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Blood Promise (Vampire Academy Book 4) by Richelle Mead Review favourite Vampire Academy book so far! 

This is more towards the New Adult side of YA. 

Blood Promise definitely centres more around the romantic elements of The Vampire Academy books. 

NOTE: Spoilers below!

Rose heads of to Russia to try and find Dimitri. She meets Sydney, an alchemist first though. They start an uneasy friendship but Sydney does indeed help Rose in the end as she's sent by other Alchemist who is a covert character with her to Dimitri's family. 
The Belikov's are a bunch of different characters all put into one family. There's the caring mother, the naughty sisters, the responsible sister, and a grandmother who isn't all she seems. The family has it's similarities and differences but you can see how much the characters care for one another and indeed Rose during the hard time Rose has come to tell them about. When Rose does tell them of what happened to Dimitri they are shocked and understandably upset. Rose and one sister start a friendship but that ends rather badly in the end for a reason I won't disclose now. 
From there the story goes to a Russian city (the Belikov's live on the outskirts of Russia) where Rose does what she's come to Russia to do. Kill Strigoi. She does this with some help from other characters. When she finds Dimitri he's changed as all Stigoi's do. He doesn't look at her the same way as he used to though he claims to still "want" her. 
He takes her back to his domain with one promise...that she will become Strigoi sooner or later. We see lots of scenes of Dimitri trying to convince Rose that it's a good idea because they will be together forever. Rose almost becomes convinced, however Dimitri never tells her what she needs to hear - that he loves her. 
She therefore stabs him at the end of the book but is he dead? 
Meanwhile, Lissa meets a new girl - the daughter of the new Principal of St Vladimir's Academy called Avery. At first Avery seems sweet but by the end of the book she's seen as a crazy spirit user who just wants to add another spirit (she's got 2 already) to her list. She causes Lissa to get drunk and party a lot while Rose is away so she can get under Lissa's skin and into her mind to control her. Will Rose save the day? 

BRIEF SUMMARY (without spoilers)

I really liked this book! I give it 5 stars because It had lots of different elements to it but they weren't as scattered (some of which I haven't even gone into above) as in the other VA books so far I didn't feel. We got to see a wide range of emotions from Rose, including humor, sadness, fear and love etc. Rose's plot line was the main plot line as well. It was interesting to see her outside of St Vladimir's academy. I look forward to seeing where book 5 "Spirit Bound" takes us.



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