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  • Title : Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

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  • ISBN: 159514174X

  • Number of Pages: 332 pages


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ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth s magic She must be protected at all times from Strigoi the fiercest vampires the ones who never die The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa s best friend, makes he ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth s magic She must be protected at all times from Strigoi the fiercest 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 Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell bent on making Lissa one of them.After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St Vladimir s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians to be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana But inside the iron gates, life is even fraught with danger and the Strigoi are always close by.Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever Get A CopyKindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleKoboApple iBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoHalf.comAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 332 pages Published January 2nd 2007 by Razorbill More Details ISBN 159514174X ISBN13 9781595141743 Edition Language English URL Series Vampire Academy 1 Characters Vasilisa Lissa Dragomir, Dimitri Belikov, Christian Ozera, Mason Ashford, Victor Dashkov, Mia Rinaldi, Janine Hathaway, Natalie Dashkov, Edison Eddie Castile, Ellen Kirova, Rosemarie Rose Hathaway, Camille Conta, Stan Alto, Jesse Zeklos, Tatiana Ivashkovless setting Montana United States Other Editions 131 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Vampire Academy, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I dont want any spoilers but from what i read above it seems the guard girl and princess fall in love Is this correct Im not against it i just wanna know 4 likeslike 2 years ago See all 7 answers Lila Wayne the guard and the princess are like BFFs despite their differences, cultures, responsibilities and heirarchy However the guard falls in love with the guard and the princess are like BFFs despite their differences, cultures, responsibilities and heirarchy However the guard falls in love with another of her same kind another male guard less flag Hi Is the Vampire Academy series connected to the Bloodlines series I want to start reading both series, but I dont know which to read first Ive watched the Vampire Academy movie, but from what Ive read, the books are a much better although I think the movie was quite good, too So please help me P.S No spoilers, please 2 likeslike 2 years ago See all 12 answers Kirstie Vampire Academy series comes first, then Bloodlines series Bloodlines focuses on other characters from the Vampire Academy Series The books are much Vampire Academy series comes first, then Bloodlines series Bloodlines focuses on other characters from the Vampire Academy Series The books are much better, but i did think the film was pretty good and i hope they do the next one less flag See all 73 questions about Vampire Academy Lists with This Book The Best Urban Fantasy 3,401 books 10,707 voters Young Adult Romance 3,043 books 8,556 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews showing 1 30 filter sort default Rating Details 0 copy ratingGraph.clone j rating_details_tip_graph.remove copy.attr id , rating_details_tip_graph copy.find script.remove j rating_details_tip.prepend copy Jun 01, 2011 manda rated it it was ok Shelves not my cuppa tea, young adult, paranormal, romance, craptastic 14 Apr 13 Future commenters if you disagree with the review, that is perfectly fine and normal If you wish to add your own thoughts of the book, that s also perfectly fine But please keep the ad hominems and accusations and not just directed at me, but also other commenters at home.Everyone s free to say what they wish on a public forum But I am also free to moderate what goes on in my space I ve never deleted moderated comments before, as that goes against my beliefs on free and public 14 Apr 13 Future commenters if you disagree with the review, that is perfectly fine and normal If you wish to add your own thoughts of the book, that s also perfectly fine But please keep the ad hominems and accusations and not just directed at me, but also other commenters at home.Everyone s free to say what they wish on a public forum But I am also free to moderate what goes on in my space I ve never deleted moderated comments before, as that goes against my beliefs on free and public discourse, but any future offensive or judgemental critical of people instead of the book comments will be ignored and deleted.This is a review of a book, not a fact sheet Just because I think this book is stupid, does not mean I think people who enjoy it are stupid No need to be defensive insulted over it 11 Dec 12 Edit, because I am fucking sick of people coming up to the comments section, especially without reading through the previous pages of comments, and stomp in, guns blazing with accusations of racism and slutshaming.1 Racism wtf does Race have to do with anything stfu you racist cow Stop putting irrelevant topics in your review, bitch please refer to comment 69comment 742 Slutshaming How dare you call her the S word Girls like you are setting back feminism by a few decades Other holier than thou commentsFirst of all if you re going to start accusing me of slut shaming simply because of my use of the word slut , GTFO I m going to steal a commenter s words here slut shaming is not about the word, it s about a mind set view spoiler Thanks, Red Please don t sue me for plagiarism hide spoiler But just to make it extra crispy clear it isn t Rose s sluttiness that pisses me off and makes me loathe her, it s her hypocrisy and objectifying of human beings Had she been a male character I would have called him an ass jerk manwhore How many people would object to that please refer to comment 116 17 Apr 12 Where I come from, there are these type of girls who would literally throw themselves out at any white boy I m not sure why, but it seems that they have this idea that Caucasian hotness Boys, being boys, well they snatch up every opportunity What really bugs me though, is not only the immense cheapness of these girls, but the extent to which they will go out there and hunt these western boys Don t get too eager and start asking me where this paradise of easy sex is, though They re not the exotic Lucy Liu goddesses most of them are just plain fugly.The heroine of this book reminds me a lot of those girls Well, except she s not one of the fugly ones.This one sentence wraps it up for me I was a pretty dhampir, one who didn t mind getting into trouble and pulling crazy stunts I became a novelty they liked having me around for the fun of it Just like those girls know these foreigners only keep them around for the fun of it, and would just as easily toss them aside like a used condom.Rose Hathaway is the kind of girl who d hook up with a guy just because he s hot She ll be with one guy, but thinking about another She is constantly thinking about getting with guys You flirted with the other guys simply for the sake of flirting You flirted with Jesse in the hopes of getting semi naked with him He was a royal Moroi, and he was so hot, he should have worn awarning flammable sign and yet when someone accuses her of being a slut, she s all indignant What, if you don t go as far as sex, then it annuls any tendencies of sluttiness Please I have a lot of promiscuous friends I m not exactly wearing a promise ring myself but at least have the decency to embrace your inner slut.What irritates me even with this character is how she would then go about referring to other dhampirs who offer services to morois as bloodwhores Bitch, please you re not so far off yourself Hypocritical characters are just not my thing ESPECIALLY when they don t realize they re being hypocritical, or when the author doesn t realize s he s writing a hypocritical character.Now, there is a difference between confidence and arrogance both I find charming in their own ways But Rose Hathaway is neither She is downright up herself, which is not a trait that I find endearing I had to roll my eyes every time she described her sexiness I knew I was pretty, but to Moroi boys, my body was than just pretty it was sexy in a risqu way I knew perfectly well that there weren t a lot of girls at this school who looked as good in a bra as I did The first one or two times were perhaps forgivable But the third time around, I really couldn t help but groan But in fact, Rose seems to be only obsessed with looks which is odd, considering her occupation as a guardian you d think considering what she s been through, she d be a little less shallow than that Me Turning into Alberta Herand all the other female guardians They re all leathery and stuff Fighting and training and always being outdoors they aren t pretty any I paused Thisthis life It destroys them Their looks, I mean But forget her vanity for a second Let s take a look at her apparently redeeming characteristic her loyalty to her best friend, Lissa You know, the one whose relationship she sabotaged Why don t you just leave her alone Are you so messed up and desperate for attention that you can t tell when someone doesn t like you He scowled You re some crazy stalker, and she knows it She s told me all about your weird obsession how you re always hanging out in the attic together, how you set Ralf on fire to impress her She thinks you re a freak, but she s too nice to say anything and for no other reason than jealousy Oh, and because this dude comes from a shamed family Never mind how much her best friend obviously adores him Never mind how much he obviously cares about her in return.All in all, I just couldn t sympathize for Rose She was an attempt of a kick ass, independent, empowered young girl but she came across as conceited, hypocritical, and shallow.Then the princess girl Lissa I don t know she was just bland None of the characters in the book stood out for me Even the romance seemed kind of forced not to mention predictable but aren t they all It seemed the only reason Dimitri and Rose had this vibe going on was because of their mutual hotness a word frequently thrown out there in the book There was this brief explanation of how it was also because of their shared extreme dedication in being guardians which I didn t buy I have an extreme dedication in journalism, but I don t fall in love with every dedicated journalists out there.Plot wise meh Nothing special The story was about a vampire and her half human, half vampire guardian, who had run away from a vampire academy and at the beginning of the book were captured and returned The secret behind their escape was obviously a device to keep us hooked, but when it was finally revealed, it didn t seem too wow, omigod for me.The Vampires in this story didn t even seem like your traditional vampires, other than their weakness when exposed to direct sunlight, and their occasional feeding There was apparently another type of Vampire, which were called the strigoi , which we didn t see much of and even when we did, it wasn t even that exciting.Editing wise could be better describrd on page 142 is one of the errors that I remembered There were , but I can t be bothered flipping through the pages to find them.In conclusion Maybe I would ve liked this better if I were 15 16 But then again, maybe not flag 430 likesLike see review View all 334 comments Half Blood Prince LMAO savage Jun 08, 2017 11 49PM Syria I TOTALLY agree.I ve never liked Rose or Dimitry or Lissa.I am kind of an Adian fan,and that was the only reason I kept on reading and putting up with I TOTALLY agree.I ve never liked Rose or Dimitry or Lissa.I am kind of an Adian fan,and that was the only reason I kept on reading and putting up with bitchy Rose who dumped him in the end,of course.What I felt while reading was just you described I just couldn t sympathize for Rose She was an attempt of a kick ass, independent, empowered young girl but she came across as conceited, hypocritical, and shallow. Jul 14, 2017 09 13AM May 25, 2015 Faye, la Patata rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, paranormal, vampires So I watched the movie aaaaaand I hated it I also made a comic review of the thing on the blog But I ll also post it here for your reading pleasure Warning a lot of Dimitri shots QUICK RANT THIS is the hot Dimitri THIS WHO THE HELL IS THIS WHO THE FUCK IS THIS CRETIN HE IS NOT THE DIMITRI I EXPECTED.I m not sure I can endure the movie now End rant And Bubbles makes her comeback yet again I ve been a fan of Richelle Mead since I started her Game of X series, bu So I watched the movie aaaaaand I hated it I also made a comic review of the thing on the blog But I ll also post it here for your reading pleasure Warning a lot of Dimitri shots QUICK RANT THIS is the hot Dimitri THIS WHO THE HELL IS THIS WHO THE FUCK IS THIS CRETIN HE IS NOT THE DIMITRI I EXPECTED.I m not sure I can endure the movie now End rant And Bubbles makes her comeback yet again I ve been a fan of Richelle Mead since I started her Game of X series, but before that, I have never ever tried her much popular Vampire Academy series until today My paperback copy has been waiting for me for two years, and I have finally given in and opened the first page Bubbles will be sharing her opinion in my stead get ready flag 368 likesLike see review View all 54 comments Oct 05, 2008 Ruby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for vampire fans So many people talk about Twilight and miss this super great bookI liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella I thought she was just toogirly for some having with vampires I wanted someone that could stand with them in a fight and not cower behind.Enter Rose She is the bodyguard to Lissa, a vampire princess that must attend school and keep out of the clutches of the dark side Rose is aggressive and hard headed, sometimes risking Lissa while trying to prove she is st So many people talk about Twilight and miss this super great bookI liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella I thought she was just toogirly for some having with vampires I wanted someone that could stand with them in a fight and not cower behind.Enter Rose She is the bodyguard to Lissa, a vampire princess that must attend school and keep out of the clutches of the dark side Rose is aggressive and hard headed, sometimes risking Lissa while trying to prove she is strong, but all the while terrified to let anyone else in To make her stronger, her elders bring in the hot and ever so delicious Dimitri and with fists and kicks a flying, Rose s world gets a might interesting.This is one killer book for anyone who loves Vampires and is looking for a good young adult book I strongly urge anyone, not just teens to pick it up because once you start it, you won t put it down or the second and third LOL So get past Edward and Bella, not that I don t love them, and sink your teeth into Rose and Lissa s often dangerous lives flag 281 likesLike see review View all 46 comments Jan 13, 2015 Hailey HaileyinBookland rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves owned, paranormal, read in 2015, royalty 2017 lowered rating to 2 stars because realistically 3 was generous flag 195 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Sep 18, 2010 Stacia the 2010 club rated it really liked it Shelves young adult, urban fantasy, favorite book guys, vampires I gave this book 3 stars on my first read I raised my rating after reading and liking it on my second read.Addition Why I think you should read VA instead of Covenant The before September 2010 I was a stubborn brat when it came to reading Vampire Academy Part of me honestly thought that a vampire series couldn t impress me after experiencing how oversaturated the genre had become with depressing and lackluster characters and stories Because of this, I went into my first read of VA I gave this book 3 stars on my first read I raised my rating after reading and liking it on my second read.Addition Why I think you should read VA instead of Covenant The before September 2010 I was a stubborn brat when it came to reading Vampire Academy Part of me honestly thought that a vampire series couldn t impress me after experiencing how oversaturated the genre had become with depressing and lackluster characters and stories Because of this, I went into my first read of VA begrudgingly and with a bad attitude It didn t make any sense to me why so many people were rabid fans of this series I think I pre programmed myself to want to hate the books So I read the first book and ended up liking it But I still didn t see what the big deal was My review reflected the attitude that it was an easy read and somewhat entertaining but what was the big deal Apparently, there must have been something sparked because I started book 2 shortly thereafter and then found myself blazing through the rest of the series, getting and addicted with each book The After September 2012 Two years later and this remains one of my favorite series of all time Even though book 1 had a few glaring errors, each book got better by massive leaps and bounds The end of book 3 had me crying, the second half of book 4 had me on pins and needles, and after I finished book 5 I joined the crew of people who were throwing out theories about what could possibly happen in the upcoming release of book 6 Since then, I ve devoured the graphic novels and spinoff series Bloodlines featuring a cast of extras from the original VA books I had become obsessed Dimitri is one of my all time favorite heroes Period There is no one I ve come across in my book reading history quite like Guardian Belikov He is bad ass and lethal He is loyal and honorable He is strong, vigilant, and protective He is the man you want to take home to momma before dragging him off to bed he is 24 and all man, so I do not feel guilty about admitting this He is every characteristic that I d want to see in a hero, without being turned into an arrogant and controlling asshole like you see in so many books featuring a larger than life male lead.Rose is one of my all time favorite female leads What Both the male and female in the same story are great She is mouthy, stubborn, determined, loyal, brave, and can also kick major ass If you ever wanted a friend who would go to bat for you, Rose is your girl Rarely, does a couple balance one another in a story Now, this isn t to say that these two are an actual couple I will neither confirm nor deny that they end up together, since another potential love interest does enter the picture in book 2 , but the chemistry between Roza and Dimka is off the charts because they are able to challenge each other Oh, but wait There s a complication Rose is being trained to become a guardian by Dimitri That s right they are teacher and student Now, this isn t in the disgustingly creepy pedo way Rose is almost 18 and Dimitri is 24 Their values and ways of thinking often show them as equals than mentor and student, so the lines become blurred But yesthis has the potential to become a forbidden and dangerous love storyif they ever allowed it go there.I m not telling, of course Final analysis from then to now My first read complaints were that I didn t understand why Rose was so down for the cause and had such unfailing devotion to the ruling class Even after going through a complete series read, I still struggle with this, even though I liked some of the attitude shifts in the later books Lissa didn t impress me back in 2010 She still doesn t impress me in 2012 I didn t recall book 1 having so much silly teen drama Because books 3 through 6 are focused so much on fighting and real life struggles outside of the school, those are the memories I carry with me This is an extremely mature and sexy series for YA because of the older characters and content So I was surprised to go back and realize that book 1 read younger and sillier than the rest of the books It was still good In fact, I appreciate it now, knowing how much it set up the series, so I m raising my rating a full star Make no mistake though, this is the weakest book in the series If you re unsure about book 1, keep reading because it gets INCREDIBLE from here on out The world building in the first 30% of the original book was overwhelming imo Initial info dumping is one of Mead s only flaws as a writer because otherwise she is a master at getting me to care about her characters regardless of series.The action and adventure balances the romance excellently I should have mentioned this earlier, but this is not a paranormal romance series It is a high octane Urban Fantasy Expect adventures in every book The sexual chemistry is just a bonus, but it doesn t choke out the fun aspect of the series.I have no doubt now that this will stay in my top 3 series for a long time to come Re reading only cemented this for me.Oh my Dimka, my Dimka Dimitri hovered over us, alert and ready for any threat, his body coiled to attack I felt safe with him beside us.In that horrible moment, with him raging like a storm, I knew why Mason had called him a god.He regarded me with utter seriousness, like he always did I think you re beautiful Beautiful You are so beautiful, it hurts me sometimes flag 184 likesLike see review View all 120 comments Feb 17, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves kat s book reviews Vampire Academy is a difficult book to review.On one hand, it is a variation on the norm and Rose is definitely not the usual character occupying the myriad of PRNs these days The writing style is blessedly free of awkward construction and mistakes In fact, the writing isn t too bad at all.The secondary characterizations are quite good for the most part, and well rounded The pacing is agonizingly slow at the beginning of the book and doesn t pick up until the last fifty pages The lore behind Vampire Academy is a difficult book to review.On one hand, it is a variation on the norm and Rose is definitely not the usual character occupying the myriad of PRNs these days The writing style is blessedly free of awkward construction and mistakes In fact, the writing isn t too bad at all.The secondary characterizations are quite good for the most part, and well rounded The pacing is agonizingly slow at the beginning of the book and doesn t pick up until the last fifty pages The lore behind the story is complex, convoluted and somewhat ridiculous So you have the Moroi s, a race of weak, magic wielding vampires and the Dhampires who are their stronger Guardians The only way that Dhampires breed is if they are lucky enough to get up to shenanigans with the Moroi who won t marry them and have illegitimate bastard children However this is somehow okay for this race because they can t breed amongst themselves and if you re a Dhampire male than you can just give up on the idea of ever having children because extreme chances are that you won t.The Dhamires are the Moroi s Guardians against another race of vampires, the Strogoi, who want to feast on Moroi flesh.But you d think that, on behalf of your race, if you were a Dhampire and naturally stronger and tougher then these Moroi you d just conquer them and keep them as your slaves Who wants to dedicate their lives their entire lives they literally LIVE to protect the Moroi just for the faint chance of being able to reproduce Especially with a race that looks down on you It just doesn t make sense and the dynamics don t really compute I mean, okay, I m not the most ethical person out there but if I were a stronger, tougher breed of vampire and the weak vampires came and said, Okay, we ll keep you as our Guardians and have drunken, disrespectful sex with you on occasion as long as you protect us from the Strogoi I d probably respond with, How about I protect you by keeping you in my dank, dark cellar as my slave while I take over the world Does that sound fair to you It s just the way nature works FFS The pay off isn t anywhere near the sacrifice Guardian women either have to give up their children or quit, have no income and become a blood whore those that feed the Moroi something that s looked down upon as beyond disgusting I m sorry I vote for overthrowing the weak, pissy Moroi and ruling over them as tyrants It definitely would be a feasible option with less likelihood of me ending up screwed over.The love story surprised me I spent the entire book up until the last few pages thinking it was extremely gross, if not weird and awkward I didn t and I still don t feel any chemistry between the main two love interests They seem to be thrown together by the author with nothing real between them to make you think that they actually belong together The last part of the book redeemed a lot of that for me though with the encouraging decisions made by the male romantic lead.Over all, it s not a bad read if you re into teenage romances and school stories The School aspect plays a major role in this book, particularly the politics of the average teen life For those who were immensely glad to leave high school behind, this book may not be for you flag 183 likesLike see review View all 31 comments Dec 22, 2014 Etnik rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves paranormal fiction, vampire, romance, series, fantasy, mystery, ya ____________________________________________ Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies ____________________________________________You can find the full review and about this book on my blog

Okay so after billions of people recommending this to me,I decided to read it,to give it a try.To be honest I didn t except good things from this book,and I am glad I got some.

What I expected

A vampire school

Vampires making out with each other

A forbidden love

An evil Vam

____________________________________________ Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies ____________________________________________You can find the full review and about this book on my blog

Okay so after billions of people recommending this to me,I decided to read it,to give it a try.To be honest I didn t except good things from this book,and I am glad I got some.

What I expected

A vampire school

Vampires making out with each other

A forbidden love

An evil Vampire trying to destroy the good vampires

Vampire abilities since this is a book about vampires

What I really got

A vampire school

Vampires making out with each other

A forbidden love

An evil Vampire trying to destroy the good vampires

Vampire abilities since this is a book about vampires

Okay,so you may think Why are you rating this 3 star if you didn t like it .It s not that I didn t like it,it was likable and entertaining and a really fast read.But..it was predictable,and I am really sick of the same plot drama I just want a good book.

____________________________________________ The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows Remember that ____________________________________________ Thinks that bothered me a lot

1.Too much male describeness.It was so annoying,because when the story was getting edgy and interesting there was always Rose describing guys in appearance.And I don t know why nowdays Vampires have to be extremetly good looking people.Before centuries there were pretty scary to people,now people only see them as figures of attraction.

2.The action was short,like ultimately short.The scene with psi hounds and Victor,I imagined a world war fight,but what I got was two persons fighting dogs.

3.Rose s dumbness.Rose is hot I will talk about Rose s hotness below but she was also dumb.And she is way to simple to be a main character.

4.Too many characters.I had to keep track of all the names.____________________________________________ Taking a deep breathe, I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.I walked away ____________________________________________ Thinks I did like

1.Rose s HOTNESS.Okay before Rose,I really liked Lissa as a figure.She was tall and beautiful and as Rose described she was hot.And I am all in for hot blondes,but what hit me hard was this phrase Moroi have smart breasts and it all went crashing to me.And then I discovered about Rose.Well after the 2 3 of the book,my image of Rose was probably like this

And then I saw the movie and I got this

And lord,it didn t disappoint.The actress who plays Rose is freaking hot and matching.She is actually the reason why I watched that horrible movie.

2.I also liked the jokes.There were some burns that I even felt while reading.Rose sure has a lot of tongue.And I have to admit,it was fun to read 3.The story was solid,even that it was a little predictable,it was solid and actually well made,and what s importantly,it made me read ,and I will definitely read the next book.

____________________________________________ I m really not good with impulse control ____________________________________________

I recommend this book,if you are into vampires.And as I said,it is a simple and fast read.

flag 167 likesLike see review View all 75 comments Nov 26, 2009 Libro Joven rated it it was amazing review of another edition Best Vampire Saga EVER Just that I dare anyone come and tell me otherwise It is funny, witty, the plots are amazing, and the characters are great well maybe Lissa is not great, but hey, she is just the one flaw If you like vampire books, you must read it If you hate vampire books, you must read it What the hell, whether you like or dislike books in general, this book is a MUST HAVE Because I say so OK, me and thousands of people just like me Twilight What the hell is Twilight flag 154 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Jul 11, 2017 Popi G rated it it was amazing If I let myself love you, I won t throw myself in front of her I ll throw myself in front of you Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies This book is amazing I loved Rose and Dimitri I loved Lissa and Christian But I also loved Rose and Lissa Vampire Academy not only has mystery,adventure and great romance that we all love but it also shows us the power of the friendship which we don t see a lot in books So let s start from the beginning We have If I let myself love you, I won t throw myself in front of her I ll throw myself in front of you Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies This book is amazing I loved Rose and Dimitri I loved Lissa and Christian But I also loved Rose and Lissa Vampire Academy not only has mystery,adventure and great romance that we all love but it also shows us the power of the friendship which we don t see a lot in books So let s start from the beginning We have 3 kinds of vampires 1 MoroiThey are good vampires who live and die like normal humans but they have fangs and they drink human blood they don t kill the person who drink from They can also use magic Each of them can use one of the four elements Earth, Water, Fire and Air Moroi are able to walk in sunlight, but the sun weakens them and makes them uncomfortable 2 StrigoiThey are bad vampires who are immortal, and are made instead of born How you become a Strigoi There are two options 1st if they force them to be a strigoi.If a Strigoi drinks blood from their victim and then forces them to drink Strigoi blood then you become a Strigoi That could happen to humans ,Moroi and Dhampirs 2st way is to willingly become Strigoi but is only from Moroi If a Moroi purposefully kills another person while feeding then that Moroi turns into a Strigoi The Moroi who becomes Strigoi lose their magical abilities and they can no longer go into the sun They are faster and stronger than Moroi.3 DhampirThey are half human and half vampire A long time ago dhampir were born through the relationship between human and Moroi but in this time vampires wants to keep their identitysecret so dhampir are born through the union of a Moroi with another Dhampir They don t drink blood and they don t have magical abilities But they are a lot stronger and faster than humans They are protecting Moroi from Strigoi.So, Rose Dhampir and Lissa Moroi are best friends who run away two years ago Rose has a one sided bond to Lissa which allows her to know Lissa s emotions and thoughts Which makes her the perfect guardian for Lissa But when they are forced back to their school Dimitri Belikov a handsome dhampir is assigned to be Lissa s guardian and when Rose learn how to be guardian she will be her guardian as well Dimitri also offers to mentor Rose in extra classes because she has to make up for the years she has lost So, how was the bond created Why the girls left from the St Vladimir s Academy I had this questions from the start Okay I don t know where to start 1 The bond between Rose and LissaAs I said Moroi can control four elements But Lissa has a fifth element the spirit With the spirit she can heal others What happen then Rose died and Lissa brought her back to life When that happened it created a bond between them Lissa believed she hadn t specialized before she learnt that spirit existed Lissa also became depressed,did strange things and because of the bond and with the compulsion of Sonya s Karp Rose decided to run away with Lissa.2 Rose and DimitriThey are two strong characters They are both badasses warriors Rose has a crush on Dimitri who denies it Dimitri is so hard to read most of the time I didn t know how he felt for Rose I loved their training every single time When under Victor s Love Spell, they confessed their feelings for one and other and nearly had sex in Dimitri s room, but they broke away from the spell when Dimitri threw away the necklace.I was so excited in that moment Later they said that they could never be together because they were destined to be Lissa s Guardians 3 Lissa and ChristianLet s start from that Lissa and Christian are a royal Moroi Lissa is the last from her bloodline Dragomir Christian is an Ozera but because of his parents actions Christian was avoided as people thought he was likely to become Strigoi like his parents Christian and Lissa knew each other before Lissa left the Academy, but had never talked to each other.Upon Lissa s return, she discovered that Christian had begun to spend time in the attic where she had before she had left They began to share the space and became friends Christian soon fell in love with Lissa Rose, who didn t like Christian, told him that Lissa only felt sorry for him and so he began ignoring Lissa But later Rose understood the terrible mistake she made and she told Christian that she lied but Lissa reunited with her ex boyfriend But at the end of the book, they were together Christian is my favorite character in the first book.He is so funny and he is sarcastic in the entire book I loved it I also loved when he set Ralf on fire because he was mean to Lissa and Rose.4 MiaI hated her in the first book Because I have read all the books I can not hate her any but she did a lot wrong things and the most of all was to sleep with Jesse and Ralf two Moroi idiots to get them to spread rumours about Rose She hated Lissa but at first I thought because she was jealous for Aaron but she hated her because she had a relationship with Lissa s brother and he dumped her.5 The bad guy was Victor DashkovAt first he showed us that he cared about Lissa but he wanted her to heal him from a disease that was slowly killing him He wanted to test her power first, so he had his daughter Natalie, I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING lay dead animals so Lissa could bring them back to life.Eventually, he kidnapped her and forced her to heal him but Rose,Dimitri, Christian and other guardians save the day Christian , my baby almost died but Lissa healed him 6 NatalieI don t hate her She loved her dad so much that she become a Strigoi because her dad told her to I felt sad for her.7 I really liked Mason He is completely in love with Rose but she only sees him as a friend He is very funny and he is also protective of Rose especially when other males would insult her Okay, I was wondering why I didn t remember Eddie in the first book Now, I remember BECAUSE HE HAD ONE LINE in the entire book That s not fair flag 158 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jul 13, 2017 Popi G rated it really liked it review of another edition 1 Vampire Academy If you want to see my review for the first book click here 2 The Turn and the Flame I will never endure this sort of pain again If I m able to love someone else one day, I will do whatever it takes to hold on to him No matter the cost This is a story from Tasha s point of view and we learn what happened the day that Christian s parents become Strigoi I will admit even though I didn t like Tasha view spoiler from her actions in Last Sacrifice hide s 1 Vampire Academy If you want to see my review for the first book click here 2 The Turn and the Flame I will never endure this sort of pain again If I m able to love someone else one day, I will do whatever it takes to hold on to him No matter the cost This is a story from Tasha s point of view and we learn what happened the day that Christian s parents become Strigoi I will admit even though I didn t like Tasha view spoiler from her actions in Last Sacrifice hide spoiler , I understand her a little better I cried for Christian because he lost his parents but I also cried for Tasha because she lost her love, Vinh I think because of that lost Tasha became a little crazy Start with something, and go from there Go until you re unstoppable I also believe that the reason she wanted at first Dimitri was because she reminded her of Vinh Just like Vinh , she thought So controlled and so good at his duty So good at sitting on his feelings 3 From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir I miss Dad calling me little queen because he always said I ruled our family This is a story from Lissa s point of view and we see how she faced the death of her parents and we also see what Lissa and Rose did after they left from St Vladimir s Academy I like it but most of it, it was things that already knew Soo 4 The meeting My name is Dimitri Belikov I ve come to take you back to St Vladimir s Academy, Princess This is a story from Dimitri s point of view and we see his first thoughts about Rose I want It was like 10 pages Richelle Mead do something, please P5 Hello, My Name Is Rose Hathaway You re Dimitri Belikov Campus badass Defender of justice You re even dressed like a sheriff, for God s sake It s like Lissa being an angel Your personalities run so deep you can t even escape them when you re in costume You re supposed to dress up like who you want to be on Halloween and St Varvara s Day Not who you already are You want to be an identity thief Hell no, I said, impressed he d correctly identified the costume I m Rose Hathaway Why would I want to be anyone else This story is from Rose s point of view and I really like it It is after Vampire Academy and before Frostbite And I m giving the last one to you, comrade You should be flattered Because even if it s complicated, I hope you realize there are perks to having Rose Hathaway in your life His smile grew as he picked up the chocolate Oh, I do, Roza I do flag 141 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Apr 26, 2011 Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves young adult, paranormal uf, 2011 So I said I wouldn t read this after being warned about 10 million times that they stop being worth the bother after book 3 I said it repeatedly, earnestly and then I caved I mean, what do you do when you ve nothing ahead of you but a day at the library and when you turn arounddum, dum, dum there it is, the internationally praised series that you swore you would never but then what if you felt different how can you expect to deal with not finding out for yourself So I guess I So I said I wouldn t read this after being warned about 10 million times that they stop being worth the bother after book 3 I said it repeatedly, earnestly and then I caved I mean, what do you do when you ve nothing ahead of you but a day at the library and when you turn arounddum, dum, dum there it is, the internationally praised series that you swore you would never but then what if you felt different how can you expect to deal with not finding out for yourself So I guess I m going to be the whole curiosity killed the cat cliche when I get past book 3, not to mention the one about being a glutton for punishment.But, as I ve been told and as I therefore expected, this first book in the series I ve been putting off was really good I m not surprised I liked the writing style seeing as I m already a Richelle Mead fan after reading her Succubus series She uses traditional urban fantasy features like supernatural creatures and mythology but has a very chick lit feel to her books which I like My favourite hobby is to read about spunky, sarcastic heroines who aren t afraid to express their sexuality I expected Mead to be somewhat vanilla in a young adult novel but she not surprisingly pushed the boundaries and made this quite a sexy novel.It s basically the vampire version of high school, complete with bitchiness, cliques and hot but obnoxious guys I also found it one of the best depictions of friendship between two teenage girls that I ve read in a long time, Rose and Lissa are simply delightful characters It did make me really want to read book 2 but I will be progressing with caution throughout I couldn t help myself, I ve been warned countless times and read reviews that talk about Mead s later failures with this series, but I still had to find out for myself I m annoying like that flag 118 likesLike see review View all 17 comments May 19, 2017 Emily Books with Emily Fox rated it really liked it I expected a cringe worthy vampire book and turns out this was good Very teen angsty but I will definitely continue the series.PS Don t watch the movie it was painful flag 105 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 28, 2009 E rated it liked it Shelves ya novels I decided to read Vampire Academy because it was on a list of books most likely to inherit Twilight s throne.Before I harp on about the first Vampire Academy book, I want to comment on the series as a whole these books are really readable and quite good fun They pull fewer punches than a lot of other supernatural novels, and the series gets quite a bit darker as it progresses The characters encounter myriad trials mental instability, torture, betra I decided to read Vampire Academy because it was on a list of books most likely to inherit Twilight s throne.Before I harp on about the first Vampire Academy book, I want to comment on the series as a whole these books are really readable and quite good fun They pull fewer punches than a lot of other supernatural novels, and the series gets quite a bit darker as it progresses The characters encounter myriad trials mental instability, torture, betrayal, death, and of course true love The primary protagonist, Rose, is especially strong she is tough, quick tempered, but very clever with a great sense of humor and she develops a depth and sadness as the series progresses Best of all, I think that most of the books in the series are consistent, building effectively on one another something I can t say for most sagas I wish the characters were allowed to change and deepen a little in light of certain traumatic events throughout the series though to be fair, I think the whole aftereffect of traumatic events is explored thoroughly in the spin off series, Bloodlines I find the dialogue weirdly wooden and would prefer a little subtext in it especially for the lest direct, socially graceful characters like Lissa Rose is obviously the kind of person who says what she thinks, come hell or high water Nonetheless, the books are absorbing, probably my favourite YA vampire novels currently on the market.Now on to a bit about the first book itself The first book in a series of six, Vampire Academy reads like a combination of Twilight, Gossip Girl, and one of Tamora Pierce s Alanna novels The heady mixture of vicious gossip, the supernatural, and adolescent sexuality there s all kinds of making out creates something compulsively readable and fun.Sure, the reader has to cope with sentences stuck in the midst of dead serious scenes that read And then, suddenly, he was there, charging down the hallway like Death in a cowboy duster sure, the character development is about as subtle as a blow to the head And yes, it s true that the dialog is full of dead wood than an old oak tree None of that matters when your story is narrated by a beautiful liquorish body guard who hates books and gets slap happy whenever anyone else so much as gives her best friend and ward a vampire princess yes, a vampire princess so much as a funny look Did I mention that this bodyguard and her princess share a psychic bond That our tough narrator has a crush on her sexy Russian mentor who quite obviously fancies her as well That all of the other vampire royals are full of malice and gossip That the vampire princess has special powers How about a war between good and bad vampires Oh reader, this book is good fun flag 98 likesLike see review View all 7 comments May 19, 2008 Leonie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for A girl most likely, and pretty much any girl at that P Recommended to Leonie by No one I found this on the book shelf and it looked awesome Shelves middle school age books This book was totally wicked I it PI hope you can feel my joy for reading this book once you have read it too It was awesome I loved how you got totally engrossed in it and then it had a total shocker ending But, I m not telling you what that is P flag 89 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Jul 10, 2016 Taneika rated it really liked it I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick this series up I ll be honest, I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did So easy to read and Rose was a spunky, outspoken heroine and I love that Richelle Mead wasn t afraid to make Rose so sexually confident and confident in herself too It was SO REFRESHING Full review to come maybe flag 83 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jul 18, 2015 Amber Robertson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites, 2016 re reads, fantasy, young adult, romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, magic, ugly covers Vampire Academy is a series I am very familar with This was a re read for me considering I have basically been reading these books every year since I was 13 meaning six years Coming back to this series is like a warm hug as every character is familar, the plot is familar, the tone is familar I was glad this re read was successful as a lot of re reads I have done this year have left me disappointed Vampire Academy is a well known series, whether becasue the covers are ugly or because of the Vampire Academy is a series I am very familar with This was a re read for me considering I have basically been reading these books every year since I was 13 meaning six years Coming back to this series is like a warm hug as every character is familar, the plot is familar, the tone is familar I was glad this re read was successful as a lot of re reads I have done this year have left me disappointed Vampire Academy is a well known series, whether becasue the covers are ugly or because of the kickass characters or the movie flop I don t know This series, however, displays some kickass female characters and some kickass female friendships which, how often do you really see in YA I won t even try to summarise the story because I ll probably accidentally throw spoilers in, I just recommend picking up this series Ignore the ugly covers Pick it up.As a warning this review will be short for two reasons 1 it s hard to express my feelings in words about this series so I will probably just use gifs 2 I am being barked at in the face right now as I type this out Also, I am using gifs from the Vampire Academy movie, but that does not mean I really enjoyed said movie CharactersRoseOh Rose, our kickass female main character I could go on forever about Rose About how absolutely empowering it is to have a female character who can and will kickass I mean she s not perfect, she slut shames constantly and is a hypocrite in some aspects But, she s a smart ass who will give a lashing to anyone who gives her crap and her main goal is to protect her best friend, Lissa Rose is a Dhampir, which is basically someone who is half Moroi vampire and half human She is one of the few females training to become someone who protects the Moroi, the rest labeled blood whores most commonly so by Rose I really enjoyed watching Rose train throughout the book and get her strength back, watching the devlopment she has from reckless teenager to dedicated warrior DimitriDimitri is another Dhampir, someone who is an official Guardian meaning he protects the Moroi as a career I ll be the first to admit I m not a Dimitri fan I don t like him At all I find him creepy, unprofessional and slightly unnerving He is painted to be a God To be the best Guardian there is, basically However, I found his stoic response a lot of the time an asshole move that had me rolling my eyes a lot of the book and every time I read it I also get slightly unnerved over his feelings for Rose, it is the student teacher relationship that has me cringing at the pure idea their relationship Now, thats not to say I don t ship Rose and Dimitri I do, I love their progression through the novels and as I re read this series I think that will become obvious throughout my reviews It is, however, just the introduction of Dimitri that rubs me the wrong way every time I re read this series ChristianChristian is a Moroi who has the affinity over fire, and is one of my favourite characters in this series He rivals Rose in every way and the pair of them are absolutely hilarious when they are interacting I always get a good laugh from the banter exchanged from the pair of them throughout Vampire Academy I can t say too much about his character, however, without spoiling what happens in this particular book I mean, I may be able to, but I don t really want to LissaLissa is another Moroi, and Rose s absolute best friend The pair of them have been through thick and thin, which includes being in the car crash which murdered Lissa s entire family Due to this experience, or so it s hinted at, the pair of them have a bond Now, I don t mean they ve connected through the loss of people close to them No I mean, Rose can literally feel what Lissa is feeling It is a big strange, yes, but the we see it through Rose s perspective the interesting it really gets Lissa is an incredibly complex character, she has never developed a particular skill over one of the elements like Moroi are supposed to She struggles with who she is and she has a stronger compulsion over people than others of her kind Her progression, downfall, and rise throughout the book are incredible to watch and it only gets intense the further along you get in the books World BuildingThe world building in the book is incredibly easy to follow It is set in modern society with a few twists to place the paranormal creatures Rose also explains what each word means, which doesn t leave you confused and struggling to grasp what a Moroi is PlotThe plot WritingMead draws you in with her easy writing style, it s easy to fall in love with and easy to follow the story as it progresses It s creative, of course, but it isn t complicated in the way you have to fully stop reading to understand the joke that is being made to you She is also amazing at foreshadowing OverallOverall, if I can continue to love this book after six years of re reads I think I am highly advised to tell you to pick it up flag 81 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Nov 04, 2015 Giulia rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves young adult, urban fantasy, fantasy, i didnt like it, magic and supernatural, vampires, hell to the no, annoying characters, hate the mc, the hype is a liar, i fell asleep This is a negative review If you enjoyed the book, that s great Sadly, I didn t, so please respect my opinion as I will respect yours THE RANT BEGINS Chapter One We re presented with a pretty confusing situation, without knowing who s who and what is going on I almost thought I had by mistake picked up the sequel, because it felt like I was missing out on something But at least we have what seems like a kick ass main character, Rose, and a strong female friendship between her and Lisa, s This is a negative review If you enjoyed the book, that s great Sadly, I didn t, so please respect my opinion as I will respect yours THE RANT BEGINS Chapter One We re presented with a pretty confusing situation, without knowing who s who and what is going on I almost thought I had by mistake picked up the sequel, because it felt like I was missing out on something But at least we have what seems like a kick ass main character, Rose, and a strong female friendship between her and Lisa, so I was like Then a mildly interesting premise suddenly turns into high school drama and terrible writing, so I was like Things keep getting worse, because Rose is acting like the spoiled thirteen year old we ve all been despite her being what, seventeen , thinking she s tough shit and that insulting authority figures, being rude and punching people in the face whenever they disagree with her is the best course of action So, while trying really hard to be a badass, she ends up looking like an immature brat, and I was like By this point I had almost forgotten about the whole vampire thing, because the book was basically a cheaper version of Mean Girls, with a lot of slut shaming, girl on girl hate and most characters just being juvenile and stupid, so I was like But then I thought, come on Jun, there must be a reason why so many people love this book You can t give up just yet because, apparently, I really hate myself A lot of nonsensical things happened dead animals started to turn up everywhere, Rose was annoying than ever, some high school hierarchy bullshit, girl on girl hate, a boring love interest that treated Rose like a misbehaving child which she was, but I still wanted to slap him for it and by then I was about to fall asleep.Enter a rushed and underwhelming ending, and boring characters being boring than usual On top of stupidity, internalized sexism and a plot that consisted solely on young girls hating on each other, and on boys calling them names and being generally awful, add some horrible writing and a fucking weird pacing that made me want to DNF the book at least every two pages The hype is A LIAR I will not be continuing this series flag 86 likesLike see review View all 45 comments Feb 03, 2014 mark monday rated it liked it Shelves teenworld, rain man reviews, secret histories Dear Vampire Diary,wait, why did I write that vampire diary maybe cause everything in my life is vampire, vampire, vampire best friend vampire training to protect vampires actually protecting vampires I m half vampire I go to a Vampire Academy for chrissakes vampires, vampires, everywhere and now apparently I have a vampire diary too hello, unconscious argh ok enough of this bs, I m getting annoyed and need to work it out by working out maybe this diary thing isn t going to work o Dear Vampire Diary,wait, why did I write that vampire diary maybe cause everything in my life is vampire, vampire, vampire best friend vampire training to protect vampires actually protecting vampires I m half vampire I go to a Vampire Academy for chrissakes vampires, vampires, everywhere and now apparently I have a vampire diary too hello, unconscious argh ok enough of this bs, I m getting annoyed and need to work it out by working out maybe this diary thing isn t going to work out I wish I could talk to Dimitri instead.Rose Dear Vampire Diary,ok, let s try this again just came back from a great workout with Dimitri and I need someplace to vent hello, diary I m not really a diary sort of girl, whatever that even means that s probably of a vampire type thing, thinking about life, deep thoughts, writing it down, all that deep deep and not exciting but I need someplace to put all these dimitris thoughts whoah ok, I guess I need someplace to put all my thoughts about Dimitri those eyes that voice the body shoulder length hair now I know that shoulder length hair on guys is a total romantic clich but whatever I love that shoulder length hair oh, Dimitri Dimitri ok, enough about Dimitri I should talk about important things like my training and my best friend Lissa and all the plots swirling around her and stupid school cliques and my hectic schedule and what I learned in dimitri today what I learned in class today it was something about uh hmmm I don t know honestly I was thinking about Dimitri the whole time ok I think I need to take care of some business here because I m feeling sorta frustrated and I can t get Dimitri out of my dimitri.Rose Dear Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead,there, that feels better who needs a stupid diary when I can just write to the story of my so called life it s not like anyone s going to read this, they can just read the book so anyway I want to thank you, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead you really got it right sure you put a lot in about Dimitri and his hair but all that stuff really wasn t the point and you know that first of all, I want to say how much I just plain LIKED the story you made of my life it was fun to read and exciting you kept some of the boring parts, sure, whose life is all excitement, but mainly it was fun from beginning to end ok, that s all I want to say about the fun you made it fun, thank you, but fun is not everything what really counts for me is that you did not gloss over the things that were uncomfortable and deep and sometimes even ugly you got the addictive part right, the blood sucking, how it is like a drug or like sex and how much I want to do that drug sex thing or actually how much I want Lissa to do it to me and getting bitten feels so good, so incredible, damn how it makes me feel but I can t admit it I don t want to admit it to myself and I especially don t want to admit how much I like it to other people, they ll think I m some junkie or some slut or whatever, and if I think too hard about it, I ll probably think the same thing about myself so yeah, you got that right, Vampire Academy the self loathing that comes with feeling good about doing something bad but is it so bad I like how you left that ambiguous.you left Lissa s cutting in I love you for that you made sense of the cutting and why she did it you didn t dismiss it, didn t shy away from it, and you didn t make it pathetic you made your readers understand cutting in an honest and real way.here s another thing you got right my pettiness and my hypocrisy I used the same disgusting tactics of gossip and shaming both slut shaming and shaming around status class on the people who used it on me you didn t leave that out you didn t excuse it you showed how I was sometimes just as bad as the villains in the book you didn t justify how low Lissa and I went in trying to defend ourselves, how we became just as terrible as the people who were tormenting us that was hard for me to read and it was important for me to read too.but the most important thing you got right was the central relationship you are not about me and my thing for Dimitri you are about friendship between women you are about two best friends, me and Lissa, everything else is secondary that s the point of your whole story sisterhood that feels corny to write but whatever it s true your story is moving because it is about how girls can bond and protect each other and hurt together and move forward together how they can understand each other thank you for getting all of that right.so in case you re wondering, I gave you 3 stars instead of 4 and that s because the writing was kinda bland and the second half got a little bogged down in DimitriDimitriDimitri but so what nobody s perfect except Dimitri I will still read your sequels.Rose Dear mark monday,Stop pretending to be Rose.Richelle Mead flag 79 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Oct 19, 2016 Rachel E Carter rated it liked it review of another edition Why did I avoid this book like the plague Well, I have a confession I hate most vampire books and I only picked this up because I had the paperback lying around and I was sick of it s unread status mocking me. but this was a kicka exception Rose was a perfect heroine and I liked how unapologetic she was and her friendship with Lissa I ll admit I was rooting for Lissa and that hot broody jerk what was his name I just forgot than Dimitri Rose, but I still loved both Can t w Why did I avoid this book like the plague Well, I have a confession I hate most vampire books and I only picked this up because I had the paperback lying around and I was sick of it s unread status mocking me. but this was a kicka exception Rose was a perfect heroine and I liked how unapologetic she was and her friendship with Lissa I ll admit I was rooting for Lissa and that hot broody jerk what was his name I just forgot than Dimitri Rose, but I still loved both Can t wait to read rest of series since I heard it gets better with each book that said, not sure when I ll have time The only reason I picked up this book was because I m trying to read all my unread paperbacks at home, so I ve got some others to get through first flag 81 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Mar 06, 2017 Alyssa rated it did not like it Shelves dnf, 2017 reads, 1 star DNF 100 PagesBuddy Read with Melanie Belle Bethan Emmy AlyssaI tried I really did But it s so boring and my eyeballs are literally falling out of my sockets I ve watched the movie a long time ago and thought it was shitty so I think it s about time I pick the book and see for myself if it s better than the movie flag 68 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Nov 20, 2014 Karly The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada according to The Hulk rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves dig your teeth in, buddy reads Buddy read set for mid December with my fellow castle dreamers, the delightful Jess the wondrous Kat Her review is made of WIN Vampires Vampires Vampires UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME 2.5 StarsSo, as you might have guessed by that star rating Vampire Academy was a miss for me Not entirely a miss but a miss nonetheless My Grievances Girl on Girl Hate I hate this shit so much and it s everywhere in this novel Every time I turned a page I was slapped in the face with it Mia hat Buddy read set for mid December with my fellow castle dreamers, the delightful Jess the wondrous Kat Her review is made of WIN Vampires Vampires Vampires UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME 2.5 StarsSo, as you might have guessed by that star rating Vampire Academy was a miss for me Not entirely a miss but a miss nonetheless My Grievances Girl on Girl Hate I hate this shit so much and it s everywhere in this novel Every time I turned a page I was slapped in the face with it Mia hates Lissa, Rose hates Mia, Rose hates Natalie, Rose hates all the Royal Girls you get what I m saying here I don t mind revenge, in fact, I love that shit , but this was just senseless hate ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE And guess what the worst culprit in my girl on girl hate onslaught was over a boy OF COURSE IT WAS Because, apparently, girls CANNOT ever be angry about anything not related to a boy NOPE We are merely flesh machines designed to pump out babies and cater to a man s every whim, aren t we Slut Shaming I won t go into any spoiltastic details but I will say that our MC is promiscuous AND extremely flirty I would be completely fine with this IF it didn t create a HUGE plot element of slut shaming craziness THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ENJOYING YOUR SEXUALITY Side note I though Rose was gay for about half of this book AND I am still not entirely convinced she isn t Which I have no issue with BUT I think Mead wrote her and Lissa s friendship bizarrely if she didn t intend this avenue Inappropriate Love Interest I don t think I need to elaborate on how bad of a decision it is to have a love interest that is SEVEN years older than our 17 year old MC, do I And although, ultimately, this was handled as well as I can imagine I just don t like it YUCK I have known scores of high schoolers with crushes on their teachers BUT I can t help but feel that view spoiler a 24 year old who has a crush on a 17 year old is pretty emotionally unhinged It made me question one of the only characters I enjoyed in this story hide spoiler TSTL Main Characters There was really no plot, for me, in this book I guessed EVERYTHING very early on And while I will give allowances for teenager s self involvement I felt cheated by characters that couldn t see beyond their own asses There are a few others, as well, but I think these four encapsulate my feelings pretty well My Happy Places The Social Hierarchy Initially I didn t like the way the Royals, dhampires, Moroi and Strigoi played out BUT I have to admit that once I got my head around dead vampires and living vampires I found it a bold and interesting premise And while the Royalty annoyed me it did have a fundamental purpose, overall The Guardians I LOVE the idea of Vampires having protectors I loved the hard work and dedication that went into it I enjoyed Dimitri s loyalty to the cause despite a truly moving revelation given about his mother and his upbringing This moment endeared me to him quite a bit I forgot to mention ABOVE how much I despise the terms feeders and blood whores YUCK Christian I adored Christian His moral ambiguity, his lonerness I may read book two for Christian alone I loved that he was the one character intelligent enough to put everything I guessed together but that he was so overlooked that no one would ask him Thus they fluttered around like idiots while Christian was over in the enlightened square going all Guys Ummmm guys Those crystal blue eyes went unfocused It was like seeing an army of Death invade my house In closing, my final words are flag 66 likesLike see review View all 37 comments Jun 11, 2009 Anne rated it liked it Shelves paranormal, young adult, nook, read in 2012 2.5 stars EhhhhhhhIt took quite a few chapters for me to get into this one, and even then it was pretty easy to put down.I m not saying it was awful, but I really didn t feel much of anything for the characters And for the first half of the book I kinda thought Rose was a lesbian Not that there s anything wrong with that.It was just doubly confusing for me when she got the crush on her mentoror whatever he is.But since everyone seems to think these books are The Greatest, I m going to give th 2.5 stars EhhhhhhhIt took quite a few chapters for me to get into this one, and even then it was pretty easy to put down.I m not saying it was awful, but I really didn t feel much of anything for the characters And for the first half of the book I kinda thought Rose was a lesbian Not that there s anything wrong with that.It was just doubly confusing for me when she got the crush on her mentoror whatever he is.But since everyone seems to think these books are The Greatest, I m going to give the next book in the series a shot PS I read the rest of the books, and never reallyYeah, this series just wasn t for me. flag 64 likesLike see review View all 33 comments Sep 06, 2010 Ronyell rated it it was amazing Shelves richelle mead, russian hero or heroine, 1st person pov, young adult teen books, strong heroine, strong hero, my blog reviews, ronyell s epinions reviews 6 stars When my friends told me about Richelle Mead s popular Vampire Academy series, I just had to check this series out Wow and double wow, this book was a brilliant introduction to the Vampire Academy series and after I had read this book, I really wanted to read about these awesome characters Full of drama, mystery, action and hot romance, Vampire Academy is definitely one novel that will take the paranormal world by storm For two years, Rose Hathaway and Vasilisa Lissa Drag 6 stars When my friends told me about Richelle Mead s popular Vampire Academy series, I just had to check this series out Wow and double wow, this book was a brilliant introduction to the Vampire Academy series and after I had read this book, I really wanted to read about these awesome characters Full of drama, mystery, action and hot romance, Vampire Academy is definitely one novel that will take the paranormal world by storm For two years, Rose Hathaway and Vasilisa Lissa Dragomir, escaped from St Vladimir s Academy to go into hiding, but they were soon discovered by the school s guardians and were brought back to the academy Little does anyone know Rose took her best friend Lissa out of the academy because there was a great danger being posed against Lissa and only Rose can protect her from the forces of evil.Now, should I give this book a six star rating Yes, definitely yes This novel is clearly the one that defines what a true paranormal romance is all about and I am so glad that all my friends had recommended me this book Richelle Mead s writing is extremely and unbelievably amazing as it is full of action and adventure and I loved the sort of mature Harry Potter spin on this story as both stories involve the main characters going to a magical school I also loved the way that the plot never once slows down and the story keeps getting exciting as the story went on and that was what I loved about the writing The way that Richelle Mead made this story being told from Rose s point of view on the events that unfold at the academy was truly remarkable and hilarious at the same time as we know how Rose really feels about the situations around her and I loved hearing her inner thoughts on various people at school as some of them are really hilarious, such as thinking of many ways to beat up the school bully Mia I really loved the world that Rose and her friends live in as they all go to a school for vampires or specifically, a school for Dhampir and Moroi students and that really brings out the creativity in this novel Now, my favorite part of the book were the characters as they were all interesting, but the two characters in this book that were my favorites were Rose Hathaway and Russian guardian, Dimitri Belikov Rose Hathaway was such an awesome heroine because she is extremely brave and independent and even though I sometimes found her hot temper to be a little annoying at times, it is because she tries to protect her best friend Lissa from danger That is another aspect that I loved about Rose because she is always willing to put her life on the line to keep her friend Lissa safe and that just proves what a true friend Rose is I also loved how Rose always provides humor for the story as she is always making wisecracks about the situations around her and I especially loved her inner thoughts on taking care of the school bullies, which unfortunately involves her beating them up Now onto the hero and that is Dimitri Belikov Dimitri was one hero that is so hot and awesome at the same time and I loved the scenes of him fighting off anyone who tries to harm Rose I also loved the mysterious and dark attitude that he seems to give off towards everyone around him, but he also has a heart of gold and I loved the moments where he smiles at Rose and shows genuine concern for her safety It just makes me feel so tingly inside every time he shows kindness towards Rose As for Dimitri and Rose s relationship, it is kind of unknown to me at this point about where they stand, but there are still some pretty heartwarming and sexy moments between these two that I will definitely keep an eye out for Surprisingly, there is a strong amount of language and violence in this book and anyone who does not like reading strong language might want to skip over them Also, the violence in this book is pretty graphic as there is gore aplenty in this book, so that might be something that anyone who is not a big fan of graphic violence might want to check over.Overall, Vampire Academy is definitely one paranormal book that every paranormal romance fan will read over and over again Did this novel help me get into the series You bet it did and now I m going to read the second book in the series, Frostbite Review is also on Rabbit Ears Book Blog flag 61 likesLike see review View all 36 comments Jul 27, 2009 valee rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves young adults, 50 fav series I loved this book I m not into YA books, but I loved this one Maybe it was because even though it was a YA book, I didn t remember it was about a girl of 17 until she said she was that age The heroine in this book doesn t behave like a teen, and Dimitri for sure isn t I can t wait to read about them.If you read this book knowing that it is YA, you ll love it I read other paranormal YA books, and didn t like them this much It is better than the house of night series and the vampire dia I loved this book I m not into YA books, but I loved this one Maybe it was because even though it was a YA book, I didn t remember it was about a girl of 17 until she said she was that age The heroine in this book doesn t behave like a teen, and Dimitri for sure isn t I can t wait to read about them.If you read this book knowing that it is YA, you ll love it I read other paranormal YA books, and didn t like them this much It is better than the house of night series and the vampire diaries If you liked those, you ll love this series flag 60 likesLike see review View all 49 comments May 23, 2009 Ren e rated it it was amazing review of another edition I was first introduced to this series when a young woman saw me hopelessly scouring the Barnes Noble Teen section, desperate to satisfy my vampire fix, and recommended the series to me I went through a post Twilight period where I basically bought random YA vampire books hoping they would scratch my new found paranormal itch I look back on this time with mild embarrassment I was sceptical because the title seemed a little obvious to me, and frankly the cover art didn t appeal to m I was first introduced to this series when a young woman saw me hopelessly scouring the Barnes Noble Teen section, desperate to satisfy my vampire fix, and recommended the series to me I went through a post Twilight period where I basically bought random YA vampire books hoping they would scratch my new found paranormal itch I look back on this time with mild embarrassment I was sceptical because the title seemed a little obvious to me, and frankly the cover art didn t appeal to me at all Finally, after I had exhausted various other mediocre options I bought it on a whim and found my now favourite YA paranormal series flag 59 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Jul 05, 2013 Saania Zee Jamal rated it really liked it Recommends it for Fans of the Paranormal genre Shelves edge of the seat thriller, top of the list baby, asdfghjklnenndjd, smexy male character, ya fantasy romance, quick reads, fantasy la la la, kickass heroine, paranormal shizzle, feels inducing, action packed romance, 14 year old rants I ve made it my mission to finish this series once and for all, but three years can do a lot to one s goldfish like memory and so a re read is in order Review Over the past few months, I d only ever heard good things about Vampire Academy and me putting it off for this long was only due to my bloody skills at procrastination.Richelle Mead, you ve just bitch slapped and walked over every other young adult vampire book out there in all your whip smart, butt kicking glory for me with this one A I ve made it my mission to finish this series once and for all, but three years can do a lot to one s goldfish like memory and so a re read is in order Review Over the past few months, I d only ever heard good things about Vampire Academy and me putting it off for this long was only due to my bloody skills at procrastination.Richelle Mead, you ve just bitch slapped and walked over every other young adult vampire book out there in all your whip smart, butt kicking glory for me with this one And if you haven t for anyone else who s read this too well, then they ve got another thing coming.It s been so very long since I ve read a well written paranormal novel with a remarkable set of characters and a fierce female protagonist Rose Hathaway sure as hell isn t one to take shit from nobody and she s easy enough to like right from the start The story takes off with Rose, who s the guardian of her best friend Lissa, a Moroi they re the good, mortal vampires Richelle beautifully portrays the strong loyalty and protectiveness the two feel for each other and she keeps up with it till the very end The aspect of them being Blood Sisters and the deep bond they share has definitely got to be one of the best parts of the story Had me remembering the reasons I dearly loved Supernatural so much too with the Winchesters.Before I d given Vampire Academy a shot, I was worried about falling into a pit of hopeless, cringe worthy romance with no meaning and soul, topped with the incessantly overdone vampire plotline and Merlin knows I don t want in on that.While reading Vampire Academy, I d initially held a slight annoyance towards Lissa s character seeing as I m still recovering from post season 3 Game of Thrones trauma, I couldn t help but compare her and Rose to Sansa and Arya respectively Where Rose is this mother of all that is badass on one side, it makes Lissa seem weak and frail and too freaking dependent for my taste next to her.After completing Vampire Academy, I hold a hell of a lot respect for both the author and Liss, because though she may not have kick ass queen of sass as her middle name, she s brave and headstrong in a wholly different way and as you progress with the story, you begin to admire her for it.Not to mention, the secret fangirlier side of me couldn t help but internally squeal in anticipation every time she interacted with Christian The moment Mr Ozera stepped into the premise, I was inevitably swept off my feet Funny, because I was expecting that to happen for me with our male lead, Dimitri Belikov here.Yes folks, we re finally talking about him But I m terrified of the obsessive fans lurking about, waiting to slit my throat after what I say Because I never did get attached to him.Not really.This is going a bit off track, but just last month there was this face off poll I came across between Will Herondale ahem, my one but most certainly not only love and Dimitri Belikov And the latter had taken the prize with nearly thirty thousand votes or so and not only did he have Will beat, but every other swoon worthy male character within the realms of YA fiction So of course, I was curious to find what awesomeness lay in store for me But as much as it sucks to say this, I was left a wee bit disappointed And I don t even know why maybe it s because the hair constantly bothered me okay no, I m just kidding or how old he was, or the fact that he doesn t really have all that many scenes in the book when you think about it I wish I could ve understood his personality in depth but in a pleasantly realistic fashion, Rose doesn t manage to quite reach that point of intimacy with her combat mentor over the span of a mere two months, besides a feeling of almost deep attraction And I m glad it s that way, because it meant the storyline didn t revolve around their frustrating romance ah yes, because there just always have to be so many complications and UST for us sheets clawing head banging readers to deal with it yet enjoy all the same.Near the end, I ll admit I was worried Dimitri would go down the im going to turn into the ultimate prick and pretend i hate you for the greater good road but THANK MERCIFUL HEAVENS that never happens Despite my initial indifference to Rose s budding feelings for him because come on now, isn t that the best part when it comes to romance Falling head over heels right along with the girl as you go ride your merry way to happy endings la la land At least, I hope it s going to be a happy ending Oh shite, I m scared now I did grow accustomed to their growing relationship and better yet, I ve got FIVE MORE BOOKS to devour and see where this goes True, much of the first half and some parts later on seemed to focus a lot on the usual high school drama side of it with it s own fantasy twist , but this Mean Girls esque subplot still had me interested the whole time And to make up for it, the second half picks up even of a quick pace and dives right into the fun action bits.After this thoroughly enjoyable journey, one thing s for certain Mead isn t one to leave you uninterested or bored and I m excited Quite a lot And I can t wait any longer so runs along to the land of Frostbite ________________________Book Song A Little Death by The Neighbourhood.________________________ flag 57 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Jan 05, 2011 Emelie rated it did not like it review of another edition DISCLAIMER I wrote this FIVE YEARS AGO and I was FIFTEEEN Also, I course a lot If you can t handle poorly based criticism and or swear words, don t read it Really, guys No hate I was 15 when I read and reviewed this book I obviously didn t like it, partly due to its translation into Swedish and partly because I JUST DIDN T LIKE IT And that s okay However, just because I hated a book doesn t mean you should That s the point of reviews, recommending and not recommending books based on yo DISCLAIMER I wrote this FIVE YEARS AGO and I was FIFTEEEN Also, I course a lot If you can t handle poorly based criticism and or swear words, don t read it Really, guys No hate I was 15 when I read and reviewed this book I obviously didn t like it, partly due to its translation into Swedish and partly because I JUST DIDN T LIKE IT And that s okay However, just because I hated a book doesn t mean you should That s the point of reviews, recommending and not recommending books based on your personal opinion of it If you disagree and think this book is great, then good for you I am genuinly happy that you liked it Good books are always preferred to bad books, so I am really glad you liked this book.Another tip, if hate reviews or reviews talkning shit about a book or series that you like bother you, do yourself a favour and stop reading it as soon as you notice it Just keep scrolling Because if you comment on my FIVE YEAR OLD review expecting me to defend my standpoint FIVE YEARS ago just don t I don t give a shit about this book any Honestly. I hated it I hate it, I hate it, I can t stand it Rose, the whiny little bitch. LEAVE LISSA ALONE CHRISTIAN IS COOL God, I really dislike her It was. boring, no, irritation can t be that boring. since I was imagining myself strangling Rose D That really can t be dull Anyways, I thought the author used the word sexy waaaay to many times at one page It was sexy here, it was sexy there, it was sexy in space. whatever, I can t stand it I just didn t like it. it wasn t at all like I expected it to be And, by the way, I read it in Swedish. which might ve done something to it. but I don t like theb story, which does not change when you translate it Sorry, but I wouldn t recommend it BUT, a big but here, I do like the US cover of the books. it s not that bad, even if I can find better examples of a GOOD cover It s okay flag 56 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Feb 09, 2013 Kimi rated it really liked it Shelves fantasy, ya The love I have for a certain character with a russian accent unables me to give an objective review for this book All I can say is that I know someone who just made it into my book boyfriends list This book was so much fun to reread I had forgotten quite a bit I can t wait to jump right into the second one I feel like this is one of those series that gets better with each book Can we talk about movie Dimitri What the bloody hell is this This guy looks like a 40 year old creep to me Di The love I have for a certain character with a russian accent unables me to give an objective review for this book All I can say is that I know someone who just made it into my book boyfriends list This book was so much fun to reread I had forgotten quite a bit I can t wait to jump right into the second one I feel like this is one of those series that gets better with each book Can we talk about movie Dimitri What the bloody hell is this This guy looks like a 40 year old creep to me Dimitri is supposed to be 25 and hot I was picturing him like this Agh I have no plans of watching the movie Ever I had a few problems with the book but it was just so much fun to read that nothing really bothered me that much I have completely forgotten everything that happened in the second book Let s find out Share your thoughts flag 56 likesLike see review View all 43 comments Feb 19, 2010 Carolyn Storer rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves young adult, urban fantasy, book list 2010 may contain spoilers What a great first book to a series I really enjoyed this, I couldn t put it down it was so good I was expecting something a little young adult along the lines of the House of Night series but instead the characters are all quite mature The book itself is written with of a mature tone than other YA books I have read, and I much prefer this style of writing I think it helped that one of the characters was twenty four years old.There are two types of vampir may contain spoilers What a great first book to a series I really enjoyed this, I couldn t put it down it was so good I was expecting something a little young adult along the lines of the House of Night series but instead the characters are all quite mature The book itself is written with of a mature tone than other YA books I have read, and I much prefer this style of writing I think it helped that one of the characters was twenty four years old.There are two types of vampire the Moroi who are good vampires and who are alive They have the ability to use magic, wielding the four elements of air, water, earth and fire The other type is a Strigoi, these are evil and although both types need blood, Strigoi kill while taking it.There are also Dhampirs who are half Moroi and half human They don t need to drink blood to survive but because they have faster and better reflexes than the Moroi are instead trained as their Guardians The academy is where the Guardians train, graduate and get assigned to a Moroi to protect Vampire Academy begins outside of the school with Rose, the main protagonist, and her best friend, Lissa, who are on the run Something happened at the academy that frightened them both and so they decided to run away Unfortunately they are being hunted and have to keep moving, until one night they are captured by the academy s guardians and brought back to the school This is the first time Rose meets Guardian Dimitri Belikov There s an instant attraction between them and it s this relationship that makes the book great for me.Surprisingly, I also liked every single character It s quite unusual for me to like every character but in Vampire Academy I did Even those that are annoying and hateful I still enjoyed reading about.Rose is conceited and somewhat arrogant at times, but I didn t mind Although she thought she was hot and boys were crazy about her, she s also very loyal, bold and feisty I thought she brought a great sense of courage and determination to her character Rose is a guardian in training and is hoping to be Lissa s guardian when she graduates What I also liked about this book is it showed the Guardians in training I liked that it didn t shy away from the fact that Dhampirs aren t as strong or as quick as Strigoi We get to see how much Rose has to train to be strong, fast and quick thinking She spends hours each day honing her craft, which is where she falls for Dimitri and who wouldn t Dimitri is swoon worthy I love his character and I also like the fact that he s in his twenties, which means he shows a lot of maturity instead of the typical school boy hangups I find so tedious sometimes in young adult literature I can understand why Rose succumbs as Damitri is a Guardian too, but stoically so He is nicknamed the God and he shows why in everything he does He becomes her role model as well her friend Rose s crush on him grows into something much and she knows he feels the same way, but there are many factors, as well as age, that keeps them apart.Rose s friend, Lissa is a lovely character She s a Moroi Princess and is very sweet natured She relies heavily on Rose to protect her Lissa also has the ability to heal, and when she brought Rose back from the dead after a fatal accident they are now bonded This means that Rose can feel all the emotions of Lissa unfortunately it s only one way But because of this their friendship is deep and meaningful.The other characters are also just as well written and perfectly well rounded and the story itself kept my interest from beginning to end It s fast paced and exciting and the climax at the end I really didn t see coming and that doesn t happen very often.VERDICT Vampire Academy is one of the best young adult books in the paranormal genre I ve read There are strong female characters and a great storyline with a plot that is immensely intriguing I would highly recommend this book to all paranormal fans in a heart beat Why it took me so long to start this series I don t know, but I m so glad I ve started it now It s brilliant and I m completely hooked flag 55 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 30, 2009 Tatiana rated it liked it Shelves 2009, ya, urban fantasy Updated 12 25 2010 How naive I was two years ago Poor me didn t know what would become of the new promising writer Richelle Mead and this series What started out as a new kind of paranormal series where romance took a back seat to political intrigue and adventure, became just another money milking venture slapped together in a matter of weeks and stuffed in hardcovers for maximum profit I feel mildly ashamed for recommending these books to so many people now So I am updating this review to m Updated 12 25 2010 How naive I was two years ago Poor me didn t know what would become of the new promising writer Richelle Mead and this series What started out as a new kind of paranormal series where romance took a back seat to political intrigue and adventure, became just another money milking venture slapped together in a matter of weeks and stuffed in hardcovers for maximum profit I feel mildly ashamed for recommending these books to so many people now So I am updating this review to make up for my past sin of promoting this series If you are curious what Vampire Academy buzz is all about, check it out at your own risk First three books are quite good, written with care, love and respect for readers Everything after brings embarrassment to the author s name It is nothing than cheap lifeless melodrama mixed with equally cheap action and poor characterization.I am reducing all my VA rating by 1 star, just causeOriginal reviewThis series was recommended to me by those readers who were extremely disappointed by the ending of the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn and I am grateful for this recommendation This vampire series has everything action, love, friendship, great mythology This first books starts a little slow, but soon becomes very engaging, and the 3rd book in the series is just fantastic flag 54 likesLike see review View all 22 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity ReadWithMe 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Description: ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth s magic She must be protected at all ti

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