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"Bound by love, but sworn to kill...
The world thought Dimitri was dead. And to a certain extent, he was. But I hadn't been able to forget a conversation he and I had once had. We'd both agreed that we'd rather be dead - truly dead - than walk the world as Strigoi. It was time to honor our words.
Guardian 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 now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or, dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?
Now, with everything at stake—and worlds away from St. Vladimir's and her unguarded, vulnerable, and newly rebellious best friend—can Rose find the strength to destroy Dimitri? Or, will she sacrifice herself for a chance at eternal love?
Readers who fell in love with Rose, Lissa, and Dimitri won't want to miss Blood Promise, the much-anticipated, epic fourth novel in Richelle Mead's enthralling Vampire Academy series."
My Rambles: I know most of it is my method of reading (multiple books at a time depending on what's at my disposal) but I don't even remember the beginning of the book. Omg I fell for it again. after skimming the first page, I realize she's just very good at making what feels like a few days span hundreds of pages. And it messes with what I think was the beginning of the story. Though I guess reading them all so close together doesn't help either ^^;
Anyways, story. I love getting to see Dimitri's family. Olena is so sweet and as gruff as she is Yeva is my favorite of them. I know families don't always act the same, but Viktoria's "acting out" disappointed me so much. Idk if it because of how Dimitri is or how the blood whores are portrayed but it really does bother me. I get the whole "she's in love with him" but getting drugged like that was very dumb on her part. I would have expected Adrian to have noticed more regardless of how under the influence he was. Hehehe
It was ok though, feels mildly useless of an installment though. At least till near the end and you learn more about the strigoi aspect of plans and such.