Blood Promise (Vampire Academy)
By Richelle Mead
“He was the man I loved, the man with whom I’d been so perfectly in sync that it was hard to know where I ended and where he began. My heart refused to let him go – even if he was technically a monster.”
Summary: Dimitri has been turned Strigoi, Rose has run off to find him and Lissa has been left back at school with a reckless new friend. Things are not good for those in the Vampire Academy series. Will Rose find Dimitri and if she does will she be able to kill him before he kills her and how will Lissa fair without her shadow kissed guardian to protect her?
Review: Blood Promise is a complex story, one that is incredibly well developed. It is rather fast-paced with respect to action and suspense. The author creates a lot of danger situations for all the main characters, leaving the reader at the edge of their seat. Yet there is still a lot of character and story development that adds depth and places the book within the larger series. Some of the story felt cyclical, but I enjoyed this novel a lot more than the previous two. A great addition to the series with enough action, romance and strong female characters to keep me wanting more.
Other books in the series: Vampire Academy (2007), Frostbite (2008) Shadow Kiss (2008), Spirit Bound (2010) and Last Sacrifice (Dec 2010)
If you liked Vampire Academy you might also enjoy: The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Evernight by Claudia Grey and Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz
Author website: http://www.richellemead.com/index.htm
Rating: W4/4 C4/4 P3/4 O4/4 PP3.5/4 CR3/4
Grade Level Interest: high J or S