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Vampire Academy

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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 worlds fiercest and most dangerous vampires — make Lissa one of them forever.

Review:

"Occasional steamy sex and a scattering of vulgar language demand mature readers, but teens able to handle the edgy elements will speed through this vamp story and anticipate the next installment." Booklist

Review:

"With social angst that every teenager can appreciate and sexual tension that leaves Stephenie Meyer's Twilight...looking like a children's book, this little gem is sure to be a hit." VOYA

Synopsis:

The first book in this New York Times Best-Selling series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture! And this is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it. See the real making of the Vampire Academy movie with exclusive material and images. Featuring full-color photographs of the set design, interviews with the cast and crew, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the costume and set design, this is a must-have companion for all Vampire Academy fans. 

Synopsis:

The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Meads New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis.  Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

About the Author

Richelle Mead graduated from the University of Michigan and has an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, and is at work on her next Vampire Academy novel.

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Average customer rating based on 13 comments:

Zi, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Zi)
Vampire Academy is a wonderful and intriguing book. I love the storyline, characters and the way vampires are presented in this book.
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Hwa Sun, August 24, 2012 (view all comments by Hwa Sun)
This book was addicting. I read it in just a few hours, which is unusual for me because I'm a very slow reader (like, average sixth grader reading speed slow).

The characters in Vampire Academy were just fantastic. They were all so real because they all had flaws and motivations or intentions behind their actions.

Rose, even though she was very funny, could be really cruel and mean sometimes, and it was hard to like her at those moments, but how much she cared for Lissa made it impossible for me to hate her. She always put Lissa's well-being before her own. Likewise, though Lissa could be annoying at parts, everything she was willing to go through for Rose made her very likable.

Dimitri was... wow. He's definitely what you'd call swoon-worthy. (Not appearance wise. I don't remember what he's supposed to look like. I just know I didn't like it.) He takes being a guardian very seriously, and that level of dedication is what made him so swoon-worthy for me.

As for other characters, most (if not all) of the Moroi annoyed the crap out of me. They were so weak, and dependent on the Dhampir, yet they still considered the Dhampir to be lesser beings. Like, are you freaking kidding me?

The narration was really great because it's written in first person from Rose's POV, and I could feel her personality in the writing (like her cockiness).

The plot is the only thing in the book that was a bit lacking for me. Rose has a rather short attention span, so it veered off course very often, and while it was interesting, it was a bit frustrating.

Overall, Vampire Academy was a great book, and I'm very excited to read the rest of the series :)

Hwa Sun :)
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Shauna Davis, January 24, 2012 (view all comments by Shauna Davis)
LOVE these books! Very addictive, fun and fast paced. Really great read. Excellent characters, really easy to relate to. Totally recommend this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595141743
Author:
Mead, Richelle
Publisher:
Razorbill
Author:
Dragoon, Leigh
Author:
Brewer, Heather
Author:
Snider, Brandon T.
Author:
St Crow, Lili
Author:
Crow, Lili St.
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
General Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vampire Academy
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 144 pages Sleuth RazorBill - English 9781595141743 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Occasional steamy sex and a scattering of vulgar language demand mature readers, but teens able to handle the edgy elements will speed through this vamp story and anticipate the next installment."
"Review" by , "With social angst that every teenager can appreciate and sexual tension that leaves Stephenie Meyer's Twilight...looking like a children's book, this little gem is sure to be a hit."
"Synopsis" by ,
The first book in this New York Times Best-Selling series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture! And this is your guide to all of the movie's excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it. See the real making of the Vampire Academy movie with exclusive material and images. Featuring full-color photographs of the set design, interviews with the cast and crew, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the costume and set design, this is a must-have companion for all Vampire Academy fans. 
"Synopsis" by ,
The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Meads New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis.  Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

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