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Richelle Mead

Autor/a de Vampire Academy

70+ obres 60,319 Membres 2,146 Ressenyes 209 preferits

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Richelle Mead was born in Michigan on November 12, 1976. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in comparative religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master's degree in teaching (middle and high school English) from the University of Washington. Before mostra'n més becoming a full-time author, she taught eighth grade social studies and English. She writes the Georgina Kincaid series and the Dark Swan series for adults and the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series for young adults. Vampire Academy was made into a major motion picture in 2014. Richelle's book Soundless made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015 and her book The Glittering Court made the list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (2007) 8,603 exemplars
Frostbite (2008) 6,192 exemplars
Shadow Kiss (2008) 5,800 exemplars
Blood Promise (2009) 5,317 exemplars
Spirit Bound (2010) 4,657 exemplars
Last Sacrifice (2010) 4,250 exemplars
Bloodlines (2011) 2,883 exemplars
Succubus Blues (2007) 2,012 exemplars
The Golden Lily (2012) 1,866 exemplars
The Indigo Spell (2013) 1,572 exemplars
Storm Born (2008) 1,505 exemplars
The Fiery Heart (2013) 1,313 exemplars
Succubus on Top (2008) 1,230 exemplars
Silver Shadows (2014) 1,195 exemplars
Succubus Dreams (2008) 1,029 exemplars
The Glittering Court (2016) 1,018 exemplars
The Ruby Circle (2015) 996 exemplars
Thorn Queen (2009) 945 exemplars
Succubus Heat (2009) 926 exemplars
Succubus Shadows (2010) 838 exemplars
Gameboard of the Gods (2013) 826 exemplars
Soundless (2015) 699 exemplars
Iron Crowned (2011) 655 exemplars
Succubus Revealed (2011) 592 exemplars
Shadow Heir (2012) 469 exemplars
Midnight Jewel (2017) 401 exemplars
Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel (2011) 343 exemplars
The Immortal Crown (2014) 307 exemplars
The Emerald Sea (2018) 233 exemplars
Vampire Academy Collection (2009) 184 exemplars
Frostbite: A Graphic Novel (2012) 157 exemplars
Vampire Academy Box Set 1-4 (2010) 144 exemplars
Adrian's Lost Chapter (2011) 108 exemplars
Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (2013) 76 exemplars
The Meeting (2016) 65 exemplars
Something Borrowed (2013) 65 exemplars
Dark Swan: Storm Born Volume 1 (2012) 60 exemplars
City of Demons (2008) 34 exemplars
Homecoming (2012) 22 exemplars
The Eye of Andromeda 20 exemplars
Vampire Academy Box Set 4-6 (2013) 19 exemplars
Brushstrokes 3 exemplars
Richelle Mead 2 exemplars
Vampire Academy | Frostbite (2013) 2 exemplars
Sunshine 1 exemplars

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Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (2008) — Col·laborador — 441 exemplars
Kisses from Hell (2010) — Col·laborador — 370 exemplars
Eternal Lover [Anthology 4-in-1] (2008) 272 exemplars
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (2014) — Col·laborador — 270 exemplars
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Col·laborador — 270 exemplars
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction (2012) — Col·laborador — 252 exemplars
Vampire Academy [2014 film] (2014) — Original novel — 56 exemplars
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales (2007) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Review a Reviews reviewed (setembre 2011)

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Ugh, ugh and triple ugh. Eugenie has to be the most selfish, self-centered protagonist that I've ever come across. The book was rolling along at a decent 2.5 stars until the end with the choices that were made.

For elaboration on all comments, see my review of the previous book in the series. I will NOT be moving on if this series continues.
 
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jazzbird61 | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Feb 29, 2024 |
I wanted to like Iron Crowned more than I did, but it left me with mixed feelings overall. The storyline from the previous books progressed a respectable amount, but there wasn't as much in character development.

It was nice to see a little more from Eugenie interacting with Jasmine, but other than that, we didn't see much more character/relationship development. There was one relationship that I won't go into so I don't spoil it-it has no great bearing on anything else in the book.

The other relationships in the book are what left me with mixed feelings. Somebody tell me, does Eugenie have all the maturity of a 12 year old, or what? Snap reverse decisions, no coherent thought processes, selfish and petulant foot stomping revenge impulses. Ugh. That was in relationships, but her actions elsewhere in the book seem as shallow. Forgetting to get healed before a major AND dangerous mission?

I'm not one to really care about the sex in a book, but every sex scene seemed to be a list to me. "he did this, so I did that and then I came" list. Since I'm not one to care, I'll leave further comment to others.

Ultimately, Eugenie's actions and demeanor in this book made the whole thing fall flat for me. I wanted to give it a three because it's not a bad book. It's well written and the story advances. Unfortunately, the main character is flatter than the other characters, which ruined it for me.
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jazzbird61 | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Feb 29, 2024 |
I heard some very positive reviews about this novel, and was actually pretty eager to read it. The premise sounded promising, and I was intrigued by the promise of a fantasy tale infused with Chinese folklore and a riveting adventure in the mythical world of Beiguo. In addition, I have never read a book where there is no dialouge, only a form of sign language. But my expectations fell away quickly, and this was an overall disappointment. The characters were bland and trope-like; the plot, while somewhat intriguing, simply fell flat; and the writing style was absolutely bland and full of cliches. This wasn't totally horrible, but it was incredibly drab! "Soundless" had an interesting concept but just didn't deliever.

(Note: The rest of my review contains SPOILERS about the events of this book, including the ending!)

Like I said, the plot sounded interesting, but I was never once surprised by the path of events which occurred. It felt like Mead had taken a recipe for a YA "adventure" novel and just wrote names and small ideas into that recipe. From Fei and Li Wei's decision to trek down the mountain, to the conspiracy of the "line keeper" actually being the greedy ruler, and to the inevitable beginning the return of sound to the villagers, it was all so predictable. The only part which took me even a little by surprise was the sudden (and very easy) appearance of the pixiu.

But even while startling, the leadup to the pixiu returning to the village was just poorly done. The creatures had been briefly mentioned a couple times earlier, but no hints were given to the reader that the pixiu played any real significance. I think if Mead had done some better foreshadowing, then the ending would have made more sense. It was cheesy and just a very easy way to wrap things up nicely- the villagers were safe, the soldiers were destroyed, and Fei's sudden hearing was explained. It was all tied up quickly and lazily with a nice tidy "happily ever after" bow.

There were also some minor inconsistencies with the signing. At the beginning, it was made fairly clear that the people were communicating via a form of sign language. The bits of dialouge were followed up by "Fei signed" instead of "Fei said", and when a character spoke, it was clear that the speaker's hands needed to be visible for everyone to understand
But then this switched, and "signed" became "said", even though everyone was still using their hands to speak.
I also have a problem with the fact that deafness was treated as a horrible disease, and the "chosen one" (Fei) had to be a girl who could hear. And then at the end, after the pixiu returned, people began to slowly have their hearing restored through the magic means of bonding with a pixiu. I think this took a lot away from the idea of having deaf characters- the deaf characters are largely presented as flawed people. It was disappointing to see the novel take this stance.

Lastly, the ONLY characters who were even remotely interesting were the bodygaurd at the inn and his daughter who helped Fei and Li Wei. It's pretty sad when the best characters are minor ones who are only there for less than four chapters. Fei and Li Wei had nothing special or likeable about them- they were cookie cutter, cliche, YA characters with no distinct voice.

I've never read a book by Richelle Mead before, and I'm not ruling her novels out completely, but I was really unimpressed with "Soundless".
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deborahee | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Eugenie, who is a shaman tells the story. Her "specialty" is banishing spirits, fey, and creatures of the Otherworld that cross into the human world intent on causing harm. Basically, the book is about faeries, that Eugenie refers to as "gentry", so it was easy to sometimes forget what the primary part of story was actually about. Storm Born is a sexy story with a fairly good mixture of love and action. Actually, there is a love triangle, as well as hidden powers and secret heritages which do add depth to the story....and it really needed it. I can honestly say the book was "entertaining" even though it was really weird at times. The events that follow Eugenia after finding out about who and what her father is, was also a bit disconcerting. A lot more secrets are revealed as the story goes along...most were just over the top...but this is a fantasy, so I guess that was to be expected. I read M/M romances, so erotica is not something that bothers me at all, but those that it does bother, should be aware that there are several scenes that border on very erotic. You probably won't want your kid reading it. I don't think I will be continuing this series, not because it's badly written or not an okay story...but it's just not my "cup-a tea". Anyone that likes fantasies will more than likely be a lot more tolerant than I was...just remember that it's not all G-rated.… (més)
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Carol420 | Hi ha 68 ressenyes més | Jan 21, 2024 |

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