Title: Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy #1
Author: Rachelle Mead
Barnes and Noble
I was completely confused for most of the book. What is a dhampire? Did she just misspell Vampire? What is a Moroi? If any book needs a companion it is this series. Rachelle Mead took no time in building the plot she jumped right in to the story. We, as readers are meant to just catch up.
Regardless of being a bit in the dark, I still really enjoyed the first book and will continue to read the next ones.
Rose is a body guard for Lissa. Lissa drinks blood and when they fled the school for protection from an unknown thread, Rose allowed Lissa to drink from her blood. When dragged back to school, Rose was in grave trouble. She ended up being in the spotlight among her peers. She chooses to take the brunt to protect Lissa. The have a bond where Rose can see within Lissa's mind and can feel her emotions. This comes in handy when protecting Lissa, but can be a burden when Lissa wants to keep secrets. Rose and Lissa have many secrets.
Rose has a very handsome, big shouldered instructor for training skills. They mostly run, but there is hope of one day learning all his protection skills. She spars with her peers in class and mostly just tries to survive after years on the lamb with Lissa.
There is so much packed in to this first book it will be interesting to see where this goes. As with the fact, this book seems to have so many followers, it's fun to be in the know.
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...