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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
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Nov 27, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, books-i-own, read-in-2011, reviewed-on-blog
Read in March, 2011

What fun. I have been wanting to re-read this book for quite a while now and I am so glad that I got the chance to re-discover, Rose, Dimitri (Dimka) and the rest.

The 'Vampire Academy' series, that I originally read back in March 2011 has to this day remained one of my favorite series and worlds. I have grown so fond and attached to all these characters. They have come to be what I measure other characters by, well at least some of them. But at the same time, I couldn't help but notice some things that I must have either forgotten or ignored.

For one, Vampire Academy could have definitely benefited from another read through. There were a lot of grammatical errors and sometimes they got rather distracting. I would have to go back through a passage just to make sure that I had read it correctly.

Also, while I have always put Rose up for being one of the strongest, bad-ass heroines in YA, in Vampire Academy she's really not all that bad-ass. She gets her ass handed to here practically throughout this book. It isn't until later on in the series, that she really starts to kick some butty, so not having the "bad-ass" Rose was kind of a let down. & Dimitri, who is BY FAR my favorite character in this series, doesn't really have that many scenes in this first book. Yea, he's there for all the big ones, but I really really really REALLY wanted some more of my Dimka.

However, besides this few issues that I had, I still really enjoyed re-reading this book. & re-discovering these characters as well as the few things that I had forgotten about from when I originally read it. While I have the tendency to skim through parts of a book that I am re-reading, with Vampire Academy I read it from beginning to end with no skimming and now I can't wait to re-read Frost Bite and get another fix of my beloved Dimka.

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100.0% "Finished, review to come! [Loved it just as much during this re-read as I did the first time =D]"

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