Rose Hathaway and her best friend Lissa have been hiding from their old school St Vladimir’s for the last two years but now they have finally been caught. However, St Vladimir’s is not an ordinary school, it is a school for Moroi, living vampires and Dhampir, half humans, half vampire whose job it is to protect the Moroi from the undead and evil vampires Strigoi. With Lissa being the last of her royal family and the bond between the two of them since they both survived the car accident that killed Lissa’s family, all Rose wants to do is to protect Lissa as her guardian, but to do this she must stay out of trouble. That might be tricky with Rose falling for a forbidden guy, vicious rumours about both Lissa and Rose, Lissa’s going down a deep road of depression and someone knowing their secret, will they be able to survive school.
Vampire Academy is a brilliant book which has politics, action, danger, romance and a kick-ass heroine who you can help but love. I like the different versions of vampires and the background we learn about them.
I love Rose as she is the type of person I wish she could be as she is caring, protective, confident and willing to fight for what she believes in. I also like Lissa as I felt I could connect with her really well and I liked how the friendship between both of them was portrayed. I liked all of the characters in this book as they are all unique and I can’t describe them all, but I have to say I love Dimitri as he is my favourite male hero as he is strong, calm and caring. I like the bad person in this book as I did not predict who it was or what was going to happen next.
I love Vampire Academy and cannot recommend this series highly enough to anyone who likes paranormal or just great books.