Sunday, February 13, 2011
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Age Group: YA
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.
I picked up Vampire Academy hoping to fill my hunger for vampire books, but the book disappointed me a bit. It's not that there was horrible writing in the book, it was that I wasn't able to enjoy the story. I had heard so many good things about this book and when I bought it at the bookstore, I knew this book was for me. I had my doubts because of the synopsis, but I kept telling myself that it was about vampires, how bad could it be? Well, I was wrong.
Rose is a very strongcharacter, but I did find her annoying at times and how she always wanted Dimitri to look at her and love her. He's a lot older than her and her teacher. She would get into fights that I thought was useless from the beginning.
I read this book a while back and even now I don't remember much of it. For me, it wasn't a book that stuck to my memory for a long time and I will continue to reread it as time goes by. I read it once and tried rereading again, but there was no chnage.
Overall, I didn't enjy this book as much as I had hoped to, but uit doesn't mean you won't enjoy it. Everyone has their own taste in books so if you want to give it a shot, go ahead!