With so many readers participating in the Vampire Academy series re-read challenge, we’ve been talking about Richelle Mead’s young adult series more than usual. Yesterday, we chatted with a few of you on Twitter about favorite lines from the series and the like, but we were surprised when more than one person said they aren’t looking forward to re-reading Blood Promise, the fourth book.
This was crazy, as it’s our favorite book in the series (actually one of our favorite novels all together). We get that Blood Promise is intense. (SKIP THIS PARAGRAPH IF YOU HAVE YET TO READ BLOOD PROMISE.) It’ll make you cry. Then, you’ll be angry and want to throw the book. Then it gets your hopes up, and it dashes them. Blood Promise is everything that’s excellent about Mead’s writing. The emotional intensity is in direct correlation to our connection to Rose, the protagonist. We love her. We really love Dimitri. And watching her battle to save him, then herself from him is gut-wrenching.
All Mead’s novels provoke those visceral reactions, and it’s why she remains on our favorite authors list. We can only imagine what she has in store for us in the final Vampire Academy installment Last Sacrifice.
Your turn: Tell us which Vampire Academy novel is your favorite?