Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead illistrated by Emma Vieceli...
Published: August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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.
I am a HUGE Richelle Mead and Vampire Academy fan, so normally when something is released by Richelle Mead I pre-order it straight away or I buy it as soon as I know it exists. But when I saw that Vampire Academy was being made into a graphic novel series I was a little bit hesitant to pick it up because I was afraid that this would ruin the characters I already had in my head, but what made me finally go and pick this up was the insert in "Vampire Academy The Ultimate Guide" which I just finished reading a couple of days ago, the characters looked exactly as I had pictured them in my head when reading the book for the first time. So I deceided to go out and finally buy it and I am so glad I did, I loved it!
The plot. I think that this is definitley a graphic novel that wouldn't make sense to you if you hadn't read the series before. I found that the plot did jump quite a bit so it could be quite hard for someone to follow that hasn't read the series before. But if you are someone that has already read the series or atleast "Vampire Academy" then this graphic novel shouldn't be a problem for you. One thing that I really did like about this graphic novel was that even though the story was condensed down it still showed all of the main events that happened in the book which I loved.
The art. I thought that the artwork in this novel was stunning, I thought that the characters looked really life-like and you really could see the emotion on their faces which I thought was great.
Overall I thought that this was a great graphic novel and I am eagerly awaiting the next one to come out next year I will definitley be pre-ordering my copy.