I love, love all books by Richelle Mead!
All her main men make you swoon and you want to be every one of her main female characters.
Plus anything with a little bit of magic or has a supernatural sway makes a story so much more fun.
Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
series contain 7 books with the
Bloodlines series following on from that as a spin off series. Vampire Academy
The academy is for Moroi and Dhampirs. Dhampirs are Moiri Guardians who are born of a human and vampire and Moroi are pure blood vampires, though not immortal as we usually find in most stories.
Lissa, a Moroi, and her best friend, Rose, a Dhampir, return to the academy after being on the run for 2 years.
The books follow their lives at school, their bond with each other as well as with other students and teachers (namely Dimitri, Rose’s tutor and crush).
They also have to contend with the bad guys, Strigoi. Strigoi are vampires who are immortal and want to kill pretty much everyone.
The Bloodlines series follows a girl called
who is human and part of a group called The Alchemists. Their job is to
ensure humans don’t know the Moroi, Dhampirs and Strigoi exist. Sydney
Richelle Mead draws you into every story she writes, the characters become best friends, when their hearts break, so does yours.
These books are well recommended if you love romance, fantasy and are a lover of serials. You won’t be able to think about reading anything else whilst working your way through these books and now I think I must go back and read them again-oh well, that’s another month lost in Rose, Lissa and Sydney’s world. Please don’t bother calling me, I won’t answer! I’ll be in the hammock!
The Vampire Academy series is being made into a movie which is due for releases in 2015, much to my husband's disappointment as he knows he'll be dragged there, just like he was to the Twilight movies, Star Trek and Doctor Who!
I have yet to read her Dark Swan series but I have added the first book to my 25 books to read before July list.
She also has a new adult fantasy series, Age of X Series, the first of which is coming out in June and is called 'Gameboard of the Gods' and is also added to the above list.