Saturday, May 19, 2012

"Vampire Academy" - Book Review


St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Vampire Academy was a lot different than other vampire books I've read and was very unique and original in its concepts of a school specifically for vampires. The idea of different vampire races was pretty neat and I liked how there was a risk for them to turn into Strogoi if they went too far while drinking blood from people.
Rose was a really strong character and the powerful friendship she and Lissa shared was obviously evident from the get-go of the novel.  It was admirable that she was always putting Lissa's needs and safety before her own and it was endearing. Richelle Mead has a great gift for detail and I could easily see the setting and events taking place as the story went on.

I knew who the culprit indirectly attacking Lissa was from the beginning. Demitri was a really lovable character and I loved the chemistry between him and Rose. The middle and the events leading up to the conclusion really reminded me of another vampire book "Uninvited" because of all of the partying, drinking and hooking up. The book was alright, I liked it, but I wasn't crazy about it though I will continue reading the series and hopefully I'll grow to like it more along the way. A lot of people told me that the second book is a lot better so I'm hoping they're right, I'd really like to read more of Rose and Demitri's budding, forbidden romance.



  1. Glad you overall enjoyed this book :) !! Vampire Academy is one of my favourite series EVER ! The second book is pretty great but the third is BEYOND AWESOME, seriously you have to read the whole series Noellie :) !! Great review :)

    1. Thanks Elodie,
      Don't worry I will, I won't be giving up on the series, my sister is making sure of it hahaha

  2. Vampire Academy is my favorite YA series :D ! Keep reading it the following books are even better!
    Great review !

    1. Hehe my sister almost kicked me to the moon yesterday because she told me that the VA series is really good and gets even better along the way, so I'm going to give it a chance :)
      Thank you X)



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