Title: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication date: August 16th, 2007
Genre(s): Young Adult (Fantasy)
After hearing millions of great things about the Vampire Academy, I bought all seven. I didn't start them until Vampire Academy got the top votes from my Help Me Choose video (Which you can watch on MajiBookshelf's YouTube channel). I am so glad, and I thank all of those who voted, because I loved and devoured this book. It was unbelievably amazing, and tremendously addicting. Every page was full of deliciousness! The main protagonist, Rose, is a Dhampir. Dhampir's are those who are born from a Moroi and a human. Most Dhampir's are raised to be bodyguards who protect the Moroi. Rose is a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, who is also a Moroi vampire princess. Rose and Lissa ran away from St. Vladimir's Academy, but not long, they were found and got dragged back to the academy.
St. Vladimir's Academy being a boarding school, I loved this book even more! It's always fun when books are taken place in boarding school, because that way I am always able to connect with the characters better! When Rose and Lissa are back at the academy, Rose starts her training sessions. As a bodyguard, she needs to train in order to protect. The thing about Rose is that because she had time away from the academy, she was lacking in skill compared to the other trainees. That's when she is assigned to take extra special classes with Dimitri. (Time for everyone to swoon). Dimitri is the hot teacher, who is about 24 years old (sorry I wrote 27 before!). Yes, you're probably thinking he's too old for Rose to me romantically interacted with, but like Rose said, there's only a 7 year difference. haha. I honestly loved reading about Dimitri and Rose when they were together. I'm honestly not a fan of the student/teacher relationship, but I gotta admit, it has a nice twist to it. Romance aside, the action in this book was awesome.
Overall, I enjoyed every bit of this book. From the characters to the romance and the action. I am glad that I started this series, because I'm absolutely excited to find out more and go on this long ride. Frostbite, the second book in the Vampire Academy series, is waiting for me on my shelf. I Can't wait to start it!