YA Appreciation Month

Young Adult Appreciation Month: Excerpt of Richelle Mead’s Blood Promise (Vampire Academy 4)

Richelle Mead, author of the fantastic Vampire Academy series, has just posted the first chapter of Blood Promise, the fourth book in the six book series! We absolutely LOVE the Vampire Academy series (just see our reviews for Vampire Academy, Frostbite, and Shadow Kiss), and have been salivating over the release book 4! Blood Promise hits shelves on August 25, 2009.

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?

Chapter One is online HERE.

For more about Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy books, check the author’s website HERE. Richelle also runs a great blog, which you can read HERE.


  • KMont
    July 25, 2009 at 6:07 pm


    OK, all good. Just had to get that out of my system before skipping off to read it. 😀

  • Khalia Beikov-Wayland-Ivashkov-Cullen-Black
    July 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Oh my god, I absolutely cannot wait for the book to come out in Australia!8O
    I’ve just finished the excerpt and am already salivating over the rest. 😕

    I also CANNOT wait for the fifth book, Spirit Bound, to come out on the 20th of April!! 😆
    We have to wait so long . . .:P

    Anyway, one book at a time peoples.
    Wonderful book. :mrgreen:

  • Rob Charron
    July 26, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Hi 🙂
    Thanks for sharing Richelle Mead’s BLOOD PROMISE with us. What a beautiful cover.
    Even as I read the series I thought to myself:
    “Self – wouldn’t this make a great HBO series?”
    “OtherSelf – Oh yes! Quite!”
    I hope it is optioned for that.
    Love from Canada

  • Bridget Locke
    July 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Whoo-hoo! I can’t wait for Richelle’s next book. Ack! I, of course, blame you two. Shocking right? I seem to be doing that all the time lately. I’m working on a couple of blog entries to go along w/ your YA month. Just an FYI. 🙂 Can’t wait to read your reviews!

  • Anonymous
    December 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    love the books so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i can’t wait till spirit bond comes out 😀
    and i have one question
    is there a movie vampire academy ❓
    please answer thanks 😀 😀 😀

  • Anonymous
    January 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    omg. i am like in the middle of the book right now. Oh. Emm. Ghee. !!!! aamazing. dimitri makes my heart beat like a hummingbirds.awh awh. i can not believe that there are going to be a 5th and 6th book too. gosh this author has me on the edge of my seat! i couldn’t wait to read the 4th one after reading 1-3! but i guess i will live. lol. 😳

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