Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

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,...

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Title:Vampire Academy
Author:Richelle Mead
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Vampire Academy Reviews

  • Ruby

    So many people talk about Twilight and miss this super great book......

    I liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella. I thought she was just too...girly 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 book......

    I liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella. I thought she was just too...girly 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 more 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.

  • Libro Joven

    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?

  • ~Poppy~

    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

    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!

    They 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.

    They 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.

    They 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!!!

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    Okay I don't know where to start!!

    1)

    As 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)

    They 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 Christian

    Let'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)

    I hated her in the first book. Because I have read all the books I can not hate her anymore 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)

    At 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)

    I 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!

  • Stacia (the 2010 club)

    I gave this book 3 stars on my first read. I raised my rating after reading and liking it more on my second read.

    Addition : Why I think you should read VA

    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 more on my second read.

    Addition : Why I think you should read VA

    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

    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 more and more addicted with each book.

    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).

    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.

    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.

    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 more as equals than mentor and student, so the lines become blurred. But yes...this has the potential to become a forbidden and dangerous love story...if they ever allowed it go there.

    I'm not telling, of course!

    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 more 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.

    Oh my Dimka, my Dimka...

  • Lola  Reviewer

    I like this series because everything makes sense.

    Unlike other urban fantasy series featuring vampires. *cough* Twilight *cough* It’s an old subject, so I won’t dwell on it, but let’s just say that there’s nothing terrifying about having your vampire body sparkle like you’re covered with diamonds. It’s ridiculous.

    But this book isn’t. I find the concept of having vampires be protected by guardians very interesting. For once it’s the bad guys that need protecting—though they’re fairly okay all thi

    I like this series because everything makes sense.

    Unlike other urban fantasy series featuring vampires. *cough* Twilight *cough* It’s an old subject, so I won’t dwell on it, but let’s just say that there’s nothing terrifying about having your vampire body sparkle like you’re covered with diamonds. It’s ridiculous.

    But this book isn’t. I find the concept of having vampires be protected by guardians very interesting. For once it’s the bad guys that need protecting—though they’re fairly okay all things considered. You usually forget, as a reader, that they drink people’s blood until Rose mentions it.

    If you’re hesitating between watching the movie and reading the book first, pick the book and then watch the movie. That’s what I did and I’m glad for it. Because the movie is ABSOLUTELY ridiculous—almost like pretty Edward and his sparkly body. But it’s somewhat self-aware of its ridiculousness, so I had a blast watching it with lots of popcorn in front of me.

    Give this series a try if you’re looking for a good boarding school story with a kickass heroine—whose love interest is not the top guy at school—and vampires that can control magic.

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  • Kat Kennedy

    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 more 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.

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  • Faye, la Patata

    I also made a comic review of the thing

    ! But I'll also post it here for your reading pleasure. Warning: a lot of Dimitri shots.

    <--- 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~

    I've been a fan of Richelle Mead since I started her Game of X series, bu

    I also made a comic review of the thing

    ! But I'll also post it here for your reading pleasure. Warning: a lot of Dimitri shots.

    <--- 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~

    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 

    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!

  • manda

    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

    space. I've never deleted/moderated comments before, as that goes against my beliefs on free and public

    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

    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

    it are stupid. No need to be defensive/insulted over it.

    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 /

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    >>please refer to:

    2) Slutshaming /

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    / Other holier-than-thou comments

    First of all -- if you're going to start accusing me of slut-shaming simply because of

    , GTFO. I'm going to steal a commenter's words here:

    But just to make it extra crispy clear:

    Had she been a

    I would have called him an ass/jerk/manwhore. How many people would object to

    ?!

    >>please refer to:

    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:

    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:

    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 more 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...

    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.

    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?

    ...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

    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.

    ... 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.

    ... could be better. "describrd" on page 142 is one of the errors that I remembered. There were more, 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.

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  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    *2017 lowered rating to 2 stars because realistically 3 was generous

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