Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vampire Academy (The Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

Synopsis: "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."

Title: Vampire Academy
Series: Vampire Academy Numero Uno
Genre: Roamnce, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy
Pages: 332
Ages: 13+
Date I Finished: August 24th, 2012
My Rating: 4 Stars
Book Format: Paperback (Library)
My Word/Phrase: BAD-ASS ATTITUDE (You'll know what I mean once you read my review ;) )

Review: Great start of a new series that I am DEFINITELY going to read :D! The best part of this book was Rose and her kick-ass attitude. This was also probably one of the first books that literally made me laugh out loud. IT WAS HILARIOUS. That might be over exaggeration, but I was laughing so hard throughout the story. I would put a little funny blurb on the book, but I couldn't find any funny parts right away, and I'm too lazy to look through the book like a usually do, so just read the damn book! :P

Anyway, the whole story plot was well thoughtout. At first I had no idea what they meant by Strigois and Dhampirs and Morois, but as the story went on, I finally started to understand it. HUGE twist in the end :O I'm not even going to talk about it as it will take away too much.
The characters! Rose is definitely my favorite. (as I said in the first paragraph) She's got that bad-ass attitude and she is super funny and can sometimes be reckless. I have to say, I'm nothing like Rose, but I wish I were! Lissa, on the other hand, is usually (not really in the story, but from Rose's perspective :D) calm and collective. She's cautious about everything, which is the opposite from Rose. As the stories rears, though, Rose becomes more and more protective of Lissa, and Lissa becomes a little more reckless. Moving on to Dimitri! Dimitri's the Russian mentor of Rose's and they both start liking each other (like like)even though Dimitri is 7 years older than her. They then realize it couldn't possibly work out since they both gaurd Lissa. BUT I HOPE THERE RELATIONSHIP CONTINUES IN THE NEXT BOOKS! Christian, oh my god I want to marry him! I'm less complicated than Lissa (I hope) and maybe he'll notice me HAHA! I LOVE Christian, but Lissa and Christian are PERFECT for each other in the story :).

This book had me on my toes (is that even an expression? :D) the whole time reading it. The font was actually pretty big so I read it almost in one sitting. (No complaints) I give this book a smacking 4 stars.


  1. I'm so glad you read this book! I absolutely love this whole series, and hope you will too! Great review! (: