Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I'm probably the last person to even read this, so I'm going to give a brief summary. Basically, Rose and Lissa ran away from the Academy from which they've been practically all their lives. See Rose is a guardian, someone who devotes their life to protecting Moroi. And Lissa is a Moroi, a princess in fact, with whom Rose has a strong (psychic even) connection to. Oh, and she's a vampire. After running from the Academy for a year, they're finally caught and brought back to the Academy. There they have to face the dangers of their peers and those of their enemies.

Rose is badass. And I love her. She's like the brunette, novel version of Buffy...and Buffy is absolutely my hero. Her voice is so strong throughout the novel. I definitely had moments where I could completely relate with her. Embarrassing and deep psychological stuff that hurts but you never admit to. Lissa was also great. There's definitely something bubbling within her that's kind of scary. I think in the next few books I'll be seeing a different side of her. I mean, after all she's been put through I would go loco too.

But what REALLY is pushing me to read the rest of the series (which I've decided, I totally am) is Dimitri. He's a 24-year old guardian and also Rose's mentor. And he's hot. And Russian. And sexy. It took all of my self control not to drool on the pages of my book. And boy, was there a hot and heavy scene! I had to take a break from reading it to go get some water! Well actually because I was reading it in front of my dad and I was a little embarrassed...

I can't wait to dive into the next books! They're full of well-thought out lore, action and adventure, and steamy romance! If you haven't, and I'm sure you have, definitely take a bite out of Vampire Academy.

And stayed tuned for more vampire posts on vampire week here at Lost in a Book!

Happy Reading!

P.S. AH ECLIPSE IS COMING OUT TONIGHT!!!!! I. love. Jacob. That is all. Go see it. Swoon over it. No one will judge you.  I surely won't :)


Missy said...

I JUST started reading this series about a month ago, so I wouldn't say you're the last person. Dimitri is definitely one of my main reasons for reading and it's crazy what he goes through ... but, to me, it only makes me love him more - through the good times and the bad!

Briana said...

Haha :) I've had this book for forever and still haven't read it! I'm dying to dive my nose into it :)


jane gallagher said...

oh man, VA is the best thing out there. dimitri is one of the sexiest fictional creatures alive. brace yourself for a (super hot) emotional roller coaster!

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