26/01/12 - Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead - Released 16th August 2007
A brilliant start to the series!
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...
After reading Bloodlines, I immidiately ordered this, I knew that Richelle Mead wouldn't let me down! She delivered an action packed book with twists and characters that could never bore you.
I was a little confused at the start, reading Bloodlines before this series isn't a good idea, warning you all! Eventhough I was slightly confused with some parts, I throughly enjoyed it. Vampire Academy is different from the cliche Vampire books, it brings more excitement and much more interesting story lines, everyone is TOO obssessed with Edward Cullen from the best-selling series, Twilight. I think Vampire Academy is a lot better, who REALLY wants to read about vampires who go up to a human and says:
"Stay away from me, I'm dangerous, goodbye."
Vampire Academy is much more interesting, it makes much more sense and the characters are so much more delightful. Once you start reading this you won't be able to put it down, there's so much to think about and so many mysteries to solve. You play guessing games with yourself, but none of your predictions are correct. This book was full of surprises that I never saw coming.
I loved all the characters. They all had a good and bad side to them, even the all-too-gorgeous, Dimitri. I really enjoyed reading about him, because after reading Bloodlines, I didn't quite understand his relationship with Rose, but now everything has become crystal clear. Mia, I didn't like her, she was a stupid girl, I thought. She was so determined to make people's lives a misery? What is up with the girl? She is absolutely mental, she depressed me, every time I saw her name I wanted to hit my head against a wall.
"Do you think I'm pretty?"
"I think your beautiful."
"You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes”
I would die for a boy to say that to me, unfortunately, boys now a days are stuck to their X-Boxs. I think this quote is seriously cute. The guy who said this is definitely swoon-worthy!
I can't wait to see what other masterpieces Richelle has instore next!
I rate this book:
4.8 Falling Books