Ah, vampire teen fiction. It’s like digging into a bag of Cheetos.
It took me a second try to get into this book after reading Mead’s Dark Swan series for adults. The beginning of novel is definitely the hardest part to get over. There’s teenage drama, vague actions and character choices, and a different spin on the vampire mythos. I felt pretty lost and frustrated because it seemed like I was missing a lot of the story, but questions do eventually get answered.
I spent half the book wondering who the love interest was going to be. Then I spent the rest of the book dreading the, “I love you, but we can’t be together because X” speech. Ah, delicious romantic conflicts.
Vampire Academy is a decent setup for the rest of the series. I hear the rest of the books get better. Can’t wait.