I'm not particularly fond of vampire novels, but I really enjoyed this series. I've read all of them, including Richelle's latest sequel, Bloodlines, ..Show More »and let assure you that none of them was a disappointment. Unlike most whiny, mopey, depressed, sulky and self-pitying protagonists we see so often nowadays, Rose is a genuine and strong heroine you will come to love. She is one of the few characters I feel I could actually relate to. The plots, the characters are much more realistic and relatable than that of Twilight. You can hate vampires and love this book!
I started reading Vampire Academy since 2008, so it was torture having to wait for the release of each book. Since they're all available now, you won't have to experience this kind of unpleasantness. Lucky you! I suggest that you download them all at once, take a week off and indulge yourself in this fascinating world.
Frostbite is a great book and keeps the reader on their toes; however, I prefer the narrator of the first book Vampire Academy to the narrator of Fros..Show More »tbite. You finally get used to the narrator, but she does not have the same flair for this book as the first. Richelle Mead is an amazing author and whether you read or listen to her books, I can promise good entertainment. I have read her latest, Shadow Kiss, and will purchase it from Audible as soon as it comes out; which hopefully it will be soon.
Rose and Demetri will never catch a break! Strigoi Demetri is pursuing newly graduated Guardian Rose and it does get exciting. The last book left you ..Show More »excited to see what happens next and this one leave you saying,"Wait! what? That is the middle of a chapter not an ending!" I really hope they land on a recurring narrator for the next one. This narrator was so distracting that it took away from two of my favorite characters [Demetri and Adrian] Her male voices were terrible and distracting. I loved the story, but my advice would be to preview before downloading. The narrator nearly ruined it for me.
This book provided a perfect ending to the Vampire Academy series. The characters were consistent, the plot was well-paced, and the mystery kept me gu..Show More »essing until the end. I loved every minute of it.
For the most part, Emily Shaffer's performance was good. I still don't like her voices for Adrian or Dimitri, but everything else sounds just about right.