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Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1 | [Richelle Mead]

Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.
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St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful, lest the Strigoi - the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires - make Lissa one of them forever.

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©2005 Richelle Mead; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Sara Auburn, CA, United States 06-26-09
    Sara Auburn, CA, United States 06-26-09
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    "Not for ADULTS"

    I will not go on to the other books...the story line is predictable, the characters not very deep...it's a light youth read.

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    Susan Ottawa 06-11-09
    Susan Ottawa 06-11-09 Member Since 2008
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    At first I couldn't get into this book but by the 3rd chapter it had me and I finished the rest of the book quickly. I found myself looking forward to driving places in the car alone to listen to it more. I'm glad I got the book, it was only $4.95 to purchase and have since read books 2 and 3 and now I LOVE this series and can not wait for all the books to come out. Awesome listen, the series is well worth it.

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    Rebecca Kochenderfer Sacramento, CA United States 06-08-09
    Rebecca Kochenderfer Sacramento, CA United States 06-08-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!"

    I'm an adult and I loved this book. Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. If you like the Twilight books, you'll like these too.

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    Tracy 05-12-09
    Tracy 05-12-09 Member Since 2008

    Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.

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    "I Haven't Been Bitten By this Book!"

    This one is alright if you pick it up at a low, low price. Not a whole lot of content here, some teenage tension going on, picking fights with each other. If you are looking for a vampire read I would suggest to pick another, there isn't much content here on that subject, but is an easy listen for a rainy day.

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    Deedee snohomish, WA, USA 05-08-09
    Deedee snohomish, WA, USA 05-08-09
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    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, an easy listen, and a great price.
    I did listen to one more in this series and liked it as well.

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    Rose Preston, CT, United States 05-06-09
    Rose Preston, CT, United States 05-06-09 Member Since 2007
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    This is a really great story, however the Narrator leves you with alot to be desired. I found it very hard to get past the voice to hear the story. But worth the fight.

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    Carla LimaPeru 04-20-09
    Carla LimaPeru 04-20-09
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    Really good story! I couldn't stop listening it! I've already downloaded book 2 and 3 of this series :)

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    Mark 04-12-09
    Mark 04-12-09 Member Since 2009
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    At first I wasn't too sure I'd like this one, but thought I'd take a chance. I was blown away!! It has an incredible story line and characters. I had to force myself to stop from time to time to take a breath.

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    Artsygirl71 California 04-07-09
    Artsygirl71 California 04-07-09 Listener Since 2008

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    "Good Story - Bad Narrator"

    This book was good - worth the $3 I spent. The story was interesting, but a bit predictable. Teens could relate to the gossip and clicks. The narration was pretty bad. The high-pitched squeaky voices she used to portray the other female characters was sooo annoying. I never had friends in high school that talked like that.....I don't think I could stand it. Even the male voices (high school students) were bad. She made them sound dumb like Patrick Star from Spongebob. Overall, most of the high school characters were made out to be inferior to the heroine just by they way the narrator read the story. I doubt that is what the author was trying to do.

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    Jennifer Petaluma, CA, United States 04-04-09
    Jennifer Petaluma, CA, United States 04-04-09 Member Since 2015
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    "It's... alright"

    The storyline was pretty boring.. and the narrator is HORRIBLE. She literally just made different squeaky noises for each character. I really recommend the Sookie Stackhouse series, or Twilight instead! HOWEVER, for $3, it was totally worth it.

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