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.