Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
After the massacre at Vampire Academy, Rose Hathaway faces the most task of her life and she knows that she must do it alone. With Mason departed for the other world, Rose must hunt down and kill Dimitri Belikov, the man she most loves. The fourth nail-biting episode of Richelle Mead's popular vampire series dramatically shows the fatal power of a promise.
Rose, after making the hardest decision of all - which is to leave St Vladimirs and Lissa behind - she heads to Russia in order to save Dimitri's soul by killing the monster he has become.
In the first three books the readers have seen Rose grow while undertaking her schooling at St Vladimirs, now she has gone against everyone and left the school, and even though she's on her own it doesn't mean she's forgotten about Lissa. Through the Shadow kiss bond the reader still gets to see the story that is progressing at the school.
Even though the beginning is slow paced, mainly because the reader has to be introduced to several new characters, both at St Vladimirs and at Russia, as well as introduced to the Alchemists, there is enough action and mystery to keep the reader interested and wanting to turn the next page, or if the reader's like me they're purely anxious to see if Rose will kill Dimitri.
Although not as action-packed as the previous stories, it will not disappoint the fans of the series and leave them wanting to read the next.
Cover: I love these covers. The close up of the face shows real emotion and there's a real surreal beauty to it. Even if I didn't know about this series, I would still pick up the book based on the cover.
Plot: 4/5 stars
Ending: 5/5 stars
Cover: 5/5 stars
Overall: 4.5/5 stars
Recommend: Hunger Games, House of Night Series
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