Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead This was a great start to the series. I enjoyed the characters and the pacing. The voice, narration, of this book was so different than RM's Georgina Kincaid series (which I loved) that they weren't reminiscent of each other at all. I'm glad because at first I worried that I might be reading about a mini Georgina. Not the case at all. Rose is all her own. She is stubborn, impulsive, and has violent tendencies. I loved her.

Well developed characters, great character interaction and character growth/transition and an interesting world that is being established. I very much enjoyed this book.