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Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide (Vampire Academy)

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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  24,678 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Prepare to be Tested.
The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.
Read it Before it Hits Theaters February 14th, 2014!

The official guide to the #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series

Sink your teeth into the perfect holiday gift and must-have collector's item for every fan of Richelle Mead's to
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Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published December 22nd 2011 (first published November 23rd 2011)
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♔ Leah.
This book is shit. You fucking call this "The Ultimate Guide?", motherfucker please. It's basically a written masturbatory piece over Rose/Dimitri with shit that we already know about other fucking characters and tries to justify the cheating in the books by making them look all preshious~~~ and angelic~~~ Did I also mention how amazing Dimitri and Rose are?? And how awesome they are, soaking in eachother's awesomeness? OMFGz!!!111



It's so shit, it made my chemistry textbook look like porn.

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Katie Q
Sep 05, 2011 Katie Q marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The first vampire book I have read was Twilight....got addicted to it but then got over it. BUT THIS!...well let's just say when I saw they Richelle Mead was making an ultimate guide I instantly lusted for this book to be MINE. Twilight was, is and never will be in the same level as Vampire Academy.
Lola
I was disappointed to say the least and I LOVE vampire academy. The book should be titled the ultimate vampire academy summary. I think the book would be ideal for people who have read the first book of the series and are unsure about continuing the series. But beware of spoilers because this book is a very precise recount of the vampire academy series like you get the entire vampire academy 6 book series compiled into 200 over pages which may not seem a lot but then you realize that the ultimat ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Calling all FANS of Vampire Academy. Do you think you know everything about Vampire Academy? About Rose, Lissa, Dimitri? We'll look no further than this guide. It will give you insider information that you didn't know and NEED to know!

I love Vampire Academy. The series itself is amazing written and the way the plot unfolds with each book only brings the reader closer the school then they can ever imagine. I am a big and avid fan of Vampire Academy and even though the series has ended, this is a
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Ta§chima Cullen
I never understand the need for guides when the fans have already read the books and know everything they need and want to know about their characters... but then again I will probably buy it cause I am a fan and I want to have every single book in this series (even though this is not actually a part of it). It's just a way to make money out of a very popular series I know, they are not fooling me. I'm still buying it.
Lisa
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

If you're a fan of the Vampire Academy series, this Ultimate Guide is a must-have! With book summaries, in-depth character profiles, insights into the vampire world, an exclusive Q&A with Richelle Mead and so much more, you'll easily lose yourself in the familiar memories you have of this fabulous series.

The six book recaps take up about two-thirds of the guide and are 30 pages long each, with Richelle Mead preceding each one with an explanatio
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Marga
Jan 01, 2015 Marga is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not obsessed or anything.

AM I?

So far this was nothing but summaries. :/ I was actually hoping to find bonus scenes and such.
Irena
It was so good to read about all of the characters I love and to be back in this world...
I'll write a review later in the day...
Jennifer
To be honest, I expected a whole lot more of this book! I mean, Vampire Academy has to be my favorite series ever, so the guide HAS to be awesome, right?
Wrong, this book was so disappointing. On the summary, it mentioned exclusive secrets and a lot of juicy stuff which it failed to deliver.
Throughout the beginning and middle, she just wrote a summary of all the books adding to about 200 pages! No juicy stuff, just a brief summary. Of course, if we're reading the guide, we already know all of th
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Tracy T.
As an Ultimate Guide, this guide fell short. The first 75% is an extremely in depth, chapter by chapter recap of all the books. Now, if you're a fan of the Vampire Academy books, then chances are, you don't need the recap. The last 25% are character profiles and some background about St. Vladimir's and the Moroi Royal Court. Personally, I would have loved to learn more about the world of Vampire Academy.
Alice
Wanted the dirt. Got a Spark Notes overview of the series instead with an unwanted Squee Mob slant that made me twitchy. There are some writers I never want to hear talk about their creations for one reason or another and this author is one of them.
Irina
Oct 29, 2011 Irina marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I WAAAAAAAAANT THIS >.<
Nikki
This book begs the question: why was it published? Oh right, for monetary gain. Duh. Beyond that I have absolutely no clue as to why this was printed. Thankfully this was a library loan or I would be quite irritated.

The book itself is mostly one large summary of the Vampire Academy series. Each book is summarized with quotes thrown in there now and again. As if the summary aspect was not bad enough it was written like a book report, a book report by a valley girl. Like it was like so totally...c
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Ifmarybooks
Sorry I can't give more than 2 stars for this books because I was so disappointed.
Vampire Academy is my favorite YA series ever. I'm just obsessed by this series and I almost think about its character every day. Yes i'm crazy.
So I was excited to read this guide based on the series. It is said at the back of the book : the must-have addition to any vampire academy collection.
And I disagree. If you've read the books you don't need this guide. Most of the book(until page 220 and there are 290 page
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Nancy The book junkie
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Pyper at Reading Lark
I really loved the Vampire Academy books, but this guide was a waste of time. It was interesting reading the summaries and familiarizing myself with the series again (it's been awhile since I read them), but there was nothing else! The first 3/4 of the book is spent summarizing the 6 books. The last 1/4 is spent talking about the characters & their relationships, again summarizing everything we already knew. I didn't learn anything new about any of the characters. No creative backstories, no ...more
Dark Matter
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I am going to preface this review by saying I don’t really know how to describe this book, but I will try my best.

Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide is a look into the addictive world Richelle Mead has created. Delve through the history of St Vladimir’s Academy, explore the dark psychology between Lissa and Rose’s fr
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Alicyn
Yet another book that wasn't on my list! Also, I fear this may drop my credibility as a reviewer but I have my reasons as to why I'm reviewing this.

Before I begin my 'review'--and I'll use that lightly--I'd like to say one thing, and this is where my credibility falls on the line: I skipped the majority of the book. Don't look at me like that. Here's the reason why: the first part is just a recap of each book. Now, if you were to go to my read shelf on Goodreads, you'd probably see that I finish
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Athena Herondale
Jul 08, 2012 Athena Herondale rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: somebody who has money to waste
Recommended to Athena Herondale by: myself
i actually regret buying this and wasting my money on this book when i could have gotten other books that are more important books than this. Its really just a run through of the vampire academy books. Something i dont need after reading this series 9 times already (its pretty amazing). its literally engraved into my head by now and reading this crappy book is insulting.


Michelle Rowen cant translate. period.
Laeti
Un merveilleux guide qui résume bien la saga. Même si j'avais quelques appréhensions en le feuilletant, car il me semblait n'être qu'un résumé des livres, j'en suis tout de même assez contente. C'est toujours un plaisir de se replonger dans cette saga que j'aime tant. Résumé des 6 livres, questions/réponses et autres font de ce guide un bel objet pour les fans!
Rose
Really, I'm not finished, but I have read some of it- not saying it's a bad book, just haven't felt like it, so I'm going to say It's read.

My Review:

This is definitely the ultimate guide for the Vampire Academy series. It has bios on the characters, passage quotes and Michelle Rowen's Interpretations. This is a must read for all VA fans.
Noa
Vampire Academy the Ultimate Guide, I was more than thrilled when I first heard about this guide. At the time I was halfway through Shadow Kiss, and the series had been rapidly making its way up my favorites lists. So, you can imagine what it was like to find out there’s a guide for this series. I wasted no time getting started on this guide after I had just finished reading Last Sacrifice.

At a first glance this appears to be a must read for every and all VA fans. However, a large portion of th
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Lisa
Dec 31, 2011 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hardcore VA fans
My boyfriend bought me this for Christmas in addition to Torment from the Fallen series, a Kindle Fire and Clockwork Prince. He supports my reading habit-how awesome is he!?
Belinda
Read in a day. Lots of repetition (most of the book is recapping each book in the series) and no new info on the VA world. Not what I was expecting and a bit of a let down.
Emma_Rose
I didn't read the entire book, because I know the story lines to each book. I found it really good. It made me want to read the entire VA series again!
Amy Jacobs
If you are a fan of the Vampire Academy series, you probably think you know everything there is to know about them. Even if you think you do, you still need to give the Ultimate Guide a chance because it will definitely surprise you with things you didn't know.

I loved how it was broken down by each book in the series. We get a small section from author Richelle Mead before each summary and she shares her thoughts on the writing process of each story. We get to hear about her struggles, feelings,
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Vovka
As a Vampire Academy super-fan I had to have this book in my bookshelves... I was pretty curious about it, because there was almost no promotion and also because Aussie book-bloggers did not talk about it for its Australian release. So, I did not know what to expect from this guide, I've really discovered it when I've received it.

I was a little disppointed first because there was no exclusive content, except some Q&A with Richelle Mead (I don't consider Quizz as exclusive content). And even
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Sophie
This is the first "guide" book that I have ever read for a book series, so I thought that it was only fitting that my first would be for my favourtie series, and I loved it!

The book re-caps. For a little bit over half of the book there are re-caps of all of the six books which I thought was great as they are all condesed down into about 30 pages each and I found that the re-cap for each of the books was quite in-depth and didn't brush over any of the important parts in the books. Another thing t
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Wai
For an 'ultimate' guide, I have to say that it was disappointing.

The majority of the guide and I do mean about 75% was taken up by pointless re-cap of the six books of the series. Aside from brief introductions to each book written by Richelle Mead, I fail to see the point of these. I've read all the books in the VA series and I remember them quite well. If I didn't, they are on my shelves where I could go and read them again, if I wanted to. What's the point of re-hashing the story? The only an
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Jessica (a GREAT read)
Okay, I've had it on my TBR pile for over a month but finally read it, Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide by Michelle Rowen with Richelle Mead, and it was great! I've only read one other "world info" type book and found it to be fun and so was this one!

To my knowledge, Michelle Rowen is doing most of the writing this time, but of course she has input from Richelle and there are a few QAs in the book with Richelle. It was all very fun and fascinating. I've read all the books in the series, yet i
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