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by RICHELLE MEAD
Books 1 in the Vampire Academy Series
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New softcover book measuring 21 x 14cm, published 2007, 332 pages.
Two races of vampires walk our world. The Moroi are alive and wield elemental magical, while 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...
Book 1 Vampire Academy
Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires – the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts. But inside the iron gates, life is even more fraught with danger . . . and the Strigoi are always close by.
About the author
Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. In the end, she decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it.
In addition to the Vampire Academy series for Young Adults, Richelle is the author of 2 adult fiction series - the Georgina Kincaid series (Succubus Blues, Succubus on Top, Succubus Dreams, and Succubus Heat) which tells the humorous and heart-breaking story of a reluctant succubus who can't touch the man she loves without dire side effects, and the Dark Swan Series (Storm Born and Thorn Queen) which follows Eugenie Markham, a free-lance shaman who battles ghosts and fey that sneak into our world from the Otherworld. When an alarming prophecy suddenly makes her every Otherworldly creature's object of desire, Eugenie must dodge their advances while also fighting a dark power rising within her.
A life-long 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, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses that she then hardly ever wears. She is a self-professed coffee addict, runs on a nocturnal schedule, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.
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Vampire Academy Book 1 in the series by Richelle Mead