Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Book 1) - Richelle Mead

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Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the 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; she 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 illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, 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 hearts.

Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. 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, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...

Quite often I find that some of the best books are YA books. They are always action packed and yet light enough to where it doesn’t TOTALLY stress you out! I LOVE Richelle Mead’s Georgina Kincaid series so I thought Id give her YA book a whirl. And let me tell you what a good little start to a series!

Rose is a guardian to her best friend Lissa whom is a vamp. Well Lissa happens to be a very special vamp b/c she is the last in her blood line AND is a princess! 2 years ago Rose and Lissa were going to the Vampire Academy where Rose was learning to protect and Lissa to be a vamp when Rose felt things were getting dangerous so the girls left! You open up the story when the girls are getting caught by the schools guardians and taken back to the academy! Lissa has a very special power to heal and bring back to life…this is the problem b/c someone wants to use it to their advantage!

Like I said, YA books seem to always have this great feel to them and in this book Rose’s love for her best friend Lissa is what totally shins through. I LOVED the protectiveness of Rose! And you know its not just b/c she is Lissa’s guardian its b/c they have been through so much and are the best of friends! They have a bond and let me tell you its not JUST b/c Rose has fed Lissa…there’s much more to it that I wont give away!

OH and HELLO Demitri…lol he is also a guardian that Rose is TOTALLY hot for! And I have to admit I am too! lol He volunteered to help Rose in her fighting b/c she is so far behind due to her "absence". They soon form a bond that leaves them both confused and hot to the core! Dimitri's status makes it impossible for them to be together but will they proceed anyways?!?!

Lastly I must say that like MANY YA books I read this book is filled with action! People getting kidnapped, people leaving dead animals as threats and of course a ton of bad ass fighting! lol This book was super enjoyable and i cant wait to get my paws on the second book! :o)

I give this book a total of...





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4 comments:

Kristine said...

Hmmm... another vamp series I might need to check out! It sounds like that show on MTV right now. Know what I am talking about??

November 4, 2009 at 7:59 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Kris-
No idk what show youre talking about BUT this book is better than Vamp Diaries so maybe youd like it more!

November 5, 2009 at 3:37 AM
Mandi said...

I have this in my TBR! I really want to start it!!!

November 5, 2009 at 9:50 AM
Monroe Dawson said...

Mandi-
You really should...it was a pretty strong book for the beginning of a series. I think im reading the 2nd book next1 :o)

November 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM