“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”
Page Count: 332
Release Date: November 2013
My Rating 4/5
Series: First book in the Vampire Academy series
Issue: Paperback, brought
Okay so this book is the last book i read, so all these thoughts are just roaming around my head and i need to get them out.
This book took me a while to read but mainly because i was kind of busy “Studying” for school. And by studying I mean complaining that i should be studying and searching up the Throne of Glass tv show instead. A was also interrupted at page 75 but Empire of Storms release, and yes that did mean i had to pause reading Vampire Academy to read EoS.
But eventually i did get the book done. when i cam back to reading the book i had it done i a day and a half. i was dedicated and wanted it done as soon as possible, seeing my mother has a box full of books in the garage i have only just found. the story about the box will come another day, but for now the book review.
This book is the first in a six book series (i believe)
And it was one hell of a start. I loved this book. Not worth five stars but definitely worth the four. I believe in this series and i think it will go far and get the five stars.
In this book we have vampires (“what Ryza no way”). If you didn’t guess that from the title i think you need a little sleep, come back when your ready. So yes, we have vampires living in with the human world. But these vampires have different levels, i guess you could call it. There are:
Dhampirs: which our main character, Rose, is. They are half vampire half human and incapable of reproducing (just in case you wanted to know). They also are extremely hot compared to the Moroi seeing they are half human.
Moroi: Rose’s best friend Lissa is a Moroi, well a Moroi princess. From what i have gathered these are the full vampires, except there are also like a million royals within this group. Also side note: the government (or royals idk i’m confused) picks who gets to reign after them and it cannot be their heirs, so i guess it’s sort of a combination of government and monarchy.
Strigoi: The main character’s, best friend’s, maybe kind of love interest’f parents have turned Strigoi. And i know what your saying why? I’m only kidding your all saying why on earth did you make that so difficult when you could have just said Christian’s parents? and i have know clue why i didn’t. Anyways Strigoi are once vampires who have given up there powers and the ability to go into the sun to live an immortal life. Also they all want to kill the Moroi.
Which is why the Dhampirs train to be the guardians of the Moroi. Can you guess that Rose wants to be Lissa’s guardian? well she does. But seeing the pair of them escaped school a year ago to live out with the humans her chances seem pretty slim.
This book is all about Rose’s journey and training to become a great guardian. Also there is this mysterious person who keeps sending Lissa dead animals. why you might ask, well because they are sick and twisted. Anyways the pair are trying to figure out why they are being targeted, but seeing they are at a school a whole lot of rumors are being circled as well. Like is Rose a bloodwhore and did Lissa kill the fox for attention?
The answer to those questions are in the book so go and read it.
*Also a bloodwhore is someone who lets vampires drink their blood because they get high off it.
This book is very good, and talking about it has kind of made me want to read it again.
Also just thought i would add. I Knew it, I knew it all alone, i knew it was ……. i knew it. P.s this book is kind of a mystery novel. this book has had a cover change so here you go:
and check out my other review on this book here
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 . . .