REVIEW: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
(Vampire Academy #1)
by Richelle Mead
“People change. We’re always changing, right? You aren’t the same as you were then. “
I was a different person before I read Vampire Academy and I am a different person now after reading it.
A new definition of vampire created in Vampire Academy, where Moroi are the elites with the dhampirs (half vampire) acting as their guardians to protect them from dangerous Strigoi (immortal vampire). Throw in Lissa, a Moroi princess and her dhampirs best friend, Rose, who have been living on the run until they were caught and force to return to the Academy.
This book contained refreshing ideas of vampire; it focuses less on the vampire aspects and more on character development. There are times when the whole supernatural beings take over a book that it prevents the story line from shinning through. This is not the case in Vampire Academy, where it focused on the friendship of Lissa and Rose.
Lissa and Rose have a unique connection as in they are mentally connected. Rose experiences what Lissa feels depending on the situation.
There is only one perspective, Rose’s, in this book that can feel limited especially when readers want to see how Lissa feels rather than experience it through Rose. Two points of views would be a little bit better, instead of letting one person be the sole storyteller in this book.
In terms of story line; it had it unique point, but can be a bit predictable. It does have a high school with the teenage drama, friendships, and romance. There were times when the story really picked up and then a point where it slowed down.
Rating: 3 stars