Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead {Review}

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead {Review}Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #1
Publisher: Razorbill on August 16, 2007
Format: Paperback, 332 pages
Source: Gift
4 Stars
The sum up

Snarky, sexy and fun. A promising start to the series.
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March 2013 R.A.K. Wrap-Up

R.A.K. is the brainchild of the marvelously generous Vanessa and Isalys of Book Soulmates. It’s a chance for book lovers to share the joy with other book lovers. After being out of the game for several months, it was great to get back into the swing of things. I had fun sending goodies, and I was overwhelmed with what I received. What a welcome!

I Sent:

The Prince by Keira Cass, Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi and Annabel by Lauren Oliver to Jennifer at Waiting on Sunday to Drown
Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson to Amber at Awesomesauce Bookclub
The Best Man by Kristan Higgins to Tena at Crazy Book Slut
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs to Reanna at Phantasmic Reads

I Received:

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Beyond by Maureen Miller from Stormy at Book. Blog. Bake.
What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor from Tena at Crazy Book Slut
Touched by Corrine Jackson and Everneath by Brodi Ashton from Reanna Phantasmic Reads

September 2012 R.A.K. Wrap-Up

I had a great R.A.K. month in September! I got my very first handmade gift, plus some great new books from my wishlist. Thank you Bex, Barb, Stephanie and Miki! I appreciate each and every one of you.

I received:
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The Night Circus from Bex at An Armchair By the Sea
In Honor from Barb at Basia’s Bookshelf
Sweet Evil from Stephanie at Once Upon a Chapter
And this beautiful and delicate handmade keychain from Miki at Lecture toute une Adventure


I sent:
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Mark of the Witch and The Passage to Lethea for a combination R.A.K./birthday gift
Wings Of the Wicked to Angela S.
In Bed with a Highlander to Donna at Book Lover’s Hideaway
Flat-Out Love to Violet
Beyond Shame to Emma D.
Debutantes to Ruby at Ruby’s Reads

August 2012 R.A.K. Wrap-Up

No new books for me this month, but I enjoyed spreading booky-love cheer by sending:

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Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley to Melanie at Melanie’s Musings
The Birds and the Bees by Milly Johnson to Hannah at Once Upon a Time
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers to Amber at Books of Amber
Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout to Christy at Christy’s Book Addiction

UPDATE – Jenn from Waiting on Sunday to Drown took pity on me and sent me an August R.A.K. of All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin. Thank you Jenn for my one and only August R.A.K! ♥

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July 2012 R.A.K. Wrap-Up

After taking a few months off from R.A.K., I was missing it and glad to get back on the booky-love train! This month I received so many wonderful books and wonderful birthday wishes. THANK YOU so much to the people below who made my birthday month extra special. Every one of you rocks my face off:

tricks obsidian the way we fall
dream smashers shadow and bone storm unbreak my heart

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins from Doodle @ Doodle’s Book Blog
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout from Amanda @ On a Book Bender
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe from Naiche @ The Book Girl Reads
Dream Smashers by Angela Carlie from Lori @ Romancing the Darkside
Amazon Gift card from Barbara @ Basia’s Bookshelf
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo from Luvdaylilies
Storm by Brigid Kemerrer from Lisa @ Dizneeee’s World of Books
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker from Kim @ Book Blogger Mom

And I shared the booky-love by sending:

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teenage rewrite forever changed the dragon seer the betrayal

Revenge Wears Rubies by Renee Bernard to Mary @ SweepingMe
Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler, Knee Deep by Jolene B. Perry, The Comeback Kiss by Lani Diane Rich, Teenage Rewrite by Brandon Williams and Forever Changed by Tiffany King to Brianne @ Memories Overtaking Me (another July baby!)
Dragon Seer by Janey McNaughton to Kristen @ The Book Monsters
The Betrayal by R. L. Stine to Kat @ Katmunster Reviews

April 2012 R.A.K. Wrap-Up

Another R.A.K. month in the books. This month I was surprised to receive so many gifts! Seriously, thank you so much to everyone who (as Luvdaylilies says) shared the booky-love with me. I feel so lucky to have such wonderful, generous friends. This month I received:

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Juliet Immortal from Aislynn at Stitch-Read-Cook
Saving June from Joli at Actin’ Up with Books
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley from Barbara at Basia’s Bookshelf
Rock and a Hard Place from Mary at Sweeping Me
The Survivial Kit from Luvdaylilies

And I shared the booky-love by sending:


Fat Cat to Lilibeth at ChicaReader
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough to Lisa at Dizneeee’s World of Books
The Kingdoms of Dust by Amanda Downum to Beth at Living a Goddess Life
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to Danielle at Romance Book Junkies
By a Thread to Aislynn at Stitch-Read-Cook
Tithe to Emily at Doodle’s Book Blog
Flat-Out Love to Katie at Breath of Books

March R.A.K. Wrap Up

Another R.A.K. month in the books! This month I received:


Hourglass from Dani at Refracted Light Reviews (thanks Dani!)
The Predicteds by Christine Seifert from Sharon at Obsession with Books (thank you Sharon!)


I wasn’t able to send out quite as much as I usually do (have to save up for BEA), but I did send out:

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The Dark One to Patricia at Patricia’s Particularity
Pure to Dani at Refracted Light Reviews
Epic Fail to Sharon at Obsession with Books
Green Heart to Luvdaylilies
A Need so Beautiful to Carina at Fictional Distraction
Eventide to Lori at Romancing the Darkside
Flat-Out Love to Evie at Bookish

I love being a part of R.A.K. and am planning on doing it again next month. If you’d like to take part, click over to Book♥Soulmates and sign up. You get a chance to spread some booky-love to other bookaholics, plus you can meet a new friend or two! And if you’re thinking about showering me with lots of books (you know, April showers… ;-)), check out my R.A.K. page.

February R.A.K. wrap-up

Another R.A.K. month in the books! This month I received:

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Incarnate from Luvdaylilies (with a lovely message included)
Don’t Breathe a Word from Mary @ Sweeping Me
Angelfall from Rebecca @ Imagine! Create! Write!

Thank you ladies, I appreciate your generosity so much!

I sent:

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My Soul to Keep to Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts
Falling Under to Brianna @ Memories Overtaking Me
Secret Daughter to Michele @ Just a Lil’ Lost
Blood Rights to Heather @ Book Savvy Babe
Liar Society to Jessica @ Far From Reality
Paranormals to Rebecca @ Imagine! Create! Write!
Cinder to Mary @ Sweeping Me
Flat-Out Love to Jessica @ Curled Up with Books
 Amazon gift card to Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader
Amazon gift card to Lisa @ Shatter Books
iTunes gift card to Darlene @ Darlene’s Book Nook