Book: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: August 16, 2007
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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.
My Review: Ever since I got over my Twilight phase, I’ve been avoiding reading this book. I think it was because literally every person I knew was freaking out about vampires then. So up until yesterday, I convinced myself it was just gonna be another Twilight. Plus, the name just sounds lame. What I picture is Twilight but happening in an academy. Yeah, not my cup of tea.
I watch a lot of booktubers and after a few of them kept saying that this book was a lot better than it sounded, I finally gave in and bought the thing. Of course, after buying it, it took me nearly three months to actually read it. But yesterday I was at my dad’s house, all of my books are at my mom’s, so this was all I had to read. It was this or the Bible, and I’m pretty sure the latter doesn’t have vampire romance. So this one was the chosen one.
And y’know what? This book was actually really good.
Now I understand why everyone is flipping their shit about Dimitri.
Rose and Dimitri 5ever. And ever. And ever.
Also Lissa and Christian are just adorable. I can’t even deal with them.
I honestly don’t have real words to form right now since I finished this book only ten minutes ago, but I love these couples and I’ve already ordered the next two off of Amazon. So everyone needs to read it because I promise it’s not like all the lame vampire books out there.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!
Rating: 3 pumpkin cats