Tuesday, June 7, 2011


By : Richelle Mead
Published By: Razor Bill , Penguin
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 443 Pages, Bought my copy


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

For Rose Hathaway, everything seems out of kilter. Ever since she made her first Strigoi kills, a dark shadow has been creeping over her. Looming in the background, too, is another realization: If she follows her forbidden love for guardian Dimitri Belikov, she might lose her best friend forever. And these sleep-shaking worries couldn't have come at a worse time. The immortal unloving are prowling everywhere, famished for vengeance against her. An adrenaline-laced episode of the teen pop favorite Vampire Academy.


There is quite a lot going on in this book. Victor Dashkov is going on trial and Rose and Lissa want a ticket. Adrian is a great character amongst all that is going on helping Lissa to understand her element and his banter with Rose.

There’s 6 weeks of field testing and Rose isn’t happy with who she has been assigned. Adult Guardians are jumping out attacking novice guardians all over the place. A ghost keeps popping up at inconvenient times and throwing Rose off.

Rose is doing it a lot tougher in this book and growing up before our eyes. She can still throw a hissy fit, but she thinks about her behaviour more . Things are happening that she is fearful of and she is trying to get some answers.

I love the way Richelle writes Dimitri and Rose in their quiet, tense moments. The smexual tension just washes over the reader.

Queen Tatiana is being a pain in the butt, tarot readings aren’t sounding too good and the ghost just won’t go away.

The excitement gets to fever pitch . I could see where Richelle was going , but hoping she wasn’t. The way she wrote where the book ended up kinda broke my heart. I admit I had a cry. I felt a bit hollow and wondered where the next 3 books could take me. Get those Kleenex out ( tissues) because the emotion just gets more heart breaking in ‘Blood Promise’....* whispers* it’s very sad and hard.


“Don’t worry , little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you’ll always be like sunshine to me.” I rolled my eyes. He dropped his cigarette onto the sidewalk and put it out with his foot. “Gotta go. See you later.” He swept me a gallant bow and started walking away toward guest housing.

“You just littered!” I yelled.

“Above the rules, Rose,” he called back. “Above the rules.”

“I already have a nickname for you, but I’ll get in trouble if I say it in class.”

“Ah,” he said happily. “That’s the Rose I know.”

He stepped back and threw his arms out. “ I’m always crazy around you , Rose. Here, I’m going to write an impromptu poem for you.” He tipped his head back and shouted to the sky:

“Rose is in red

But never in blue

Sharp as a thorn

Fights like one too.”

“And oh, I loved him. I loved him so much it hurt.”

“I love you, Roza.” He kissed me again. “ I’ll always be here for you. I’m not going to let anything happen to you.”



  1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !! I love Shadow Kiss .. I have read it 3 times but my heart always breaks at the end of the book !

  2. I saw it coming...but hoped it wasn't...then when Richelle wrote her words.....very sad...

    Michelle A.


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