Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
“I’m really not good with impulse control”
– Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy
Series: Vampire Academy
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. [Goodreads]
With all the different series on vampires, vampires have gotten a bad name. (Twilight I blame you). Deemed the title of Monsters, many vampires are known for killing humans and drinking their blood, but Richelle Mead introduces a respected world of vampires in which they live alongside humans. Mead took a different and interesting spin on vampire literature. I am not a fan of the first person,but Rose is an absolutely perfect narrator. And it does make an interesting dynamic between Rose and Lissa. Rose is an amazing character, strong and independent making the perfect heroine. It doesn’t hurt that there are attractive men, the silent and strong, whats better than that. This book really has it all, romance, supernatural, villains, drama and some badass powerful characters.
Also check out: Vampire Academy Movie Edition