I feel like I owe an explanation for not blogging for a a few days- I've been completely absorbed in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. The last book (Last Sacrifice, #6) just came out, so I decided to follow up to reading the first book over the summer, and I got books 2-6 from the library and read them one after the other.
This series completely defied my expectations! These books are wonderful- the plot has so many twists and turns that I could sometimes guess, sometimes not. It's almost a shame that these are vampire books- because they bear that stigma, fewer people will read them.
Even if you think you aren't into vampires, consider reading these books- the characters are so rich that they feel like close friends now. These books can hold their own, even up against The Mortal Instruments. I give all of the 5 stars for excellent writing and an amazing love story that is both heart-wrenching and satisfying.