Sunday, February 12, 2012

Book #21: Blood Promise

Title: Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, Book 4)

Author: Richelle Mead

Date started reading: Feb. 13, 2012
Date finished reading: Feb. 14, 2012

Publish date: 512
ISBN: 978-1595141989
Number of pages: August 2009

Official summary: "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?" (

How I obtained the book: Checked out of library
  • UPDATE: Ended up buying for $2 at Friends of the Library charity booksale on Feb. 26

Memorable quotes:
  • "A vampire barbecue would kind of attract some attention, don’t you think?" ~ Rose
  • "No one had ever called me unnatural before, except for the time I put ketchup on a taco. But seriously, we'd been out of salsa, so what else was I supposed to do?" ~ Rose
  • "Moroi and dhampirs are not evil. Not like Strigoi." ~ Rose. "That’s true. Strigoi are more evil." ~ Sydney
  • "Studying’s overrated. Just find someone smart to copy off." ~ Adrian
  • "I totally ruled my high school. I was worshipped and adored — not that that should come as a shock." ~ Adrian
  • "I’m like a fine wine. I get better with age. The best is yet to come." ~ Adrian
  • "I’m running out of things for you to heal. Unless we start cutting off limbs or something." ~ Lissa
  • "Love wasn’t a fling in a back room at a party. It was something you lived and died for." ~ Rose
  • "You kill me, Rose. Everyday is agony without you. Empty. Alone. I pine for you, wondering if you're even still alive." ~ Adrian

My commentary: I am so enchanted with this series that I couldn't wait until I found books 4-6 on sale somewhere, so I decided to bite the bullet and check them out of the library. I will still search for copies of the books to keep though because any time I feel this strong of a personal connection to a book or books, I want to keep them forever.

Buy on Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, Book 4)

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