I bought Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy earlier this year, read it, enjoyed it, but had so many other books I wanted to read I didn't read on into the series.
This week, I remedied that fact. I quickly read FROSTBITE, book 2 in the series, and was very glad to have SHADOW KISS, book 3 on hand ready to go.
If you don't know what the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series is about, here's a blurb:
Two races of vampires walk our world. One, the Moroi, are alive and wield elemental magical. The other, the Strigoi, are undead and evil--feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway--a half-vampire with poor impulse control--is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose's real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors...
This is a strong series and each book gets stronger.
The characterisation is strong, which I love, and the action builds.
I also love a brave author who isn't afraid to kill off likeable characters.
If you want to check out the blurbs and excerpts on each book, click here.
Me? I'm off to grab Blood Promise and Spirit Bound to see what happens next!
Highly addictive reading.