Blood Promise (Vampire Academy Series #4)

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy Series #4)

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by Richelle Mead

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The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri.

He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the

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The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri.

He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the one she has sworn to protect no matter what—and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

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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.

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Penguin Young Readers Group
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Vampire Academy Series , #4
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12 - 17 Years

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VAMP_reader1488 More than 1 year ago
Ok I have read all of this series and almost all the other vampire books there are out there. This is series is definantely up in the top two! I really love Rose as a character. She is what made me keep reading from the first book! She is like what some girls and women should be like! Strong, funny, the first to defend her friends, a total smart a s s! lol I really liked all of that about her. BUT in this book Ricehelle Mead made her seem so so so weak! I mean to me she just didn't seem like the same Rose Hathaway that all the readers know and love. I mean Ms. Mead made her the one thing that she truely hated: a blood whore. I mean come on!!! Geez! I would have never expected that one to happen! The other thing I didn't like was how she couldn't do the one thing she set out to do: save Dimitri! I mean I know that would be hard but I thught Rose could do anything........ I really hope that her and Adrian get together! lol He is a really great character because he is soooo unpredictable sometimes! Rose really has a thing for him! Over all good book but a little disapointing. But I still can't wait for the next book! I checked Ms. Mead's website and the NEXT BOOK is scheduled to come out MAY 18, 2010!* Most likely subject to change but at least we have some kind of idea when the next one is coming! HAPPY READING TO ALL! =]
randomness1776 More than 1 year ago
BLOOD PROMISE is a great teen novel, Rose Hatahway is going through some serious soul searching in this book, as she's left behind Lissa, who she has promised to guard and her honest to goodness best friend for life (Lissa brought Rose back from the death, doesn't get anymore lasting than that), and has gone to Siberia to find and destory her former mentor and lover Dimitri, who is now a souless, undead Strigoi: think classic vampire myths. Rose comes across Dimitri's family and finds in them the kind of family she's always thought she wanted (excepting the crazy-yet hilarious grandmother). It sidetracks her, but Abe, the mob-boss esque Moroi (described as dressing like a pimp or a pirate, just one who looks like he could brake your kneecaps), warns her to get out of Siberia. She doesn't listen to him of course, but does leave the town and Dimitri's family to continue her quest. Don't worry about Lissa though, as Rose often slips into her head and we get to see plenty of her, Christian and Adrian, as well as what Academy drama is being stirred up. We get plenty of new characters as well: Sydney the uptight Alchemist who you'll (hopefully) come to like, Avery who is a new friend of Lissa's at the Academy, Abe who I mentioned already, plus a shadow-kissed couple, Dimitri's family and a few minor characters as well. The ending is a serious dun-dun-duuuuuun cliff hanger, where Rose is on the verge of her next big adventure, but she appears poised to take it on. THE POINT: great book: butt-kicking action, character development, can't wait for the next book.
cayt730 More than 1 year ago
I just finished the book and OMG. I loved it! It killed me what happened to Dimitri in shadowkissed. This was more than i could have imagined. It really goes into depth on Rose and Dimitri's relationship. It was nothing how i thought it was gonna be.The ending floored me. I was in total shock and now we all have to wait until 5/2010 to read Spirit bound. AHHHHHH I hate the wait. But I highly recommend this book. Richelle mead kicked a**.
XspunkyaznX More than 1 year ago
I finished the book in one day. i could not put it down. Holy crap. it was just so emotional. just as much emotion as the ending of the 3rd one, i think. oh god. i laughed. i cried. i wanted to rip the pages apart. (i know i wouldn't but i came close.) i love how there's the usual humor. Rose Hathaway is back. the badass vampire killer. sometimes i hate getting all emotional when reading a book, but this time, it's okay. it just proved how good this book is. what bought me to tears was the time in the bridge. what Dimitri and Rose said to each other in the end. oh god. i didn't expect that. it was so hard to keep reading, to see what would happen next, but at the same time, you don't want to. and when she was telling her stories about Dimitri to his family and friends. then mad. i HATE Avery. even if she just wanted to use Adrian for her stupid reasons or she was really attracted to him, i hated her for that. i am now all for Rose and Adrian. i'm over Dimitri now since he's basically crazy. i would scream out loud whenever i would read about Avery being with Adrian and Lissa. this book was just an emotional rollercoaster ride. you had the ups and downs. i can't wait for the next one. i'm sure Richelle Mead would not disappoint us. all 4 books have been the top of my favorites and i know it will remain that way. i hope Adrian and Rose will finally be together in the next one. at least he doesn't want her dead, unlike someone. oh, and this is so much better than the Twilight series. i definitely recommend this book to anyone who's not afraid to cry when reading a book.
Moroi_Michelle More than 1 year ago
This Series is the most AMAZING set of books i have ever read in my entire life. I'm only 13 but i have read quite a few books. I just finished reading Shadow Kiss today and went online to see if there was a website for them and then found out there is not only going to be a 4th one but also a SIXTH!!! ahhhh! This is NO DOUBT better than the Twilight Sega. I personally HATE stephanie myer and her work. i havent read the books but i've tried and they just suck. Now off of that dreadful topic, i'm sooo dissapointed that Dimitri is a strigoi now!!!!! he NEEDS to end up with Rose againn. i will die if they don't end up together. Lissa's character annyos me in a way already so i swear if Rose ends up like chosing her over Dimitri i will like stop readingg. hmm, I realy hope that Rose doesnt end up like falling in love with Adrian!! I wish like there was a way for Lissa to bring Dimitri back to normal, or like Mason was lying and he isnt really a Strigoi. god i am more than addicted to these books and am going to dieee waiting for the new ones to come out. D=
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
One of my favourite Richelle Mead's books. The story is fantastic. it will keep you entertained for hours.
AlexandBritRomance More than 1 year ago
I had just recently read the first three books of the Vampire Academy series earlier on in the year and couldn't wait to get my hands on Blood Promise! I was literally counting down the days! Richelle Mead is an amazing writer- and I definitly put the the Vampire Academy series right next to the Twilight series as far as favorites go! :) Blood Promise keeps you wanting more, and anxious to flip the page and figure out what happens next! I could not put this book down, I read it from start to finish. I absoulutly love Dimitri and am very, very glad Richelle left me with some hope that there is still a chance for him! I love Adrian and im sure him and Rose could definitly have something together, but Rose and Dimitri(his normal self) not being together just doesn't seem right... Dimitri is amazing and I hope Rose will be able to figure out a way to bring him back! I eagerly await her next book, hopefully it wont be to long of a wait! :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole series is a great read. Blood Promise leaves you wanting more. I can't wait for the next one.
PageTrnr More than 1 year ago
I read this book in about four hours, and after finishing, i can definitely say i was not disssapointed.The writing is as amazing as it was in the first three books, and the characters maintained the edge that kept you loving them in the previous books. But, i was really mad at the end. Im not going to say why, just that once i finished the book i was really angry with Rose. Overall though, this book was just as great as the previous books, and you end up getting a lot of detail about Rose and Dimitri's realtionship.
vampsOnly More than 1 year ago
i have read numerous books, but mead is one of the few that can actually have her story grab a hold of you so that you feel every emotion that characters do just as strongly. i feel it was so much more amazing then what i expected. i will say i wished rose would of been done with her past and been able to pick up the pieces and move on.the ending is a little angering, but it makes me wait with anticipation for the next book horribly. im very curious how her relationship with adrian will play out.nevertheless, this series is amazing and you will not regret reading it. rose is an amazing heroine.
MAS_SAM More than 1 year ago
I have a few predictions for this book. Many believe that Rose some how may be able to bring Dimitri's soul back,because she can contact the dead, which is a posiblity. I also wonder if Lissa might be able to bring him back because he is tecnically not dead. It may be possible for that to happen because Lissa brought back Rose when she WAS dead, but Dimitri isnt entirely dead. I also begin to wonder if Rose will be able to find Dimitri by using her connections with the dead. She gets a sick feeling near strigoi, but she also as a connection with the dead, or you may say ghosts, spirits, or souls. I believe that in seeing the dead, like Mason, they want to help to her live and survive because she is still alive and they don't want to her to die. I believe that if Dimitri is killed, many people who read the series may be dissapointed. So my hopes, and many others, is that Dimitri will live. We have seen Rose struggle throughout the series so far with problems normal teenager don't have to deal with. It is more than likely that Rose will learn more about herself, because throughout the series, she has changed so much, physically and emotionally, that she probably will never be the same Rose again. Richelle Mead is an amazing author. The Vampire Academy series has never failed to bring something new to the table. When i think of the next two books, i think of seeing wars and changes in the vampire world, new and old enemies coming, power being shifted in the Moroi government, new changes in ways thinks are done, love, lose, and friendship. I look forward to reading the next few books, and seeing the outcome. (PS:HAS ANYONE NOTICE THAT ON VAMPIREACADEMYBOOKS.COM, THE PICTURE COVER OF SHADOW KISS ON THE HOME PAGE, HER EYE TURNS RED IF YOU WATCH IT. GO TAKE A LOOK.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just read an excerpt from Blood Promise on Richelle Mead's site. I can't wait for the release so I can read the rest!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this whole series it is super awesome, Richelle Mead did a wonderful job with this book. it is a great read you cant even put a price on it, it's just so wonderful when i was sleeping i dreamt about it. Seriouly. i totally recommened it!
Mokie More than 1 year ago
Blood Promise. The fourth book in the Vampire Academy series. If you havent read the other three books of the series then it wont matter. The true love, passion, and adrinalin in this book is so bright and fragrant that you dont need any explaining as to who or where or when. This book is about making decisions and figuring out the right path for you. The ending leaves you wanting more and you almost think the author is playing with her readers....but shes not, and a sequel is coming out, thank the lord!
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
This series started out interesting, but I had no clue it would be this fantastic by the fourth book! Mead is a very talented writer who had me totally involved in the story...great characters, intense story-line, and sexy vampires - whate more could I ask for! :)
kelseymarie More than 1 year ago
i absolutely loved this book. its the best out of the series. i thought it was cool rose got to meet dimitri's family and meet her dad. the ending was so good, sad, and frustrating all in one. i really want rose and dimitri to be together. i hope he can be turned back. i cant wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the best book in the series so far. It was unbelivable.The most shocking part was when she staked him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awesome. Im sure when i say this that everyone else that has read this series is nodding in agreement. =] This series has everything : fighting, friendships, enemies... and so much more. If you are on the edge of getting this series i would say you def. should.
TeAmJACOB4LiFe More than 1 year ago
the last three books were truly wonderful and this one should be too. this series is right up there with the twilight saga. although i still love the twilight saga more, this is no doubt my second favorite. rose is such an awesome character and i believe that most girls would want to be her. the story takes the reader on an unforgettable roller coaster ride, and this book shouldn't be any different.
amtopmread More than 1 year ago
I never knew what I would be in for when I checked Vampire Academy out at the library one fateful day last summer. I'm proud to say that ever since, I have been hooked on the series. I love Richelle's writing styles, the characters are incredibly believable, the plot is constant and interesting, and she weaves humor beautifully into the dialouge. A fantastic series, and I'm waiting on the edge of my seat for this next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a feeling that Rose's bff is going to heal Dimitri, give him his soul back. Just a prediciton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg. I just finished this book and I am TOTALLY freaking ouuut. I thought it seemed boring at first. But, believe me, it gets waaaay better. They all learn more things about Spirit, thankfully. Ahhh. This book was great. I am really having high hopes but feel kina bad for Adrian. Spooky ending. Ughhh. I am not even making sense. All that I know is that i am going to immediately start on the next book and thank goodness, i already bought it. Ahhhhhh.... okay i am done... Great series.. everybody needs to read these. They are way better than Twilight because they have much more action and the heroine isnt just sitting around and being the target. Believe me, Twilight books were great but, these... Oh, these make you cry and laugh and yell and want to punch something. You get so into it, that you are litterally reading them all day long. For crying out loud, I read and eat nowadays! These books are just so amazing... and the endings are perfect. They are not what many people would have wanted, yes. But they a least have you gripping for more. And that is what a true series does. It doesn't just all end happily at the end of each book, heck, if it were that way- they could easily be seprate books. No, these books are tied together in a bond that would not make sense if you simply read these a month apart. They are ment to be read immedately after you finish the book. Books like these, are what every author should write. Thanks. -Blanca
Asmita More than 1 year ago
not me... I absolute love this series. My fave one was shadow kiss. I really really hope rose and lissa can turn dimitri back to normal. He really pissed me off in this book, but that doesnt change my view abt him cause i know deep down the real dimitri is still alive. I really like rose's character because she only loves one guy ( unlike some of the books i m reading right now, where the main character is in love with 4 guys ****) , even though that guy is bad. I personally dont have anything against Adrian but i dont want rose to be with him cause that wont be fair to him or dimitri, cause rose really loves dimitri. but anyway.... I LOVE THIS SERIES AND I CANT WAIT TO READ THE NEXT ONE!!!
Charmedfairy More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the VA series & this installment did not disapoint me, it only makes me want more. This books starts off with Rose alone in Russia, hunting for Dimitri, it picks up just a short while after the last one left off. Rose learns more about "her world" now that she is out of school, things she didn't know existed (neither did we) There are some new characters, Sydney, & Dimitri's family & some others who might suprise you. (I can't say who & give anything away) Rose finds that her bond to Lissa is just as strong even over the distance & Lissa is torn apart by Rose's leaving. She starts to spin out of control & Rose has to find a way to save her best friend before it is to late, can she? does she? could you? Read this book & find out!
obsessedCaLiGirL13 More than 1 year ago
wow. this book was incredible. the series has always been a favorite of mine and i was so anticipating the release of the new book. It by far exceeded my highest expectations, and proved that even when you think its over, you've got another lesson coming. this is a must read!!! and i am dying for the next book to come!!