As patient as I can be sometimes, I am not patient when it comes to books. I hate the waiting! I have a habit of reading books as soon as they come out. That is not good. You know why? Because that means that if there is a sequel, I have to wait for MONTHS and MONTHS and MONTHS. And it sucks. It really does.
For example, Vampire Academy. I read the first three books like that *snap*. But then I had to wait MONTHS for Blood Promise. It came out in August, I read it in August. But that meant that I had to wait 9 MONTHS! for Spirit Bound to come out. Now, I have to wait 4 MORE MONTHS for Last Sacrifice to come out.
And you know what makes waiting for this series worse? They are so dang good! All the suspense, the romance, the action. THE WAITING IT KILLING ME!!!
I absolutely love Richelle Mead. She totally opened the door to the world of vampires. Did I tell you the story? I think that was my Reader Person blog... ANYWAYS...
Back in November 2008, I read Twilight. Me, being me, I loved it. Blah blah blah.. Twilight Twilight Twilight... I finished the series January 2009. Whatever... Twilight is awesome... blah blah blah... But then I read Vampire Academy. And it was like: HOLY FISH CAKES!!! THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!
So, that mixed the over-exposure to Twilight... It made me realize how not good Twilight was. How boring it was compared to VA. Twilight is a love story. And not even a good one at that. Plus, what kind of vampire sparkles? I'm sorry but what kind of vampire sparkles? The stupid ones. Vampires were not meant to sparkle. They can burn in the sun, be uncomfortable in the sun, but they SHOULD NOT sparkle in the sun.
Plus, the characters. Bella is about the weakest character I have ever heard of. Edward is the most possessive and controlling.
Rose, on the other hand, can fight her own battles. She does NOT need a guy to complete her. The guy mess she's in just adds to the intrigue. But she's strong, she's fierce, and she is awesome.
Dimitri. The first guy that comes out in the series. He becomes her instructor, and later they fall in love. But then Frost Bite and Shadow Kiss happen. He is tall, dark, and handsome. Russian and one of the best Guardians around.
Adrian. The second guy in the loop. First introduced in Frost Bite. He's a royal Moroi, the Queen's great-nephew. Yes, he smokes. Yes, he drinks. But I will tell you right now why he does that: He is a spirit user. Being a spirit user comes with tons of side effects. The smoking and drinking numbs these side effects.
Neither guy pressures Rose the way Edward and Jacob pressure Bella. And neither one is as stupid as Edward or Jacob.
Anyways, that's today's vampire post. See you all tomorrow when we're discussing:
"If you're teeth are dirty, if you're mouth is smelly... all you need is some SUPER SPECIAL TOOTH PASTE!"