|Vampire Academy Plot Summary|
This book was a little slow to start but it did well enough to keep me interested. It has one of those, start just past the beginning and piece it together as we go, beginnings. Good tactic because you want the whole story before you veto a book and by the time you get all the information you might as well finish it right?! Grammatically, there were several misspellings, more than usual. Now I know my spelling sucks too but I don't get paid to write. It was annoying when I had to re-read a line over and over again because a "T" was missing or there was an extra letter in the middle of a word that changed the word to something else entirely. This may have just been a problem at the printer and not with the writer in general so it will in no way change my opinion on the story.
I enjoyed this book more than the majority of the Twilight books, and I liked the twilight books. This story had better vampires, better fighting, and magic! Who doesn't love magic mixed with the elements? The main characters are two teenage girls, which is a refreshing change from the normal YA structure that is inevitably boy+girl. One of the girls is in training to be a bodyguard so she gets her ass kicked a lot, so the action is somewhat there. Then there is, of course, the drama that goes with being a teen girl in high school. This book like so many others does have some of that YA predictability; like the sole virgin amongst all the sinners, but not nearly as bad as some. So, we have the typical teen drama for the guilty pleasure and then fighting and magic for the story line. A- but, I would definitely call this a chick book so male readers beware.