Dear Whoever Has Ever Heard of Vampire Academy,               8/21/2011   

***”The battle cry sort of gave you away. Try not to yell next time.”

     Alright so we’ve kind of established a pattern I guess- a YA newscast type thing for one post and the next an awesome DIY project. So that means today is….^^^obviously YA-newscast-type-thing-day!!! And Hunger Games was great, admit it BUT today we’re doing something even more awesome to me….VAMPIRE ACADEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My all time favorite book series. Yep that’s what we’re covering today. Sorry, I had to fan-girl this paragraph because it is just SO AWESOME. ‘kay moving on.

     Vampire Academy is a Young Adult genre book series consisting of 6 books: Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Spirit Bound, and Last Sacrifice. This series is written by Richelle Mead and I have to say her books are a lot more amusing, entertaining, visual, and realistic than Twilight. In her world, there’s 2 types of vampires, well 2 and a 1/2, there’s Moroi(good vamps), dhampirs(half Moroi and half human, guardians of the Moroi against the Strigoi), and Strigoi(the very bad vamps). It’s an exciting, romance, friendship type of series full of drop-off endings and exceptionally well writing.

     However, sadly the last book of this total kick-butt series Last Sacrifice came out in December. ]”: right? Right! But wrong. Say what?? Yup, apparently Richelle Mead didn’t want to end the awesome-ness of this awesome series yet because she’s been working on the spin off series of VA(Vampire Academy), Bloodlines! The first book is going to be released August 23rd, THIS year(2011). Yeah, that’s right, in 2 days. So while you’re waiting for Hunger Games to hit theaters, you can read this awesome series and it’s spinoffs. I know I will be re-reading my battered and much loved copies and buying Bloodlines the first day it comes out.

     Bloodlines will take place in the same world as VA with the same characters as VA but instead reading from Rose Hathaway’s point of view, we’ll get Sydney Sage’s view first, and I think I heard rumors of Adrian’s view and Dimitri’s view too. But they are just rumors and I cannot confirm those. It’ll be a very fresh change of scenery seeing stuff through Sydney’s shy, timid, calm, over-thinking, cautious eyes after seeing it through Rose’s wild, care free, reckless ones.  

Oh, and Hunger Games wasn’t the only series that can take home awards because VA took home #1 on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list as well. And Richelle Mead, the genius behind all of this, #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series is originally from Michigan. She may be from Michigan originally but now Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington.

     Did I mention Richelle Mead is one of the few merciful authors out there that don’t make their fans wait months and months without any news or teasers on their book coming out soon? No? Well she is very merciful and quenches our impatience at the release date with *drumroll*…………Bloodlines Teaser Trailer Videos!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaETXSQcR7g

click there  for Sydney Sage’s Teaser^^^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dovmyge88Z4

that would be Rose Hathaway’s trailer^^^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wakXyu_4544

Adrian Ivashkov’s trailer^^^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci1txSJ1hg0

Jill Dragomir’s trailer^^^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrnJi_CicPg

Dimitri Belikov’s trailer^^^

-And *drumroll* an actual legit trailer and not just mini teaser clips like all those^^^, those are good, this is better. This is short but pretty awesome for 30seconds, also on this link right below the video is the first 4 chapters of Bloodlines. (: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/08/16/sneak-peek-at-the-trailer-and-first-four-chapters-of-richelle-meads-bloodlines/

     I think the videos and the actors look and act a little cheasy but hey, I’m not the one making them so I should keep quiet. I suggest reading the series before you read Bloodlines. It’ll give you wayyy more insight so you won’t be as lost as I was when Harry Potter 6 came out.

Alright so here is the first book of the series, origianally I was going to post all 6 book covers and the Bloodlines one but my computer deleted them all except this one.

#1 Vampire Academy

 ***Vampire Academy-Richelle Mead. Dimitri says it. It’s in the 1st book of a series of 6, not including the spinoff. Awesome series- you should try it even if you don’t like vampires or sci-fi.***

                                          Possibly VAs biggest fan, eshy,

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