Today's Flashback Friday Feature is Vampire Academy By Richelle Mead. This book is a start to a MUST READ series.
- Pub. Date: August 2007
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
- Format: Paperback , 336pp
- Sales Rank: 810
- Age Range: Young Adult
- Lexile: 640L What’s This?
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 world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
I just have to say how AWEASOME this book and the subsequent series is. This book is mainly about Rose Hathaway, Dimitri Belikov, Lissa Dragomir. Right away you can feel the bonds of friendship from Rose and Lissa. When this book starts you find these two teens on the run. We learn that Lissa is a Moroi Vampire and that Rose is a Dhampir training to be a Moroi Guardian. A short time later we are introduced to the HOTTEST Russian Guardian this side of forever by the name of Dimitri. Dimitri is there to take the girls back to St. Vladimir's Academy were the girls ran from. At first I wasn't sure if this Academy or Dimitri were on the side of good but you soon realize it wasn't the academy the girls were running away from as much as it was a feeling of danger that Rose got. She felt she had to take Lissa away from the academy to keep her safe. For being away so long Rose ends up being behind in some of her training therefore she needs a mentor to help her catch up and here enters Dimitri once again. From this point on you can feel a pull between Rose and Dimitri. This sets the stage for the rest of this series. To me Rose and Dimitri make this series. Don't get me wrong I love Lissa and the rest of the gang that come along but Dimitri and Rose rock my socks off. Everyone MUST READ this series. Trust me, you can not go wrong reading this series. Also makes a great Christmas present....^_^.
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