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ISBN13: 9781595141743
ISBN10: 159514174x
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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. In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in Silver Shadows (Razorbill) — the heart-pounding fifth installment in Richelle Mead's bestselling Bloodlines series — where all bets are off.

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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:

Vampire Academy Mad Libs is our newest original Mad Libs featuring 21 original stories inspired by Vampire Academy, the best-selling series by Richelle Mead. At only $4.99, its the perfect gift to buy for your favorite vampire, half-blood, or friend.

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The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. The official movie tie-in edition includes exclusive movie cover art and the official movie poster inside. Read it before it hits theaters on Valentine's Day, 2014!

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimirs Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack.... Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can't live without.

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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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:
St Crow, Lili
Author:
Crow, Lili St.
Author:
Dragoon, Leigh
Author:
Brewer, Heather
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:
01
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 336 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 ,
Vampire Academy Mad Libs is our newest original Mad Libs featuring 21 original stories inspired by Vampire Academy, the best-selling series by Richelle Mead. At only $4.99, its the perfect gift to buy for your favorite vampire, half-blood, or friend.
"Synopsis" by ,
 

The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. The official movie tie-in edition includes exclusive movie cover art and the official movie poster inside. Read it before it hits theaters on Valentine's Day, 2014!

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimirs Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack.... Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can't live without.

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