Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Labels: Book Reviews, Must reads, Penguin, Richelle Mead, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 11:09
by Richelle Mead
Release Date: May 26th 2009
Series: Vampire Academy
Other books in series: Frostbite, Shadow kiss, Spirit Bound, Blood Promise, Last Sacrifice
Buy it: Amazon
St. 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 nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever
The main reason I picked up this book was because about vampires. At that time, vampires were the 'hot topic'. I am so glad I did as the book was so so good well not good but extremely amazing! I just loved it!
Rose a total action type of girl. She's ready for almost anything. I love how she loves her best friend Lissa and they share a strong bond. Lissa is a princess and Rose is acting as her guardian. Because they both ran away from school, they were on the run and well you can guess they got caught and they were forced to head back.
Come on, they had to right and it's good they did anyways or Rose and Dimitri would not have met. Dimitri is Rose's mentor. Because she missed two years of training she had to fill them in... with ONE ON ONE lessons with Dimitri. Those lessons were like the best! The chemistry between them was way overboard. Dimitri didn't want to do anything as he's seven years older than her and her mentor. But no need to fret! They do kiss! LOL. Rose and Dimitri are the perfect couple. I LOVE them!
What I hate: Dimitri! Noooo not Dimitri! No waaaaaay! I just hate how he denies his love for Rose when it so totally obvious. :(
My most favourite quote of this book is when Dimitri says something to Rose and yeah, you got it! It's a heart to heart thing! Dimitri Says: "No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you." How fricken sweet? :D
As a whole, the book is incredibly gripping and this series is without doubt one of my favourites. Richelle Mead writes like a dream so this book is a definete MUST READ!