Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
First Published: August 2009
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MAJOR spoilers ahead!
DIMITRI'S HEART HAS GONE DARK.
Now Rose must journey to the ends of the earth to find - and kill - her one true love....
Or has the time come to join him?
My heart shattered. My world shattered.
You will lose what you value most....
It wasn't my life.... It wasn't even Dimitri's life.
What you value most.
It was his soul.
If you haven't read the VA series yet, you shouldn't be reading this review! So go buy the books right now, read them, and then come back. It'll be worth it, I promise!
For those of you who don't know me that well, I should tell you that Vampire Academy is my favorite series. I like it so much, that if I could choose one book series to bring with me to a desert island, it would be this one. I would keep reading these books for the rest of my life and never get sick of them, that's how much I like them.
Anyway, I reread Blood Promise for the July Sequel Month, because it's my favorite book in the series. It's beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, because Dimitri is a Strigoi and Rose sets out to kill him. Kill the love of her life. Not an easy task, and maybe even an impossible task. Because Dimitri was already stronger than Rose when he was still a Dhampir, now that he's a Strigoi? Rose could very well lose her life to Dimitri.
My favorite part of the book is when Dimitri has Rose captured. There's still some of the old Dimitri inside and that made me wish there was a chance for them to somehow be together. Impossible of course, a Strigoi can't leave a Dhampir like that. So Dimitri gives Rose a choice: Either she let's Dimitri change her willingly, or he'll do it by force...
Blood Promise ended way too fast. After I finished it, I wanted to reread the rest of the series too, I could have foreseen that, but I don't have time to reread all of them, unfortunately. In a few months I will definitely make time! I don't think it's a surprise that I gave Blood Promise 5 stars. This book is what made Richelle Mead on of my favorite writers. It's well written, keeps you hooked from page one, makes you laugh and cry and has the perfect mix of suspense, romance and action. I absolutely adore it.