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 Lissa ...

Details Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

TitleVampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2007
Number of pages332 pages
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Vampires, Young Adult

Reviews Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

  • Zain Otoom
    This book is exactly as it sounds, high school with vampires. It was lots of fun though! I hear the next two books are the best in the series, I'll have to get them soon!
  • Rachel E. Carter
    4.5 stars. 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 ju...
  • 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.)
  • Giulia
    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 ...
  • ☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė
    5/5 I had been wanting to read this book for a while. I had seen many people reading this and enjoying it very much, like my sister. I finally had the chance to read it and I really liked it.Ms. Mead definitely knows how to draw in a reader. There was so much action right away that I felt that some of the book had been taken out to get right to the the action and I really liked it. There were many subplots that helped to keep that action there an...
  • Amber Robertson
    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...
  • 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: <--- THIS is the hot Dimitri?! THIS?! WHO THE HELL IS THIS. WHO THE FUCK IS THIS CRETIN. HE IS NOT THE DIMITRI I EXPECTED.I'm not sure I can endure the movie now.~End rant~And Bubbles makes her comeback yet again! I've been a fan of Richell...
  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    *2017 lowered rating to 2 stars because realistically 3 was generous
  • Etnik
    ____________________________________________ “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...
  • Karly *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...
  • Emma
    WOW. I was so not prepared for this book to be so good. I'm not a friend of vampires (even though I loved Twilight) so I had my doubts. This book just blew my mind right away! I couldn't stop reading, I just kept on turning pages and repeated to myself like a million times "just one more chapter..." So if you are like me, DO NOT HESITATE TO PICK THIS BOOK UP. Give it a try! This was amazing and deserves easily 5 stars. I loved the characters. Eve...
  • 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...
  • Saania Zee Jamal ϟ
    I've made it my mission to finish this series once and for all, but three years can do a lot to one's goldfish-like memory- and so a re-read is in order!~Review: Over the past few months, I'd only ever heard good things about Vampire Academy and me putting it off for this long was only due to my bloody skills at procrastination.Richelle Mead, you've just bitch-slapped and walked over every other young adult vampire book out there in all your whip...
  • Kimi
    The love I have for a certain character with a russian accent unables me to give an objective review for this book. All I can say is that I know someone who just made it into my book boyfriends list. This book was so much fun to reread. I had forgotten quite a bit! I can’t wait to jump right into the second one. I feel like this is one of those series that gets better with each book. Can we talk about movie Dimitri? What the bloody hell is this...
  • 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...
  • Ariana
    If I had to describe this book really shortly I would probably say: vampire teen drama.. a lot of vampire teen drama.Not that this is bad, because I enjoyed enormously the way these teens interacted with each other, the jokes, the fights, the paybacks, and so on. Still, I felt like this was just another usual teen book with a more commercial settling. The only thing that made me think that this was a vampire book (except for the title and the fac...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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 ...
  • Carolyn Storer
    *may contain spoilers*What a great first book to a series - I really enjoyed this, I couldn't put it down it was so good. I was expecting something a little more 'young' adult (along the lines of the House of Night series) but instead the characters are all quite mature. The book itself is written with more of a mature tone than other YA books I have read, and I much prefer this style of writing. I think it helped that one of the characters was t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • valee
    I loved this book! I'm not into YA books, but I loved this one. Maybe it was because even though it was a YA book, I didn't remember it was about a girl of 17 until she said she was that age. The heroine in this book doesn't behave like a teen, and Dimitri for sure isn't. I can't wait to read more about them.If you read this book knowing that it is YA, you'll love it. I read other paranormal YA books, and didn't like them this much. It is better ...
  • 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 ...
  • Renée
    I was first introduced to this series when a young woman saw me hopelessly scouring the Barnes & Noble Teen section, desperate to satisfy my vampire fix, and recommended the series to me. (I went through a post-Twilight period where I basically bought random YA vampire books hoping they would scratch my new-found paranormal itch... I look back on this time with mild embarrassment.) I was sceptical because the title seemed a little "obvious" to me...
  • Tatiana
    Updated 12/25/2010 How naive I was two years ago! Poor me didn't know what would become of the new promising writer Richelle Mead and this series. What started out as a new kind of paranormal series where romance took a back seat to political intrigue and adventure, became just another money-milking venture slapped together in a matter of weeks and stuffed in hardcovers for maximum profit. I feel mildly ashamed for recommending these books to so ...
  • 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...
  • 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