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Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel #1)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  11,962 ratings  ·  613 reviews
After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and even romance.

Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill
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Nina ♥
Jun 22, 2012 Nina ♥ marked it as to-read
*** Take a look at the first 6 pages of the VA graphic novel here : ...more
When I first heard there was a graphic novel for Vampire Academy, I was ecstatic. I love the books and was excited to see the characters and scenes layed out for my visual enjoyment. Then I saw the cover.

As an avid manga reader, I'm very picky about art. Disliking it will either kill the story or any chance of me even picking it up. I almost didn't pick up the Vampire Academy graphic novel. Rose is nothing like I imagined her and Lissa... WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOUR FACE??? I don't really know what
Apr 13, 2012 Cheese marked it as maybe-read
What is the deal with all the graphic novels popping up?? I have nothing against them, I just don't get it. I like having my own visions of the characters, thanks.
I am only judging this book on it's art, not on the actually story. I've already read this story in book form and gave it a good rating so don't badger me

The art in this graphic novel is not very good, the character designs are poor and the entire thing looks like a bad dojinshi. The only thing of detail was Dimitri's abs and they were better in my mind. Just read the book and use your imagination.

Peace out.

So, here's what I liked about it:

1. Unlike a lot of books turned graphic novels, this one actually does the entire book in one shot.
Hey, at least it's over with, right?

2. The art was decent.
And by that, I mean that not every guy in it looked like a chick.

Other than those two things, I thought it had all of the same problems you tend to see with these kind of books. Which means, unless you've already read the original novel, the story is going to come across as disjointed, lame, and missing hunk
I’m a huuuuuge fan of the Vampire Academy and yes, I even liked the movie. So I was super excited when I finally decided to read this graphic novel!

The story is not as complete as in the actual book (obviously), but it didn’t bother me at all. It was like having a recap of the actual book. I’ve been wanting to reread the 6 books, but you know… rereading 6 books with all the new unread books I have is pretty hard. So this graphic novel was perfect for me! I had my dose of Rose and Dimitri and I’m
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
It’s true I’ve been dying to get my hands on this ever since I heard it was going to be released and I can’t say I was disappointed. With the exception of the movie rights being sold, this is Vampire Academy coming to life; in picture and at its best!

I admit I’m not a graphic novel fan, but I couldn’t help but love this! The illustrator has captured the characters perfectly in classical graphic form and you can’t help but love it for what it is. Staying true to the original book, the majority of
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
So this was my very first graphic novel I have ever read, and I have already read Vampire Academy... I have to say in actually shocked on how much I enjoyed it, it follows the story line, it's a lot easier to read then I thought it would be, and I love how quick and easy it was to read while getting to experience the story all over again just in a faster pace.

I enjoyed the illustrations, they were a lot better then what I was expecting.

I look forward to starting frostbite here as soon as I'm do
Praiz Sophyronja
Hmm. Let's see. Soooo.... the art was shitty. Every guy looks like a female. Could have done so much with the Rose-Lissa connection, bond thing. I really do hate to see the potential being so wasted. I had higher expectations, because the actual books were good. La da da da, something something... I finished it anyway. (I don't know if it is telling, but I don't feel like writing a whole, proper review.) Just know it was crap. Don't buy this, read the actual book.
Nov 07, 2014 April rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Obviously this is a condensed version of the full-length novel. I enjoyed it for what it was, and was digging on most of characters in picture form, especially Rose and Dimitri because I felt like they were drawn very close to the author's description. Lissa, Mason and Mia all fell short by a mile, but who cares when they got Rose and Dimitri right?

Even though I had fun breezing through this fast read, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who hasn't read the book first. Most of the main book points
Sofia Lazaridou
I love VA.I had to make that clear.I am not sure about my feelings for the Graphic novel though.The cut out half the lipgloss scene :( .If you have read the books you know what I am talking about.The one where Dimka gives to Roza Victor's necklace and then a lip gloss he bought for her because the one she had was running empty.I love that scene!I made realise how sweet Dimka can be and how much he actually cares for her.The other thing I did not liked is they way the characters looked and especi ...more
Even though this is a teen series, I found it to be pretty, However, I loved the whole series. I pretty much devoured them!
Keby sa TO chcelo ešte aj pohybovať a vydávať zvuky!!! :-D

Disappointing. The book had far more depth, the VA graphic novel on the other hand lacked in worldbuilding, plot, and character/relationship development.

-The illustrations were quite good. I wasn't impressed with how some characters looked though - Lissa looked sickly, Christian looked too young, and Mia looked like a weird doll.

-I mostly found the plot shallow and too fast paced. If I hadn't read the book, I would have been confused and wondered what the hell was going on.

-The relations
I bought this comic with high expectations with the art and such. And since I'm a major in animation, the art did little for me. The characters were poor in design, and lacked that emotional quality I look for in a person's artwork. Also they had this flat feeling, and some of...ahh well you get it, it just sort of pissed me off. I was hoping for something good that would help me feel better about spending 6$ on this. Yeah 6$ not a lot, but it is when you want to moan about how badly drawn the c ...more
Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads)

Goodreads Summary

After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and even romance.

Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one by Leigh Dragoon and overseen by Richelle Mead, while the beautiful art of acclaimed British illustrator Em
Aug 10, 2012 Aditi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Only crazy VA fans will be able to appreciate this one.
Okay, I love Vampire Academy, the books. I love Rose and I adore Dimitri. And even Christian.

So I had to peek inside the graphic novel! Obviously.

Thing is, I don't read graphic novels too much. Maybe that's why I did not scream my lungs out with joy at this one.

The 3 stars are only for this being a story that I loved.

I actually do not like how Rose looks!! I imagined all the characters somewhat differently in my head and would like to keep them as that.

I won't be checking out Frostbite's graphic
Sara Shaw
This was entertaining. I had some complaints though. Lissa's hair must be platinum blond and medium length-ed.Lissa was a bit too pale and Rose a bit too tan. Dimitri and Christian were amazing! I loved the story but Rose blushes a lot in this.But well it sort of satisfied my need until the movie comes out!
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Holy Dimitri babies.
This graphic novel was a quick and easy summary of the first book.
And Dimitri looked hot in this!
So did Christian actually.
I loved it and it just reminds me how much I love this series.
Perfect for all VA fans.
Feb 11, 2011 Jess marked it as to-read
Shelves: wish-list

I cannot WAIT for this! I liked the Twilight graphic novel, but I love VA a lot more, so I'm waiting impatiently for this!
Už to vidím...Z 5 rokov bude táto kniha doriadená ako moje staré detské tisíckrát prečítane leporelo.
Allie Hoelsher
I'm totally obsessed with this series!!!!

This review doesn’t follow my five basic points of writing, plot, character, worldbuilding and X Factor for two reasons. The first reason is because this is my first graphic novel and it’s different to reviewing books. You take into account more than just those points: there’s also the illustration, the colouring, the flow of action on the page and how it leaps to life in your head.

The second reason is because this is an adaptation of novel by the same name, and even though it’s adapted and writ
I'm glad I decided to first read the novel this graphic adaptation is based on, even though I obtained a copy of the graphic novel first. (I managed to snag it at a giveaway at the Penguin Teen booth at San Diego Comic Con last week.) It's a fairly close adaptation to the book, but it moves very quickly, packing a full length novel into a much shorter format. While I agreed with the adaptive choices that were made regarding which plot points to change or leave out, each scene seems to bang up ag ...more
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We have alll heard of the Vampire Academy series. And if you haven't have you been living under a rock? It is one of my favourite series because its packed with action romance and yummy males lol. When I first seen it was getting adapted into a graphic novel I was unsure. Not being a big Graphic Novel I wasn't sure if I was only to like it. So when I was given the chance to review the book I thought I would give it ago and Im so glad I did.

Michele C
To say I like or enjoy the vampire academies series is a serious understatement.

I had such high hopes for the vampire academy manga.

However, these expectations were not met. The artwork is pretty spectacular,yet I don't think any of the characters are really portrayed correctly. This is true especially in the case of Lissa Dragomir.

In addition this graphic novel was so short and I think if it was longer it would have been less rushed and more i interesting.

Even so I did enjoy this manga and d
I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels, but I decided to read Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel as a character/plot reminder before watching the Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters movie. It's been so long since I read the series and I didn't want to re-read the whole book, so thought this would jog my memory. It did the trick. I probably wouldn't have read the graphic novel under any other circumstance but it got the job done!
Hannah Rose
The Vampire Academy series is one of my favorite series of all time. Before reading it, I hadn't been so completely obsessed with a series that it basically consumed my life since Twilight (don't judge). It's been a while since I've read them now, though, and so getting to revisit the story and see someone else's idea of how the characters look and such was so much fun! I'll admit this is an extremely dumbed down version and quite a bit of the story is lost. I feel like it might be confusing to ...more
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f
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