Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

imageTitle: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Format Read: 
ebook
Series: Bloodlines #1
Publisher: Penguin Aus
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: August 23rd 2011
Formats Available:  paperback, ebook, kindle, hardcover
Number of pages: 432
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

The first book in Richelle Mead’s brand-new teen fiction series – set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.
Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive – this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

My Thoughts:

I bought this book on the same week as the release and I was a bit worried about the story. I loved Vampire Academy series and Rose is one of the most powerful female characters, that I just couldn’t start this book. I miss Rose and after reading great reviews about it I decided to give it a try, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Sydney was one of the characters that added to the story in VA, but didn’t give a good vibe. During her escape with Rose, she made a pact with Abe Mazur, and that wasn’t really explained during that series, so for me she was a dubious character. But this time she made things better and once when got to know about her family and why this life is so important to her, everything made sense.
I missed Adrian so much, he has a great sense of humor and that made a hoe different for this book. Since is not set in St. Vladimir, we kind of miss the powers and the strange classes but Adrian is still Adrian and I think in some book he’s really gonna shine and definily save their world.
Jill I still don’t know yet what to expect but we’ll see. She was very smart and a bit self conscious but that was explained, so we’ll have to wait for next book and discover more about her, and hope that she stays away from problems.

Purchase information:

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Books in this Series:

Bloodlines The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)

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Review: Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead

Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback,
314 pages
Read: October 07 to 09, 2011
Release Date: January 1st 2008

Links:
Richelle Mead – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

I couldn’t stop reading after the huge cliff Richelle left in the first book.

Summary:

Georgina Kincaid’s job sucks. Literally.


Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses Seth Mortensen, the shy, sexy, incredibly gifted Seattle writer she’s been dating, she’ll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus-a demon who draws her power from other men’s pleasure. Admittedly, the shapeshifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can’t get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and accepts her for who she is.


It’s not just her personal life that’s in chaos. Doug, Georgina’s co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double espressos is at work. She could use help finding out, but Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied with corrupting an ultra-conservative talk radio star-and giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one-and fast because soon, Doug’s life won’t be the only one on the line.

Characters:  

My Thoughts:

I liked the fact that Georgina has found a way to continue her relationship with Seth, even though sex is a big issue for most couples, for this is huge problem taking in consideration that Seth is a good guy and make it harder for Georgie to control herself, as seen in the last book, how bad it almost ended.

Also another plus fact for this book, is the drug problem, especially since they live in a different kind of world and the author find a way to speak about the drugs problem, envolving especially the artists.

Another then, I wish for just one book that Jerome and Carter could speak freealy about what is happening, cause is weird how quiet and the looks they share. At least a little suspect.

This one didn’t exactly finish in one cliff, but at least leave open to another one on the series.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You liked the first one and couldn’t put it down, plus there are vampires and angels in this series, how could ot be better?

Favorite Quotes:

Sometimes I do. Sometimes I look at him…and I remember how it was when I kissed him and felt that love. It makes me want that back. I want to feel it again. I want to return to it. Other times though…other times, I’m so scared. I listen to these guys…and to Jerome…and then the doubts gnaw at me. I can’t get them out of my head. We’ve been sleeping together, you know. Literally. It hasn’t been a problem so far, but sometimes I lie awake watching him, thinking this can’t last. The longer it does…I feel like…like I’m standing on a high wire, with Seth at one end and me at the other. We’re trying to reach each other, but one misstep, one breeze, one side-glance, and I’ll fall over the edge. And keep falling and falling.”

Carter leaned toward me and brushed the hair away from the side of my face. “Don’t look down then,” he whispered.” 

 You had your heart broken much?”

He paused. “Of course. Everyone does. Part of life.”

“Tell me her name. I’ll kick her ass. I don’t want anyone hurting you.”

He rested his face against my hair, his tone even and gentle when he spoke. “You’re wondrous and powerful and gifted, but even you can’t save me from hurting. No one can do that for anyone. I can make things perfect in the fictions I create, but the real world isn’t so kind. That’s just how it is. And anyway, for every bad thing in life, there are more good things to tip the balance.”

“Like what?”

“Like little blonde nieces. And royalty checks. And you.

Other Reviews:

Smitten with reading

Rating:

Series:

  1. Succubus Blues
  2. Succubus on Top
  3. Succubus Dreams
  4. Succubus Heat
  5. Succubus Shadows
  6. Succubus Revelead

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Review: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 343 pages
Read: October 06 to 07, 2011

Release Date: March 1st 2007

Links:
Richelle Mead – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:

True is he’s been in my wishlist for a while but what gaves me the push was a book club.

Summary:

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven’t stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can’t have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy’s life. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny…

 
Characters:  

My Thoughts:

I had this book on my list for a while and needed a litlle push in the right direction. The truth I always end up reading a vampire book over the other ones, can’t help it.

This book was a good surprise cause I even found a vampire in the midlle and wasn’t expectin, book they are so different from the rest you found in other books.

I loved the fact, that the end gives a little cliff for the next book making the characters without a real end, but that’s ok since I love a good series.

The interest part is that Georgina gives pieces of her formam life, the mortal one, during the story. So the book keep us entertained all the time. I coundn’t put it down, and it tuck me two days because I had to sleep some moment.

Georgina is smart, funny, but feels stuck in the past and the mistake that rules her life. I loved her friends, especially the vampire called Peter, cause I couldn’t stop laughing after the description for his hair.

Seth is a very sweet boy, that also has trouble with his past, and needs a litlle push for his love life.

Roman was perfect, too damn perfect, and keep me gessing in the book wich side he is.

You Might Enjoy This Book If:

You like a good supernatural book, cause in this one you gonna find everything, from angels to vampires and of course the succubus from the title.

Favorite Quotes:

Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else’s dream.

Well, that depends, I suppose. I heard someone once say that men dance the same way they have sex. So, if you want everyone here to think you’re the kind of guy who just sits around and—”
He stood up. “Let’s dance
.”

 I figured I could read more than five pages tonight since I’d been deprived for the last couple of days. When I finished the fifteenth, I discovered I was three pages from the next chapter. Might as well end with a clean break. After I was done, I sighed and leaned back, feeling decadent and spent. Pure bliss. Books were a lot less messy than orgasms.

Other Reviews:

Smitten with reading
Story Wings
Between the covers

Rating:

Series:

  1. Succubus Blues
  2. Succubus on Top
  3. Succubus Dreams
  4. Succubus Heat
  5. Succubus Shadows
  6. Succubus Revelead

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Book Trailer Wednesday #2

I can’t wait to read this book.

Bloodlines
by Richelle Mead
Release date: August 23rd
Blooodlines #1

The first book in Richelle Mead’s brand-new teen fiction series – set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive – this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

I’ve read the Vampire Academy series and Rose is one of my favorite caracters so far, but Sydney isn’t very special, let’s see in this new series if she’s better.

See ya next post!

Special covers: Vampire Academy

Hey guys, today is the last post of the Vampire Academy. I though it would be fun to see the covers around the world. So I’ll put them and the order of the series.

Lets start with the US covers.

At first they used to be like this, but when they we’re about to launch Blood Promise some changes we’re made, and now you can find them like this.

The UK version created their own covers, but using the originals american as a base.

 




And from Holand we have beautiful covers, but I don’t think they fit this series.



From Italy, shocking covers.


 From Bulgary, beautiful and strange, still don’t know if I liked.


From Portugal, i loved frostbite…


 From Japan we have mangas covers.


 Greece covers. Can you understand anything? Is like they’re speaking greek, rsrs.


 Swistzerland covers are special and different.


  And now Germany covers.


From Coreia we have doble cover.



Russia brings beauty.


From Turkey.

That’s all people, hope you liked.
See ya next post.

Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 489 pgs
Read: 8/23/2011 – 8/24/2011
Release Date:
May 18th 2010

Links: Richelle Mead – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads  

 Why I Started This Book:

When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.

Summary:

Salvation has its price.
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. “You’re lying. What you’re describing is impossible. There’s no way to save a Strigoi. When they’re gone, they’re gone. They’re dead. Undead. Forever.”

Robert’s next words weren’t directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. “That which is dead doesn’t always stay dead….

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir. It’s graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. He’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance, and now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.

But Rose can’t forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic inextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose’s prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?

Fall in love with Rose and Dimitri all over again in Spirit Bound, the eagerly awaited fifth novel in Richelle Mead’s enthralling Vampire Academy series. 

 Caracters:

 

My Thoughts:
 
I love this series, and of course this book has left out of breath some moments. 
First Rose you’re not alone, and Adrian will always be with you just wish you loved him a little more, cause he deserves some happiness.
Lissa relationship with Christian sufer during this book after they’re break on the #4, and is a little strange to me watch them grow apart like they’ve never seen each other. That part I don’t really like. But I enjoy when they get together to help Dimitri and Rose.
In this book they are back to the court and the politics rule this part of the series along with romance and drama.
The end is a cliffhanger to final one, and since this serie is already finished I was fine with it, but if I had to with, lets just say it would be difficult.
 
You Might Enjoy This Book If:
 
 You’ve read the other books on this series and can’t wait to see what will happen to Rose and Lissa, and of course Adrian.
 
Favorite Quotes:    
 
 “He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I’m eighteen. An adult. I don’t need his help. I can threaten my boyfriends myself.”

“I’ve given up on you…Love fades. Mine has.”

 “Don’t touch her,” he growled.
There was a note in his voice that would of scared me if it had been directed toward me. He shoved me behind him, putting his body protectively in front of mine with my back to the table. Guardians came at us from all directions,and Dimitri began dispatching them with the same deadly grace that had once made people call him a god.”

“Most fathers don’t threaten to disembowel their daughter’s boyfriends.”
“That’s not true. And anyway, that’s not what I actually said. It was much worse.”

“You’re beautiful in battle,” said Dimitri. His cold voice carried to me clearly, even above the roar of combat. “Like an avenging angel come to deliver the justice of heaven.”
“Funny,” I said, shifting my hold on the stake. “That is kind of why I’m here.”
“Angels fall, Rose.”

Other Reviews:

Book Chick City

Rating:

Series:

  1. Vampire Academy
  2. Frostbite
  3. Shadow Kiss
  4. Blood Promise
  5. Spirit Bound
  6. Last Sacrifice

  

Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 594 pgs
Read: 8/29/2011 – 8/31/2011
Release Date: December 7th 2010

Links: Richelle Mead – websiteTwitterFacebook
Amazon – KindlePaperback
Book Depository – Paperback
Add it to Goodreads

Why I Started This Book:
When I first saw the cover for Bloodlines and started to read the summary, and discover it was a spin-off I went in search for the original series on Goodreads. In my contry there’s a lot of talking about Richelle Mead books, so decided to give it a shot and was very impressed.

Summary:

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules. She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardians to come.

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose–for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back . . . and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your whole life is about saving others, who will save you?
Caracters:
My Thoughts:
Last Sacrifice‘ is the last book in an amazing series, which has, to be honest, left me feeling a little depressed that it’s all over. I loved this book, is the last one, and I’ll miss this serie, especially Rose.
You Might Enjoy This Book If:
Is a series so I recommend the reading of the others first five books. This one is a series finale.
Favorite Quotes:
“Ah, my daughter,ʺ he said. ʺEighteen, and already youʹve been accused of murder, aided felons, and acquired a death count higher than most guardians will ever see.ʺ He paused. ʺI couldnʹt be prouder.”  
  

“I don’t belong to anyone. I make my own choices.”
“And you’re with Adrian,” said Dimitri.
“But I was meant for you.”   

“From behind Lissa, I heard Christian say, “Worst. Timing. Ever.” Adrian studied Lissa and then looked at Christain sprawling on the bed on the far side of the suite.
“Huh,” Adrian said, letting himself in. “So that’s how you’re going to fix the family problem. Little Dragomirs. Good idea.” Christian sat up and strolled toward them.
“Yeah, that’s exactly it. You’re interrupting official Council business.”   

Other Reviews:

Rating:

Series:

  1. Vampire Academy
  2. Frostbite
  3. Shadow Kiss
  4. Blood Promise
  5. Spirit Bound
  6. Last Sacrifice