Title: Vampire Academy & Frostbite
Author: Richelle Mead, Emma Vieceli (Illustrator), Leigh Dragoon (Adapter)
Series: Vampire Academy
Book #: 1 & 2
Pages: 144 - 144
Reading Level: YA
Goodreads Rating: 4.10 - 4.42
Published: August 23rd, 2011 - May 24th, 2012
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.
The drama and romance continue in this 144-page full-color graphic novel adaptation of the second Vampire Academy novel, Frostbite, which was overseen by Richelle Mead and features beautiful art by acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli.Taschima's POV:
Rating (and review) for both Vampire Academy and Frostbite:
I am rating these comics based on the art, and the way the story is being depicted. It has nothing to do with the story itself (the Vampire Academy books are amazing). Let's just say, the comic was disappointing when it came to these things. I was expecting more.
Some of the problems I have with this comic are:
1. The art:
The characters that I sort of liked how they were drawn: Christian, Adrian, Mia, Dimitri, Rose and Guardian Hathaway. Again, I didn't like them all of the time, but I liked them more than others.
The characters that I hated how they were drawn: Lissa (she is the worst), Mason, Eddie, Victor, The Queen.
My Dimitri looks more like this:
|This is Amon from Witch Hunter Robin (aka my dreamy anime boyfriend).|
Oh yeah, and the dialogue? It's like its trying to resemble the dialogue in the book but it falls short
On the other hand, if you are a big VA fan like myself, then why the hell not try it out and add it to the collection? I'm keeping mine, I just wouldn't pay an obscene amount of money for them.
This goes to show that there will never be a good enough replacement for your own imagination. Not even colorful story books.