On a random trip to the bookstore, I made some pretty awesome purchases.

#1- Vampire Academy (by Richelle Mead)

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Vampire Academy has been on my book wish list for forever. I finally bought it so I could get a head start on the series before the movie comes out February 14th, 2014. A lot of my friends have recommended VA and always tell me how much they loved the series. Even though I just started it, it is totally meeting my expectations. I will most likely do a review on it after I finished the book!

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’s—the 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 Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

#2- Marked (by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast)

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For some reason, I’ve been getting into a bunch of paranormal/vampire books lately. I picked this one up because it was another recommendation from a friend. I read the back and it looks pretty cool! Have you guys read the House of Night Series yet?

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed. Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire — that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do. 

On top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny–with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

#3- Catching Jordan (by Miranda Kenneally)

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I picked up Catching Jordan because it has a similar plot to Wild Cards (by Simone Elkeles). They both involve a strong female protagonist who is a hardcore athlete. Catching Jordan shows that girls are more than capable to do the same things guys can do. GIRL POWER!

What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though–she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she’s ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he’s also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan’s feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart’s on the line?

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