Book Review: VAMPIRE ACADEMY (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead

Hogwarts but with more vampires.


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, 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 . . .



Title: Vampire Academy

Series: Vampire Academy #1

Author: Richelle Mead

Publication: August 16, 2007 by Razorbill

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal

Target audience: Young Adult

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Rating: 🌵🌵🌵

Huh, this wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. No honestly though, I enjoyed it? Weird. But a good weird.

It is – as always – Twilight’s fault. Because when you see a book about vampires and teenagers, our brain just can’t help it but drift towards Bella and the sparkling vampires. So yeah, I was hesitant, but it was on sale and it was a book and I just can’t resist books that are on sale. And I don’t regret it. Cool.

Vampire Academy is of course no master piece and has its flaws but it was a light funny read, perfect to get me out of my reading slump. I’m not sure if I will continue the series (as I’ve heard that the series gets worse as it progesses, or at least the lasts books), but who knows. Maybe this book has awakened my love for vampires?

Totally recommend it to vampire lovers and readers in need of a light-hearted book.

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