by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #1
Release Date: August 16, 2007
by Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin)
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What an amazing start to an amazing series! This book was awesome. I can already feel another fandom growing within me haha. I'm going to be obsessed. Basically, to sum up this book, it wasn't very well written, but it was very entertaining. I'm not ragging on Richelle Mead or anything but her writing isn't amazing, but her characters and story make up for that. The romance pretty much killed me. The feels were intense man! The build to this book was very well done, and I loved how Mead introduced the setting, characters, and situation so effortlessly, and was able to manipulate it as the story progressed. And that ending! OH MY GOD! That ending gives a new meaning to edge-of-your-seat. It was a double ending, meaning there was a climax...and then another one. Killer, yes.
I love these characters SO MUCH! First off, Rose is hilarious. I love her attitude, snark, personality, and kick-ass-ness. I love the way she doesn't take shit from anyone, and her fierce protectiveness of Lissa. Dimitri...hold on I gotta go cool off for a bit. He's too hot I can't take it. Seriously though, this man is amazing. Sexy, kick-ass, reserved, mysterious...yeah, I want him. Lissa was a great character too. It was really intense to watch read about her though because she was a mess, but in the end I thought she was pretty good character.
I can't wait to get completely immersed in this series. I know it's going to become another obsession but hey, I'm looking forward to it.
So as most of you know, the movie came out February 7 (last Friday) and sadly I didn't go see it, nor can I go see it anytime soon. Trust me, I'm not happy.
It looks so amazing.
But I would really recommend everyone go see it if you can because I've heard nothing but good things about it, and also Dimitri is in it...do you really need another reason?
Whether or not we get a sequel movie depends on how much money it makes in the first couple weeks so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go see it!
Here is the trailer, if you need anymore convincing: