Sunday, February 2, 2014

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


    A different take on vampires is evident in this book. Rose is a dhampir, which is a guardian to the Moroi who are vampires. Rose is Lissa's guardian, and they have shared a bond for many years that allows Rose to feel and even experience Lissa's feelings and environment. These two have been on the run from an unknown enemy, but are caught and taken back to the St. Vladimir's Academy from where they have escaped. While back at the academy they become engulfed by the world of teen life, popularity, parties, and relationships, but not all is as it seems. There is a danger lurking closely and seems to rear its ugly head as time goes on.
     I'll admit that by the end of this book I actually liked it, but it wasn't until the last 70 pages that my opinion changed. I wasn't too impressed by the story at the beginning. I couldn't figure out what all the hype was about when it came to this series. I made myself continue to read and I'm glad that I did because the last 70 pages were great. They were filled with action and danger that pulled me into the story. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in the series.
    I rated this book 4/5 stars and recommend it.


  1. I have not read any of this series, and I too have wondered what all the hype was about. There is a movie coming out now, right? I also keep confusing this series with the House of Night vampire series. I bought the first book of that long ago and tried to read it but just couldn't get into it and gave up about halfway through.

    I might have to give this one a try though.


    1. Yeah, there is a movie coming out. It seems like it's soon, but I'm not sure. I've heard that House of Night isn't that great, but I'm going to have to try it since I have the series on my shelf. I wasn't sure if I was going to make it through this book, but the end completely pulled me in. I'm hoping that the 2nd book has more action.

    2. I don't remember....have you read the Embrace series? Or the Fallen series? Or the Hush Hush series? Those are all about fallen angels, nephilim, etc. Embrace is my favorite of the bunch.