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 before the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—makes Lissa one of them forever.
All you Twilight fans are missing out on such a great series. I admit, I liked Twilight, but I was tired of dealing with annoying and peculiar characters. When you compare the main female characters in both books, Rose’s butt-kicking abilities totally dominates Bella’s awkwardness.
Welcome to Vampire Academy, where Dhampirs learn the ropes into being a guardian and Moroi prepare themselves for the throne. Dhampirs are half-human and half-Moroi. Their human blood gives them a protective and durable body, while their Moroi blood gives them vampire strength and abilities. The Dhampirs’ job is to protect the Moroi royals from the terrifying Strigoi.
I related to Rose instantly. She’s stubborn, independent, and uncontrollably sassy which reminds me of myself. Like any female heroine, she’s a total badass. At a young age, she learned her duties to protect the Moroi with her life and that is what she sets out to do for Lissa. Although I questioned her rash behavior several times, Rose’s main priority was always Lissa’s safety. After being taken back to the Academy, Rose has to ease into regaining her Dhampir skills. In order to enhance her skills, Rose’s teachers bring in the hot and ever so delicious Russian guardian ,Dimitri , and as training sessions intensify, Rose crushes on Dimitri. The only problem is their love is forbidden. Dhampirs are forbidden to develop relationships with each other. As if things couldn’t get worse, someone is going after Lissa and no one has a clue on who it could be. Who is the mastermind behind these awful antics at VA? Read to find out!
I recommend this book to anyone who loves vampires or just paranormal books in general. Don’t stereotype this series just because it involves vampires. If you’re looking for a good and interesting YA series, Vampire Academy is right for you. I strongly urge anyone, not just teens to pick it up because once you start it, you won’t put the book down, or the second book, or the third book.
Vampire Academy the movie comes out February 14th 2014. Read the book before the movie is released!
Until next time….
Catcha later readers!