Why Make A Promise? Unless It's In Blood.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hey Readers!

For the next two weeks, I'm doing something different. For the next two weeks, I'm counting down the My top ten YA reads of the year! So let's get this the ball rolling shall we.

10. Blood Promise(Vampire Academy 4)by: Richelle Mead.

Who here has read the bestselling Vampire Academy series? (I raise my hand and shake it... ME! ME!)

And now I'll tell you why this book has made my list.

Dimitri. Dimitri. Dimitri. Oh yeah, and Rose. From the get-go, I always wanted them to be together. But this book took it to a whole different level for me. It might just be me, but I loved Dimitri even more when he was a strigoi. It's always fantastic when you can the good and bad in a character. (Bad boys tug at my heartstrings, what can I say?)But.... whenever I read a book like this where one of the MC's is bad, I never count them out. I always try to dig deeper into the character and pull what I can from what the writer has written. There is more to character, than what you read. And deep down in my gut, not matter what Dimitri's actions were, I never thought that Dimitri, would ever stop loving Rose--no matter what he had become. And even though he made explicit threats, I never thought that he would actually kill her.

What I got out of it is that love.... can make you do crazy things. And I believe that when you truly do love someone, deep down within your core, that's something that never leaves you, undead or not.

And here's my favorite line from the book: "Roza." His voice had the same wonderful lowness, the same accent...it was all just colder."You forgot my first lesson.Don't hesitate." ~ Richelle Mead

What can I say? Dimitri had me from the first Roza.



  1. Lisa said...:

    I really liked this book too. I loved meeting Dimitri's family.

  1. Ah! I'm behind! This book has been recommended from all directions!

  1. khashway said...:

    I picked up the second book in this series first--by accident. I haven't read any others. Thanks for reminding me to get caught up on them.

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