Re-readathon: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Day #2


To keep up with our goal of re-reading more of our favorite books this year and re-discover them we created this challenge for ourselves to help accomplish that goal. We will be reading one chapter each day and also doing a blog post about the chapter, going into detail about each chapter in the book. We decided to start our re-read with Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. 
Co-hosted by Stephanie @ Bookfever & me!



Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s 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. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.



*Remember there will be spoilers*

Chapter 2: 

First sentence
My hatred notwithstanding, I had to admit Dimitri Beli-whatever was pretty smart.

I almost forgot how hilarious Rose is. When Dimitri brings them to take back to school she's already trying to think of a way to escape and since they're on a jet it has to involve parachutes of course. She votes against it though and as they get closer to school it's clear that there will be no escape. 
In chapter 2 we have Rose in Lissa's body for the first time. They're riding to St. Vladimir and Rose is in Lissa's body while she's sitting next to Dimitri. We then hear a bit more about guardians by Dimitri's molnija marks that he has for each strigoi he has killed and also the promist mark of a guardian. 
At the school we're first introduced to campus and how it looks before Lissa and Rose is brought to the Headmistress and of course they are lead through the commons where all of Rose and Lissa's old classmates are- how fun. 
Rose again mentions Dimitri's coat - calling it ridicoulous long - I kind of want to count how many times and if it's in each chapter she mentions it. 
In the end though Rose probably only gets to stay on campus because of her and Lissa's bond and also because both Dimitri and Victor Dashkov, Lissa's uncle, thought that Rose couldn't "go to waste". 
It was hilarious when Rose described Dimitri as cheap foreign labor when she finds out he's Lissa's new guardian. 
Totally silly, but can I just say yay Europe was mentioned. A lot.. a lot of stories happen in America and especially in Dystopian books I ask myself what happened to the rest of us in Eurpose so just a little cheer for actually being mentioned- and having the oldest schools (vampire ones), haha. 

So a really great second chapter where we're sucked (hardy -ha ha) into the world, we're introduced to campus and a few other characters. Now it's time for the story really to begin with Lissa and Rose having to adjust to school life once again. And honestly I can't remember what it was Rose did before she left so yeah can't wait to find out. 

Quote:

The rant covered the usualy topics: responsibility, recksless behaviour, self-centeredness.... Bleh. I immediately found myself spacing out, alternatively pondering the logistics of escaping through the window in her office.

Typical Rose, haha. 



Comments

  1. You make such a good point with Europe almost never being mentioned, indeed especially dystopian books. It's like Europe is just gone and only what's left of America continues to live on. What did Europe ever do to them?! xD lol

    Love that quote! =D

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    1. Right?! So happy that Europe is just mentioned at least xD

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  2. One of the parts I loved about this chapter was that I got a nice clear picture of the appearance of the school. Last time I raced through it and missed the building description. I am still a bit conflicted about the headmistress but I guess you have to be tough when you run a school like that!

    I agree (Yay) for the Europe mention, It would be even more awesome to find a novel set in Africa here by me! I think I should write one ;)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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