Monday, March 11, 2013
Review: Vampire Academy
By Richelle Mead
Genre YA supernatural/paranormal
Recommended by Um, Everyone
First sentence I felt her fear before I heard her screams.
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!
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!
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!