Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

My rating:  5/5
Summary (from Goodreads):  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.

My review:   Vampire Academy is one of the best books/series I've read in a while.  It doesn't quite beat Matched or The Hunger Games, but its pretty amazing.

The first thing I'd like to focus on is Dimitri.  He is one of the best male protagonists I've come across (besides Peeta, of course), and I love his battle skills.  I wish he wasn't so tall though. . . 6 foot 7?  Crazy.    Oh well.  He's still awesome anyway!

I really admire the author, more and more as the series go on.  I'm now currently reading the last book in the series, and it happens lots throughout the books.  Rose and Lissa have a bond that allows Rose to go into Lissa's head.  That must be quite difficult to write, because you're writing in the point of view of a character that's in another character's head.  Difficult, right?  I sure think it would be.

I love the idea; it's full of creativity and originality.  I like the idea of all those different types of vampires: Moroi, Strigoi, and Dhampirs.   Vampire Academy is a great choice for people who don't like typical vampire books!


  1. I LOVE VAMPIRE ACADEMY! I love that it was so different from the nowaday, typical, 'vampire story'. It was my absolute favorite book series during the summer, but I burned through them so quickly that I forgot I had to wait for the next one to come out. Now there has been this huge long pause in the story and I need to go back and reread them now! LOL! :)

  2. This is one of my favorite series! I love Rose and Dimitri. Great review.

  3. This is - I think - my favourite series ever... maybe... there are too many to choose from!
    But this is an amazing series, and so different! Love Dimka and Rose! (:
    Brilliant review!


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