Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: Vampire Academy

Title Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy 1)
By Richelle Mead
Genre YA supernatural/paranormal
Pages 319
Recommended by Um, Everyone

First sentence I felt her fear before I heard her screams.

Synopsis
Rose and Lissa are best friends. They also just happen to be supernatural creatures. Lissa is a Moroi, a vampire and Rose, her bodyguard is a Dhampir, half human half vampire. Life at St Vladimir's Academy is complicated but it's about to get even more so.



What it has going for it
Let's face it, my track record for liking books everyone else likes isn't so great, but, still, when everyone told me I HAD to read this series, I went out and bought all of them. Yeah, I'm not so bright. ;) Or am I? See, the reason I read books everyone suggests even though the chances of me liking them are slim is because of books like this. Sometimes you guys actually know what you're talking about. I tease, I tease. Seriously, though, this book really was amazing. After a streak of not so great books this one restored my faith in reading. Good books do exist, they do! First off, you guys were right, Rose really is kick ass awesome. She's a bit reckless but just in the first book she already is learning and growing and learning to think before she acts...sort of. ;) I'm actually more of a plot girl than a character girl but I do love when characters actually progress. I like to see them change. And it doesn't hurt when there's such awesome characters. Lissa was a well rounded character. Sure, she's rather needy and pathetic but her power and fierce loyalty balanced her out. Christian.Oh boy! I adore a bad boy but this one...yes please! I'm still on the fence about Dimitri. Just in case you were wondering. Speaking of plot, though...Holy crap! I love, love, LOVE this world. It's unique and fun but the best part is that it's actually a well thought out world. Everything makes sense. Everything has a reason for existing. Thank you, Richelle. Needless to say, I'm ecstatic that I have the rest of the series now. Sometimes my reckless book buying pays off. Now I can jump right into the second book. Whoohoo!

What's lacking
Well, sure it's ANOTHER vampire book and though it is unique it isn't. Make sense? No? Yeah, well it doesn't really matter because despite it's "faults" I loved it!

Favorite moment
Actually it was horrible moment but it evoked such a reaction out of me that I yelled at the book. When Rose told Christian that Lissa thought he was a freak. Thank goodness she took it back.

Yea or Nay?
Well, if there's anyone out there that hasn't read it yet, yes. Pick it up!

28 comments:

  1. This series is so addicting. Wait until you meet Adrian in the next book. I am SO off the fence about Dmitri (ew).

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    1. Yes, I keep hearing good things about Adrian. I'm eager to meet him.

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  2. My favorite series in the vampire genre :D I love Dimitri. But I also love Adrian. Love them both:) The best thing about this series is Rose of course and her personality, but also her relationship with Dimitri:) And a forbidden love story I always like that<3

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    1. Yes, there is something about forbidden love, isn't there?

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  3. I've been hesitating on this one for a long time, but if YOU like it, maybe I'll have to give it a try :)

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    1. It's rather silly but I really enjoyed it. Give it a try?

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  4. Yay!!! I'm so glad you finally read these. :) Adrian shows up in book 3 actually I think--that's beside the point though. I'm really glad you gave it a try. :)

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    1. Well, I'm very eager to meet him.

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  5. Yay, I'm glad you liked it! I think I read this one in 2011 and I still haven't picked up the second book - oops! One of my reading challenges for this year is to read the next three books, so hopefully I'll get to it soon!

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    1. I always do that. After reading one book I get distracted. This series is good enough that I want to read more now, though.

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  6. I loved this book soooooo much when I read it, though if I remember rightly I never got round to the second. Thanks for reminding me! So glad you enjoyed it too!

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    1. Yeah, you have to read the rest. I know I want to.

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  7. Hey..what do you know...I reviewed a vampire book today too! So glad you ended up liking this one! (I have yet to read it though.) I liked mine too. :)

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    1. Oh, you need to start this series.

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  8. I never got into this series. I think it's because I got over the whole vampire novel thing and decided to not bother with most of them anymore. I *may* check out this series someday, since so many people gush over it. We'll see. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    1. I totally understand. When you feel in the mood again you really should give these a try.

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  9. I'm so happy you enjoyed this book! You scared me for a second. VA is one of my fav series. Although the more I think about it, the less the world building makes sense. But I'm a character loving reader!

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    1. Well, then I'm glad I'm liking it. I've only read one book so far so maybe later the world building starts falling apart but so far so good.

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  10. So happy that you read an awesome book! I have not yet read Vampire Academy but I plan to. Someday. :)

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    1. I'm glad I got to read a good book too.

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  11. I haven't read it yet. But, I really, really, really want to! Must. Have. More. Time.

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    1. Oh, if only we had more time just to read.

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  12. Okay, that does it, I really need to read this series! I swear every one of my book blog buddies just raves about these books. I'll get to it soon, I swear!

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    1. Yep, that's what I kept saying. I'm glad I finally picked them up.

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  13. Wait. *waits for shock to subside* You liked something as hyped as VAMPIRE ACADEMY? *door slams behind me as I head for book store*

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  14. Lol! I was just as shocked as you.

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  15. SOOO glad that you finally picked it up and enjoyed it!! I've been holding off on reading the final two books in the series to prolong my enjoyment :)

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    1. I don't think I'll be able to hold of reading the rest of this series.

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