Monday, April 27, 2009

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - Review

Richelle Mead is coming to Kepler's on May 6 so I wanted to read Vampire Academy before then. And actually it's a little surprising that I haven't read before (maybe it's the cover?) But how could I have waited so long? It's fabulous. Quite, quite fabulous. And Frostbite - and of course I went straight on to read Frostbite - is better. Shadow Kiss tomorrow for me...does that tell you how much I liked the series?

That said, on to the review. What would you do to protect your best friend? In Rose’s world there are two types of vampires: Moroi or mortal vampires and Strigoi, fierce and immortal vampires. Rose is a dhampir, half human half vampire, in training to protect Lissa, her best friend, who is a Moroi princess.

After two years on the run, Rose and Lissa are captured and brought back to St. Vladimir’s to finish their training. But is Lissa in danger? Her special abilities mark her as a target, both for ridicule and danger.

This book has everything: secret powers, forbidden love, problems with ex-boyfriends, vindictive peers, school gossip, and the problems of popularity. A page turner that is both different and dangerous, with a strong likable heroine you cheer for. One of the best vampire series around.

4 comments:

Sasha Metzinger said...

those are good books. I totally devoured the series and am anxoiusly awaiting the newest book, comming out august I think. I can't wait to see what happens. All the suspense is killing me. She sure knows how to write!

Jen said...

I like these ones too ^_^

prophecygirl said...

I've got this series, but I haven't read them yet. They sound very cool!

Anonymous said...

I have read the vampire Academy, Frostbite and the third one.