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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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Release date: August 16 2007

Publisher: Razorbill

Number of pages: 332

My rating: 2/5

This book was such a disappointment. Everything seemed great. The ratings were high, my friends all loved it, and the concept seemed pretty great. Despite all that the book had going for it, this book just wasn't for me.


Vampire Academy is about an academy full of vampires. The Moroi, or full blooded vamps specialise in an element (Earth, water, fire, air) and can practise magic. Dhampirs, or half blooded vampires protect the Moroi.

Rose, a Dhampir, and Lissa, a Moroi princess run away for two years, but they are caught and sent back to the academy. Lissa has special abilities to heal and save lives, and soon dead animals turn up, and someone claims that they know what she is.

The plot was alright. It felt slow and was pretty boring at times.

I wanted to kill Rose. She was such a boring, pointless character. There was nothing interesting or good about her at all. She was a bit slutty, which I don't…

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

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Release date: January 1 2012
Publisher: Harpercollins Australia
Number of pages: 395
My rating: 5/5
Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod! I read Hallowed like two weeks ago and I'm still fangirling over it! Hallowed was amazing! Seriously amazing! I was worried that it wouldn't top Unearthly, but boy, was I wrong!
Hallowed continues on after the events of Unearthly. Clara is confused about her purpose, and her brother is acting weird. Hallowed is one of those books that you can't explain to anyone. Much of it is about growth, and if asked what Unearthly/Hallowed is about, I'll usually say: Err, see, there's this angel, and umm... It's really awesome, you see. Umm.... JUST READ THE BOOK!!
I don't know why my brain seems to stop when asked to explain this book, but seriously, it's awesome and if you haven't read it, you really should. It's not a very fast paced book, and it's not one of those adrenaline packed books. It focuses a lot on growth and character deve…

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry

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Release date: July 25 2012

Publisher: Harlequin Teen Australia

Number of Pages: 376

My rating: 5/5

Ohmygod, this is one of my favorite books ever now! This book is just so amazing on so many levels. I still tear up whenever I think about it. It kept me up at night, reading it. I couldn't sleep after finishing cause it was on my mind. It made me laugh, smile, and cry. Such an amazing book.

I'm not usually a fan of realistic fiction. I've only really read this, Before I fall, and If I Stay. Many, I thought those were pretty good, but Pushing the Limits just blew those right out of the water.

Pushing the limits is told in a dual perspective. We have Noah, the bad boy, and Echo, the sort-of-popular outside freak with the scars on her arms. The great thing about Pushing the Limits is that the two voices are very different. You can easily tell who's talking.

Echo was a great character. She was popular a few years ago, but then she became a freak after an incident with her mother,…