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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
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Apr 07, 12

bookshelves: urban-fantasy, vampires

Vampire Academy is the first novel in the series of the same name by author Richelle Mead.

Mead has done a great job with the characters. In Mead’s world there are good vampires and evil vampires and a race of half-human, half-vampire.

The character Rose is everything you could want in a heroine. She is strong, independent and fights for what she believes in. A characteristic that always lands her in the thick of things. She is loyal to Lissa to a fault and at times that bothered me.

Lissa is Rose’s best friend, and has a calming effect on Roses craziness. My one dislike of Lissa in this book is her dependence on Rose. She has a tendency to need a lot of caring for.

Dimitri is another example. He is strong, fearless and ultra-sexy. He is the force that makes Rose realise just how serious her training needs to be and is her ultimate weakness.

My Thoughts:

This book is a great start to a YA series and I can’t wait for the next book.

From The Back Cover:

Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable night-time rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever...

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