Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Molly Reviews: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Title: Vampire AcademyAuthor: Richelle Mead
Pages: 332
Publishing Company: Razorbill
Publication Date: August 16, 2007
ISBN: 159514174
My Rating: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket PhotobucketSynopsis: St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Review:
Forgive me publishing companies, for I have sinned. I hadn't read this book until five years after it came out! And I COMPLETELY regret it.
If you have a craving for a vampire book, DEFINITELY read this one. This book is soooo amazing. One of the best books I've ever read. I think the reason why I liked it so much was because the romance wasn't too overbearing. It was mainly at the climax/end where it really shined through which was a break from some of the other books on the market where you're two words in and their already in love. 
Richelle Mead described Rose's character very well and we got a good taste of her personality, but, Lissa was a bit dry. It might have just been because she wasn't the protagonist of the book and it wasn't written from her point of view, but I definitely think she could have done better.
Other than that, Richelle Mead did an amazing job writing this book. Snaps for writing awesome books *snap, snap, snap, snap*.

-Molly