Monday, June 17, 2013

[Review] Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Released: August 16th, 2007

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't any normal boarding school - it's a hidden place, to humans at least, where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is Dhampir, half-vampire, half-human, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. 

They'd been running. Running from danger which the academy holds. But now, they're being dragged right back to St. Vladimir's. 

Rose and Lissa become involved in plenty of complicated things, such as forbidden romance, the ruthless social scene of the academy, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful so that the Strigoi - the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires - won't make Lissa one of them forever.

So, while I was out last weekend, I stumbled upon the boxset of Vampire Academy. And this was my chance. It was on sale and it was pretty cheap so I went for it. Wow, I am so disappointed in myself that I didn't start reading this series sooner. It came out in 2007 for God's sake, Sam *huffs* But anyway, wow. Abso-freaking-lutely wow. I honestly didn't intend to devour the book that fast but I surprisingly did. It was so freaking good. Now I know that the buzz is all about. I went into this book, expecting it to be another Twilight, but thankfully it wasn't. I mean no offense to the Twilight series, but I just wasn't fond of it. Richelle Mead writes in such a captivating way that you just fall in love instantly.

Her characters were amazing. I loved loved loved Rose. She's one badass chica who doesn't take shit from anyone. I adore her personality and easygoing character, especially all those sexual jokes, all of it. The way she handles things, even though she can be just the slightest bit reckless, she knows which side she's on and she would do anything to protect the people she loves.

Dimitri is one of those mysterious, yet intriguing characters. He was definitely one of my favorites in the book. He was hot. Not only that, he was one of the best guardians out there. Now, tell the truth, what girl doesn't love an unbelievably good-looking fighter? What girl could even resist a guy like that? But Dimitri knows his responsibilities and position. He's just perfect.

Other characters I loved were, well, Lissa and Christian, and also Mason. God, I loved them all so much I wanted to just kiss them and tear them to bits.



Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. She now lives in Seattle where she works on her three series full-time, which are Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan and Vampire Academy. When she can actually tear herself away from writing or reading books, she has bad reality TV, traveling and shopping to keep her entertained.
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