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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. Vladimirs Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. Its filled with intrigue, dangerand 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
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill
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Hannah Rose This is the first volume in a series of graphic representations of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.
Hannah Rose My edition has 144 pages. It's a good length for a graphic novel adaption of the book Vampire Academy.

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Nina ♥
Jul 29, 2010 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
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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Anastasia
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars.

St. Vladimirs Academy isnt just any boarding schoolits 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. Theyve been on the run, but now theyre being dragged back to St. Vladimirsthe very place where theyre most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academys ruthless social scene, and unspeakable
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Cheese
May 24, 2011 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.
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.

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Other than those two things, I thought it had all of the same problems you tend to see with these kinds of books. Which means unless you've already read the original novel, the story is going to come across as disjointed, lame, and missing
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Melissa
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Im a huuuuuge fan of the Vampire Academy and yes, I even liked the movie. So I was super excited when I finally decided to read this graphic novel!

The story is not as complete as in the actual book (obviously), but it didnt bother me at all. It was like having a recap of the actual book. Ive been wanting to reread the 6 books, but you know rereading 6 books with all the new unread books I have is pretty hard. So this graphic novel was perfect for me! I had my dose of Rose and Dimitri and Im
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Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
Is it just me or did Dimitri look like a 40 year old cartoon porn star?

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Not loved as much as the original books, obviously. I actually was afraid I may have cartoonish dreams.

2.5 to 3 Ninja-Bunneh-Dude-You-Don't-Look-Like-That-In-My-Mind stars


Buddy read with Nidah
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
ROMITRI FOREVER
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
So this was my very first graphic novel I have ever read, and I have already read Vampire Academy... I have to say in actually shocked on how much I enjoyed it, it follows the story line, it's a lot easier to read then I thought it would be, and I love how quick and easy it was to read while getting to experience the story all over again just in a faster pace.

I enjoyed the illustrations, they were a lot better then what I was expecting.

I look forward to starting frostbite here as soon as I'm
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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.
Yvonne (bookishpanda)


This is my second Graphic Novel to read! Before that I only read the first 2 "books" of The Walking Dead but absolutely loved them. Vampire Academy is a series very dear to my heart and therefore I just couldn't resist and had to get the Graphic Novel as well! And ... I DON'T REGRET IT!

Graphic Novels are such fast reads and because I wanted to be on track with my Goodreads challenge I thought I should finally pick it up! It's a great revision and made me remember the book very good. Ohhh, and
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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
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Aug 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own
Its true Ive been dying to get my hands on this ever since I heard it was going to be released and I cant 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 Im not a graphic novel fan, but I couldnt help but love this! The illustrator has captured the characters perfectly in classical graphic form and you cant help but love it for what it is. Staying true to the original book, the majority of the
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Alice Rachel
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was really entertaining and original and I really loved the art.
♛ Garima ♛
Lovely illustrations!

But if you haven't already read the novel then I don't think the story would make sense...I have read this entire series twice so for me, enjoyable experience :)

Tracey
Jul 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I really like it. The art work was great and it was in colour but I feel like it was all over the place. If someone did not read the novel Vampire academy first before reading this, they be lost and would not understand what going on.

It was a nice refresh to VA world without reading the book but not going pick up the other ones
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an awesome read. It is cool to see how the illustrator drew each character and scenario. It was a great recap of the first book. I love Rose and Dimitri. I still have a little bit of annoyance for Lissa. Overall, a funny read that made me remember why I loved the series so much. Great start to the Graphic Novel series.
Dianne
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
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!
Sad Sunday (If I say it's bad, it's bad)
Didn't like the artwork much (eyes of the characters were way too small), but I guess it's good for the fans to have a comic of beloved series.
Maya Potter
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this graphic novel adaptation of the Vampire Academy! My only problem with this was the pace. This book felt really rushed and I wished they made it longer by adding the scenes they skipped from the novel.
Sreedevi Nair
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-comics
3.5 Stars..
The story is interesting but it was bit slow initially .. The art work is amazing.
Blaire Hammond
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i loved diving back into this world in graphic novel format!
Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads)

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After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimirs Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. Its filled with intrigue, dangerand 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 Emma
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Hale
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.90

I know, I know, I should've read the novel first but whatever.
So this was basically an adaptation of the vampire academy series and it was beautifully done. So the story is that Rose and Lissa run away from St. Vladimir's academy and they've been on the run for two years that is until they're found and taken back to the academy. There Rose must redeem herself by training to a guardian so that she can protect Lissa in the future. She gets paired up with a fellow guardian, Dimitri
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Ferdy
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
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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
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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 ...more
Nat
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, vampire, i-own, comics
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 ...more
vee
Jun 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nooooobody!
No. Just fucking no.

I actually liked the novel, but this is not how you make a graphic novel. The characters look half demented and I'm sure that I wouldn't have been able to percieve what was going on unless I'd read the original book itself.

As much as this hurts me, I have to say it; for a much better illustrated and adapted book-turned-graphic-novel, look to Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 and Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2. Young Kim actually knows her stuff.
Nikita
Vampire Academy the Graphic Novel is beautiful and fun. The graphic novel follows the first book of the Vampire Academy series and features a lot of the highlights from the book in amazing and beautiful graphic detail of the characters that we love. I loved seeing Rose, Lissa, Dimitri and everyone in graphic novel form. I loved the graphic novel and hope all of the books get made into graphic novels.
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Holy Dimitri babies.
This graphic novel was a quick and easy summary of the first book.
And Dimitri looked hot in this!
So did Christian actually.
I loved it and it just reminds me how much I love this series.
Perfect for all VA fans.
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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
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