I’m not a huge fan of comics and graphic novels but there are a few I love, generally ones that have been created from books I love. When I heard a graphic novel of Vampire Academy was being made, I was excited and had a lot of hopes for it.
I’ve just finished reading it and quite honestly, it exceeded my expectations.
The artwork is beautifully rendered by Emma Vieceli and I think she caught the characters really well. I sometimes wonder if an illustrator has even read descriptions of main characters let alone read the books, but I think a lot of attention was given to getting it right in this graphic novel and the characters matched the images I have in my head. Lissa, Christian, Rose and Dimitri were all captured perfectly.
The scenes from the book were well chosen and adapted by Leigh Dragoon, it tells the main story of Vampire Academy neatly and has the key scenes which I would say were essential to making this a great experience and an enhancement to the first book. Definitely one I will read again and again.
Whether a fan of graphic novels or just love the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, this adaptation is a must.