Book Review

Book Reviews: Francesca Lia Block (Part 1)

Strap in for a snark-filled deep-dive, bibliofriends, because I took another stroll down Nostalgia Lane recently. Francesca Lia Block was an author that High School Millie loved. She’s one my friend’s favorite authors (maybe her most favorite?) and I was curious to see what Current Millie thought of her work. I picked up two quick reads one weekend and if you’re looking for a TL;DR, here it is:

I basically hated them.

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Book Review

Book Review: Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy
By Richelle Mead

My edition:
Paperback, 332 pages
2007, Razorbill
ISBN: 9781595141743

2/5 stars

Lissa is a Moroi princess – a mortal vampire with a magical connection to the earth’s elements. Rose, her best friend, is a dhampir – half human, half vampire, dedicated to protecting Lissa from the Strigoi. The Strigoi are Moroi who have lost their powers but gained immortality and immense strength and speed. They are determined to continue to turn Moroi and eventually destroy them. Lissa and Rose ran from St. Vladimir’s school, but have been brought back to the secluded Montana woods to continue their junior year of high school. But the girls discover the school may be more dangerous than the outside world.

I apologize if my summary is a little muddled – I don’t always like to quote from the back of the book, but this book has a lot going on and it was hard to be concise.

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