Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 332 pgs
Read: 8/07/2011 – 8/09/2011
Release Date: August 16th 2007

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Why I Started This Book:

When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.

Summary:

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.

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My Thoughts:

Vampire Academy is the first novel in a new series named Vampire Academy. The serie shows the types of vampires. The Moroi feed on blood and can work elemental magic. The Strigoi are undead vampires who are either Moroi who killed and become undead by choice – or there are humans, Dhampirs or Moroi who have been bitten and turned against their will.  Either way the Strigoi are the strong murderously blood-thirsty immortal vampires of traditional vampire lore. The Dhampirs are childrens of Moroi and a humam(or Dhampir). Dhampirs are strong and spend theirs lives being guardians of Moroi. They can walk on the sun like humans and are faster them Morois. They study to kill Strigoi.
St. Vladimir boarding school for vampires is located in Montana.
In the begging of the book whe read how Dimitri brings Rose and Lisa back to school after two years running away from the dangers around the vampire society.
I just loved the story, and specially Rose, she’s strong, has a bit of a temper, problems with following rules, but she loves her best friend and have a big heart to help everyone in need. I didn’t like very much of Lisa, she’s lost most of the book, despite Rose best efforts, she lost her family, and the discover of a new poder can be a little difficult. Dimitri is a special part. He becames a teacher of Rose when she returns to school after losing two years of practice. He’s older, russian, sexy and deadly and the most important, he believes in Rose when no one does. Victor Dashkov sounds like a interesting mind, and he’ll return on the next books.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You like vampires, they sound a little diferent on this book, showing the good and the bad side on a society. There’s romance also, kidnaping and a gorgeus russian warrior.

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