Vampire Academy: Review

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Hi, guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, but I seem to be a talented procrastinator and have been reading Anna and the French Kiss (Another FANTASTIC book!). So I apologise for my tardiness, but here is the Vampire Academy Review. But before we begin, PLEASE DO NOT JUDGE THE BOOKS BY THEIR COVERS! The Vampire Academy series has some of the worst covers, but the books are to die for!

Summary:

Introducing Rose Hathaway. She’s sassy. She’s dangerous, and she’ll do just about anything to save her Royal friend Lissa. But when you live in a world of vampires, things aren’t always as easy as they look.

Blurb:

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest 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 Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.

Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever . . .

My Thoughts:

Vampire Academy is just going to be another one of those books that I read a few pages and immediately put it down. And so it seemed. Then I reached Chapter Three and suddenly two hours had gone by and I had been swept up in a world of loyalty, romance, friendship and danger. Vampire Academy is not Twilight-meets-Hogwarts like many people assume (Guilty charged). I expected a sappy love story about a vampire and human who want to be together but can’t and a few people die along the way. So I giphy (4).gifwas blown away by the level of depth and love put into the book by the author, Richelle Mead. Rose Hathaway is hilarious, Lissa is the most caring person you’ll ever meet and Dimitri? Well, I’ll let you meet him. To say that I adore Vampire Academy would be an understatement. The series was so good it comes second on my top five series list, the first being the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Not hooked already? Here is are some more reasons:

Early on in the book, we find out that our protagonist, Rose Hathaway, has been tasked (or more like self-volunteered) herself into protecting the last of the Dragomir line. Vasilisa Dragomir. The girls are forced to return to the school where it soon becomes clear that Lissa is in more danger than ever before. The plot line is incredible, but to reveal more, I would spoil some aspects of the book. But don’t take my word for it, read VA yourself! You will not be disappointed!!!

I rate the series as a 4.8/5. Recommended for thirteen and up.

-Ally 🙂

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