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Monday, February 15, 2010

Vampire Academy #1 - By Richelle Mead


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.

Wow. Just Wow. I can honestly say I have never read a series so enthralling and genuine to the characters before. The cover did have me dancing around it before I finally cracked it open but in the end it was a well worth it move. Rose and Lissa are two inseparable friends. This is something every girl genuinely wants in life, a friend who is there no matter what that no matter what you screw up they are still stuck to your hip like a Siamese twin. Next is the hearthrob, Demitri and Rose's kickass attitude of 'I know what's best for my friend'.

This book received five hearts for its sheer awesomeness and I have to say I am impressed that I have never heard of Dhampir before, this is a take on vampires that stretches the imagination and brings a BETTER light to a different view on them. I may have liked Twilight, but that was mostly because of Meyer's unique take on the Werewolves, not the vampires. I <3 Jacob. Had to throw that in there for the mere mention. >.<

Thanks for listening to my opinion!

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