Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . . 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 Li...

Details Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

TitleVampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2007
GenreYoung Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, Romance

Reviews Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

  • manda
    14 Apr '13 Future commenters: if you disagree with the review, that is perfectly fine and normal. If you wish to add your own thoughts of the book, that's also perfectly fine. But please keep the ad hominems and accusations (and not just directed at me, but also other commenters) at home.Everyone's free to say what they wish on a public forum. But I am also free to moderate what goes on in my space. I've never deleted/moderated comments before, a...
  • Faye, la Patata
    So I watched the movie aaaaaand I hated it. I also made a comic review of the thing on the blog! But I'll also post it here for your reading pleasure. Warning: a lot of Dimitri shots. QUICK RANT:
  • Ruby
    So many people talk about Twilight and miss this super great book......I liked Twilight, but I had a hard time dealing with Bella. I thought she was just too...girly for some having with vampires. I wanted someone that could stand with them in a fight and not cower behind....Enter Rose. She is the bodyguard to Lissa, a vampire princess that must attend school and keep out of the clutches of the dark side. Rose is aggressive and hard headed, somet...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    *2017 lowered rating to 2 stars because realistically 3 was generous
  • Lola
    I like this series because everything makes sense.Unlike other urban fantasy series featuring vampires. *cough* Twilight *cough* It’s an old subject, so I won’t dwell on it, but let’s just say that there’s nothing terrifying about having your vampire body sparkle like you’re covered with diamonds. It’s ridiculous.But this book isn’t. I find the concept of having vampires be protected by guardians very interesting. For once it’s th...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Vampire Academy is a difficult book to review.On one hand, it is a variation on the norm and Rose is definitely not the usual character occupying the myriad of PRNs these days. The writing style is blessedly free of awkward construction and mistakes. In fact, the writing isn't too bad at all.The secondary characterizations are quite good for the most part, and well rounded. The pacing is agonizingly slow at the beginning of the book and doesn't p...
  • Nick
    ____________________________________________ “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” ____________________________________________You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!Okay so after billions of people recommending this to me,I decided to read it,to give it a try.To be honest I didn't except good things from this book,and I am glad I got some. What I expected : A vampire schoolVampires...
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    I gave this book 3 stars on my first read. I raised my rating after reading and liking it more on my second read.Addition : Why I think you should read VA instead of Covenant The before : September 2010 I was a stubborn brat when it came to reading Vampire Academy. Part of me honestly thought that a vampire series couldn't impress me after experiencing how oversaturated the genre had become with depressing and lackluster characters and stories....
  • Libro Joven
    Best. Vampire. Saga. EVER. Just that. I dare anyone come and tell me otherwise. It is funny, witty, the plots are amazing, and the characters are great (well.... maybe Lissa is not great, but hey, she is just the one flaw). If you like vampire books, you must read it. If you hate vampire books, you must read it. What the hell, whether you like or dislike books in general, this book is a MUST HAVE. Because I say so (OK, me and thousands of people ...
  • ~Poppy~
    "If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you." “Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.” This book is amazing!! I loved Rose and Dimitri!! I loved Lissa and Christian!! But I also loved Rose and Lissa! Vampire Academy not only has mystery,adventure and great romance that we all love but it also shows us the power of the friendship which we don't see a lot i...
  • Emily May
    So I said I wouldn't read this after being warned about 10 million times that they stop being worth the bother after book 3. I said it repeatedly, earnestly... and then I caved. I mean, what do you do when you've nothing ahead of you but a day at the library and when you turn around...dum, dum, dum... there it is, the internationally praised series that you swore you would never... but then what if you felt different?... how can you expect to dea...
  • ~Poppy~
    1) Vampire Academy ★★★★★If you want to see my review for the first book click here!!2) The Turn and the Flame ★★★★ "I will never endure this sort of pain again. If I’m able to love someone else one day, I will do whatever it takes to hold on to him. No matter the cost." This is a story from Tasha's point of view and we learn what happened the day that Christian's parents become Strigoi! I will admit even though I didn't...
  • emma
    I am...shocked.I am astonished. I am astounded. I am...surprised. I am dumbfounded. I am, to my core, #shook.I reread a book that I liked in 2014...and I still liked it.If you’ve read my reviews before, or like, once accidentally chanced upon me yelling about something and immediately ran away, or did whatever the Internet equivalent of immediately running away is (hitting “back” real fast?), then you will know something about me to be true...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    I expected a cringe-worthy vampire book and turns out this was good!Very teen-angsty but I will definitely continue the series.PS Don't watch the movie... it was painful.
    5 Kick-ass ★'s"If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you."I have read this series so many times and to this day it is and forever will be one of my all time favorites EVER! I don't know how anyone could read this book and not get completely addicted... I mean the writing, the characters, everything about this book is perfect!! I love Rose ♥ She is seriously the best fucking heroine I hav...
  • E
    I decided to read Vampire Academy because it was on a list of books most likely to inherit Twilight's throne ( .Before I harp on about the first Vampire Academy book, I want to comment on the series as a whole: these books are really readable and quite good fun. They pull fewer punches than a lot of other supernatural novels, and the series gets quite a bit darker as it progresses. The characters encounter...
  • Lia
    This is a negative review. If you enjoyed the book, that's great! Sadly, I didn't, so please respect my opinion as I will respect yours. THE RANT BEGINS. Chapter One. We're presented with a pretty confusing situation, without knowing who's who and what is going on (I almost thought I had by mistake picked up the sequel, because it felt like I was missing out on something.) But at least we have what seems like a kick-ass main character, Rose, and ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I still loved the book the second time around, although I did drop one star as I'm a bit different now. I always get nervous rereading my old books because I'm afraid I will hate them, BUT, I want to slowly reread everything to see what I'm going to keep. Fighting cancer changed a lot and hoping it doesn't come back has changed a lot of things. Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • Leonie
    This book was totally wicked! I ♥ it!!! :PI hope you can feel my joy for reading this book once you have read it too! It was awesome!I loved how you got totally engrossed in it and then it had a total shocker ending! But, I'm not telling you what that is! :P
  • ambsreads
    Vampire Academy is a series I am very familar with. This was a re-read for me considering I have basically been reading these books every year since I was 13 (meaning six years). Coming back to this series is like a warm hug as every character is familar, the plot is familar, the tone is familar. I was glad this re-read was successful as a lot of re-reads I have done this year have left me disappointed. Vampire Academy is a well-known series, whe...
  • Taneika
    I finally decided to bite the bullet and pick this series up. I'll be honest, I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did! So easy to read and Rose was a spunky, outspoken heroine and I love that Richelle Mead wasn't afraid to make Rose so sexually confident and confident in herself too. It was SO REFRESHING Full review to come (maybe.)
  • mark monday
    Dear Vampire Diary,wait, why did I write that? "vampire" diary? maybe cause everything in my life is vampire, vampire, vampire! best friend vampire. training to protect vampires. actually protecting vampires. I'm half-vampire. I go to a Vampire Academy for chrissakes. vampires, vampires, everywhere. and now apparently I have a vampire diary too. hello, unconscious. argh! ok enough of this bs, I'm getting annoyed and need to work it out by working...
  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    4 Little run aways stars ******************Spoilers*********************I don't know what it is about teenage vampire love stories, but I eat them up like chocolate! I devour every angsty teen vampire book series I get my hands on. Vampire diaries, Bloodlines, Vampire Academy, Crave, and of course the one that started it all for me, Twilight!!!!!! Yes I am that mom, the Twimom! And I have no shame! After reading Twilight for like the 9th time an...
  • Rachel E. Carter
    Why did I avoid this book like the plague? Well, I have a confession: I hate (most) vampire books and I only picked this up because I had the paperback lying around and I was sick of it's unread status mocking me........ but this was a kicka$$ exception. Rose was a perfect heroine and I liked how unapologetic she was and her friendship with Lissa. I'll admit I was rooting more for Lissa and that hot broody jerk (what was his name? I just forgot) ...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    “The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.” I can’t believe how long it took me to read this book. I LOVED IT I missed reading books like this. So many feelings for just one book. AND I HAVE 2 OTP THAT BETTER BE ENDGAME! Some characters here already have my heart, and this book was so short (at least it felt that way) I wanted more, but then I still have more 5 books to read,...
  • alyssa
    DNF @ 100 PagesBuddy Read with Melanie | | Belle | | Bethan | | Emmy | | AlyssaI tried. I really did. But it's so boring and my eyeballs are literally falling out of my sockets. ~~~~~~~~~~I've watched the movie a long time ago and thought it was shitty so I think it's about time I pick the book and see for myself if it's better than the movie!
  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    Buddy-read set for mid December with my fellow castle dreamers, the delightful Jess & the wondrous Kat (Her review is made of WIN!)!! Vampires! Vampires! Vampires! UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME!2.5 StarsSo, as you might have guessed by that star rating Vampire Academy was a miss for me. Not entirely a miss but a miss nonetheless. My Grievances:Girl-on-Girl Hate: I hate this shit so much... and it’s everywhere in this novel!! Every time I turned a...
  • Anne
    2.5 starsEhhhhhhhIt took quite a few chapters for me to get into this one, and even then it was pretty easy to put down.I'm not saying it was awful, but I really didn't feel much of anything for the characters. And for the first half of the book I kinda thought Rose was a lesbian.Not that there's anything wrong with that.It was just doubly confusing for me when she got the crush on her mentor...or whatever he is.But since everyone seems to think ...
  • Μaria Vrisanaki
    If I let myself love you, I will not throw myself in front of her. I will throw myself in front of you. Αυτή η σειρά είναι υπέροχη!Αυτό το βιβλίο είναι υπέροχο!!! Τους λατρεύω όλους εκεί μέσα!Λατρεύω τη Ρόουζ και τον ΝτιμίτριΛατρεύω τη Λίζα και τον Κρίστιαν (Λατρεύω το υφάκι του)Λατρεύω τη Ρόου...
  • Ronyell
    6 stars! When my friends told me about Richelle Mead’s popular “Vampire Academy” series, I just had to check this series out! Wow and double wow, this book was a brilliant introduction to the “Vampire Academy” series and after I had read this book, I really wanted to read more about these awesome characters! Full of drama, mystery, action and hot romance, “Vampire Academy” is definitely one novel that will take the paranormal world ...