages
Source: Library
Published on August 1st 2009 by RAZORBILL
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa–the one she has sworn to protect no matter what–and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

I have mixed feeling about buddy read with Ruby @ Ruby’s Books. I’m glad we started re-reading this since I remember next to nothing about this series but it’s also taking me awhile to finish them. It’s not my fault I dislike most things.

“I’m like a fine wine. I get better with age. The best is yet to come.”

It’s pretty sad when the only things I really care about in this series is Adrian and now Sydney. I actually yelled when I realized the girl Rose was talking about was Sydney. That tiny moment made me that happy. I didn’t remember a lot of things from her tattoo like how it’s their ‘reward’ for helping vampires keep their secret or how it gives her a long life. I remember Sydney loving cars but I didn’t really remember reason for it.

My next favorite things about this book was Abe. I remembered who he was but I liked how he tried to be mysterious and just wanted Rose to get back to school. It also helped that he reminds me of some contemporary mafia guys.

“I’d said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass.”

It’s weird but I liked Rose more away from Lissa and the academy. She’s nicer and helpful in a way that doesn’t involve fighting. I had mixed feelings about Dimitri in this book. Yes, he was evil but he was also more romantic on some things than he usually is.

Mead tried to “redeem” the friendship between Rose and Lissa after ruining it since book two. I just can’t deal with how they have been friends forever and even have the bond but still Adrian understands Rose more than she does. I mean even in this book Lissa called Rose selfish after everything she has done for her. Rose always kept everything inside her, so Lissa wouldn’t be sad about being happy.

Rating
3 stars
You can find Ruby in her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

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