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Graphic Novel Review: Vampire Academy


Vampire Academy The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead and illustrated by Emma Vieceli 
Series: Vampire Academy, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Graphic Novels
Age Range: Young Adult
Paperback, 144 pages
My Copy
on 23rd August 2011 by RAZORBILL
Richelle Mead: 
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Emma Vieceli: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Leigh Dragoon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and even romance.

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I have read all the novels of this series but I only own the comics. I wanted to reread these before I reread Bloodlines aka my favorite series ever which is spin off to this one. Sadly they only made first three books into comics.

I still like the story, even though it’s much shorter than the novel. I absolutely love Rose and Lissa’s friendship. They would really do anything for each other. Rose would protect her, even if that meant ruining their friendship.

I forgot how much I like our main character. She’s sarcastic and can think on her feet. She wasn’t love sick like many characters can get when they fell for a guy in vampire books Bella *couch* Swan *cough*.

I remember being so disappointed when they didn’t turn all the novels into comics, but now I kinda undrestand why people didn’t enjoy these. They are still good but I understand why people who love this world didn’t really enjoy how these amazing characters were brought to ‘life’.

I really liked how St. Vladimir’s Academy looked like. The artist made a pretty good job ringing this world alive.

The problem with having read the novels is that I imagined most of the characters differently. I imagined Rose and Lissa to look prettier. Rose looked much older than 17- year old to me. Mia reminded me of a doll and Christian looked so young, and a little bit creepy. I don’t really remember how he looked in the books, so maybe that was the point? Rose described Dimitri as “Too good-looking for his own good” and his comic self just disappointed me.

All in all good graphic novel. My experience with the novel it was turned into graphic novel infected my reading experience.

3 stars

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