Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

 I’ve had this book on my shelf ever since it’s come out and I just haven’t had the time to read it. All I have to say is, damn, I should have picked it up sooner. I LOVED this book. OMG I can’t even put into words how great this book is. I can’t wait for the sequel Frostbite to come out.

I’m not one to give out spoilers, I just want to put a small summary up. I did want to say that I really like Richelle Mead’s writing style. It flows well and it seems that she really digs into the worlds that she creates. I’ve read both Succubus Blues and Succucbus on Top (which I have a review up for) and all of them are so detailed and just great. You really get sucked into the action and actually understand and feel what the characters are doing and saying.

Rose and Lissa are the best of friends. Lissa is a royal in the Moroi society and Rose is training to become her guardian. The Moroi’s are full “blooded” vampires, while their guardians are vampire/human mix called dhampir’s. Rose and Lissa have escaped the vampire and dhampir school (Saint Vladimir’s Academy in Montana) and are on the run. They not only have to watch out for the officals of the school that are looking for them, but for the Strigoi (vampires that have turned bad that take blood from Moroi instead of human “feeders”).

They get caught by the school and are sent back. They are on probation and have to reassimilate into the school society where they are looked on as outcasts. Lissa has developed a special bond with Rose that lets Rose feel her emotions and even lets her share her thoughts. Lissa begins getting dead animals left with her at random moments. They don’t know who is doing it or for what reason. Rose wants to escape with Lissa again to run from the trouble that they are sure to find staying at the school. The only thing that keeps her there is the threat of not being able to protect Lissa if needed and also her trainer, Dimitri.

Rose and Lissa have many changes and rough times to go through. They have to find out who is sending Lissa dead animals and what they want. Plus, Lissa’s special powers are turning on her and they need to find out how to control them.

I recommend this book to any vamp lovers. It’s a totally different version of the usual vamp story and has a kick-ass female heroine.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tinka.
    Apr 08, 2008 @ 01:27:51

    I loved this book, and it’s only a couple of days till the next one is released! Yay 🙂 When I first picked it up in the Library I thought “This looks really lame but it has vampires in it so it can’t be THAT bad…”
    That was until I read it. I could NOT put it down and I literally finished it in a day.

    Anyway, I found this and decided to comment ^-^

    Peace.Out! ❤

  2. Book Dweeb
    Apr 09, 2008 @ 14:00:57

    Sounds cool, especially the part about a kick-ass heroine. I’ll definitely check this one out.

    OMG, I almost forgot.

    Team Jacob!

  3. lil 504
    Apr 15, 2008 @ 20:43:07

    i think that they should make a moive

  4. Kat
    Apr 20, 2008 @ 20:34:08

    I am in love with these books, they have a certain appeal to them that’s entirely unexplicable. They’re fantastic.

  5. xvampirexloversx
    May 05, 2008 @ 15:15:08

    hmm love this book i think it tops twilight people call me crazy and some people agree .
    i just love it cant wait til november 13 2008 :]
    this book and frost bite are The bes and yes they should make a movie out of it i really want to see how dimitri look ahh and JESSE ! gawd im so excited!

  6. Carmen
    Jul 02, 2008 @ 11:56:08

    hi, i’m carmen i live in a really small town in mexico, i read vampire academy a few days ago and i will love read frostbite, so i’m asking if any of you has the book in digital version and could send it to me PLEASE, there is no way for me to get it here believe me i’ve try, so if you want to send me the book or just and make another friend my
    e-mail is


  7. MrsEdwardCullen
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 16:50:37

    This book was frickin’ awesome!!!
    Can’t wait till the third book comes out!!!

    Go Edward!!!!!

  8. RichelleFan
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 06:28:19

    Will the movie be out for vapire academy? I would LIKE TO WATCH!

  9. kawzmikgirl
    Dec 13, 2008 @ 07:26:20

    I would love to watch this as a movie too!! Let’s cross our fingers! I’ll definitely be looking and seeing what I can find out about it as well!!

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