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

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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...more
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 : http://www.scribd.com/doc/53279419/Va...
Anna
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...more
Cheese
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.
Lina
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.

Anne
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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
Dianne
Even though this is a teen series, I found it to be pretty, ummm....adult-ish. However, I loved the whole series. I pretty much devoured them!
Anndy
Keby sa TO chcelo ešte aj pohybovať a vydávať zvuky!!! :-D
Ferdy
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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...more
Nat
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)

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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 Emm
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Aditi
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...more
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!
Jess
Feb 11, 2011 Jess marked it as to-read
Shelves: wish-list
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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!
Judit
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!!!!
Lissa

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...more
Alexis
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
Wee Shubba (Totally Bookalicious)
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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.

V...more
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...more
Zemira Warner
Rose looked great especially when she was blushing. So cute. Mason and Christian were just as I imagined. Lissa was really strange looking. I thought she was suppose to be beautiful. And Dimitri wasn`t bad looking especially in the shirtless picture. :D
Tandie
Meh. Dimitri looks all wrong. All he needs is a porno-stache to complete his weird look. Yes. This affected my enjoyment. I have a huge crush on Dimitri & he just looks like a pervy muscle head. Read the book, skip the GN.
Lucy
Vampire Academy is the latest young adult series to get the graphic novel treatment, as we have seen recently with the Twilight series. As Vampire Academy is a favorite series of mine, I have a picture in my head of what the characters look like and I wondered how the graphic novel would compare. The writing in Vampire Academy is so descriptive and vivid it would seem to lend itself well to this format. This graphic novel is a fast paced and quick read, and surprisingly manages to include the en...more
Taina (Tiny♥Hearts)
I was sitting at the library one sunny morning, waiting for a ride home, when I spotted this book! I was like, 'oh what the heck, let's read a graphic novel for once'.

And for a first timer with reading graphic novels, I loved this one. The art work is astounding. Emma Vieceli done an excellent job with the characters, and managed to bring a lot of my favourite scenes to life. When I first got a peak of the cover, I liked Rose instantly. She looked so much like the Rose in my head. It was the ot...more
Nina
Had it for two days, and then I finished it. I was over halfway through the first night I read it, but I really didn't wanna finish it in 30 minutes after a wait of like half a year. So, I dragged it out. As much as one can drag out the process of reading a graphic novel such as this.

It was just incredibly short. So so short. They had skipped parts of the book, and that made me sad since the books are actually amazing. I enjoyed the Twilight graphic novel, for instance, because of the fact that...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...more
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