I am super excited for my marathon of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead! I finished the first book in the series in less than 24 hours and I’m a few pages into the second book in the series which is Frostbite and I’m really enjoying it so far!
Once I got used to all the new terms the book was a super fast and fun read. I had a few problems with the main character Rose, as much as I loved her badass personality I also found her really mean at times. Most of the time her rudeness was understandable, she was protecting Lissa or standing up for herself to all the mean students, but sometimes it was really unnecessary. Does being a badass automatically have to make you a jerk as well? No. In her eyes everyone at the academy was “boring” and she was better than everyone else. And I can’t believe she would possibly ruin her best friend’s relationship just because she was jealous and didn’t like the guy! But I did admire Rose and Lissa’s friendship, it was beautiful to see how protective they were of each other, it’s a true friendship that I know will only get stronger as the books go on and I am very excited to read about it.
So far she’s probably not my favorite heroine ever but maybe my feelings for her will change further into the series. I am super excited to continue with the series and learn more about her and all the other characters as well. But I’m also super nervous because when the book ends everything was okay, maybe not exactly perfect, but life was okay for the characters. And the thought that there are still five books left in the series scares me so much. I absolutely terrified of what’s to come!
If you’ve read the Vampire Academy series (which I’m sure some of you have since I’m pretty late to the party… XD) tell me your thoughts in the comments! Will I get super emotionally invested? I’m not sure if I can handle more heartbreak though! I’ll probably do mini reviews for each book in the series and then do one huge wrap up review of all of the books. Not sure yet.
4 out of 5 stars
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.
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