Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The bad news is that the game won't launch until the Movie's Official Release. Though you can visit the website and sign up now! You can also visit The Hunger Games facebook page for more info.
Author: Richelle Mead
Series #: 1
Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of the group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with the allegiances in question, her future is on the line. 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 that 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 unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants to to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she have to live with one. The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk outside - and within - the school grounding. Now that thy are in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.
I love Richelle Mead; I really do! Her books are so good that they make you not want to put the book down. In other words, her books are page tuners (:
Now, when people hear the word "Spin Off Series" they automatically think "WHAT IS THAT?!". A spin off series is a series that connects with another series, technically. In other words, it's a new series that is in the same world of the previous series but in a different character perspective. For example, Vampire Academy was one series, but it ended. THEN, Bloodlines came, but Bloodlines is in the same world as Vampire Academy but just in another character perspective. See? That was so easy :)
Sydney got in BIG trouble when the alchemist realized she was helping out dhampir Rose Hathaway in the murder mystery in Last Sacrifice. Though the alchemist still ask for her help when they need to put Jill Dragomir into hiding due to many uprisings. It turns out, they go to Palm Springs in California. Not the best place to put a Vampire, but it's good to keep the Strigoi away.
And then there's Adrian. Sweet, funny, sexy Adrian ;) In this book, I feel that he's a bit sad over what Rose did to him in Last Sacrifice, but he's trying hard to hold it together. Though he's still that funny Adrian that we all love!
There are many problems when they arrive at Palm Spring, and they always keep the book in action. There are some old characters from Vampire Academy in Bloodlines, and I always love seeing them! That's how I always know that the whole Vampire Academy world didn't die. It's still there (: Though there's isn't any romance in this book (that really disappointed me), it has awesome action and an amazing plot!
When people ask me, "Are you sad that Vampire Academy ended?" I say yes and no. I'm sad, yes, that I had to see Rose go, though she's isn't completely gone. She's just gone from her perspective in which the story was told. But now it's Sydney's turn, and I'm really happy about that. I'm also really happy and excited to see the other characters in the book from Rose's eye to Sydney's eyes, and how they compare with each other. I think that's just so cool! :)
Are you going to be reading "Bloodlines" by Richelle Mead?
Will you be buying this new HoN Jewelry?
Other than that, Amy Plum, author of "If I Die", is going to be there. The cool thing is that she's giving away her 2nd book, "Until I Die", at the Convention. And that's 3 WEEKS EARLY FROM THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE! How cool is that?! And that's so nice of her to do this. So make sure you go get it if you're going to the convention. For more information on this, click here.
Okay ... so moving on to the Convention:
The RT Booklovers Convention is going to have so many cool workshops for you to do, including "Writing Workshop", and "Author Speed Reading" which is when the author reads an expert from his/her upcoming book and/or recent released book. Also, there is a Teen P-A-R-T-Y which, if you're the first 250 people to register, you get a free "Swag" bag!
The YA book signing goes from 11AM - 2PM. The workshops goes from 2:30PM - 6PM. And the Teen P-A-R-T-Y goes from 6PM - 7:30PM. The admission for this is $25 per person, and you also need an adult with you. Click here for more information on this.
Here is the list of EVERY author that is coming to the RT Booklovers Convention!
I really love this, and I'm planning to go. I just live in Wisconsin, and I'm really excited! Though I do need to save up LOTS of money :)
Are you planning to go to this?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Though if you go to her blog, you can check out everything she is posting about the app! Every day this week, she will be posting something about the app. So make sure you keep in touch with her amazing blog :)
The World of Richelle Mead App is available THIS FRIDAY! So make sure you go and get it! It is available on Ipad, Ipod, and Iphone.
No, it isn't available on the Android market ... yet! Though there isn't any news about it being on the Android :( Yes, lots of people are disappointed (including me as I have a Android Tablet) though Mead told us there isn't anything official there, though that may change.
Keep in touch with the Bookieholics blog, Facebook page, and Twitter to hear all the news about this app and so much more!
If you have anymore questions, visit the Bloodlines Facebook Page for an FAQ that gives you some background info.
Are you excited for this app?
Monday, February 27, 2012
I hope you guys are just as excited as I am! I read through all of them, and some are funny (well, for me)! If you guys don't want to wait for 70 days in aganoy, then I recommend you don't read this ... though it is tempting! (:
Chapter One: The Last Council
In which we meet some new characters
Chapter Two: Thorns
A place shaped like a heart is full of thorns and roses — Yeats
Chapter Three: Bad Angels
Along the wall were the pegs where the residents of the Institute hung their coats when they came inside: one of Jace’s black jackets still dangled from a hook, the sleeves empty and ghostly
Chapter Four: And Immortality
“Lead us from the unreal to the real,” she read aloud. “Lead us from darkness to light. Lead us from death to immortality.”
Chapter Five: Valentine’s Son
he knew perfectly well that Sebastian had kissed her
Chapter Six: No Weapon in this World
“Quick! To the weapons room!” (Okay, not really)
Chapter Seven: A Sea-Change
Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade. But doth suffer a sea-change. Into something rich and strange — The Tempest
Chapter Eight: Fire Tests Gold
Ignus aurum probat
Chapter Nine: The Iron Sisters
What it says
Chapter Ten: The Wild Hunt
Chapter Eleven: Ascribe All Sin
“I don’t think I can do it,” Alec said miserably. “I’m sorry.”
Chapter Twelve: The Stuff of Heaven
The stuff of heaven in this case is the substance the demon towers are made out of, sometimes called adamant
Chapter Thirteen: The Bone Chandelier
Chapter Fourteen: As Ashes
in the dimness, he looked very like the boy she had known in Idris before the Circle had been formed
Chapter Fifteen: Last of the Morgensterns
You and I, we are the last. The last of the Morgensterns.
Chapter Sixteen: Brothers and Sisters
He’d been pacing his apartment for the last hour, sometimes taking his phone out to see if Maia had texted
Chapter Seventeen: Valediction
Our two souls therefore, which are one
Chapter Eighteen: Title Too Spoilery
Chapter Nineteen; Love and Blood
“You did,” he said. “You slept with him.”
Chapter Twenty: A Door into the Dark
All I know is a door into the dark. (Seamus Heaney)
Chapter Twenty: One Raising Hell
If I cannot otherwise reach Heaven, I will raise Hell.
So what is YOUR favorite chapter so far!? Obviously, mine is Chapter 18! We all know Mrs. Clare is planning something good for us (:
Thursday, February 23, 2012
You do NOT know how excited I am for this movie! I am going to the midnight premiere (or so I think)! Anyways, you can buy the tickets here, and go to the midnight premiere too! You can also like their facebook page and support them! :)
Other than that, it's official 29 days until the Hunger Games! (AHHH!) :D So I'm really excited, as you can tell :)
Are you guys excited for the movie?:)
Anyways, moving on, they have a pretty good start of the cast I think. Some people might disagree, but whatever ;)
The Main Character, Lena, is played by Alice Englert:
The Other Main Character, Ethan, is played by Jack O'Connell:
Amma, the 'maid' (or something....) is played by Viola Davis:
Mrs. Lincoln/ Sarafine is played by Emma Thompson:
The movie is to be released on February 1, 2012.
So what do you think of the cast so far? Keep checking in for find out more about the "Beautiful Creatures" Cast!