January 19, 2012

REVIEW: Vampire Academy - The Ultimate Guide

Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide 
by Michelle Rowen, and with Richelle Mead

A must-have for any true Vampire Academy fan, 'The Ultimate Guide' covers everything you ever needed or wanted to know about the Vampire Academy Universe.

The official guide to the #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series

Discover the history of St. Vladimir’s Academy, explore the dark psychology behind Rose and Lissa’s spirit bond, and find out even more illicit secrets about Moroi society. 

This ultimate guide will go even deeper into the world of Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, and Last Sacrifice . . . every heartache, every betrayal, every sacrifice, and so much more!

The guide includes:
  • In-depth recaps of each novel with a pop quiz to test your knowledge, quotes from the book and a bit of background on the novel from Richelle Mead. 
  • Details about the complete world of Vampire Academy, including: 
  • Character summaries of all characters; major and minor.
  • A guide to the relationships: Rose and Dimitri, Rose and Adrian, Rose and Lissa and Lissa and Christian.
  • All about Moroi elemental magic, St. Vladimir's Academy and The Moroi Royal Court.
  • An in-depth guide to Dhampirs and Guardians, their marks and a Q&A with Richelle Mead - asking her whether she would rather be a moroi or dhampir.
  • The guide also includes a sneak peek from the VA Graphic novel. 
  • Illustrations of Guardian marks, Moroi Elemental Signs and Alchemist Tattoos.
  • A behind-the-scenes exclusive of the making of the book trailers. 
  • Richelle's favourite links and fan-sites. 
  • VA covers through the years. 
  • A teaser from the new Vampire Academy companion novel universe, Bloodlines. 
  • Q and As with Richelle Mead about various subjects throughout the book.

Look out for the GIVEAWAY of the VA Ultimate Guide Coming Soon!

Also, the review for Bloodlines soon after!


caroline.taylor078 said...

I didn't even know there was going to be a companion book for this awesome series, should be really good, I have entered your giveaway for it so thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

Canada said...

I loved how it was broken down by each book in the series. We get a small section from author Richelle Mead before each summary and she shares her thoughts on the writing process of each story. We get to hear about her struggles, feelings, and character creation that we don't get to read about in the original stories. Then each book is broken down into sections as well explaining certain quotes, story arcs and more. It even features a pop quiz at the close of each one. I loved taking the quiz after each section because it really made you think about what you have read. Great for readers in testing their reading comprehension.

In the middle of the book, we are also treated to color photos of the illustrated novel, photos of the author at signings, and web site links to further our experience into the Vampire Academy world. The final part of the guide is a glossary. It explains certain terms that readers will come across in the world that the author created for us.

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