Recommend A…is a weekly recommendation meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit. This week’s prompt…
Recommend A…Book Someone Else Recommended To You
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy #1)
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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.
Considering how many books I’ve read based on friend and other blogger recommendations, there were many to choose from, but I’m going for Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead this week! This was recommended by my friend Melanie (hi Mel!) back in 2009 and I was super hesitant to do vampires again after Twilight. Plus, with THAT as its series name and THAT cover? Meh, I expected the worst! Forward to now and it’s definitely one of my favorite series AND I’m so into the spinoff, Bloodlines, too. Vampire Academy, you are awesome.