Book: Vampire Academy [Vampire Academy book 1]
Author: Richelle Mead
Reason for Reading: for fun
Genre: YA: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Review: Mead takes on teenagers, high school and vampires in 'Vampire Academy.' I was quickly drawn in by the sharp dialogue and lively banter between the lead characters and lifelong best friends, Rose and Lissa. Unlike Bella Swan (Twilight), Rose is a spunky, outspoken heroine who readers can get behind. However, what sets this book apart from other young adult books in the same genre is the world Mead creates complete with mortal and non-mortal vampires, and dhampirs, half human/half vampires.
Book Junkie's Grade: B+