Review of Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy has been in the YA book sphere for a while, I just have never gotten my hands on a copy. I was interested when I saw that it was coming out as a movie. I decided to rent it the other night, perfect for a dark, stormy evening.

  • I really enjoy the actors the cast for Rose (Zoey Deutch), Lissa (Lucy Fry) and Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky). They all acted really well and I enjoyed their on screen performance. Not having read the book, I had no per-conceived idea of who or what they should be look like.
  • The movie did a fairly good job of quickly describing the three types of “vampires” in the book. Sometimes with detailed world-building, it is hard to portray in a movie.
  • I loved Rose’s character, she was snarky and witty.
  • Dimitri, oh boy! He was some fun eye candy!
  • I always love boarding school situations – so it was a fun setting for me.
  • The movie was a little meh sometimes, I am not sure if it was because they had to rush all the content from the book or if it just wasn’t as action-packed as I assumed it would be.
  • I normally love Sarah Hyland, but I thought she did an awesome job in this movie. She just seemed to be over-acting half the time. She does great work on Modern Family, so I think Natalie was just not the right character for her.
All in all, it was ok. I tweeted last night about whether or not I should read the books. Sam told me that she started after the movie and enjoyed them, what do you think?


  1. You have to read the book, Missie! VA remains to be one of my all-time favorites. :) That being said, I really didn't like the movie considering all the changes and weird things about it. But I did love Lissa & Rose's chemistry on screen. :)

  2. I watched the movie before reading the books too. I thought the movie was hilarious in a slightly terrible sort of way. I then picked up the first book and fell in love pretty quickly (especially when it came to book 2). YOu should definitely give the books a try. It's not your average vamp lit.

    1. Ok, you have totally convinced me! I am going to start it tonight!
      Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. I've read the books, but I haven't watched the movie yet. Planning on RedBoxing it tomorrow night, actually! I'd say give the books a chance for sure. I totally fell in love with the beginning of the series. Towards the end, Richelle lost me but still. The beginning was awesome, and I loved Rose back then. It's definitely a step above most teenage vampire books!

    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

  4. The movie doesn't do the books justice. In comparison to them it really does suck. In your place, I would most definitely read the books! They were amazing. I read all six of them in less than a week. I can't begin describing all the feels!

  5. I haven't seen the movie yet because I'm always behind on movies but the books were so good! I was barely able to put them down at all the entire time I was reading the full series so I'd say they are definitely worth a shot.

    *I just noticed you wrote that you will be or already started to read them, hopefully you enjoy the entire series. :)

  6. Definitely get your hands on the book! I've only read the first two, but I really liked them. I haven't seen the movie yet. Seems to have mixed reactions.


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