Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
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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 th... More

Elion's Review

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I like it, but, at the same time, I feel a bit disappointed.
I've read a lot of reviews saying that VA is fantastic. Awesome. The best book of the year. And I'm not saying that it's not - it's not for me. Maybe it's because of the reviews; maybe I was expecting something incredible, and I didn't find.
The plot is OK - just it. It holds my attention almost all the book, but the story has nothing special. There are some misteries that would catch your attention, and it's quite absorbent.
And the characters... I sometimes liked Rose - and sometimes I just couldn't understand her. She was always overprotecting Lissa, and when she wasn't... Lissa depended on Rose, and she always needed to be protected. And when she finally decided to do things by herself - only to protect Rose... well, I think that I prefer when she was the one who has to be protected. Christian seemed to be a really good character, but I can't say so much of him. And Dimitri - I was expecting something... well, reading reviews I was expecting the best character. I finished feeling disappointed. Excepting the last part.
But I have enjoyed enough to want the next book. I've read that it improves in the next books..