The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture. The astonishing first book that kicked off the international bestselling series.
Richelle Mead is the author of the international bestselling Vampire Academy series, its spin-off series, Bloodlines, and the Age of X series. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, travelling, trying interesting cocktails and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pyjamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington.
This story is no ordinary vampire tale. Mead has done her homework
on Romanian folklore and Orthodox Catholic saints, and she uses it
to weave a unique and mesmerizing mystery with a whodunit ending
that even the most skilled detectives will not predict. With social
angst that every teenager can appreciate and sexual tension that
leaves Stephanie Meyer's Twilight looking like a children's book,
this little gem is sure to be a hit.--VOYA
Mead's absorbing, debut YA novel, the first in a new series, blends intricately detailed fantasy with a contemporary setting, teen-relevant issues, and a diverse...cast of supporting characters. Occasional steamy sex and a scattering of vulgar language demand mature readers, but teens able to handle the edgy elements will speed through this vamp story and anticipate the next installment.--Booklist