Richelle Mead – Vampire Academy Series reading order:

by Maryse on April 1, 2009 · 18 comments

in My Book Reviews, Reading Order Guide:, Richelle Mead

I LOVVVVVED THIS SERIES like crazy!!! (you’ll see the reading order guide, and my review links below). This is a MUST READ!

What’s it about? Kandace just asked that, too!

Kandace: What are the books like? Angst, romance? I’m sort of a newbie to this genre.. I’ve only read the fever series and a few BDB books.

Maryse: YES!! ALL of that, Kandace. Teacher-student romance!!! But… all of that vampire protection stuff. She is of a certain “breed” half human/vampire (I think if I remember correctly) and they are trained to bodyguard the royal breed of vampires. Her teacher is like her (half/half)… and he trains them in their Academy.

He’s the BEST of the best, and she’s pretty darn good too… but since it’s kind of like the end of high school, and he’s her teacher (and older than her)… it’s got that whole forbidden angle going on… plus SO much more angst that I can’t tell you about but that you will SCREAM at, and throw your Kindle.

I LOVED this series! Couldn’t put it down, and I felt every minute of it! Despite the fact that Vampire Academy is considered “Young Adult”, this series had masses of paranormal readers, of all ages, in an absolute reading frenzy. Non-stop action,romance, good vampires vs. bad vampires, social upheavals, and risqué tensions and situations that captured us completely, broke our hearts, and mended them again.

As per the author’s website:

Two races of vampires walk our world. The Moroi are alive and wield elemental magical, while the Strigoi are undead and evil–feeding on the innocent to survive. Rose Hathaway–a half-vampire with poor impulse control–is training to be a bodyguard for a Moroi princess. Learning to decapitate and stake is hard enough, but Rose’s real danger may lie in an illicit romance with one of her instructors…

  1. Vampire Academy (read my REVIEW here)
  2. The Meeting (free short story Dimitri’s POV on author’s website)
  3. Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel (read my REVIEW here)
  4. Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel: 3 (read my REVIEW here)
  5. Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel (read my REVIEW here)
  6. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy) (read my REVIEW here)
  7. Last Sacrifice: A Vampire Academy Novel (read my REVIEW here)
  8. “Sunshine” as found in the Kisses from Hell Anthology <– about Lissa’s parents (and how they met).
  9. “Homecoming” as found in the Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction Anthology (short story to end off the series)


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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

shania September 24, 2011 at 4:33 AM

when dose the next book come out by mead the one after blood lines

Summer October 7, 2011 at 8:47 PM

OhMyGoshh, there has to be a seventh book coming out, about Rose’s life, and what happens to Lissa, and Dimitri!!!!!! :O

starz April 15, 2012 at 5:32 PM

sorry shania, but Last Sacrifice is the last book in this series :(
but there is this another series thats in Sydney’s point of view though.
it’s called Bloodlines

Madison April 23, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Can’t wait until until Golden Lily!(:

Maryse April 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Richelle Mead is a great storyteller, that’s for sure!

starz May 20, 2012 at 2:43 PM

i wished there was another book in roses pov :(

Tiffany July 1, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I just finished the 1st book in the series and I loved it! I am already starting the next book. I read a lot and was wondering if anyone has read the House of Night series by P.C.Cast and Kristin Cast? Any thoughts on the series??

Alanna September 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I read all the books in 3 days they were so good!!! and so far ive reread them 4 times! i really think there should be a 7th book!!!!! And Tiffany i have also read the house of night series and it is eaqually good!!! esspecialy with the romances of Stark and Zoey and also the whole forbidden relationship between Stevie Rae and Rephiam is AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jayne October 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM

There is a short story called Sunshine in Kisses from Hell.
It is about Lissa’s parents

Deborah February 9, 2014 at 8:44 PM

You know the movie Vampire Academy came out Friday……and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maryse February 9, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I can’t wait to see it!! :D

lyndsey February 9, 2014 at 10:07 PM

I read in an interview that richelle said she might go back to rose and the vampire academy after bloodlines is finished, hope its true! Oh andThe movie was great, i just thought the scenes went by too fast!

Lori February 10, 2014 at 12:05 AM

I LOVED this series! It was so good, loved Dimitri. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie, I’m planning on a matinee tomorrow while the kids are at school. I once went to a book signing with Richelle Mead, it was a mad house. But I got to meet her, and got a few of my books signed, which was neat. I really love her other series as well. Especially her succubus series, just awesome. I’m usually not much of a fantasy reader, but I like her style. The dark swan series is entertaining, looking forward to more of those. For some reason I haven’t been able to get into her VA spin off series. Maybe if I ever get through the zillion books on my TBR list, I’ll try again.

snow.r.m April 25, 2014 at 12:22 PM

plz plz plz make another Vampire Academy book

carla May 25, 2014 at 4:31 AM

I’m half way threw the first book and i had gotten confused as to what order everything is in. Thanks guys this made it all clear!

Janet Jones March 2, 2015 at 7:43 AM

This whole series was excellent on audio too!!!!!

Shareea July 22, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Love the movie it was sure good hope they make another

sakshi November 11, 2016 at 4:16 PM

I love to read novels .and vampire acadmy was gone well in first second and third till the end but I was shocked and saddened when read Dimitry turning into strigoi God Rochelle Mead such a writer I feel the story is totally true I really wiped while reading .I can’t able to tolerate the suspense of the fourth and fifth part .I read the summery firth then will reading them

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