Friday, April 8, 2011

All That Sparkles is Not Vampire (or is it?)

The vampires don't sparkle, but Richelle Mead's writing certainly does in the Vampire Academy series. And before you groan and tell me you are maxed out on all things vampire, hear me out!

The Vampire Academy series (there are 6 books in all) is one of the most entertaining, engrossing reads I have had in a while. It's right up there at the top of my fave YA books. And even thought it has vampires (and other variations thereof), I would often forget about that while reading because she downplays it.

The best thing about this series is the amount of action and romantic tension. It keeps you guessing about what's coming next and how Rose (the main character) is going to make it out of whatever crazy scheme she's thought up. Dimitri is pretty hot, too. *grin*

I will say that the 4th book in the series was not great (I gave it 2 stars on Goodreads), but the 5th book completely made up for it. After hanging with these characters for the last 6 books, I will definitely miss them!

If you like young adult novels and haven't picked this one up yet, do yourself a favor and give it a try. You'll be hooked long before the end of the first book!


  1. One of my all-time favorite series, absolutely love it! (and you're right...Dimitri is HOT!)

  2. I have not yet read these. They're sort of on my list, but the reviews are MIXED.