Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Amount of Pages: 332
Publishing Company: Penguin Group
Publishing Year: 2007
Geared Towards: Older Teens
Summary (Credits to Back of the Book): Liss Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires-the ones who never die.
The Powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.
After two years of illict freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Amacdemy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking Academy hearts.
Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's-inside the Academy's iron gates, their world is even more fraught with danger. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals, and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, comfont the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their gaurd down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...
Wdebo's Review: I first read this book, because 1) lots of ppl have already read/reviewed it and it was complimented immensly. 2) It seemed like the next step for forgetting about Twilight and finding another vampire novel to love, all I can say is I am soo glad I picked this book up.
Pro: The story was wonderfully written, it was like this really good artwork, the characters complimented each other perfectly and the landscape (story) tied it in very well. Rose is such a strong character, while Lissa was a "weak-er" character, the complimented each other greatly.
Con: Like I have said in previous reviews I don't really like it when they have a lot of mention about sex, I was very happy when they kept this to a minimum. And for some strange reason I really liked Christian, but it annoyed me that *spoiler alert!-skip to the part after I say no more spoiler!* he would leave Lissa right after some stupid thing that Rose said, he's trying to pass off as being a bad ass (pardon my language) but he is doing a horrible job of it. *End of spoiler*
All in all, if you liked Twilight I highly reccommend you read Vampire Academy, it is an amazing book that you are sure to heart! (I actually think it is a lot better then Twilight-srry Twilight fans!)
Books in the Vampire Academy series:
Vampire Academy [Click HERE for review]
Frostbite [Click HERE for review]
Shadow Kiss [Click HERE for review]
Blood Promise [Click HERE for review]
Spirit Bound [Click HERE for review]
Last Sacrifice [Coming December 7, 2010]