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Vampire Academy
Contributor(s): Mead, Richelle
ISBN: 159514174X     ISBN-13: 9781595141743
Publisher: Razorbill
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Published: August 2007
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Annotation: St. Vladimirs Academy isnt just any boarding schoolits 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. Theyve been on the run, but now theyre being dragged back to St. Vladimirsthe very place where theyre most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academys ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoithe worlds fiercest and most dangerous vampiresmake Lissa one of them forever.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Vampires; Juvenile fiction.
High schools; Juvenile fiction.
Magic; Juvenile fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2007003094
Lexile Measure: 640
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Vampire Academy
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.25" W x 0.75" (0.75 lbs) 332 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 120413
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 12.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q42830
Reading Level: 3.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 19.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): IV>Richelle Mead graduated from the University of Michigan and has an M.A. in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, and is at work on her next VAMPIRE ACADEMY novel.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2007 December)

Gr 9 Up— Lissa and Rose, both 17, have a special bond, as is fitting for a vampire princess and her guardian-in-training, but theirs is closer than most. Lissa is Moroi—a race of living vampires that is persecuted by the deadly Strigoi, undead vampires that feed from and kill Lissa's kind. Rose is a dhampir—a half-vampire-half-human whose role is to guard the Moroi, at a time when both races are dwindling. Vampire opens with the girls on the lam from Montana's St. Vladimir's Academy. Lissa's power to heal is extremely rare and can drive one to madness. At the warning of a teacher, the pair run before Academy elders can take Lissa away to prevent her self-destruction. Through flashbacks and discussions between the girls, readers learn that while living among humans for two years, the Moroi teen illicitly sated her need for blood by feeding from Rose instead of from human donors. When the girls are caught and returned, they are watched closely, while hiding what happened when they were away. They discover attractions to those they should not be involved with and fight against suspicion and sinister forces that want to abuse Lissa's gift. All the while, their priorities and loyalty to each other are tested in the face of danger. This truly engaging and believable novel is on a par with Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" books (Little, Brown), but is more risqu. Fans of Melissa de la Cruz's "Blue Bloods" books (Hyperion) will enjoy this work.—Corinda J. Humphrey, Los Angeles Public Library

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