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.
After watching Vampire Academy and reviewing on my blog, I was told by many wonderful bloggers to give the book series a shot, because it was so much better than the movie. Man, were they all completely right! There were so many holes in the movie and unanswered questions, plus bad acting and the book was done no justice.
- Rose and Lissa were just as awesome as they were in the movie. I really enjoy Rose’s snark and Lissa’s innocence.
- Dimitri was still super boy crush in this book. Eek, loved him!
- The plot was so much better in the book, it made a lot more sense on the subject of Spirit and what was happening to Lissa.
- The book was well paced and quick to read.
- Some of the plot was a little annoying, but I am assuming the pieces that just didn’t completely fit will come with the rest of the series. One blogger commented that she read all 6 in one week, so I just need to keep reading!