Vampire Academy

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Vampire Academy is a paranormal romance by Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Lissa, a vampire princess, and her guardian and best friend, Rose, during their stay in St. Vladimir's Academy. This is the first book of a six-part series.
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  • Raymond Carlson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The "Vampire Academy" books are not exactly high art, but they do compare somewhat well to the fairly maligned "Twilight" books, which are most definitely not groundbreaking works of fiction either! It's a little more complex and intricate than Twilight, so I suppose it might be of marginally greater educational value. This is the first book in this series, so this is the one to buy if you want to get into this collection of, I believe, six related works."
  • Cheryl Sandoval
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is an interesting fiction about vampires who are in boarding school. Probably a good book for teenagers."
  • Michelle Payne
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I'm not sure about a knight in shining armor, but Vampire Academy is certainly an exciting book -- one you can really sink your fangs into! There's certainly adventure and scandal. I'm about to read it right now."
  • Jacob Perry
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "A Russian boarding school vampire romance novel. This is interesting to say the least. The Russian spin on this type of story is certainly a fun and entertaining one. Definitely recommended for the setting itself."
  • Virginia Sims
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I wouldn't necessarily say that Vampire Academy is about elemental powers. However, it is a pretty good horror book if you like that type of thing."
  • Eric Jiang
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Is anyone sick of vampire stuff yet? Looking at it, I guess I am the only one. Look, the writing is fine, you get the usual forbidden romance that has been beaten into us over and over.. So if you aren't fatigued on any of these, get it. You'll love it. Otherwise, run!"
  • Dorothy Sanders
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I work at a middle school and we order this series for our library. The kids are nuts about this set. We have started ordering more than one copy and they are checked out as soon as they hit the shelves."
  • Katherine Beck
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I will admit that I have had an obsession with vampires since I was a teen, and I've seen the movie based on this book, so I kind of had to get it. It's surprisingly good, and does take me back to the days of daydreaming about the eternal kiss and other fantastical romantic things. Really a good choice for that!"
  • Jesse Banks
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is a paranormal romance novel that is sure to suit anyone looking for paranormal books featuring vampires."
  • Rosa Arroyo
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is fun and saucy; I loved reading every minute of it. This first book in the series sets up the story and characters beautifully. The romance isn't too heavy-handed and the other relationships and friendships feel really real--the dialogue is wonderful!"
  • Terry Santos
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I found my daughter reading this, so I glanced through it. It's better than Twilight. That's about all I can say about yet another forbidden romance with a bunch of blood suckers. I just know she's going to grow up to date a politician. "
  • Charvi Khan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great young adult novel for girls. The main characters are two strong female leads and best friends. The story is also great for girls that love vampire or paranormal stories. "
  • Ajay Dasgupta
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Vampire Academy was, for me, an unexpectedly gripping young adult romance novel. The evolving relationship between Rose and Lissa is an inspiring tale that will teach young people a lot about forbidden love. I would recommend this book to adults and teenagers alike."
  • Patrick Jimenez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "unique story with lots of action"
  • Larry Keller
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "What a great read! I just finished reading Vampire Academy and I think it's one of the best YA romance books out there that has unlikely couples. I love that this book is part of a 6-part series and I can't wait to read all the other parts. "
  • Vivian Long
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I don't think this is one of the best novels featuring teacher or professor leads. I think this is a great book. But in this book Rose fell for Dimitri who is technically her teacher in the book and I don't that is a lesson you want anyone to learn. "
  • Martha Watson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "If someone wanted to find the best romance novel with strong and smart heroines, Amazon is an okay place to search. You can search by sub-categories all the way to Romance, Horror and Vampires. You'll have to search reviews and summaries to determine whether you think the heroine is strong and smart though."
  • Roberto Carrera
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is the first book in the series, and is a slow-burning forbidden romance. It is better than most supernatural YA romances, especially those with vampires. The story is unique - you will not find another like it."
  • Kathryn Gardner
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a good start to a series because while it does conclude well at the end, there are still parts of the story and some situations that need further explanation that made me want to continue to read the next books. It does have a young adult feel to it but without the simple language and lack of detail in those types of books."
  • Teresa Roberts
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is a super chill paranormal romance that just hit stores recently. I love this book. I read it all alone at night in the dark with a flashlight, which really enhances the mood."
  • Frances Adams
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "My daughter is into any kind of vampire story. I got her this audio book for her birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it. We were going on a long car trip and since she gets motion sickness and can't read the audio book was perfect. It kept her attention the whole ride and she said she'd listen to Vampire Academy again on the way back. "
  • Cynthia Ramos
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Amazing Book! It transformed my life. I can't wait to read it again."
  • Michael Patel
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I am not really a fan of this genre but I was told this one was very interesting. My colleague read it and really loved it. I got her copy and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it."
  • Bob Sun
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "It's a little random to find authors by their surnames but everyone has their reasons. I did come across this book Called Vampire Academy while looking for a good book. It's by Richelle Mead and it's about a princess and her friend during their stay at an academy. It's really good and it's the first of many. "
  • Douglas Mason
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is an interesting book. it tells the story of Lissa, a vampire princess, and her guardian and best friend, Rose, during their stay in St. Vladimir's Academy. This is the first book of a six-part series."
  • Timothy White
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I really am not a fan of the Vampire Academy series, and for me there are many other book out there that I would prefer for my teenage girl to be reading. "
  • Angel Trivedi
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "My daughter has been a fan of books with monster girls for a while now. It seems like that's all she has been reading lately! I decided to pick up Vampire Academy for her as I had heard good things from a friend. My daughter read this book pretty fast. She told me she think it's one of the best monster books that she has read."
  • Virginia Jones
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is a very entertaining book, the first of a great series. But it wouldn't be a good contender in this category as it is a young adult book taking place at a school."
  • Howard Hanson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book is so intense. I suggest reading this book during free time at home, and i am sure you will like it. It has very exciting stories and situations, with many colorful characters and it will engages your imagination in maximum. "
  • Kenneth Simmons
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I always loved vampires but could never get into romance within them until this book. Richelle Mead really knows how to bring characters together."
  • Helen White
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "My grandma is a huge supernatural book lover. Many years ago, she bought the Vampire Academy books and sent them to me. She said I have to read these because they are so good. "
  • Divya Khan
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love Vampire Academy! The female leads are strong and unconventional. There is plenty of the high school drama one would expect from a book for teens, but the story also includes more in depth issues such as sexism and racism. The fantasy characters are not over the top but they also are not the basic overtold stories either. "
  • Johnny Brooks
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is an amazing read. Takes you on a trail of suspense."
  • Leticia Montiel
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Vampire Academy is one of the best young adult novels involving sex and pregnancy. I didn't know how appropriate this was for my teenager so I read it myself. I found it entertaining and not at all encouraging with the whole sex thing. This book got my teenager reading so I greatly approve of it."
  • Vibhore Verma
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This doesn't seem all that promising. Indeed, it seems to resemble Harry Potter quite a bit. But this is a surprisingly fresh and involving book. The main character is a rich, complex person who isn't always good but is always understandable. The plot is believable. I found myself caring deeply about this entirely fictional world. "
  • Frances Baker
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This isn't the typical boarding school story as it involves the supernatural, specifically vampires. Luckily it isn't as tacky as most teen vampire books are. The characters are complex and the book explores Russian vampire lore, but if you're after a normal, strictly human boarding school novel, keep looking."
  • Bruce Green
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I really wanted to like Vampire Academy. But it's impossible to read this book without constantly comparing it to Harry Potter and Twilight. It's too self-consciously aware of its own parallels to those stories."
  • David James
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "My middle school daughter loved Vampire Academy. I did not. I wouldn't consider this series the best one to read. She would. If I was a young girl, I might agree."
  • Alice Lawson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "These books are a dime a dozen now. The fade was almost a decade ago. Same story, different characters. You're not missing much."
  • Michael Medina
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "not my type of genre of reading. that being said it does look like good read for some"
  • Edward Johnson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I was looking for a great vampire book late at night. I came upon this solution and followed it. The book the they suggested was really great. A funny yet suspenseful vampire novel. They even had a kindle version available which was perfect."
  • Tiffany Freeman
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The best young adult fantasy series available is Vampire Academy. This is a book written by Richelle Mead. It is considered a part of the paranormal romance genre. This is the first in a six book series. "
  • Rebecca Ross
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A great series geared towards pre-teens. Not my cup of tea though although the books aren't bad."
  • Christopher Morales
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Honestly, it works as a great solution. In a world where we desperately need more and more young heroines, these novels serve as a great initial response. They bring forth multiple strong and three dimensional female role models, with complicated bloodsucking/human inner emotions. And best of all, it's a relatable, page turning story."
    Pamela Scott
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book was a great example of a YA novel with a strong heroine character. It's very much a fantasy novel, but the main character Lissa is a strong and admirable character that young girls can confidently look up to. "
  • Sharon Cunningham
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I don't like vampire books. There has to be a better choice than this. I don't really care for this one."
  • Rubén Hernández
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I have found Vampire Academy to be quite an enticing and interesting read so far. It has interesting characters and a great story line that I have found to be quite memorable. "
  • Ann Dixon
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book is actually a little hard to review. There were parts I loved, and parts that didn’t do much for me. The pace can be off and you may want to put it down at times. I came back to it after a while to finish off the last 3 chapters and was satisfied but not really motivated throughout."
  • Diana Morales
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "My son is a big fan of vampire books and he loved reading Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. It was a great book that dealt with paranormal romance and had all the fantasies of the vampire world. He can't wait to read more books from this series."
  • José Guadalupe Hurtado
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Vampire Academy might be the best paranormal romance book of all time! I really like the author and find the combination of paranormal subject matter with romance quite entertaining. This is the first book in the series and I plan to read all of them based on how much I enjoyed this book!"
  • David Castro
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book by Richelle Mead. A bit spooky, Vampire Academy made me read the entire six part series. Highly recommend!"
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