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Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4)

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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 n
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Hardcover, 503 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Penguin Razorbill (first published August 1st 2009)
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Tatiana
Mar 30, 2010 Tatiana rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: hardcore VA fans
"Shadow Kiss" left us with Rose on the way to find and kill her beloved Dimitri who had fallen during a fight with Strigoi. "Blood Promise" picks up where Rose is in Moscow, looking for traces of Dimitri. Needless to say, she finds him, but I will not go into any more detail to avoid spoilers.

I hate to say it, but I am fairly disappointment by this book. In my opinion, it is so far the weakest in the series. It is by no means the worst book ever written, but the fact that Richelle Mead didn't p
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Jazzy
Jul 15, 2011 Jazzy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire-academy
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Carlita
Feb 13, 2009 Carlita rated it it was amazing
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The Holy Terror
*3.5 Stars*
The main reason I'm rating this one lower than the previous three? The first 300 pages were BORING. (-1 star) This book could almost have started on page 300 and still have been great. I understand the need for back story, but I was frustrated and annoyed at how much I had to slog through to get to the main story of the book. Setting the stage is one thing, dragging things out to artificially create tension and mood is another. I rounded up to 4 stars because I was genuinely surprised
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Heather
Sep 15, 2009 Heather rated it it was ok
Mead has blown my mind. I'm riddled with angst and a bit pissed off actually. Blood Promise is nothing like the previous VA books and she has murdered her characters, with the exception of Adrian, which is the only reason I gave this book 2 stars instead of one.

First of all, the first few chapters are filled with inconsistencies, not to mention new characters and societies that serve no other purpose than to aid Rose on her quest and to allow Mead to include secondary characters such as Lissa an
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Emma Giordano
Jul 16, 2015 Emma Giordano rated it it was amazing
This series has taken over my life completely and I am in no way complaining bUT HOW DOES ONE MAKE A PERSON FEEL SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT IM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH MY LIFE RIGHT NOW SURE I COULD START THE NEXT BOOK BUT I ACTUALLY CANNOT FUNCTION BECAUSE OF THIS ENDING AND IM KIND OF HOPEFULLY BUT ALSO IN A LOT OF PAIN AND THERES A LOT OF INTERNAL SCREAMING GOING ON GOOD AND BAD AND I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY OR DO OKAY I JUST LOVE THIS SERIES OK
Liz
Jan 10, 2015 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampires, great-read
First half of the book:

Rose has to go a hard way full of stones and death and pain. She meets Sydney and Dimitri's family and gets to know his world. Rose is ready to do anything to find and to kill him.

And finally, she finds him...
Second half of the book:

Dimitri as a Strigoi. A very very evil version of Dimitri. A passionated one, but still evil. He is brutal, he is merciless. He is completely different from the Dimitri we know.
And the relationship between him and Rose changes completely. E
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
The time has come. It doesn't matter that I read this book forever and a day ago. Blood Promise deserves a review - one that I wrongfully neglected to give at the time of finishing. The 5 star rating at the top says nothing about why I loved this book back then, nor does it say why I still think about this story even now. I doubt I'll ever go back and write reviews for the rest of the series but this book...it's in my soul. Don't expect one of my normal polished reviews. I just wanted to finally ...more
Gela & Pineapplez ♡
Feb 15, 2016 Gela & Pineapplez ♡ rated it really liked it
Shelves: january, 2016
I'm about to cry right now... That was fu**ing beautiful.
Taneika
Jul 28, 2016 Taneika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, I absolutely loved this and it was a roller coaster ride HOWEVER it was a bit dull in some parts and I felt it dragged a bit. I adored it though, and that ending/bridge scene omg
Norah Una Sumner
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This was very interesting and heart-breaking. Meeting Dimitri's family was a unique experience. I really feel like Rose developed a lot as a character and she's definitely more likable now than she was in the beginning,however,unfortunately,Lisa is getting on my nerves a little bit. What's been annoying in this book is that Lisa seems more angry at Rose for leaving her than being actually worried for Rose. I mean,for God's sake, Rose has her own life and her own problems that she needs to solve,
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4.5/5

This book was really good! I'm still trying to get over the major twist at the ending which I was kind of expecting but I didn't know that it would be that big.

The one thing that I didn't like with this book was that Lissa was kind of "whiny." In Rose's views from her eyes, we were able to see what was going on back at St. Vladimir Academy. I was excited to read this since it might had some more action, which it did, but it wasn't enough to out way Lissa. At the end of the 3rd book, I was d
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Kat Kennedy
Mar 31, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it really liked it
If I had to give the first 3/4 of this book a review, I would have given it two stars at the most.

The plot was painfully, agonizingly slow with many, many unnecessary characters and plotlines that just bugged the hell out of me. I found myself skipping large portions of text to get to anything worth reading.

The last quarter of this book however, earned that last two stars. It was intense, amazing, beautiful. I almost cried. I wanted to cry. What happened at the end... on the bridge... well bugge
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LMM
Aug 27, 2009 LMM rated it it was ok
So 1st I have to say that I love Mead. But this book was only OK to Good for me which I guess was a disappointment. I think she could have & has done much better. To summarize, I didn't feel as emotionally connected to the characters & I expected to be, esp after the last book. But also - I think structurally, the book was too condensed & didn't have to be.

OK so here I go, SPOILERS for VA #4 - BLOOD PROMISE BELOW:

I felt there was far too much recap of the previous 3 books. Literally
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Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Y yo que pensé que no podía haber un libro más intenso en esta saga que el tercero, ¡vaya si estaba equivocada! Leer este libro fue como estar en un hoyo oscuro horroroso en el que lo único que pensabas es... SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOILER DEL LIBRO PASADO.

DEJA DE LEER...

ESTÁS AVISADO...

SI SIGUES LEYENDO ES BAJO TU PROPIO RIESGO...

NO DIGAS QUE NO TE LO ADVERTÍ...

¿SIGUES LEYENDO Y NO HAS LEÍDO EL TERCERO?

VETE.

... lo único que pensabas es "Dimitri es un strigoi. Rose va a matarlo. Rose no va
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Pearl Angeli
BloodPromise

“Bound by Love, but sworn to Kill...”

Wow, just wow! What a thrilling, emotional roller coaster ride! This book is hands down amazing!

Blood Promise is the fourth installment of the Vampire Academy series. In this book, Richelle Mead takes us to Russia together with the badassest character Rose Hathaway, in search for the love of her life, Dimitri. She was forced to abandon her life in the academy as a student, leaving her best friend Lissa behind in order to fulfill her mission to destroy Dimitr
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Kate ♡
Sep 27, 2015 Kate ♡ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating:
4.5/5
Wow, can't believe I read about 400 pages today! I couldn't put this book down, and it's pretty long so that's saying something!
This book was a real roller coaster! As soon as Rose saw Adrian at the airport near the end of the book, the rest of the novel was just so beautiful!!! All these relationships coming back together, I seriously think that was my fav part of the book.
Basically:
I love Adrian so much, like, so much
Rose is amazing, and the character development, wow
I didn
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Kristi
Oct 11, 2009 Kristi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Three words; i'm just going to do one this time. Amazing.

I love this series. Plain and simple. I've been a fan since the beginning and I can't helped but get sucked in every time. This is my favorite vampire series. Heck, it's one of my most favorites, vampire or not.

The plot is fantastic, action packed, twists and turns galore. The characters are right on, they continue to grow and develop, become even more dimensional as the series continues. The writing is amazing. I just absolutely enjoyed r
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Juliana Zapata
Sep 28, 2015 Juliana Zapata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
El libro anterior de la saga dejó el nivel muy alto y mía expectativas por las nubes. Y por supuesto que ste libro fue increíble, siento que la saga se pone cada vez mas interesante, me he encontrado un montón de sorpresas a través de la historia y los libros solo prometen mejorar.

Rose es uno de mis personajes femeninos favoritos y en este libro continuó demostrando esa fuerza y esa terquedad que tanto me enamoran de ella. Por otro lado debo decir que en este libro empecé a querer mucho a Adrian
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Jilly
Sep 05, 2015 Jilly rated it did not like it
Just because I like you, it doesn't mean I still don't think you're an evil creature of the night. You are.

And there you have the only good line in the whole book. You're welcome.

Okay, I would like to tell you the story of my trip to drive from Texas to Florida for vacation a couple of years ago. It will take me about 300 pages to let you have the true experience that I had - sitting in the car, driving part of the time, stopping for gas & food. Plus, I know you are interested in every hig
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Emma
May 22, 2015 Emma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was full of ups and downs. I cried, I laughed, I was shocked... I had mixed feelings in some point while reading this, but I couldn't stop reading! I just had to know what'll happen. Like the prequels, this gets full 5 stars.

Now some SPOILERS.

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Gillian
I KNEW IT

I KNEW IT

BUT ALSO

ASDJKLUFRTFGFKHSLFKSJF

okay where is Spirit Bound where the fuck are you book come here

no need to stop now

My whole life is Vampire Academy. I am a Vampire Academy blood whore. Addicted to the endorphins. In a blood whore haze.

Also, Adrian is flawless.
DemonKitty003
Sep 14, 2009 DemonKitty003 rated it really liked it
I want to read this book!!!!!! God if she has to kill Dimitri I am so going to...I don't know what I'll do but I am so going to do something if he dies!!!! UGH!!! I want to know what is going to happen so badly!!!!!
Lucy
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Janina
Hmm. I was a little bit disappointed by this fourth installment of the VA series. I haven't been all ecstatic about the first three books either, but I definitely enjoyed reading them.
But with this one, I was actually contemplating giving up on the series altogether after the first 100 pages because it was painfully slow and uneventful. The first half of this book only consisted of a) retelling what happened previously, b) Rose talking about how great Dimitri was or c) Rose recalling all the gre
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Inge
Could probably have lost about 150 pages and it would have been a great story. However, the first half of the book was really slow, recapped everything to death, and dragged endlessly. The second half was loads better, but overall, not my favourite book.
Raiatea
Jun 18, 2009 Raiatea rated it it was amazing
Hey.
I have a theroy. PLEASE DONT 'SPOILERIZE' IT!!!!!!!!!
I think its pretty good. Here it is.
(Sorry its all in Caps!)
DIMIRTI HAS LEFT. HES IN RUSSIA(already known from Richelle).SHES ALMOST THERE. THEN SHE COMES ACCROSS ADRIAN, LISSA AND CHIRSTIAN AND EDDIE. OF COURSE THERE GOING TO TRY TO GET HER BACK. ONLY ADRIAN AND LISSA KNOW ABOUT DIMITRI AND ROSE STILL. SOMEHOW ROSE GETS THEM TO STAY. THEY FIND DIMITRI AND ABOUT 10 OTHER STRIGOI. ROSE TAKES DOWN 3 BUT THEN GET HIT AND ALMOST DIES. DIMITRI
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Teamedward4evr
Jan 07, 2009 Teamedward4evr rated it it was amazing
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Imee Andrea
Dec 18, 2008 Imee Andrea marked it as to-read
....i cant wait for this book to come out. I"m dying to know if whom will Rose end up with... will it be Adrian or Dmitri... Is Dmitri a Strigoi now or was just kept prisoner... If he's A Strigoi, will Rose be able to kill him... or him kill her?...
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f
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Other Books in the Series

Vampire Academy (6 books)
  • Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
  • Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)
  • Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)
  • Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)
  • Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)

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