Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)From back cover: 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 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.

I hardly ever read books twice, but even my second time will not be the last for this long-standing member of my favorites shelf.

Within the excitement of the typical high school drama is a series chronicling a thrilling struggle between life and death where Rose must choose between chasing after her deepest desires and risking it all for the greater good.

Friendships are the most important relationship in a person’s life at this age, yet it’s rare that friendship is ever given attention. The self-sacrificial bond between protagonists Rose and Lissa is as inspiring and unforgettable as the thrilling plot with its mysteries, humor, and unpredictable twists. The connections between developing couples are entangled with life and death and put other YA romantic connections to shame. If I were moroi royalty, I’d declare this book a classic.

10 comments:

  1. Humor and unpredictable twists. I already heard so many great things about this series. I need to get started! Thanks for sharing ^^

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Mel! I do think the first one at the very least is a must read :). Enjoy!

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  2. ANNIIIIIEE~!! So sorry I saw this so late, but great post! I did read this first book of VA but haven't gotten around to the rest. Apparently, this series gets better and better as it goes on, but unfortunately, this first book didn't do much for me >_< Thanks for sharing your thoughts, though!

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    1. No problem, Vivi! I know I can always count on you, thanks! 🙂

      I'm going through the series a second time since I finally got around to obtaining the 6th book, now that it's been years since I read the rest of the series. I thought the 2nd and 3rd weren't as good as the 1st, but the 4th is amazing. That said, if you didn't like the 1st I doubt the rest of the series would do it for ya :).

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  3. I want to read the series again because I love it so much, it's been forever since I have read it an d it sounds like a great idea lol. Nice review!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  4. Now this is my kind of book i love vampire stories thanks for the review

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  5. Such an awesome review! I like it and I like how you review the books. I already bookmark your blog.

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