How naive I was two years ago! Poor me didn't know what would become of the new promising writer Richelle Mead
and this series. What started out as a new kind of paranormal series where romance took a back seat to political intrigue and adventure, became just another money-milking venture slapped together in a matter of weeks and stuffed in hardcovers for maximum profit. I feel mildly ashamed for recommending these books to so many people now. So I am updating this review to make up for my past sin of promoting this series.
If you are curious what Vampire Academy
buzz is all about, check it out at your own risk. First three books are quite good, written with care, love and respect for readers. Everything after brings embarrassment to the author's name. It is nothing more than cheap lifeless melodrama mixed with equally cheap action and poor characterization.
I am reducing all my VA rating by 1 star, just 'cause...Original review
This series was recommended to me by those readers who were extremely disappointed by the ending of the Twilight Saga (Breaking Dawn) and I am grateful for this recommendation. This vampire series has everything: action, love, friendship, great mythology. This first books starts a little slow, but soon becomes very engaging, and the 3rd book in the series is just fantastic!