Vampire Academy (novel)

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This article is about the novel. For the series of books, see Vampire Academy.
Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy.jpg
Cover of Vampire Academy
Author Richelle Mead
Cover artist Emilian Gregory
Fanelie Rosier
Country United States
Language English
Series Vampire Academy
Genre Young Adult
Urban Fantasy
Dark fantasy
Paranormal romance
Published 2007 (Razorbill)
Media type Print (Hard
Soft
Large)
e-Book (Kindle, Nook)
Pages 332 p
ISBN 978-1-59514-174-3
OCLC 732847643
LC Class PZ7.M478897 Vam 2007
Followed by Frostbite

Vampire Academy is the first out of six books in the worldwide bestselling series Vampire Academy by the American author Richelle Mead.

This book chronicles the life of 17-year-old Rosemarie Hathaway, commonly known as Rose, a dhampir and her Moroi best friend Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir after being brought back to their school "St Vladimir's Academy" after being on the run for two years. The novel was adapted into a film, Vampire Academy and was released worldwide on February 7, 2014.

Plot[edit]

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St. Vladimir's Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements - water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St. Vladimir's, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means.

Reception[edit]

The book received positive reviews, with a Goodreads average of 4.19/5, based on 227,620 ratings.[1] It was listed on the list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and recommended by Booklist, teenbookstoo.com, and Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA). Vampire Academy was also voted number four after Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid on ALA's teens top 10.[2] The Vampire Academy series was also one of the New York Times Bestseller top ten in the children's books series division.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vampire Academy, summary data and ratings on Goodreads
  2. ^ ALA Teens Top 10(2008)
  3. ^ NY times bestseller list for children

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