|This is a weekly meme started by me, Kelley Lee of Reading to Stay Alive|
The rules are simple, pick a favorite book of your past, and post about it. You can pick a quote from the series, post the blurb, maybe write what was your favorite thing about the book. Pick a book that you haven't read for a long time, and spread the word about it's awesomeness, in something less or shorter than a review. Once you have your Throwback posted, come here are post a link in the comment section.
This week my throwback is Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Now, if you have been living under a rock for the last ten years or so, I suppose I can accept that you have never heard of this book, but for everyone else, if you haven't read it you need to go get a copy now!
Don't be fooled by the Angelina Jolie look-a-like on the cover, this book, nay, this series, was excellent. And it transferred over to another series, Bloodlines that is well on it's way. It was only published six years ago but for me, the moment I read it, it was an instant classic. Rose is a strong kick-battle-ass character, who takes zero shit from anyone. The VA series will take you on epic journeys, and through the roller coaster ride of love, happiness, struggle and loss as Rose grows into the kind of person you will wish you were cool enough to be [well at least I wish I was cool enough to be] She definitely made me want to be Dhampir. Not to mention this series has my ultimate character love. swoon worthy Adrian... and Dimitri isn't so bad either [TEAM ADRIAN all the way!] I recommend this series with my whole being. In case my words are not enough, here is the Goodreads summary:
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.
I hope it sounds good enough for you to give it a try! And if you are already a fan of the series, please feel free to leave some comments on what you thought of any of the VA or Bloodlines series because I love to talk book!
Be sure to post a comment to your own Throwback! I would love to see some blasts from your pasts!