Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead
Release Date: November 25, 2009
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES…
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires—the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger…and the Strigoi are always close by.
Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever…
My Thoughts: I am probably one of the last people to read the Vampire Academy series but I’ve been working on my own TBR pile lately and I finally got to read this one!
We are introduced to Rose and Lissa. Both girls are so much alike but so different. Lissa is a sort of princess, royalty and Rose is somewhat of a protector of Rose. They go good together as friends, and partners (kind of). They mean a lot to one another. Well, they are on the run but get caught and get sent back to their Private school (was it)? I really liked the school plot. It was basically like a boarding school.
I also liked all the other characters thrown in. Especially Christian and Dimitri. Oh Dimitri. I knew the moment I met him I would really like him. I liked his personality but I also liked that he was tough. For some reason, I always thought Lissa would date Christian, from the little bit of spoilers I’ve heard. I’m glad it was Rose who liked him though.
Vampire Academy was a nice start to a interesting series. I flew right through it and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I was excited to see everything that happened, and how it happened.
Overall: I liked this one!! I’d say probably between a 3.5 and a 4 cupcake rating. I’ll be excited to see what happens next in the story!
Cover: Like it! Its pretty!
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