In my opinion, Richelle Mead is one of the best authors to walk this earth. As you may have guessed, she writes vampire stories. She worte The Vampire Academy Series. The series includes Vampire Academy, Frost Bite, and Shadow Kiss as of now. Hopefully more to come. She can't just end the story the way it ended. In this amazing world she has created, I'm lost. I get myself so caught up that I don't want to come back to what is our reality. she is one of those authors that drags you in. I have one word; amazing. Many people, when you ask them what comes to mind when you say the word "vampire," they either say evil, undead, bloodsucking creature or Edward Cullen. Don't get me wrong, I love Twilight with every inch of my heart (which is split among other things). But vamps are so much more than good looks and sucking blood. And most vampires don't suck blood. Only the power-hungry vamps drink the blood of humans to kill them. In my world, vamps are romantic, mysterious, amazing, beautiful, hard, fierce, bold, soft, curious, intelligent, and so much more. You are probably thinking that I am crazy. Vampires aren't real. Okay. I know that vampires aren't real. I am very well aware of that. But I wish I was wrong. This world si awesome byt I would love to see this part of my world if it existed. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, ask for further explaination or read the books.
As for the Twilight Series and Stephenie Meyer, I love them and her. Again, one of the best to walk this earth. But let me tell you, I have been reading vamp books since I was 14. Twilight was the first vamp book that I read and it pulled me in and showed me the light and what I was missing from my world. Something to believe in. I fell in love with this world immediately. Not so much with Edward, but the idea of someone out there like him. Everyone that I saw everyday, and who saw me with these vamp books that I carried with me when I was 14, gave me so much crap. Because I loved vampires. And now that Twilight The Movie has come to be, all you hear around school is Twilight and Edward Cullen. Only because he is hot and now has a face. I love the movie and have seen it many times. But seeing the people who gave me crap for three years before Edward had his gorgeous face that everyone could see and not that just the reader could have with their imagination a long with the words of Stephenie Meyer, makes me sick. Please. Get over it. You have no real feelings for the world these wonderful people have created. These people will never read this but I had to get it off my chest.
As you can tell, I read.......a lot. And my mom says that's okay. My stash, as I call it, is all vampire books. Well, maybe not all but pretty close. I also read Sarah Dessen. Again, amazing.