Friday, April 3, 2009

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Book 1 - Vampire Academy
Book 2 - Frostbite
Book 3 - Shadow Kiss
Book 4 - Blood Promise (Aug 2009)
Book 5 - Spirit Bound (April 2010)
Book 6 - TBA

This is about friendship, maturity of a person, family, love and loyalty. The ending of Frostbite and Shadow Kiss made me cry. :(

The series is incredible, with non-stop action especially the third book. *BUT* i would recommend you to start reading the series close to August when the fourth book Blood Promise is released.

The ending in Shadow Kiss had me biting my nails and i am doing my very best not to think about it. I am trying to find some distractions because .... i just can't get over the ending!!! However, if you are already reading the series, DO NOT read the reviews as there are a lot of spoilers there. I wished i hadn't read the reviews first before reading this but of course that is impossible because i do not read books without reading reviews first hehehe So if you finished the last book, I recommend you visit Mead's website to help cure your addiction :)

There are 3 types of vampires in VA:

1. Moroi. They are born vampires, mortal. They drink blood but not enough to kill anyone.
2. Dhampirs. Half human and half vampire, guardian of Moroi who protects them from Strigoi. They do not need to drink blood as they are half human.
3. Strigoi. The undead vampire, powerful, immortal who kills Moroi as its blood will make them more powerful. There are two ways to become Strigoi, it's either a Moroi who killed from feeding or Moroi, Dhampirs, and humans who have been forcefully turned by exchanging blood.

Vampire Academy

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous 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; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.

After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.

Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...


Rose Hathaway's got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian. (So not cool).

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians--including the legendary Janine Hathaway...Rose's formidable, long-absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks. This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose--and her heart--are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...

Shadow Kiss

It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all...might be seeing ghosts. As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line--and choose between the two people she loves most.


Anonymous said...

super loved it!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll give it a shot :)

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