Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead

Pages: 332
Release Date: May 26th 2009
Publisher: Puffin
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

My Thoughts
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!

25 comments:

  1. this series is my favourite series...possibly ever. i adore them all!

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  2. I really enjoyed this series..its quite powerful as the books go on.

    Michelle

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  3. This is the first book of one of my two all time favorite series. *sigh* Dimitri is the best. Great review!

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  4. I just read this series a couple of months ago because I felt that everyone had read it and raved about it. After I finished the first book I discovered why. This series is frickin amazing. I can't wait to see what you think of the rest of the books.

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  5. This is my favorite series ever !! I can't wait to read Bloodlines ! =)

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  6. No matter how many times I see that cover I always end up thinking, "Angelina Jolie".

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  7. I have this and NEED to start it soon!

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  8. @elodie : ME TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    this series is SUPERBLY AWESOME!
    love dimka!

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  9. I bought this book for my daughter with every intention of getting around to it someday (since my "to-read" shelf is rather extensive. Now, after reading your review, I'm thinking I must move this up on my list! Thanks for taking the time to post your review :-)

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  10. I do not understand how anyone could not like the VA! :) It´s perfect book and series :) Richelle Mead is great writer!!

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  11. The BEST series I've ever read!! And I've read a lot of books. Dimitri has made me fall in love with Russia.

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  12. I agree with the fact that Vampire Academy is must read. I love this series. And I love Dimitri. :D When I was reading your review, I was staring at the screen like: WTF?! You hate Dimitri?! You can't mean it seriously. :D But then I read the following sentences and I breathe a sigh of relief. :D Awesome review. :)

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  13. This is an increadible series! Rose is one of my favorite characters. And I like Ms.Mead wrighting style.

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  14. I was kind of wary about this book at first, but once I started it, I couldn't put it down and it's now one of my favourite series! Dimitri alll the way! <3

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  15. This is one of my favorite series. I just love Rose, Dimitri, Adrian and Abe. I love Rose for her way to react when her friend are in danger. Even if she know she can die trying to save them, she is always ready to risk everything.

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  16. I had very mixed feelings about this book.I'm not sure whether I liked it or not.

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  17. I picked up VA because I was waiting for Breaking Dawn to be released and was going through vampire withdrawal. Luckily VA more than made up for it! that sexy scene between Rose and Dimitri was amazing, but I do love the soft moments too, like when he brings her lip gloss in the hospital. And yeah, that quote is just...tummy-butterfly-week-knee-inducing romantic goodness! I'm so glad that Richelle has given us 6 books of this wonderful story and has promised even more in the amazing world she's created with the soon-to-be-released Bloodlines.

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  18. I have heard nothing but good things from my friends about this book. I can't wait to start reading it.
    -Carly Waid

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  19. I loved the series :) just need to finish the last book!

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  20. Rose and Dimitri are pretty perfect together! Hahaha.. That's one of my favourite VA quotes too.

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  21. There are not enough words for me to say how much i loved this book and this series. Absolutely awesome.

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  22. I love this series!!! Its my favorite vamp series!

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  23. There are not enough words to express my love for VA! And Richelle Mead, for me she can do no wrong. Love her!

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  24. Great review!!! I totally agree with you on Dimitri and how he denies his love.

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