Title: Blood Promise
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: April 2009
Synopsis from goodreads(WARNING! CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR OTHERS IN SERIES!):How far will Rose go to keep her promise? The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them. . . including Dimitri.
He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa—the one she has sworn to protect no matter what—and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?
Okay, well...wow! Just like the others in the series, I could NOT put this one down. They're not the most well written books, but they're definitely addicting. I really, really, like Rose as a main character. She's probably one of the strongest female characters out there and I love that! She made some hard decisions in this book, but she was still strong. I really don't know what to feel about Dimitri, and Adrian, and I can't wait to read the next one! I loved it! 4 stars, because the writing isn't spectacular.
Title: The Awakening
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Published: May 2009
Synopsis from goodreads (WARNING: Contains spoilers for previous book!):If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.
Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.
I'd had this book on hold FOREVER! The day I got I was was ecstatic. This series is just so good! The characters are relateable, the plot is pretty out there, but not so much that it's completely unbelievable. That's the thing, I could believe that this was actually happening somewhere. There are parts of the book that read like a horror movie, and it's awesomely gross. There's danger around every turn, and I really couldn't predict who was good and who was bad. It's just great: 5 stars!