Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
When I first picked Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy off the shelf back in March, I kind of figured it wasn’t going to go well. I’m not exactly the biggest vampire fan in the world. Imagine my surprise when five months later I find myself reading the start of the spinoff series, Bloodlines. VAMPIRE ACADEMYwas full of action and romance and was a blast to read, which meant Bloodlines had a lot to live up to.
In Bloodlines, we see the return of a number of VAMPIRE ACADEMY characters and the introduction of quite a few new characters as well. The setting is a human school, where Moroi royalty Jill is being sent to protect her from the machinations of the Moroi at court. A lot of things could go wrong with these circumstances; some things do, some don’t.
Richelle Mead(1976- )
Richelle Mead has an MA in comparative Religion and a passion for all things wacky and humorous. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and four cats. Learn more at Richelle Mead’s website.
Bloodlines — (2011-2013) Young adult. Publisher: The first book in Richelle Mead’s brand-new teen fiction series — set in the same world as Vampire Academy. When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive — this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
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Dark Swan: Storm Born by Richelle Mead
The Dark Swan: Storm Born comics are based on Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan urban fantasy series. The art is by Dave Hamann and the comics are written by Richelle Mead and Grant Alter. I recently had the opportunity to read the first two issues.
The story centers on Eugenie Markham, also known as Odile, who does fairy and spirit banishings for hire. But now, alarmingly, the spirits she encounters have been calling her by her real name, which they’re not supposed to know — and they’re all creepily propositioning her, too. Meanwhile, a young man is trying to get Eugenie to investigate the disappearance of his teenage sister, who has been kidnapped by the fae. Eugenie struggles with the difficult question of whether she’s willing to venture into the fairy realm to find her. Also, she meets the myst... Read More
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Vampire Academy — (2007-2010) Young adult. Publisher: St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school — it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s — the very place where they’re most in danger… Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi — the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires — make Lissa one of them forever.
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Dark Swan — (2008-2012) Publisher: Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl’s got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy — one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie’s first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it. Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne’er-do-well, and the ones who don’t want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this.
Age of X — (2013) Publisher: In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills. When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.