Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1), by Richelle Mead

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5/5 Stars

Reccomended for: fans of vampires, Slavic culture, or really well developed characters and relationships

Review:

This book is soooo good. I love Rose, she’s a rarity in YA. She doesn’t let herself stay down, she has a wicked sense of humor, and she has fabulous self-confidence. She doesn’t get caught up in stupid things, and she has a good head on her shoulders. She’s always there for Lissa, even when Lissa doesn’t appreciate her. I’m so excited for this movie to come out.

NOT SURE IF THIS COUNTS AS A SPOILER, PROCEED WITH MINIMAL CAUTION
I like the plot of this story, and I’m glad that Rose/Dimitri wasn’t like PLL in the sense that he’s a lot older than her and he’s her teacher. In VA, he’s only seven years older and he’s her Mentor. Another respectable thing about Rose is that she understands why they can’t be together and didn’t act like a whiny brat and pitch a fit. Kudos

I’m glad that even though I would figure things out before the characters, they weren’t that far behind me, so I wasn’t endlessly frustrated. I think I would have given this book five stars just reading Richelle Mead’s biography in the back. It’s perfection.

The things that bothered me? The typos I found, which were pretty obvious. This doesn’t change my opinion of the book, especially since every time I find a typo in a professional publication, it feels like a small victory. Also, sometimes Rose’s action surprised me, but they were probably more realistic. She never seemed to have the sense to let things go, and take the high road. She liked having the last word, but that is her character.

Overall? Dhampirs kick butt

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Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful #1), by Yvonne Woon

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3/5 stars

Reccomended for: fans of Twilight, The Divine Comedy, or classy zombies

Review:

I predicted the entire book less than halfway through.

This book was interesting, and basically a better version of Twilight. I don’t understand the ending, and Dante didn’t seem right to me. Maybe I couldn’t mentally picture him (or Renée, for that matter) or maybe I didn’t buy the chemistry, but as a couple they weren’t that bad. This book was sort of creepy, especially with all the dead things. I have to at, nothing in this book particularly caught my attention, it was pretty average. I did like Miss. LaBarge, I wish we could have seen more of her. I’m uncertain about how I feel with the addition of her dwindling relationship with Annie, and the fact that she never really misses Wes that much.

Overall
Liked:
Most of the characters
The school
Miss. LaBarge
Eleanor

Disliked:
Lack of character description
Lack of descriptive adjectives