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The Vampire Academy

In YA Book Reviews on September 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

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by Richelle Mead

Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy/ @2007/ 336 pages/ First in a Series of Six

Publisher Blurb from Goodreads:

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger…

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

My Thoughts:

This book has some great characters and adds some interesting layers to the vampire world of Twlight. It is fairly fast-paced, surprisingly low on gore, and heavy on romance. Though the publisher recommends this book for ages 12+, there is some graphic language, lots of promiscuity, and some sex scenes. That said, it is a good read.  It is the first in a series of six (now complete), and, judging by other reviews, it continues to get better with each new book.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Other Reviews:

http://seriesousbookreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/series-review-vampire-academy-by-richelle-mead/

http://effortlesslyreading.com/2013/06/book-review-vampire-academy-richelle-mead.html

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