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Richelle Mead - Author

About the Author

Richelle Mead has an MA in Comparative Religion and a passion for all things wacky and humorous. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and four cats.

Featured books by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2014

This edition features exclusive movie cover artwork. A brand new movie tie-in edition of the international Number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead - a dark and dangerous paranormal romance...Read it before it hits cinemas in April 2014!   Higher Learning. Higher Stakes. Only a true best friend can protect you from immortal enemies...Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires of all - the ones who will never die. Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard. Now, after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all, they must never let their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever... Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable . (MTV's Hollywood Crush). We're suckers for it! (Entertainment Weekly). Also available in the Vampire Academy series: Vampire Academy (Book 1); Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2); Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3); Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4); Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5); and Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6). And don't miss the bestselling Vampire Academy spin-off series, Bloodlines: Bloodlines (Book 1); Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2); Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3); Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4); and Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5). About the author: Richelle Mead is the New York Times and global bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series (soon to be a movie blockbuster in Feb 2014), the Bloodlines series and the Age of X series. Richelle lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Vampire Academy: the Ultimate Guide

Vampire Academy: the Ultimate Guide

Author: Richelle Mead Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2014

Sink your teeth into the must-have collector's item for every fan of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, complete with color photos from the set of the movie!     Discover the history of St. Vladimir's Academy, explore the dark psychology behind Rose and Lissa's spirit bond, and find out even more illicit secrets about Moroi society. This ultimate guide will feature everything readers want and need to go even deeper into the world of the series . . . every heartache, every betrayal, every sacrifice, and so much more!

Other books by Richelle Mead

Emerald Sea

Emerald Sea

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2018

The final installment in Richelle Mead's sweeping, enthralling Glittering Court series answers the trilogy's biggest question: what is the secret that drives Tamsin to win at all costs?Tamsin Wright is unstoppable. She must become the Glittering Court's diamond: the girl with the highest test scores, the most glamorous wardrobe, and the greatest opportunities to match with an elite suitor in the New World. Training alongside other girls in the Glittering Court, Tamsin immerses herself completely in lessons about etiquette, history, and music--everything a high-society wife would need to know. Once she's married, she'll be able to afford a better life for her family, so the sacrifice is worth it if she can be the best.When her friendship with Mira and Adelaide, her roommates at the Glittering Court, threatens her status as the top-ranked prospect, she does the only thing she knows will keep her on track: she cuts them out of her life. But when her voyage across the sea goes off course, Tamsin must use her unrelenting grit and determination to survive the harsh winter far north of her intended destination in hopes of making it back to the Glittering Court in time to secure a proposal--and a comfortable future for her family.Experiencing new cultures and beliefs for the first time, Tamsin realizes that her careful studies haven't prepared her for everything, and with new alliances formed with roguish tradesman Jago Robinson and good-natured minister Gideon Stewart, Tamsin's heart begins to be pulled in different directions. But she can't let her brewing attraction get in the way of her ultimate goal: protecting the secret she holds closest to her heart, the one that would unravel everything she's worked for if it's uncovered.

The Emerald Sea

The Emerald Sea

Author: Richelle Mead Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2018

Meet Tamsin, the Glittering Court's hard-angled emerald. Her outsized aspirations make her a fierce competitor, rising to the top of the ranks. But when the ship she boards for the New World is tragically lost at sea, she is quite literally thrown off-course.

Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding schoolit'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'sthe 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 Strigoithe world's fiercest and most dangerous vampiresmake Lissa one of them forever.

Succubus Revealed

Succubus Revealed

Author: Richelle Mead Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2017

Midnight Jewel

Midnight Jewel

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2017

In the second installment of the bestselling Glittering Court series, Richelle Mead goes beyond the glitz and glamour, delving into the dark, political underbelly of their world through the eyes of one girl who dares to fight for her freedom.A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they've only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. But for Mira, it means further persecution, not only from her fellow Glittering Court jewels, but from her suitors, as well--men she would potentially be expected to give her life to. By day, she goes through the motions, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity, even making a couple true friends in the process, the forthright ladies' maid Adelaide and the ambitious laundress Tamsin. But by night, Mira hatches a different plan entirely--one that, if exposed, could get her hanged in the highest court of Adoria.Midnight Jewel is the extraordinary story of a girl with few options who courageously forges a new path, finding love, passion, lifelong friendships, and maybe even a way to freedom.

Midnight Jewel

Midnight Jewel

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2017

A NEW YORK TIMESBEST SELLERThe SelectionmeetsReignin this dazzling trilogyof interwoven novelsabout three girls on a quest for freedom and true lovefrom#1 internationally bestselling authorRichelle Mead.Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they've only ever dreamed of,one of luxury, glamour, and leisure.But for Mira, it's simply a means to an end. In the new world, she plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free. Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she's discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agencyand her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own termsand impressing Grant with her extraordinary abilities and insights into a brewing rebellion. But the rebellion isn't all they're fighting Neither of them can ignore the attraction burning between theman attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira's worked so hard for. With freedom finally within her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?

Midnight Jewel

Midnight Jewel

Author: Richelle Mead Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2017

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER The Selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead. Mira is not like the other Glittering Court girls. She is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her. For some, the Glittering Court offers a chance at a life they've only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. But for Mira, it's simply a means to an end. In the new world, she plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free. Mira pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she's discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency--and her ticket to buying her freedom. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Mira applies herself by day, learning the etiquette and customs that will help to earn her anonymity. By night, she dons a mask and slips into the city, fighting injustice and corruption on her own terms--and impressing Grant with her extraordinary abilities and insights into a brewing rebellion. But the rebellion isn't all they're fighting... Neither of them can ignore the attraction burning between them--an attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira's worked so hard for. With freedom finally within her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?

Vampire Academy: The Untold Stories

Vampire Academy: The Untold Stories

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 27/04/2017

An exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the Vampire Academy world and its players: The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty . . . From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess's private thoughts from a transformative period of her life . . . The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri's eyes . . . Hello My Name Is Rose Hathaway reveals the chaos that ensues when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt . . .

Bloodlines: The Ruby Circle (book 6)

Bloodlines: The Ruby Circle (book 6)

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2016

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead, read by Emily Shaffer, Alden Ford. The epic conclusion to Richelle Meads New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here . . . Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets-and human lives. After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Meads New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

City of Demons

City of Demons

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2016

A succubus finds herself facing the hellish prospect of jury duty in this novella in the New York Timesbestselling author's Georgina Kincaid series. Succubi are made for playing the game of seduction, but the game of love is a totally different story. Which is why Georgina falling desperately, madly, irrevocably in love with Seth Mortensen presents such a problem. If they actually give in to their ardent desires, Seth will be destroyed. But before Georgina can figure out how to fulfill her desires without ending her boyfriend, she has to deal with another problem: a demonic tribunal called to deal with the murder of an immortal. As Georgina combs through a knotted case of bribery, corruption, and literal backstabbing, the dark magic zipping through the atmosphere begins to go to her headand she suddenly suspects that Seth is up to no good. Now she'll need to figure out how to keep the love of her immortal life while untangling Hell's twisted legal system before both cases come back with devastating verdicts.

Glittering Court

Glittering Court

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2016

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court. Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court. When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide's deception. Complications soon arise - first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor. But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands...

Glittering Court

Glittering Court

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2016

A#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERThe SelectionmeetsReignin thisdazzling trilogyof interwoven novelsabout three girls on a quest for freedom and true lovefrom#1 internationally bestselling authorRichelle Mead. "e;Brilliant and original, Mead's new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end."e; School Library Journal For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life they've only ever dreamed of,one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart her own destiny, andadventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea. After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himselfeven though she's falling in love with him. Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide's ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn't leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else's property. But nothing is as dauntingor as wonderfulas the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

Golden Lily

Golden Lily

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

The thrilling second installment in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy spinoff series--and a #1 New York Times Bestseller--now in paperbackSydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secretsand human lives.Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, shes been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, Californiatasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoithe fiercest vampires, the ones who dont die. But its her fear of being just thatspecial, magical, powerfulthat scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone elsesomeone forbidden to her.When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydneys loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how shes supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas shes been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.Should she trust the Alchemistsor her heart?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Indigo Spell

Indigo Spell

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secretsand human lives.In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Fincha former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical bloodor else she might be next.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Silver Shadows

Silver Shadows

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secretsand human lives.In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other.But first, they have to survive.For Sydney, trapped andsurrounded by adversaries,life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves.Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Soundless

Soundless

Author: Richelle Mead Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines, comes a breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore. For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zip-line that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zip-line shrink and many go hungry. Fei's home, the people she loves, and her entire existence are plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei's jagged-mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever.