The Vampire Academy Gala: Welcome! (+ Giveaway!)

Welcome to the Vampire Academy Gala hosted by myself and Alexa! I know, it's shocking that we're joining forces for yet another week-long celebration together. What can I say? We like to binge-read books together! And Vampire Academy was another winner for us. We were both hesitant to start between all the hype and since neither of us are keen on vampires (aside from Black Dagger Brotherhood) but we were surprised by how much we got sucked into the series. So for this entire week, we'll be sharing mini-reviews of all the books, our favorites and capping it off with a movie rant (yes, rant!). Plus we're also hosting a giveaway of the first book in the hopes that you other potential VA-lovers can start reading the series too. Trust us, give it a chance! And if you have read the series already, we hope you'll still join us this week to relive all our favorite moments from these books. 

But before we get to the giveaway, here are some words of praise from fellow bloggers who encouraged us to read the series:

from JAZ
"I remember picking up VA back in 2007 when the vampire craze was going on and thinking "not another one" but I was assured by my friend it was different. She was reading it during our high school commerce class and told me try it. I was hooked on the first page. Gripping opening and plot that has continued on throughout the series, unique characters with so much depth, a romance that never ceases to make me swoon and a kick-ass heroine whose sass keeps you coming back for more? This is one of my most re-read series, second only to Harry Potter."

"The Vampire Academy series is all about Rose Hathaway for me. She is by far one of the strongest, bravest, funniest, most confident and most honest main characters I have ever seen, and her growth throughout the series is phenomenal. The chemistry between her and Dimitri is incredible and I just got so caught up in their story that it made me cry multiple times. Plus, I have so much love for the side characters, especially Christian and Adrian. The characters in this series have really touched my heart."

Check out Alexa's blog to see her welcome post!

We're giving away a copy of Vampire Academy, the first book in the series. 
It starts today until Fri, 11/7. US only.


with love,