richelle mead

“We can’t…” he told me.
“I know,” I agreed.

Then his mouth was on mine again, and this time, I knew there would be no turning back. There were no walls this time. Our bodies wrapped together as he tried to get my coat off, then his shirt, then my shirt. … It really was a lot like when we’d fought out on the quad earlier-that same passion and heat. I think at the end of the day, the instincts that power fighting and sex aren’t so different. They all come from an animal side of us.

Yet, as more and more clothes came off, it went beyond just animal passion. It was sweet and wonderful at the same time. When I looked into his eyes, I could see without a doubt that he loved me more than anyone else in the world, that I was his salvation, the same way that he was mine. I’d never expected my first time to be in a cabin in the woods, but I realized the place didn’t matter. The person did. With someone you loved, you could be anywhere, and it would be incredible. Being in the most luxurious bed in the world wouldn’t matter if you were with someone you didn’t love.

—  Richelle Mead | @thelovejournals

Honestly I think I’ll always be bitter about the fact that Vampire Academy never got a second chance after they decided not to adapt the second book. Like yes, ok, the movie wasn’t the greatest and they should have handled it better instead of turning it into a ‘mean girls meets twilight’. BUT the books are so gooood! VA (and Bloodlines) is literally my favorite book series after Harry Potter. I’m not even joking. The books were dark and twisted and funny and so complex.

It has a kickass actual Queen, Lissa Dragomir, who is suffering from depression and anxiety but nonetheless manages to rule an entire government at the age of 18. A kickass, independent, warrior, Rose Hathaway (who is also a woc), who witnesses death all around her but still has to find the will to fight. There’s Christian, the outcast who is shunned by his community because if his family. Then there’s Dimitri who is a survivor, coming from a rather poor Russian household and having to witness his father abuse his mother. There’s Sydney who suffers tremendous abuse from her controlling father which results in her developing an eating disorder. And Adrian who has to learn to keep his Bipolar disorder in check and reach out to help.

Not to mention the books touch sensitive, but very relevant, issues like, mental illness, sexual assault, slut shaming, sex work, corrupt governments and discrimination. The books are filled with blood and horror and forbidden love. TMI was given a second chance on TV and Divergent might be turned into a tv movie too. The writers could really explore the world of the Moroi in depth and give us an amazing, satisfying, chilling show. How has this not happened yet? I wish the original cast comes back too if they ever decide to do such a thing but for now I just want the books to be transferred to the small screen because I would watch the hell out of it!

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“Don’t touch her,” he growled.
There was a note in his voice that would have scared me if it had been directed toward me. He shoved me behind him, putting his body protectively in front of mine with my back to the table. Guardians came at us from all directions, and Dimitri began dispatching them with the same deadly grace that had once made people call him a god. […] The queen’s guards might have been the best of the best, but Dimitri…well, my former lover and instructor was in a category all his own. His fighting skills were beyond anyone else’s, and he was using them all in defense me. 
“Stay back,” he ordered me. “They aren’t laying a hand on you.”