I abosolutely loved this book, it entranced me so much that I could not put the book down, and I finished it within 4-5 hours. It's not like ordinary vampire series. Vampire Academy is full of action, it's hilarious, and it has enough romance to make a mortician say aww. Richelle Mead puts a new twist on vampires in this intriguing series. It's borderline young adult/ adult it gets pretty steamy at one point, it does include cussing, and it has PG 13 events happening, so I suggest you wouldnt let a 9 or 10 year old read this. I was very pleased with the book overall. It is no wonder that this book is a New York times best selling.