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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Published Aug 16, 2007 by Razorbill. CDN $10.99 Kindle Edition

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. (Goodreads Excerpt)

I have to say that I really like this book.  I’m not a big fan of long series books, but the first book is easily read on its own and doesn’t just end in the middle of a major plot point.  Not that you’re not dying to find out what’s next, but at least it finishes the major conflict at the time. The characters are amazing.  I’m a big fan of Rose.  She is one kick ass heroine and I love how fiercely loyal she is.  Throw in the steamy Dimitri and OMG you’ve got major intrigue, romance and action all in one book.  Did I mention that Dimitri is HOT!

I liked how original this book is too.  How the author builds her world around what we expect from vampires, but throws in a twist.  Not a sparkly kind of vampire twist but an original live and dead vampires twist.  (Don’t want to spoil anything so will leave it at that…lol)

The only weird thing for me is that I couldn’t get over how similar it is to the covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout. I mean it is like both books were following a guideline or something.  I don’t want to go into too much detail but it was eerily similar, which is amazing since this was about vampires and the Covenant series was about Gods, demigods etc. Then I realized that Vampire Academy came out first, so it is not any reflection on this book.  Hopefully the similarities end with the first book only. I really enjoyed the Covenant series however so don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining, it’s just weird.

Back to VA.  I have to say this is now on my top ten list. I can’t wait to get started on the next in the series and now am looking forward to the movie.

5 stars for me for sure!

 

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WWW Wednesdays (May 7)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
 Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Recently Finished:
 Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  I really enjoyed this book.  Will definintely read the next in the series.  I will post a review soon. 🙂

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)Currently Reading : To all the boys I’ve loved before.  I am liking this book.  It is a cute light read.

Up Next?

Touch of Power (Healer, #1) I still have Touch of Power by Maria Snyder on my kindle so I think I will give it a go.  There are a few others on my TBR soon list but we will have to see.

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (April 30)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
 Prodigy (Legend, #2)Recently Finished:
 Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu Really like this series a lot.  This second book is even better than the first.  review posted here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/04/29/prodigy-legend-2/

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Currently Reading : Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  So far it is really good, but is very similar in premise to the covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout. I believe VA came out first.

Up Next? 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han.  I won this book on a giveaway from Goodreads.  It looks cute and fun and can’t wait to read it.

Touch of Power (Healer, #1) I still have Touch of Power by Maria Snyder on my kindle too.  I liked the Poison series but heard mixed about this one.

 

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (April 23)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
Prodigy (Legend, #2) Recently Finished:
 Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu OMG this was awesome!  Even better than the first.  Review posted soon

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Currently Reading : Vampire Academy.  Decided to jump on this series and see what it’s all about.  Too early to tell yet.

Up Next? 

Touch of Power (Healer, #1) Touch of Power by Maria Snyder.  or

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han.

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (April 16)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1) Recently Finished:
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray.  Really loved this book.  Review posted here:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/04/13/spellcaster-claudia-gray/

Prodigy (Legend, #2)Currently Reading : Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu.  Awesome series.  Love it so far.

Up Next? 

Decided to finally read this first book in the series.  Hoping it is as good as the hype.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

 

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (April 9)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1) Recently Finished:
Spellcaster by Claudia Gray.  Really loved this book.  Review to be posted soon.

Shock Me (The Shock Me Series, #1)Currently Reading Shock Me by Ashley C Harris.  Just barely started this one, so no comments yet.

Up Next? 

Excited to get started on both of these books.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Prodigy (Legend, #2) Prodigy by Marie Lu

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (April 2)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

 
Legend (Legend, #1) Recently Finished:
Legend by Marie Lu. Really enjoyed this book.  Here is a link to my review:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/03/28/legend-by-marie-lu/

Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1)Currently Reading SpellCaster by Claudia Gray.  I can’t put this down it is so awesome!.

Up Next? 

 

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) Figured I would jump on the Vampire Academy bandwagon and see what all the hype is about.

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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