Saturday, April 30, 2011

Book Review: Vampire Academy


I shall review a book titled "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead.

Release Date: August 16th 2007
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: Public Library
Series: Book 1
The description of the book:
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.

To be honest with you I had mixed feelings towards this book. I had high expectations since everyone had read it and loved it. And it's about vampires. So I was ready to get some action and fun while reading the first installment in the vampire academy series.

First off, the dialogues throughout the whole book were very weak. It was just too unrealistic to me. Therefore, I didn’t feel any connection between me and the characters. I didn’t care about them. And we all know if you don’t care for, at least, the main character, then there is a problem. The characters were not memorable at all. Of course, I am not talking about Rose, Lissa and Dimitri, but I am talking about the other minor characters. They didn’t stand out at all. Also, I was bored for most of the time. There wasn’t enough interesting "things" going on in the book to keep me awake.

The relationship between Rose and Dimitri was the cutest thing. Towards the end of the book, it was the only thing I was paying attention to. Also, Lissa and Rose friendship was so inspiring and moving.

So I know the series consists of 6 books. Will I be continuing reading the series?

The answer is: Yes

Because I read on that the series gets better. So I'll read it because 
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