Review of Vampire Academy

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!








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13 comments

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  2. I tried reading the book a couple years ago and just couldn't get into it. I found the characters a little annoying... Maybe I'll give it another try in the future. I'm glad you liked it!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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  3. Yes, the series gets much better as it goes on. I did a marathon of them last summer. And probably read them all within 9-10 days.
    But I'm glad you picked up the book! I've not watched the movie yet because I don't want it to ruin the books for me.
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the story of My(Reading) Life

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  4. I feel like the only person who hasn't read this yet! :D Definitely need to hop on the train, right? ;) Everyone has mentioned how strong of a protagonist Rose is, and how wonderful the friendship between Rose & Lissa is, how swoon-worthy the romance is and how well-developed the paranormal aspects are. It's a shame that parts of the plot felt somewhat annoying to you, but I'm glad you enjoyed it regardless! :D Thanks for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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  5. Aww the movie was good for me, but the book was better. I actually like that the book focused more on the friendship than romance :D I have to agree with the pacing, it never slowed down :) Great review!

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  6. I was such a big fan of this series- or at least, the first 3 books. I WORSHIPED them-for about 4 days because I also finished the series faster than I could run 3 miles XD and the last three books weren't to my taste but I still have fond memories. Hope you lurrrrve this series.

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  7. I love Rose and Lissa!! Rose is one of my fave MCs. I haven't watched the movie yet though but I'm glad that she seems to be just as awesome in it. I'm also a Dimitri fan! :D Glad you liked it, hun! Hope you enjoy the rest! I think the last book was my fav but it seems to be many people's least favorite so what do I know? >.<

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  8. I just finished Vampire Academy as well, im hoping to just run through them all and then start bloodlines! Roses character is awesome, sometimes she can be a bit much but nothing to serious. Im still undecided on how I feel about Lissa. I kinda wish we could get to know her a bit more. Im hoping book 2 will give me that.

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  9. I've read maybe the first chapter, but I, like Tracy, couldn't get into. I've gotten it from the library a few times, but every time I just can't read it. I've heard it's really good, and the concept sounds interesting, but the book for me is just hard to get into. Any suggestions on how to get in on it? ((I REALLLLY want to read it, I just can't though.))

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  10. Yay I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the book! Honestly the first time I read this series it didn't click for me until book 3, but now it is one of my favourites and I totally love Adrian to bits :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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