Post-BEA Giveaway: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (CLOSED)

31 May

Bloodlines Giveaway

I am finally catching up with life after BEA, and and after my weekend photo trip to Jamaica. I’m now working on some fun daily recaps which should be up soon, editing photos from BEA and the Teen Author Carnival, and trying to plan out my now very intimidating TBR list. Despite being completely worn out by the end, traveling to another country and missing day 3, and learning the hard way what to absolutely not do at BEA (trying to be in 4 places at once, wearing brand new shoes) I had a blast!

In celebration of all the fun I had, and all the amazing people I met, I’m offering my readers a copy of Richelle Mead’s new Vampire Academy spinoff series Bloodlines. As one of my most anticipated books of 2011, I was so excited to I grab a copy during Richelle’s signing on Tuesday. Bloodlines was one of 3 books on my “I will cry if I don’t find it at BEA” list. On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to find a second copy, which I picked up to give my roommate for her birthday that week. Turns out roomie –who also attended BEA doing publicity work for her job– scored Bloodlines, and a matching tote bag from the nice folks at the Penguin booth on her own on Thursday.

Our little mistake will make for one very happy reader! I’d love to keep this giveaway for huge fans of the Vampire Academy series only. But that might be a bit hard, since I have absolutely no way of regulating it.ย I’d obviously recommend ONLY entering if you have read the original Vampire Academy series. If you haven’t, the copy on the back of this book alone will spoil the entire series for you.


– Comment here telling me why you want to read Bloodlines, your fave VA character, a member of your dream cast for the movie, or something else VA related (MUST DO).
– Tweet a link to the giveaway for an extra entry.
– Be sure to include your email so I can actually contact you if you win!
-Contest closes on Sunday June 12th at 11:59pm.
-Winner will be chosen using
-Unfortunately due to high shipping costs, this giveaway is open for US residents only.


EDIT: This giveaway is closed, and the winner has been notified via email. Winner has 48hours to reply, before a second winner will be chosen.

54 Responses to “Post-BEA Giveaway: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (CLOSED)”

  1. Jaime at 6:03 PM #

    I have to read this one! I loved Sydney’s character. My fave character is Dimitri and I kinda see Ben Barnes playing him ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Mikah at 12:59 PM #

      BEN BARNES. โค

  2. Martha at 6:28 PM #

    I also love Dimitri and I agree that Ben Barnes would be perfect to play him!

  3. Lostnthestacks at 7:22 PM #

    Rose is my favorite character and I MUST read this to know what happens to Adrian!!!!!


    • Mikah at 1:00 PM #

      ME TOO. โค i love adrian!

  4. Ashley Gafford at 9:11 PM #

    Adrian is one of my favorite characters and I am dying to know what happens to him. I really hope he gets his happy ending! This is the one book I’m dying to read!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  5. terilc at 10:18 PM #

    Adrian fangirl here!
    OMG Bloodlines has been on my radar for awhile! I cannot wait!
    Thank you.

    terilhack at gmail dot com

  6. dothutchison at 10:25 PM #

    I work in a bookstore and I rec this series so hard. I love how badass Rose is as a character, how resilient she is even in some of the worst circumstances, and Dmitri just makes me drool. It’s a fantastic romance but it’s also great action with a heroine who isn’t going to just sit back and wait to be rescued. I wouldn’t call myself a feminisit but Twilight made me want to vomit. VA makes me want to cheer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Andrea Thompson at 10:47 PM #

    I want to read this so badly b/c I love the VA series so much & I miss it! this may sound weird, but based on the pic of Adrian on the cover, I think Steven R. McQueen from The Vampire Diaries could play Adrian.

    Ii tweeted.

    • Mikah at 1:04 PM #

      nahhh. i think Chace Crawford will be the best choice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. mandy anderson at 10:58 PM #

    ah who wouldn’t want to read Bloodlines. anything to keep VA going. I loved the VA series. I loved Adrian and Dimitri. I think Ben Barnes could do a pretty decent job as Dimitri.
    I tweeted
    twimom101 @ yahoo .com

  9. Lindsay at 10:59 PM #

    Yessssss! I love Adrian!! And Demetri. It’s hard to pick.

  10. Kira at 12:32 AM #

    The Vampire Academy series is one of my all time favorite series… EVER! I absolutely love love love Dimitri. I would have to agree with the ladies who pick Ben Barnes to star in that role. He would be utterly perfect. YUMMY! Adrian also has a very special place in my heart and I hope that he gets his happily-ever-after!

  11. Dorine White at 12:35 AM #

    My favorite character is Dimitri. I cried when he was turned. So happy he is back. Email- dorwh at aol dot com . tweeted the contest at @DorineWhite

  12. Mariya at 12:56 AM #

    Of course I would want to read this. It;s by Richelle Mead. I can’t choose one favorite character way too many. I love Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, Rose’s parents….haha. I can’t choose anyone to portray them in the movies. I would want unknown actors. Thank you sooooo much for this giveaway =DDDDDD

    I tweeted:!/mariya_davis/status/75787686228664320

  13. Nikke Bird at 1:02 AM #

    I have been DYING to read Bloodlines! I absolutely love Sydney’s character and CAN NOT wait to read more about what she does and stuff from her point of view. My favorite character is Dimitri and Ben Barnes would be GREAT to play him!

    Here is my tweet!

  14. nightlyreading at 10:58 AM #

    oooh, so excited!!! This is on my MUST READ list!!!

    So, it took me awhile to read VA, I could not imagine anything being as good as Twilight….*coughs*..guess again!!!

    When I finally read the first book, I was hooked! My favorite character is Rose. She is one bad a$$ chickie. I would love to have her self esteem, while being able to kick some butt at the same time. AND the fact that she has Dimka….*swoon*

    As soon as I was finished with the first book, I blew right through the rest of the series, I would LOVE to add this one to my collection!

    *I will blog this giveaway which automatically gets tweeted.
    Thanks for hosting!!!

    P.S. I live in the USA

  15. kristina shields at 11:13 AM #

    OMG!! Great giveaway! I LOVE the Vampire Academy series and I can’t wait to read the spinoff of the series to see what happens with the other characters. It will also be nice to get different viewpoints from other characters than just Roses’. It is one of my favorite book series! I love Rose and Dimitri. They are great together and I like their character personalities.

  16. Gaby Paniagua at 11:29 AM #

    Its not the I don’t know why I want Bloodlines it’s just that I REALLY won’t know how to explain it and I know if I say “OH I REALLY want it because it’s my favorite series” that we be boring because everybody says that when its soo much more than, I get to escape reality and go into this other world this world that has no words to discribe it and the characters are amazing I don’t think anyone will for get them. I just love escaping into this world even if its for a little while. (I HOPE MY POST IT NOT TO CHEESY BUT ITS TRUE)

  17. Jocelyn at 12:09 PM #

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Bloodlines just because it would save me lots of time waiting(I am a very impatient person) for August 23rd. And I would just die if I got to read it before it actually comes out. It would just make my entire life. My favorite character? Its a tie between Rose and Adrian. Rose because she is so…just awesome. She is such a badass and she would do anything for her friends(like I would). I would LOVE if Odette Yustman played her in the movie. Adrian because I just love him. He is so funny and really does have a heart if it’s toward someone he cares about. I want Alex Pettyfur to play him in the movie.

  18. latisha depoortere at 12:12 PM #

    I Love Vampire Academy it is my favorite of all I read it alot! My favorite is Dimitri he can kick butt and I like Ben Barnes too! I was lucky when Last Sacrifice came out in December I found it a week early on my Birthday best present Ever :)It is also the first thing I read that got me into reading! Thank you so much for sharing and thanks for the great giveaway!
    Tweeted too


  19. Jocelyn at 12:22 PM #

    here’s my tweeted entry!/adrianbound115

  20. Tamara Popovska at 2:36 PM #

    I want to read bloodlines REALLY BADLY because I absolutely loved the VA series. I love Rose and Dimitri’s relationship and how they connect and it makes me want to go find a guy like Dimitri. I want to see what other characters Richelle gets together and I really don’t want to wait until August to read Bloodlines. Yea I’m an impatient person. I would really love to get this book and would appreciate it so much.

  21. Adrian is my favorite Vampire Academy character! I want to read Bloodlines because I’m hoping to read/see more of him!


  22. Mari at 4:58 PM #

    i want to read bloodlines because of the excitment the drama and how easy it is to get hooked by it
    my favortie charecter is rose because of the way she is but dimitri is right behind her
    and i posted it one twitter .!/MariRoza09

  23. minhchieu tran at 6:01 PM #

    I love VA soo much!! i must know what happens to adrian, sydney and everyone else! and ofcourse rose is my favorite character


  24. jwitt33 at 6:16 PM #

    I actually just started listening to the first Vampire Academy audiobook, so by the time the book arrives, I’ll be ready!! LOL I would love to win this book: Thanks for a great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  25. Susie at 9:46 PM #

    I want to read Bloodlines because I’m such a HUGE Richelle Mead fan and Vampire Academy is my favorite series. It’s hard to choose a favorite character because Richelle’s writing is so well that when you finish a book it feels like your say goodbye to good friends. I feel I love Rose the most, because we, as readers, go through all her trials and tribulations with her and she becomes apart of us. A dream cast character of mine would be for Adrian to be played by Ian Somerhalder. I just think he could portray Adrian’s “devil may care” atttitude so well.

  26. Emily at 10:35 PM #

    I want to win this book because i absoultly love the series and the world it’s based in. My favorite charachter is Adrian because i love he is. i believe Ian Somerhalder is a good Adrian because he can act like him. And i can’t wait to read Bloodlines!

  27. Emily at 10:37 PM #


  28. Katie at 11:29 PM #

    my favorite VA character is Adrian. He is such a hottie I love him!

    katie_tp AT yahoo DOT com

  29. Memrie at 2:25 AM #

    I really want to read Bloodlines because I want to see what happens to Adrian next.
    My favorite character is Christian and I would love it if Sam Claflin played as him in the movie.

    Tweeted –!/darkangel231988/status/76172216915591168


  30. Throuthehaze at 7:45 AM #

    Dimitri is my favorite character. I can’t wait to read Bloodlines because I know it is going to be amazing. Richelle Mead is a fantastic author!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  31. Jenn at 10:19 AM #

    I can’t figure out the twitter link to the post so the id is @jdonnelly14 and I did tweet it to my whole 14 followers lol. I haven’t read the entire series yet, but I’m planning to slowly pick up the rest of the books this year since I loved the first one, I’d like to enter because that will be one less for me to buy since this writer is excellent. So far my favorite character is Rose. email is jennlovesed14 at gmail

  32. Krysta at 1:40 PM #

    I’ve read all the other series by Richelle Mead and I would love to read the Blodlust series as well!


    • Krysta at 1:41 PM #

      I meant to write Bloodlines series, stupid butterfingers

  33. VKolova at 3:30 PM #

    I am totally INLOVED with the VA Series, and because of that I want to read more and more.
    My favourite character is Rose. I think Ben Barnes would be great at Dimitri.

  34. Ashley at 7:17 PM #

    I’ve been in love with Vampire Academy since the first book came out. Reading all about Rose’s trials and tribulations of being a dhampir (and always managing to get in trouble!!) has made me a serious VAddict. โค Aside from the main characters, my personal favorite character is Sydney. The Alchemists really interest me, and that's why I'm so glad Sydney is the narrator in Bloodlines, and why I can't wait to read it. One of my *DREAM* cast members of the movie would be Mia Wasikowska for Mia Rinaldi's part. She's short, and she's got the perfect look for a Moroi. She was also amazing as Alice in Alice in Wonderland.

    Tweet link:!/Ash_Belikova/status/76426902801354752

    Thank you so much for this opportunity!! ๐Ÿ˜€ My email address is

  35. Sarah Andrews at 2:30 PM #

    From the moment I picked up Vampire Academy, I was hooked. I read the first 3 books in 1 day and cried at least 37 times. When I finished Last Sacrifice, I got this weird feeling in my gut, after I finished crying of course, that was neither good or bad, but made me want more. When I heard about Bloodlines, I got the feeling again. There was so much left unanswered. Eddie, Adrian, Jill, Mia, and Sydney being the most appealing to me. I wanted to hear more about her story; what would have to her after they were caught, and who she would drag with her.
    My personal favorite character is kinda tied. I am totally team Dimitri, but I love Adrian! He’s got that bad-boy steamy look that is appealing to pretty much the entire female population. I also love Christian. He’s the sarcastic big-brother type that knows when to shut up or when to speak up.
    My all time dream cast member is…I don’t have one! I can never find one specific celeb. that I think would be the perfect fit for the character. If I had to choose one person though, I would probably say Hayden Panettiere for Lissa, or Odette Yustman for Rose. I really can’t picture anyone for Dimitri or Adrian. It’s kind of weird, because when I picture Adrian, I always see him with pitch black hair, not brown. But anyways…
    Thanks for having the contest and I can’t wait to hear the results!

  36. Lisa at 9:37 AM #

    Adrian is my favorite character, hands down. I’ve liked Vampire Academy since the first book, but was really hooked after Frostbite. I love the Vampire Academy series because Mead creates an intriguing world and wonderful characters. I can’t wait for Bloodlines because I want to read more about Adrian and see what is in store for him!

    My email:

  37. April X at 5:47 PM #

    Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so excited for Bloodlines, I just finished Last Sacrifice (yeah, I’m slow lol) and I’m really excited for a book on Sydney ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hope that Adrian and Jill get together… I may be the only person who thinks this lol.
    I tweeted:!/ramen_addict/status/78216437382123520

  38. Diana M. at 5:54 PM #

    Chace Crawford for Adrian! wooo whooo! thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! I really want to know what happens with Adrian whom, as you can probably tell, is my fav VA character! ๐Ÿ™‚


  39. the witch of theatregoing at 4:01 PM #

    I definitely want to read “Bloodlines” because I know that there’s so much more going on in the VA universe than we were allowed to see through Dmitri, Rose, and Lissa’s POVs and “Bloodlines” will allow us that chance. I’m still needing to reread 5 and 6 (it’s been that long), but that’s why I want to read it – to get a full flavor of the ENTIRE VA universe, not just what we saw in the first series. I can’t wait. ๐Ÿ˜€

    (Also – awesome giveaway is awesome. <3)

    usagiko at gmail dot com

  40. the witch of theatregoing at 4:05 PM #

    Forgot to leave my retweet on the giveaway:!/usagiko/status/79639832745357313


  41. A.J. at 9:26 AM #

    I really want to read Bloodlines because I like Sydney & I want to know what happens with Adrian! My favorite VA character is Christian. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks for the giveaway!


    email: naruto_and_hinata(at)hotmail(dot)com

  42. Flannery at 1:35 PM #

    Wow! Awesome giveaway:) I’d love a chance to win. I can’t wait to read Bloodlines because I was hopelessly addicted to the VA series and I’ve read a couple of Richelle Meads other series books. I’m dying to know what happens with Sydney (and Adrian?!) in this book, and I am especially excited because I also love books set at boarding schools. If I were casting a movie of VA, I’d make Ben Barnes Dimitri and Sophia Bush Rose…that’s all I’ve got:) This entire post makes me feel like a fangirl; I guess I am! Anyway, good luck to everyone!

    I tweeted: @flannabanana
    email: flannabanana(at)gmail(dot)com

  43. Arlene at 1:46 PM #

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I would love to read Bloodlines because Adrian is one of my fave characters from VA and I simply want more of him. I know it’s only been a couple of months since VA ended but I already miss this great cast of characters so I’m glad story in continuing. ๐Ÿ™‚ As far as the cast, I’m so bad at that! Sorry! I’ll just be so glad if this series becomes a movie. XD

  44. Christina Reads YA at 10:37 PM #

    I love Richelle Mead’s writing. The VA series is one of my favorite and I cannot wait to continue reading more about that fantasy world from Sydney’s perspective. I’d also love to find out about Adrian. I pretty much have been reading any and every review about Bloodlines that’s been released.

  45. Eva at 11:36 PM #

    I want to read Bloodlines because I’ve been so intrigued by Sydney’s character since she was introduced in VA and because i HAVE got to know what Richelle Mead is going to do shake up this rule-abiding girl with her “all vamps are evil creatures of the night” beliefs. Adrian, Jill, and Eddie will hopefully sway her to the dark side! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And also, two words: Adrian Ivashkov! i MUST know what happens to him. I always adored him! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    Eva A

  46. Patty Brito at 3:55 PM #

    I absolutly loved Vampire Academy! Richelle Mead is a GREAT writer and I want to read this series because well I can stay in the wonderful univers of VA in our world…or rather the Alchemists. My favorite character is Rose for sure. I love her determination and personality. Frankly I have yet to see someone that I would even consider for Rose. I quess whomever the producers choose will be good but not great because the real Rose I know is in my mind.


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