Saturday, October 31, 2009

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous 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; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate throughthis dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...

my thoughts:

Richelle Mead has created a unique vampire world for best friends, Rose & Lissa to live in. I had read great reviews and some not so great reviews and was on the fence about starting this series. I would walk into a store, I would pick the book up, read the back cover, and put it back down (I did this 3 weeks in a row). Then, the 4th week, I just picked it up without looking at it and put in my basket. I am so glad I finally picked this book up!
I started this book and was caught up from the first chapter. It was a very easy read and overall very enjoyable. I was "sucked" (haha) into their world, all though I did catch myself talking to Rose a couple of times, giving her my (not so humble) advice. The ending of this book sets you up perfectly for the next, which luckily is out now and will be reviewed here tomorrow!

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