Friday, 1 July 2016

Flashback Friday: Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

Flashback Friday on Swoony Boys Podcast and Fiction Fare

Flashback Friday is hosted and created by Swoony Boys Podcast & Fiction Fare and I love it because it celebrates books that are at least two years old - and it's not only the new releases that deserve our attention!

For this week, I'm featuring one of my favourite books from one of my favourite authors - Vampire AcademyRichelle Mead

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(first published August 16th 2007)
From Goodreads:
Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies . . . 
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 . . .
There are so many things to love about this book - Mead's writing style, sassy dialogue, a strong and spunky heroine who isn't afraid to be assertive and feminine and a well developed and exciting plot. This series is well worth the read!

2 comments:

  1. I love this series too! And the spin-off series Bloodlines! Rose and Sydney are both kick-ass heroines in their own unique way.

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    1. Yes! I loved them both. I really enjoyed how Mead took Sydney and put her in the spotlight as a smart, strong and pretty much geeky heroine! She's a perfect role model for so many of us out there and she is just so relatable.

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