Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Review #307 - Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

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 Rating: 4/5
This is the third time I have read this book. The first two times were before I started blogging. The reason I am reading it again is because I am planning on re-reading the entire series as this is the only book that I have read more than once.

Aside from Hermione from Harry Potter, Rose is probably my favourite female character. She is not the type of character that I normally like either but I find her really honest and she has a huge personality.

Lissa is a character that I never really connect to. I like her relationship with Rose and how they are basically sisters, but I don't like how weak she is always portrayed. I know that this is because of the spirit, but it annoys me.

The romance is not as strong in this book as the rest of the series, but the bond between Rose and Dimitri is evident from the moment that they meet.

Also, given that I have already read this entire series, I was surprised to see so much foreshadowing especially in the first book. 

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