Monday 6 August 2012

Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

This is the first review I post on this blog and this is one about my favorit series: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

Short discription
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.

My opinion
Like I said before, this is my all time favorit series. It's an adiction to me! The books are very well written and it's not the cliché vampire book (human falls in love with vampire). Richelle Mead has also used another myth for her books, a Russian myth and that's what makes the books so different from others. Another positive thing in the series is the action, in every book there are multiple scenes with battles between Strigoi and Dhampir. So the books will never bore you. And then there is the love between some characters is so great that you wish that it was real.
Richelle Mead has made the characters of the books also very attractive. The main character, Rose, is everything and more of what I expect off a character. She is loyal to the people she loves, she knows her duties, she can kick some asses and her sarcasm is hilarious! Lisa the best friend of Rose is also very strong in her own way and she only sees the good in people. And then you have Dimitri Belikov, I don't know where to start with him... Rose describes him as a god and when you start reading the book you can see why. He's amazingly strong, handsome, protective, sweet, cute... Need I say more? In the second book another great character is introduced: Adrian Ivashkov. He likes to flirt with the ladies, but when you get to know him he's very sweet and loyal. And ofcourse he's HOT! 
So in short: the plot is great, the characters are lovely and you can loose yourself in the books. What do you want more?

This series has many differnt covers, but personally I prefer the red ones above the one with a picture on it. They are simple and to the point. 
Which one do your prefere?

Vampire Academy: *****
Frostbite: *****
Shadow Kiss: *****
Blood Promise: *****
Spirit Bound: *****
Last Sacrifice: *****

Author: Richelle Mead
Spin-off series:

  • Bloodlines
  • Golden Lily
  • Indigo (expected in 2013)

See you later xx

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