Friday, October 16, 2009

Review: Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Title: Blood Promise
Author: Richelle Mead
Format: Hardcover
Genre: YA, Supernatural, Romance
Perfect for: older teens who enjoyed Twilight and want something with a little more bite

What a whirlwind of a book! Just like the previous Vampire Academy titles by Richelle Mead, I couldn't put 'Blood Promise' down! The story centers around Rose as she heads to Dimitri's home town in the hopes of keeping a promise they made to each-other before their world was ripped apart. Rose's future as Lissa's Guardian are put in danger as her journey takes her into more dangerous places than she ever expected and she has to decide once and for all, does she have the power to destroy her first love?

I gave myself a week to finish this book and proceeded to finish it within the first two days. The writing style is just as addictive as the other fantastic books in the series, with a few weak points. It seemed to me that she was in Russia with Dimitri's family too long. We got so used to Rose as being a very proactive person that watching her be indecisive for so long was tiring and made the middle of the book feel long. My other problem was that she was separated from the secondary characters we've come to know and love for too long. Some may say that was the point of the novel, to keep them separated, but, in all honesty, they could have found each-other a little bit quicker.

Even with the problems, I still found 'Blood Promise' engaging and can't wait for the next book in the series. Mead has a great series on her hands!

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