Audiobook Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Posted May 31, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook / 1 Comment

Audiobook Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle MeadSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Narrator: Stephanie Wolf
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins

Date Read: 2010

Genre: Paranormal, YA

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 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.

More Information:
Publisher: Penguin
Series: Vampire Academy #1

Also by this author: Spirit Bound, Gameboard of the Gods, The Immortal Crown, Vampire Academy, Vampire Academy
Also in this series: Spirit Bound, Vampire Academy, Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
What I Loved:  This is one of the rare YA novels where neither of the lead characters got on my nerves, in fact they were both appealing and engaging. Their relationships with each other (best friends) and others were well written and fun to read.  They were teenagers, they did some very “teenage” like things, but they were not annoying.  The pacing of the story was fantastic and kept me interested until the very end.What I Liked: I really enjoyed the twist on the vampiric lore and how it works in this society.  The secondary characters were well rounded and served to work the storyline further.  The plot was well though out and didn’t leave that “where are they going with this” feeling.

What was “Sorta OK”:  The only complaint was at very the beginning it felt like “jumping” into a story already progress. It took awhile before I felt “caught up”.

Why it got a 4:  The book is very enjoyable to read: fast paced, quick, engaging, and funny (at times).  I would recommend this to older YA readers (PG13 type of rating) and any adult who enjoys PNR.  Overall, just a book to not miss!

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Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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