Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vampire Academy by:Richelle Mead

Publication date: January 2009


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: Last year when I went to the book store I picked up this book just to find a quick something to read in the nap room at work (I work with small children). I instantly feel in love with this book.
Especially Dimitri and Rose..the two of them whether separate or apart are amazing characters.
I enjoy Rose's devil may care ways. something I wish I used more of as a teenager...LOL
Lissa's torturous life has got to be hard to deal with and I believe the writer did a good job balancing the drama with her and Rose. But this poor girl first watches her family die and can only save one and chose her best friend and "guardian", it was a hard choice and I'm sure it was the right one. But in this book she come back to school after being out on her own with Rose and everyone stares and whispers. then her uncle lets her cousin stalk her and then her uncle has her kidnapped and forces her to use her powers to save him from death. 
Christian, I'm not sure in this book whether I love him or hate him. There really is no need for the attitude he gives of....I mean I do understand everything he's gone through with his parents having been Strigoi and everyone talking about him but that doesn't mean he gets to be a complete dork to Lissa and Rose when he first meets them.
Dimitri....I love, love, love, Dimitri. And if I were a novice I would definitely want him to be my personal trainer....

My rating: 5 stars

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