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Prepare to be Tested.
The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.
Read it Before it Hits Theaters February 14th, 2014!

The official guide to the #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series

Sink your teeth into the perfect holiday gift and must-have collector's item for every fan of Richelle Mead's tot
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Paperback, 305 pages
Published December 22nd 2011 by Razorbill (first published November 23rd 2011)
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Mary Dias it has some steamy scenes but nothing too explicit. there is also some violence, like fighting scenes and people drinking blood from each other (it is…moreit has some steamy scenes but nothing too explicit. there is also some violence, like fighting scenes and people drinking blood from each other (it is a vampire series after all). I'd say it is a book appropriate from the age of 13. (less)

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Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide by Michelle Rowen with Richelle Mead

If you are a true fan of the Vampire Academy series, as I am, this Ultimate Guide is a great addition! It includes: book summaries, passage quotes, insights into the vampire world, character profiles, an exclusive Q&A with Richelle Mead and quizzes. You will lose yourself in the familiar memories of this addictive and absolutely freaking AMAZING series. It made me want to reread the entire VA series again! Even thou
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♔ Leah.
This book is shit. You fucking call this "The Ultimate Guide?", motherfucker please. It's basically a written masturbatory piece over Rose/Dimitri with shit that we already know about other fucking characters and tries to justify the cheating in the books by making them look all preshious~~~ and angelic~~~ Did I also mention how amazing Dimitri and Rose are?? And how awesome they are, soaking in eachother's awesomeness? OMFGz!!!111



It's so shit, it made my chemistry textbook look like porn.

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Katie Q
Sep 05, 2011 marked it as to-read
The first vampire book I have read was Twilight....got addicted to it but then got over it. BUT THIS!...well let's just say when I saw they Richelle Mead was making an ultimate guide I instantly lusted for this book to be MINE. Twilight was, is and never will be in the same level as Vampire Academy.
Lola
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed to say the least and I LOVE vampire academy. The book should be titled the ultimate vampire academy summary. I think the book would be ideal for people who have read the first book of the series and are unsure about continuing the series. But beware of spoilers because this book is a very precise recount of the vampire academy series like you get the entire vampire academy 6 book series compiled into 200 over pages which may not seem a lot but then you realize that the ultimat ...more
Nancy The book junkie
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
Nov 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Calling all FANS of Vampire Academy. Do you think you know everything about Vampire Academy? About Rose, Lissa, Dimitri? We'll look no further than this guide. It will give you insider information that you didn't know and NEED to know!

I love Vampire Academy. The series itself is amazing written and the way the plot unfolds with each book only brings the reader closer the school then they can ever imagine. I am a big and avid fan of Vampire Academy and even though the series has ended, this is a
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Irena BookDustMagic
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was so good to read about all of the characters I love and to be back in this world...
I'll write a review later in the day...
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Kind of pointless guide, tbh. Most of it was summaries of the books and quizzes, but not fun quizzes.
Jennifer
Dec 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
To be honest, I expected a whole lot more of this book! I mean, Vampire Academy has to be my favorite series ever, so the guide HAS to be awesome, right?
Wrong, this book was so disappointing. On the summary, it mentioned exclusive secrets and a lot of juicy stuff which it failed to deliver.
Throughout the beginning and middle, she just wrote a summary of all the books adding to about 200 pages! No juicy stuff, just a brief summary. Of course, if we're reading the guide, we already know all of th
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Tracy T.
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As an Ultimate Guide, this guide fell short. The first 75% is an extremely in depth, chapter by chapter recap of all the books. Now, if you're a fan of the Vampire Academy books, then chances are, you don't need the recap. The last 25% are character profiles and some background about St. Vladimir's and the Moroi Royal Court. Personally, I would have loved to learn more about the world of Vampire Academy.
Alice
Mar 30, 2011 rated it did not like it
Wanted the dirt. Got a Spark Notes overview of the series instead with an unwanted Squee Mob slant that made me twitchy. There are some writers I never want to hear talk about their creations for one reason or another and this author is one of them.
Raegan   Ralls
Reading this was like reading a long list of reviews for The Vampire Academy Series. It got boring because I already knew what happened in each book because I read them, but this is still a good book to have if you loved the series.
Marga
Dec 30, 2014 is currently reading it
I'm not obsessed or anything.

AM I?

So far this was nothing but summaries. :/ I was actually hoping to find bonus scenes and such.
Lisa
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: penguin
Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me

If you're a fan of the Vampire Academy series, this Ultimate Guide is a must-have! With book summaries, in-depth character profiles, insights into the vampire world, an exclusive Q&A with Richelle Mead and so much more, you'll easily lose yourself in the familiar memories you have of this fabulous series.

The six book recaps take up about two-thirds of the guide and are 30 pages long each, with Richelle Mead preceding each one with an explanation ab
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Nikki
Mar 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
This book begs the question: why was it published? Oh right, for monetary gain. Duh. Beyond that I have absolutely no clue as to why this was printed. Thankfully this was a library loan or I would be quite irritated.

The book itself is mostly one large summary of the Vampire Academy series. Each book is summarized with quotes thrown in there now and again. As if the summary aspect was not bad enough it was written like a book report, a book report by a valley girl. Like it was like so totally...c
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Cas
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Really, I'm not finished, but I have read some of it- not saying it's a bad book, just haven't felt like it, so I'm going to say It's read.

My Review:

This is definitely the ultimate guide for the Vampire Academy series. It has bios on the characters, passage quotes and Michelle Rowen's Interpretations. This is a must read for all VA fans.
Belinda
Dec 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampire-academy
Read in a day. Lots of repetition (most of the book is recapping each book in the series) and no new info on the VA world. Not what I was expecting and a bit of a let down.
Emma_Rose
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I didn't read the entire book, because I know the story lines to each book. I found it really good. It made me want to read the entire VA series again!
Clare Holman-Hobbs
It's good to revisit the series but I ended up wanting even more from Mead and her process of writing.
Irina
Oct 29, 2011 marked it as to-read
I WAAAAAAAAANT THIS >.< ...more
Sophie
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2011, favourites
This is the first "guide" book that I have ever read for a book series, so I thought that it was only fitting that my first would be for my favourtie series, and I loved it!

The book re-caps. For a little bit over half of the book there are re-caps of all of the six books which I thought was great as they are all condesed down into about 30 pages each and I found that the re-cap for each of the books was quite in-depth and didn't brush over any of the important parts in the books. Another thing t
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Jessica (a GREAT read)
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I've had it on my TBR pile for over a month but finally read it, Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide by Michelle Rowen with Richelle Mead, and it was great! I've only read one other "world info" type book and found it to be fun and so was this one!

To my knowledge, Michelle Rowen is doing most of the writing this time, but of course she has input from Richelle and there are a few QAs in the book with Richelle. It was all very fun and fascinating. I've read all the books in the series, yet i
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Amy Jacobs
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
If you are a fan of the Vampire Academy series, you probably think you know everything there is to know about them. Even if you think you do, you still need to give the Ultimate Guide a chance because it will definitely surprise you with things you didn't know.

I loved how it was broken down by each book in the series. We get a small section from author Richelle Mead before each summary and she shares her thoughts on the writing process of each story. We get to hear about her struggles, feelings,
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Pyper at Reading Lark
I really loved the Vampire Academy books, but this guide was a waste of time. It was interesting reading the summaries and familiarizing myself with the series again (it's been awhile since I read them), but there was nothing else! The first 3/4 of the book is spent summarizing the 6 books. The last 1/4 is spent talking about the characters & their relationships, again summarizing everything we already knew. I didn't learn anything new about any of the characters. No creative backstories, no gli ...more
Erin
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, 5-stars
I was so excited that I was able to revisit the world of the Vampire Academy series in this book. A majority of this guide is dedicated to recapping what happened in each book of the series. The second half goes on to provide readers with character profiles, some basic descriptions of various elements of the Vampire Academy series, and a quiz based on what you read. Throughout the novel, Q&A sessions with Richelle Mead were inserted into the text, which provided an interesting, "insiders" look a ...more
Edrillan (vampire junkie)
Feb 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
I thought this guide has some awesome features inside it but I was so dissapointed when I read it....well no actually I didn't read it I just scan the pages ,answer the questions and then put it back down because really what else is in there to read? It just repeated the scenes from book 1 to 6......the only consolation for me is the questionnaire and the tattoos!!!.....its pretty awesome especially the golden lily tattoo I want to have something similar like that someday...... sigh (wishful thi ...more
Ellyce
Jun 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
This is really just a summary of everything that happens in the Vampire Academy series, and not at all worth the money. There's nothing really new here, just a rehash of each book in the series and the characters, nothing that a buff of the series wouldn't already know. Extremely disappointing.
Celine
Jun 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
I was really disappointed by this 'Ultimate Guide'. It wasn't ultimate at all. It just repeats book 1-6 and tells you things you already know about the main characters. There is a mini-interview with Richelle Mead and a test about how many you know about VA.
There was nothing new in it - no background stories or whatsoever. Very disappointed.
Rebecca
Apr 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
This is NOT an ultimate guide. It basically repeats each book in the Vampire Academy series, short already-known information about the characters and other things which simply is collected from the books, not Richelle Meads mind.
There are however Questions and Answers with Mead that are new information.

To sum up: this is not worth buying.
Dahlia
Dec 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Hardcore VA fans
My boyfriend bought me this for Christmas in addition to Torment from the Fallen series, a Kindle Fire and Clockwork Prince. He supports my reading habit-how awesome is he!?
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