Author: Richelle Mead
Published: RazorBill, 2007
Series: Book 1, Vampire Academy
Snippet: "Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies."
Summary: 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. . . .
Rebecca: It took me a really long time to get around to reading Vampire Academy but I'm really glad I did in the end. I think what stopped me from reading it was that I didn't really like the cover that much.
Scarlett: I agree the cover isn't too much to look at, but Rose is definitely one awesome character. And Lissa, she's so cool. Both girls were definitely my favourites.
I like Rose, she was pretty kick-ass but Lissa I didn't like so much. I did think that Christian and Dimitri were pretty cool too. Those three were my favourite characters.
Oh yeah, Christian was so sweet in a mysterious kind of way, I hope he's in the next book, I really want to know more about him!
I also loved how the vampire thing was done, it was just really different to other vampire stories that I was completely sucked in.
It was definitely an addictive read, I only wish I'd read it sooner so I could be further ahead in the series by now.
The ending was awesome too, I was quite shocked by who the bad guy was.
I agree completely. Vampire Academy is definitely a book to read for it is awesome.
Vampire Academy is not to be missed.
Source: Own book