Sunday, 17 May 2015

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”

I like young-adult books, and vampires always fascinate me. Perhaps it's because of my vampire teeth; perhaps it is their character that interests me. When I was recommended this book, I honestly admit, I was stimulated by the fact that I was going to read a new book: a book which talked about vampires. Unfortunately, my excitement was fugacious; the book was disappointing.

Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway is a Dhamphir, a friend, and a body-guard of her friend,
Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir, a vampire. The story opens with Lissa and Rose escaping from their school, St.Vladimir's Academy. Not my way to start a story. Then they get dragged back in less than 100 pages, and they resume their routine again. The tension is barely transient, and if I talk about a charismatic plot, I'll definitely not refer to the plot here.

Subsequently, Lissa discovers that she has a special ability, and the spreading of this information was a repercussion to something which sounded like it had just come out of a kola's head; she is kidnapped by her uncle. And to prevent Rose from following her, Victor Dashkov put her under a lust charm with the former teacher of Rose, Dimitri Belikov. Frankly speaking, I'm pretty sure Mead could have done better- a lot better.

Rose, basically, is an immaculate Mary Sue, in my opinion. She walks around with this annoying attitude which drives me crazy. Not oblivious of the fact that this is a young-adult book, the romance here is simply too much. By too much, I mean too much. Dimitri and Rose are together right from the first book? After all that harsh and cold conduct which makes the reader feel that there is a high asymmetry in his demeanour, it is hard to get along with it. And Rose is just an impeccable hypocrite.

If you want to read a more compelling, good, copacetic young-adult book with vampire content, I'd suggest [b:Eighth Grade Bites|530848|Eighth Grade Bites (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, #1)|Heather Brewer||518471]

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