THIS WEEK’S TOPIC FROM ADDLEPATES AND BOOKWORMS IS
my favorite author.
To make this a much more interesting post, I am not going to include books I bought for classes, compilations, and dictionaries. Most of those books are too dull for merit recognition in a meme.
While J.K. Rowling will always hold a special place in my heart (and would have made this an EMB trifecta), my current favorite author is Richelle Mead. She authored the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines spin-off series. I started reading the VA series back when only the first three books had been released. Since then I have been quick to snag all new releases. I even went as far as purchasing autographed copies of two of her Bloodlines books. Even though it made me wait longer to have the book in my hand, it is worth it to know that the author has personally touched the books.
“St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.” –Goodreads
“Sydney is an alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir – the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir – is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the last place anyone would think to look for vampire royalty – a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. But instead of finding safety at Amberwood Prep, Sydney discovers the drama is only just beginning…” –Goodreads
Who is your Favorite Author?
To participate in the Exploring Your Bookshelf meme hosted by Addlepates and Bookworms, here’s what you do:
- Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too).
- I’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc.
- Then give us the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
- And finally, come back to my post and send us a link! I promise to check out all of your posts!