Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigo, the fiercest vampires - the ones who that never die. The powerful blend of human a ...more
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<--- THIS is the hot Dimitri?! THIS?! WHO THE HELL IS THIS. WHO THE FUCK IS THIS CRETIN. HE IS NOT THE DIMITRI I EXPECTED.
I'm not sure I can endure the movie now.
And Bubbles makes her comeback yet again! I've been a fan of Richelle Mead since I started her Game of X series, bu ...more
I liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella. I thought she was just too...girly for some having with vampires. I wanted someone that could stand with them in a fight and not cower behind....Enter Rose. She is the bodyguard to Lissa, a vampire princess that must attend school and keep out of the clutches of the dark side. Rose is aggressive and hard headed, sometimes risking Lissa while trying to prove she is st ...more
Addition : Why I think you should read VA instead of Covenant
The before : September 2010
I was a stubborn brat when it came to reading Vampire Academy. Part of me honestly thought that a vampire series couldn't impress me after experiencing how oversaturated the genre had become with depressing and lackluster characters and stories.
Because of this, I went into my first read of VA ...more
On one hand, it is a variation on the norm and Rose is definitely not the usual character occupying the myriad of PRNs these days. The writing style is blessedly free of awkward construction and mistakes. In fact, the writing isn't too bad at all.
The secondary characterizations are quite good for the most part, and well rounded. The pacing is agonizingly slow at the beginning of the book and doesn't pick up until the last fifty pages. The lore behind ...more
“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”
You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!
Okay so after billions of people recommending this to me,I decided to read it,to give it a try.To be honest I didn't except good things from this book,and I am glad I got some.
What I expected :
A vampire school
Vampires making out with each other
A forbidden love
An evil Vam...more
So I said I wouldn't read this after being warned about 10 million times that they stop being worth the bother after book 3. I said it repeatedly, earnestly... and then I caved. I mean, what do you do when you've nothing ahead of you but a day at the library and when you turn around...dum, dum, dum... there it is, the internationally praised series that you swore you would never... but then what if you felt different?... how can you expect to deal with not finding out for yourself? So I guess I ...more
Before I harp on about the first Vampire Academy book, I want to comment on the series as a whole: these books are really readable and quite good fun. They pull fewer punches than a lot of other supernatural novels, and the series gets quite a bit darker as it progresses. The characters encounter myriad trials--mental instability, torture, betra ...more
I hope you can feel my joy for reading this book once you have read it too! It was awesome!
I loved how you got totally engrossed in it and then it had a total shocker ending! But, I'm not telling you what that is! :P
So easy to read and Rose was a spunky, outspoken heroine and I love that Richelle Mead wasn't afraid to make Rose so sexually confident and confident in herself too. It was SO REFRESHING
Full review to come (maybe.)
Vampire Academy is a well-known series, whether becasue the covers are ugly or because of the ...more
wait, why did I write that? "vampire" diary? maybe cause everything in my life is vampire, vampire, vampire! best friend vampire. training to protect vampires. actually protecting vampires. I'm half-vampire. I go to a Vampire Academy for chrissakes. vampires, vampires, everywhere. and now apparently I have a vampire diary too. hello, unconscious. argh! ok enough of this bs, I'm getting annoyed and need to work it out by working out. maybe this diary thing isn't going to work o ...more
THE RANT BEGINS.
Chapter One. We're presented with a pretty confusing situation, without knowing who's who and what is going on (I almost thought I had by mistake picked up the sequel, because it felt like I was missing out on something.) But at least we have what seems like a kick-ass main character, Rose, and a strong female friendship between her and Lisa, s ...more
Buddy Read with Melanie | | Belle | | Bethan | | Emmy | | Alyssa
I tried. I really did. But it's so boring and my eyeballs are literally falling out of my sockets.
I've watched the movie a long time ago and thought it was shitty so I think it's about time I pick the book and see for myself if it's better than the movie!
Vampires! Vampires! Vampires!
UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME!
So, as you might have guessed by that star rating Vampire Academy was a miss for me. Not entirely a miss but a miss nonetheless.
Girl-on-Girl Hate: I hate this shit so much... and it’s everywhere in this novel!! Every time I turned a page I was slapped in the face with it! Mia hat ...more
When my friends told me about Richelle Mead’s popular “Vampire Academy” series, I just had to check this series out! Wow and double wow, this book was a brilliant introduction to the “Vampire Academy” series and after I had read this book, I really wanted to read more about these awesome characters! Full of drama, mystery, action and hot romance, “Vampire Academy” is definitely one novel that will take the paranormal world by storm!
For two years, Rose Hathaway and Vasilisa “Lissa” Drag ...more
It took quite a few chapters for me to get into this one, and even then it was pretty easy to put down.
I'm not saying it was awful, but I really didn't feel much of anything for the characters. And for the first half of the book I kinda thought Rose was a lesbian.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
It was just doubly confusing for me when she got the crush on her mentor...or whatever he is.
But since everyone seems to think these books are The Greatest, I'm going to give th ...more
If you read this book knowing that it is YA, you'll love it. I read other paranormal YA books, and didn't like them this much. It is better than the house of night series and the vampire dia ...more
I wrote this FIVE YEARS AGO and I was FIFTEEEN. Also, I course a lot. If you can't handle poorly based criticism and/or swear words, don't read it. Really, guys? No hate.
I was 15 when I read and reviewed this book. I obviously didn't like it, partly due to its translation into Swedish and partly because I JUST DIDN'T LIKE IT. And that's okay. However, just because I hated a book doesn't mean you should. That's the point of reviews, recommending and not recommending books based on yo ...more
This book was so much fun to reread. I had forgotten quite a bit! I can’t wait to jump right into the second one. I feel like this is one of those series that gets better with each book.
Can we talk about movie Dimitri?
What the bloody hell is this ? This guy looks like a 40 year old creep to me. Di ...more
What a great first book to a series - I really enjoyed this, I couldn't put it down it was so good. I was expecting something a little more 'young' adult (along the lines of the House of Night series) but instead the characters are all quite mature. The book itself is written with more of a mature tone than other YA books I have read, and I much prefer this style of writing. I think it helped that one of the characters was twenty-four years old.
There are two types of vampir ...more
Review: Over the past few months, I'd only ever heard good things about Vampire Academy and me putting it off for this long was only due to my bloody skills at procrastination.
Richelle Mead, you've just bitch-slapped and walked over every other young adult vampire book out there in all your whip-smart, butt-kicking glory for me with this one! A ...more
I had been wanting to read this book for a while. I had seen many people reading this and enjoying it very much, like my sister. I finally had the chance to read it and I really liked it.
Ms. Mead definitely knows how to draw in a reader. There was so much action right away that I felt that some of the book had been taken out to get right to the the action and I really liked it. There were many subplots that helped to keep that action there and me very excited.
Rose Hathaway. She was a great ...more
The story is fine, but nothing I feel like continuing. The writing here is better than other books with similar plots, though (I rounded up to 3 stars for the writing). But I think I'm just reallllly over YA urban/paranormal stuff and catty high school girls in general. I was never particularly huge on the characters or that into the story.
But if you're into ...more
I loved the characters. Even though I didn't really feel them, I just loved h ...more
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