Vampire Academy

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Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series strikes me as really interesting (and certainly rates the ‘popular’ tag).  I haven’t decided which I might take it academically, but it’s fun and has a huge fan-base. That’s a great place to start to get a sense of how its being read…

In what seems to be a theme in recent vampire fiction, the main character, Rose, has ‘bad-ass’ tough heroine appeal… Did Josh Whelan’s decision to create Buffy have some rather serious lasting effects? What is it with BFFs and vampires? What hold do they have exactly on our imagination of relationships?

A couple of links:

The book’s page on Penguin; (and connected, of course, the Bloodlines book page…)

The author’s homepage;

The author on YouTube; on the Vampire Academy seriesdiscussing the end of Vampire Academyon Dimitri Belikovon Rose Hathawayon Adrian Ivashkovon Sydney Sageon Jill Dragomirabout the narrator in BLOODLINES; answering fans’ questions (part 1part 2part 3, part 4); Richelle Mead/writing in Seattlethe inspiration for her novels; readingsand heaps of others – just click around…

There’s a whole series of fan-made trailers on YouTube (find one and click on);

Fan sites: Vampire Academy.org; v-academyVampire-Academy.com; FaceBook interest in the upcoming movie; Fan Fiction;

Note also:  

There is a guide to the series, Vampire Academy: the Ultimate Guide, by Michelle Rowen and Richelle Mead

The books are available as e-books… (eg. Frostbite)

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