Blood Promise – Review // The Book I Read 85% of in 6 Hours

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
Book 4 in the Vampire Academy series
Genre: YA urban fantasy, paranormal
Pages: 503
Format: paperback
Source: library
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plot: 20 out of 20
characters: 20 out of 20
setting: 20 out of 20
relationships: 20 out of 20
twists: 20 out of 20
100 out of 100

Yes, you read that correctly. If that doesn’t tell you how amazing I thought Blood Promise was, I don’t know what will.

the plot

The story spiraled in all the directions I didn’t expect, and it was one of the most gripping books I’ve ever read. It was also seriously emotional. I didn’t cry, but it broke my heart, started to mend it, and then just broke it all over again. The whole thing was a vicious cycle, but it was also so freaking addictive. I can’t divulge many plot details because major things go down, but I can say that I may or may not have a huge new obsession. ♥_♥ </3

the characters

Rose was very different in this book. Readers see a vulnerable side that she almost always kept hidden; we see her at her very worst. I felt so bad for her from the first page, but also admired her strength and willpower in the epitome of a tough time. That especially applies to the last 200 or so pages. She seriously needs a hug and I would give her one if I could. ❤

It’s going to kill me to not bring up the other characters, but I can’t without subsequently spoiling one thing or another. Just know I love them all*, even with as much pain as they put me through. 😉

*Also, hi Sydney. You seem cool. I’m excited to read about you in Bloodlines! 😀
*Except the one with ulterior motives, obviously. -that person- isn’t good enough to be one of my favorite antagonists. -shrugs-

the setting

This book was the one to stray from the familiar Academy and surrounding areas in the northeastern US. For various reasons, Rose traveled to Russia and Siberia, and as far as I know this is the first book I’ve read within those countries. I absolutely loved the descriptions! Russia seemed so majestic and beautiful, and Siberia felt simultaneously welcoming and daunting. It was so easy to imagine myself there in Rose’s place, even in the second half, when I really wouldn’t want to be. *_*

the relationships

Rose and Dimitiri’s romance destroyed me in this book. It was so hard to read, but I loved it anyway. Everything had a double meaning, and the ending specifically was so cruel. It left me hopeful, but also terrified. For this alone I feel bad for anyone that had to wait for the fifth book, because I don’t want to. I need everything to work out for both of them. My heart needs it. >_<

the twists

My heart was racing from the very first page. The first sentence, really. Even in parts where the action lulled, I never knew what to expect. With Rose, I just never do. The story was a roller-coaster through and through, and I just have a feeling the last two books will kill me. 🙂


All in all, words just cannot describe my love for the devastation that is Blood Promise. I’ll be reading the fifth one as soon as is humanly possible. 😀

my rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂

I’m off to start P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. After this craziness, I need a fluffy contemporary. 😛 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤

Until next time…

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9 thoughts on “Blood Promise – Review // The Book I Read 85% of in 6 Hours

  1. I really liked it as well. I think I read it about a day, as it was so addictive. There are some really sad moments though – why Dimitri?! Why?!
    I hope you enjoy the final book (I think it’s the final? Spirit Bound? It’s been a while since I read them)

    Mead’s Dark Swan serious is pretty good too if you are interested in more from her. Storm Born is the first one, I’m going to reread it soon.

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