Reviews by Tag: vampires

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Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice

By Richelle Mead
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 21, 2021

The sixth and final book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice, was a great finale. Queen Tatianna is murdered, and Rose is framed by an unknown source; Rose, Lissa, and friends must figure out who framed Rose and find Lissa’s hidden half-sibling to make things right. This installment was much better than Spirit Bound; it took on more of an exciting and mysterious thriller quality than its predecessors, and Rose seemed more like her old self.

Teen Review
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound

By Richelle Mead
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 21, 2021

Spirit Bound, the fifth novel in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series, was all over the place. After returning from her journey to Siberia, Rose is caught up in the hope of turning Dimitri back into a damphir. Rose recruits Lissa, Eddie, and some unlikely friends to return Dimitri to his original state while preparing to become an ocial guardian. This book was more drawn out than it needed to be; it was especially slow initially; however, things did pick up closer to the middle of the book.

Teen Review
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise

By Richelle Mead
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 21, 2021

Blood Promise, the fourth book in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, is the best of the series so far. After Dimitri is turned into a strigoi, Rose abandons her old life, including her best friend, to find and kill the man she loved. After traveling to Russia, Rose finally finds Dimitri, but instead of killing him, she is kidnapped by him. While Rose is being held by a group of strigoi, Lissa is stuck at St.

Teen Review
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss

By Richelle Mead
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Oct 6, 2021

Shadow Kiss is the third book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. This installment explores what it means to be shadow kissed and Rose's feelings for Dimitri. When Rose's mind is tainted by unexplainable darkness, and she begins to see ghosts, including Mason's, she must decide who she will confide in, risking her closest relationships while trying to move on. I absolutely loved Rose's continued character development; she took a giant step toward becoming more mature in this book.

Teen Review
Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Frostbite

By Richelle Mead
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Sep 3, 2021

Frostbite, the second novel in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, was even better than the first book. After a mysterious strigoi attack threatens the protections surrounding St. Vladimir's Academy, the student body takes a trip to a ski lodge. On the trip, controversy arises among the moroi, and Rose is held hostage by a group of strigoi.

Teen Review
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

By Richelle Mead
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Aug 13, 2021

Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, the first book in a series of the same name, was excellent. After running away from school, Lissa, a Moroi princess, and her unofficial guardian/best friend, Rose, are caught and forced to return to St. Vladimir's Academy. There, the two girls must figure out who's after Lissa, all while trying to navigate a high school filled with vampires.

Teen Review Jul 7, 2021

Vampire Diaries Season 1 is a fantasy, fiction TV series by Julie Plec. It follows the story of Elena Gilbert who lives in a small town called Mystic Falls. Elena’s life is normal and happy until a tragic day when her parents die. Then a pair of vampire brothers move to town named Stephan and Damon Salvatore. In the midst of love, violence, and friendship also lies vampires and witches. With her romance with Stephan and the violence from Damon, will Elena be able to keep everyone safe?

Teen Review

Paranormalcy

By Kiersten White
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Mar 6, 2017

Evie’s life may not be normal, but she likes to think it is, even if she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her former boyfriend is a faerie, she can’t help but fall for an incarcerated shape-shifter, and she is the only one who can see through the glamours worn by paranormals. But when she learns that she is at the heart of an age-old prophecy that foretells the destruction of all paranormal creatures, she realizes her life may not be what she thought it was. So much for normal.

Staff Review Jul 3, 2014

When I was in elementary school, I read many, many books on monsters and the paranormal. Books about ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, mummies, werewolves...and vampires. Outside of books, there wasn't a lot to see with vampires at the time. You might catch classic Universal monster movies or the later, bloodier Hammer horror movies on late night TV (assuming you could convince your parents to let you stay up that late).

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