Monday, February 24, 2014

{Review} Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #1
Pages: 332
Release Date: August 16, 2007
by Razorbill (an imprint of Penguin)

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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.



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.


5 stars
 
 
 
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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:
 
 

5 comments:

  1. Loved the whole Vampire Academy Series. I was actually quite impressed with the movie as well. Now I just need to start reading Bloodlines Series.

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    1. I really wanted to go see the movie and I couldn't go opening weekend so I was going to go the next weekend but then my stupid theater didn't play it I was so angry. I bet it was so amazing! Yeah after this series is done ruining my life I'm moving on to Bloodlines too :)

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  2. I'm confused! I just found your blog but your previous post said you were shutting down??? Noooo...

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry I scheduled this post and forgot about it. I honestly don't know whether or not I'm shutting down this blog because the second I wrote that post I missed blogging. I think I'm going to keep my blog going and just post as often as I can :)

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  3. I'm planning on reading this one very soon! Glad you loved it :D And I'm sure I will too - Rose sounds awesome.
    Great review :)

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