Happy Release Day!!!!
I am so unbelievably excited to help celebrate the release day for the 10th Anniversary Edition of VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead. I cannot believe it’s been 10 years since this book was released – wow the time does fly! And while I didn’t discover this series until a couple years after VAMPIRE ACADEMY’s release, it became one of my all-time favorite series and one I think of often when I think of favorite character couples, books I must re-read, favorite bookish quotes, series that made me cry, books that are forever memorable.
To help celebrate its release the publisher has an awesome giveaway for a copy of this 10th Anniversary Edition – and there will be five winners! Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter to enter.
This edition has NEW and EXCLUSIVE CONTENT and I cannot wait for my eBook copy to download so that I can devour it and restart this series as I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time.
We’ve also been asked to share why we love the series, so if you’d like to know just some of the reasons why I adore VA, my post is below the book’s details.
And if you’re as excited as I am about this new edition, join the conversation on social media by tagging #VampireAcademy10 or #VA10!
About Vampire Academy
Title & Series: VAMPIRE ACADEMY 10th Anniversary Edition (Vampire Academy #1)
Author: Richelle Mead
Release day: November 29, 2016
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players:
- The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty…
- Hello My Name is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt…
- The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…
- From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…
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.
Why I Adore Vampire Academy
I discovered VAMPIRE ACADEMY before I started blogging about books. So this has been a long-term love affair. It wasn’t an instant love connection – yeah, it took me until page four or five to become hooked, starting from the line “And a man watching me.” And from that point on it was unputdownable and I soon fell madly in love.
Rose is an amazing heroine – she is seriously fierce and determined, and she does not give up even when the odds are against her. She is still one of my top three favorite female main characters in YA fiction. And Dimitri is still one of my favorite male protagonists. And they are one of the most memorable character couples I have “met.”
This series is filled with kick-a** fights. It is an emotional roller coaster. There is so much to swoon over. It’s nail-biting, nerve wracking and completely addictive. It checks every single box in terms of what I look for in a series.
And it’s one of the first YA series I read that brought me to ugly tears on more than one occasion which puts it in a very small but elite group.
If that isn’t enough, one of the characters said one of my most favorite and devastating lines in YA fiction – a line that I can still quote and often do. But I won’t reveal the who, or what the line is, as it is spoiler-y for those who haven’t read the series. Though it is one of the quotes I’ve long had associated with my Goodreads profile if you’re that curious.
This is such a unique series. The writing is fantastic. The secondary characters – Adrian, Lissa, Christian, Mason and Eddie, to name a few – are every bit as captivating as the mains.
I love ALL THE THINGS about this series – even the moments that broke my heart. (Yes I even wrote the series a love letter on the blog back in 2011.) I’ve read it more than once. And with this 10th Anniversary Edition and all the extras, you better believe I’ll be reading it and falling in love with it all over again, starting just as soon as I finish this post…
About Richelle Mead
Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her next novel.
Courtesy of the publisher…
Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) paperback copies of Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead (ARV = $11.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 9:00 AM Eastern Time on November 29, 2016 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 5, 2016. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about December 12, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
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