Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead + Giveaway

Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel
by Richelle Mead
Adapted by Leigh Dragoon, Illustrated by Emma Vieceli

Format: Paperback
Pages: 144 pages
Release Date: August 23rd 2011
Publisher: Puffin
Source: For Review from Publishers
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After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It's filled with intrigue, danger - and even romance. Enter their dark, fascinating world through a new series of 144-page full-color graphic novels. The entire first Vampire Academy novel has been adapted for book one by Leigh Dragoon and overseen by Richelle Mead, while the beautiful art of acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli brings the story to life.
My Thoughts
When I discovered that Vampire Academy was going to be made into a graphic novel, I was more than happy. I LOVED Vampire Academy. And the entire series is awesome too. I never read any graphic novels before so I really was excited to see how this particular one would be.
All in all, the graphic novel is pretty great. All the major scenes are there including exact quotes and everything from the original book. There's even quite a share of Dimitri and Rose which I wasn't expecting. And, It didn't even take me a long time to read which is another bonus.
The graphics were great. I wasn't a big fan of the whole mango style though only because... Dimitri didn't look that hot! Yeah, I didn't like his graphics. Though, all the other characters looked simply fab. Especially Rose oh and definitely Natalie you can just totally get that bitch vibe off her.
Seeing as this is a graphical book, all illustrated and all there were some scenes that I wondered about. When I did come to that particular scene, it wasn't overdone yet I was taken aback a bit seeing as I really didn't think it'll be included. However, it is a crucial part to the story. And it was good.
For me, the graphic novel was a big hit. I would have definitely picked it up. It sounds great, looks great and doesn't take a long time to read!

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  1. Glad you liked it, I've liked what I've seen so far of the art. I've also never read a graphic novel before so I'm very curious about how Vampire Academy turned out. Also I guess I know what scene you are talking about, I wonder how it translated to the graphic novel ^^

  2. Thanks for the review! :) I haven't really read any graphic novels before, but I bet Vampire Academy is great! :D

  3. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!!
    I knew as soon as they announced they were doing a VA graphic novel that it would be amazing, and now thanks to your review, I know it definitely is =D
    I followed the graphic novels journey from the beginning via twitter and deviantart by following Emma Vieceli =)
    The only graphic novel I have read is the Twilight one, and after reading that, it has made me a graphic novel fan for life

    Lisa x

  4. Great review. I look forwarding to reading the book one day.

  5. Thank you for the giveaway, and also the awesome review - you've made the graphic novel sound great :)

  6. I've always loved graphic novels! It's good to hear that you enjoyed this one and it lived up the original :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love a good graphic novel but its not something I read very often. I wish they made Dimitri hotter too! =)

  8. ever since i heard this series was created into a graphic novel, i've been wanting it like crazy!!! i'm really glad you liked it!!! great review!!

  9. Great review! I wasn't sure about this but I'm glad you liked it. Disappointing that dimitri isnt very hot though!

    The Cait Files

  10. really looking forward to read this because it combines both my fav things. graphic novels and VA. glad to hear someone else's POV first as well! thanks.

    glad to see u loved it

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I have read just a few graphic novels and I really like those I have read the wordy books of first!

  12. I saw this at Walmart today and thumbed through it - it look really, really good.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction :)

  13. Great review! I'm really looking foward to seeing this manga/graphic novel. I love the VA series and to see it come to life would be so exciting.

  14. I've never understood the graphic novel craze. It always seemed (to me) the lazy man's answer to reading the book. Kind of like all those losers who love the Harry Potter movies but have never picked up the books. And I mean loser as someone who didn't see a 100th, a 1000th of Rowling's magic. But a graphic novel of a book that I've already read, yea I might be able to work with that. Crap, just remembered this was for UK readers only, so don't enter me.

  15. Nice review, short sweet and to the point. I think Dimitri's way hotter in the graphic novel than in the book.

  16. I've never read a graphic novel, are they the exact same writing, but just with pictures or what?


  17. I've never read a graphic novel before. I was thinking about starting with the Anita Blake series..but I just haven't had the time...This review is making me want to give VA a shot!

  18. I have to have have that. ;) I do love comics every once in a while and this would be very good!

  19. Oh shoot I can't take part as I'm not a UK resident. :(

  20. Looks like an interesting comic :)

  21. I am entering on behalf of the school library we are desperately short of graphic novels :D Thank you for the give-away and fab review


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