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Richelle Mead

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Richelle Mead was born in Michigan on November 12, 1976. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in comparative religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master's degree in teaching (middle and high school English) from the University of Washington. Before vis mere becoming a full-time author, she taught eighth grade social studies and English. She writes the Georgina Kincaid series and the Dark Swan series for adults and the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series for young adults. Vampire Academy was made into a major motion picture in 2014. Richelle's book Soundless made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015 and her book The Glittering Court made the list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy (2007) 8,706 eksemplarer
Frostbite (2008) 6,248 eksemplarer
Shadow Kiss (2008) 5,867 eksemplarer
Blood Promise (2009) 5,368 eksemplarer
Spirit Bound (2010) 4,722 eksemplarer
Last Sacrifice (2010) 4,288 eksemplarer
Bloodlines (2011) 2,902 eksemplarer
Succubus Blues (2007) 2,021 eksemplarer
The Golden Lily (2012) 1,895 eksemplarer
The Indigo Spell (2013) 1,591 eksemplarer
Storm Born (2008) 1,509 eksemplarer
The Fiery Heart (2013) 1,331 eksemplarer
Succubus on Top (2008) 1,238 eksemplarer
Silver Shadows (2014) 1,213 eksemplarer
The Glittering Court (2016) 1,038 eksemplarer
Succubus Dreams (2008) 1,035 eksemplarer
The Ruby Circle (2015) 1,016 eksemplarer
Thorn Queen (2009) 947 eksemplarer
Succubus Heat (2009) 932 eksemplarer
Succubus Shadows (2010) 843 eksemplarer
Gameboard of the Gods (2013) 834 eksemplarer
Soundless (2015) 715 eksemplarer
Iron Crowned (2011) 658 eksemplarer
Succubus Revealed (2011) 597 eksemplarer
Shadow Heir (2012) 473 eksemplarer
Midnight Jewel (2017) 411 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy: A Graphic Novel (2011) 347 eksemplarer
The Immortal Crown (2014) 312 eksemplarer
The Emerald Sea (2018) 239 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy: The Ultimate Guide (2011) 192 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy Collection (2009) 185 eksemplarer
Frostbite: A Graphic Novel (2012) 160 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy Box Set 1-4 (2010) 144 eksemplarer
Adrian's Lost Chapter (2011) 108 eksemplarer
Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (2013) 76 eksemplarer
The Meeting (2016) 66 eksemplarer
Something Borrowed (2013) 65 eksemplarer
Dark Swan: Storm Born Volume 1 (2012) 60 eksemplarer
City of Demons (2008) 36 eksemplarer
Homecoming (2012) 23 eksemplarer
The Eye of Andromeda 20 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy Box Set 4-6 (2013) 19 eksemplarer
Brushstrokes 3 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy | Frostbite (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Richelle Mead 2 eksemplarer
Sunshine 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (2008) — Bidragyder — 443 eksemplarer
Kisses from Hell (2010) — Bidragyder — 372 eksemplarer
Eternal Lover [Anthology 4-in-1] (2008) 275 eksemplarer
Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 273 eksemplarer
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 271 eksemplarer
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction (2012) — Bidragyder — 254 eksemplarer
Vampire Academy [2014 film] (2014) — Original novel — 57 eksemplarer
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales (2007) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead Review i Reviews reviewed (september 2011)


Talk about giving me anxiety, this one by far is my favorite of the bloodlines series.
Enid007 | 33 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |
Ugh, ugh and triple ugh. Eugenie has to be the most selfish, self-centered protagonist that I've ever come across. The book was rolling along at a decent 2.5 stars until the end with the choices that were made.

For elaboration on all comments, see my review of the previous book in the series. I will NOT be moving on if this series continues.
jazzbird61 | 24 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
I wanted to like Iron Crowned more than I did, but it left me with mixed feelings overall. The storyline from the previous books progressed a respectable amount, but there wasn't as much in character development.

It was nice to see a little more from Eugenie interacting with Jasmine, but other than that, we didn't see much more character/relationship development. There was one relationship that I won't go into so I don't spoil it-it has no great bearing on anything else in the book.

The other relationships in the book are what left me with mixed feelings. Somebody tell me, does Eugenie have all the maturity of a 12 year old, or what? Snap reverse decisions, no coherent thought processes, selfish and petulant foot stomping revenge impulses. Ugh. That was in relationships, but her actions elsewhere in the book seem as shallow. Forgetting to get healed before a major AND dangerous mission?

I'm not one to really care about the sex in a book, but every sex scene seemed to be a list to me. "he did this, so I did that and then I came" list. Since I'm not one to care, I'll leave further comment to others.

Ultimately, Eugenie's actions and demeanor in this book made the whole thing fall flat for me. I wanted to give it a three because it's not a bad book. It's well written and the story advances. Unfortunately, the main character is flatter than the other characters, which ruined it for me.
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jazzbird61 | 21 andre anmeldelser | Feb 29, 2024 |
I heard some very positive reviews about this novel, and was actually pretty eager to read it. The premise sounded promising, and I was intrigued by the promise of a fantasy tale infused with Chinese folklore and a riveting adventure in the mythical world of Beiguo. In addition, I have never read a book where there is no dialouge, only a form of sign language. But my expectations fell away quickly, and this was an overall disappointment. The characters were bland and trope-like; the plot, while somewhat intriguing, simply fell flat; and the writing style was absolutely bland and full of cliches. This wasn't totally horrible, but it was incredibly drab! "Soundless" had an interesting concept but just didn't deliever.

(Note: The rest of my review contains SPOILERS about the events of this book, including the ending!)

Like I said, the plot sounded interesting, but I was never once surprised by the path of events which occurred. It felt like Mead had taken a recipe for a YA "adventure" novel and just wrote names and small ideas into that recipe. From Fei and Li Wei's decision to trek down the mountain, to the conspiracy of the "line keeper" actually being the greedy ruler, and to the inevitable beginning the return of sound to the villagers, it was all so predictable. The only part which took me even a little by surprise was the sudden (and very easy) appearance of the pixiu.

But even while startling, the leadup to the pixiu returning to the village was just poorly done. The creatures had been briefly mentioned a couple times earlier, but no hints were given to the reader that the pixiu played any real significance. I think if Mead had done some better foreshadowing, then the ending would have made more sense. It was cheesy and just a very easy way to wrap things up nicely- the villagers were safe, the soldiers were destroyed, and Fei's sudden hearing was explained. It was all tied up quickly and lazily with a nice tidy "happily ever after" bow.

There were also some minor inconsistencies with the signing. At the beginning, it was made fairly clear that the people were communicating via a form of sign language. The bits of dialouge were followed up by "Fei signed" instead of "Fei said", and when a character spoke, it was clear that the speaker's hands needed to be visible for everyone to understand
But then this switched, and "signed" became "said", even though everyone was still using their hands to speak.
I also have a problem with the fact that deafness was treated as a horrible disease, and the "chosen one" (Fei) had to be a girl who could hear. And then at the end, after the pixiu returned, people began to slowly have their hearing restored through the magic means of bonding with a pixiu. I think this took a lot away from the idea of having deaf characters- the deaf characters are largely presented as flawed people. It was disappointing to see the novel take this stance.

Lastly, the ONLY characters who were even remotely interesting were the bodygaurd at the inn and his daughter who helped Fei and Li Wei. It's pretty sad when the best characters are minor ones who are only there for less than four chapters. Fei and Li Wei had nothing special or likeable about them- they were cookie cutter, cliche, YA characters with no distinct voice.

I've never read a book by Richelle Mead before, and I'm not ruling her novels out completely, but I was really unimpressed with "Soundless".
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deborahee | 48 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |



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