Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead

The world of Bloodlines is at once familiar and unusual. It's an unusual take on the usual vampire myth, with two races of vampiric beings: the mortal, human-like Moroi, and the immortal, monstrous Strigoi. The Moroi, though magical, are physically weak, and are guarded from the Strigoi by the semi-human dhampirs. Throw in the Alchemists, … Continue reading Bloodlines, by Richelle Mead


Twilight did not invent vampires

After reading (and enjoying) Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, I vaguely recalled that a movie came out recently. I had a bit of a look round to see if I could find any information on it, and found the (inevitable, really) unfavourable comparison to Twilight. Like City of Bones¬†(see my review here) was described in one … Continue reading Twilight did not invent vampires