Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Genre: Fantasy; Paranormal; Romance; Young Adult.
Synopsis: “Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth’s magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest 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. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a school for vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger… and the Strigoi are always close by.
Rose and Lissa must navigate their dangerous world, confront the temptations of forbidden love, and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever..“
MY RATING: 5 Starts
What to say? Oh yeah… that’s it! I LOVED IT!
If you read some of my reviews you already know that I have that stupid ‘tradition’: ‘If the movie is out then I will watch it and only then I will read the book’, maybe for most of you that’s a stupid kind of ‘tradition’ since the movies normally are crap and the books are always BETTER… but that’s how I decided to ‘work’ since I hate to give to the movies bad ratings… so basicaly I watch the movie and I like it, I give it 9 or 10 starts and then I read the book… when I read the book I start hating the movie because it is incomplete but I don’t change the score because I think that that’s a bad thing to do… so you understand me… right?
While I was reading this book the thing that was all the time in my head was: ‘OH MY GOD! It’s like… I’m reading about a completely different thing… it’s like I didn’t see the movie and that’s a shame since the differences between the movie and the book are HUGE!’
Basically the movie productors changed the entire story! So if you watched the movie but you didn’t read the book just read it!… right now… because the movie is crap comparing to the book… there are too much differences, which is lame because the movie was pretty big and I think that they have too much opportunity to do everything right, they have the chance to do it… the book is not that big. I’ve seen some movies about ENORMOUS books/stories and even if the movies are not perfect they are accectable, and they are kind of alike… but this one? OMG, forget it okay? Forget the movie and go right-now read the book because only when you finish the book you can say out loud ‘RICHELLE MEAD IS A FREAKING GENIUS!’
I don’t really know what to say about this book. I loved it so so much! And I know, if I loved it I should’ve give it 5 stars and not only 4.5 stars… but for all purposes my 4.5 (at least this one) is like a 5… so don’t complain that much! I loved it but I’m expecting to love even more the second book… and that’s why I didn’t give it that straight 5 that everyone was waiting for… that and because I ‘saw’ a LOT of differences between the book and the movie and now I’m not sure if I liked the book that much because the movie was crap or if I liked the book that much because I simply liked the book that much! (confusing?!).