Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vampire Academy - Review

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 more 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...

If I had to sum this book up into one word it would have to be amazing! I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down I was so wrapped up into the complex world of Vampire Academy. Richelle Mead did a fantasic job and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the Vampire Academy series, Forstbite.

Rose and Lissa have been on the run for two years. Dodging anything and everything that the St. Vladimir Academy sent there way. But one night that all changed. They were caught and dragged back to the one place Rose never thought they'd see again. As she put under house arrest and is told that she will not be allowed to see Lissa, Rose does everything in her power to come up with a plan to escape so what happen 2 years before didn't happen again. But as Rose and Lissa fall back into swing of thing, they decided that it would be best to stay and ride out the rest of their high school year and graduate. But as nasty and cruel things are done to Rose and the people that she cares most about, she starts to think that running away looks more and more appealing.

Plot - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The plot was very well thought out and done. I haven't seen such a unique plot in a really long time, sad but true. I found myself sucked into Rose's world of mortal vampires who, if killed while feeding, turned into the evil Strigoi, and she would do anything to keep Lissa away from temptation and in the likelihood, her becoming one of them.
Writing - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ In my opinion the writing was very well written and I found myself reading and reading and finding it hard to stop. I want to read and read more and more until sadly the book ended.
Characters - ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The characters I loved! I couldn't get enough of Rose, Lissa, Dimitri, Mason, and all the others you get to read about.

Rose Hathaway - Rose is your average girl. She likes partying and drinking, but she gives that all up to protect and keep safe her best friend, Lissa from the Strigoi, vampires that never die. So when she and Lissa are dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy she is ordered not to see or speak to Lissa. But she won't take this sitting down. She set out to show them all that she can become powerful enough to keep Lissa safe so that one day she'll become her  
officialguardian. So she begins training with Dimitri and soon finds herself drawn to him even though he is 7 years her senior.

Vasilisa 'Lissa' Dragomir - Lissa has always been shy and never into standing out and partying like Rose. After losing her parents and older brother, and nearly losing Rose as well, Lissa has become unstable. But after meeting Christian she finds herself becoming whole again and feeling alive for the first time in so many years.

Dimitri Belikov - Dimitri is a very strong and powerful guardian, so much that he has been called a number of names one of them naming him a god. After Lissa and Rose's return to the academy, he is named Lissa new guardian. He then is giving the assignment of training Rose so that when she is strong enough she can become Lissa guardian.

Christian Ozera - Christian is one that is set on the old ways of the Moroi: fighting back against the Strigoi by the use of magic even though it has been banned for hundreds and hundreds of years. He is taken with Lissa and goes out of his way to make sure that she is safe and that no harm with come to her: even if its from herself.

Mason - Mason is one of Rose's old friends from before she and Lissa made a break for it. He helps Rose with a number of things and only because she's his friend and he is hopelessly in love with her.

Overall I give this book ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ - no more and no less!

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