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5 Reasons To Sink Your Teeth Into VAMPIRE ACADEMY + Giveaway!

Celebrate VAMPIRE ACADEMY on its 10th anniversary and enter to win big!

Are you prepared to get nostalgic? The Vampire Academy series is ten years old. TEN. YEARS. OLD. In that time, we’ve seen five sequels, a six-book spinoff series, numerous novellas, and a major movie.

Penguin Teen and author Richelle Mead are celebrating the huge accomplishments of this series with the Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition, which is out today, featuring a shiny new cover and a slew of fresh novellas. If you’re a YA lover who hasn’t joined in on the fun, we’re here to tell you why it’s time to enlist in the Vampire Academy (told with the help of movie gifs!)

1. KICKASS CHARACTERS

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Our narrator and main character is a half-human, half-vampire warrior chick! To say she takes no flack from anyone is an understatement. She’s been rebelling against the system and single-handedly protecting a royal princess on her own. But she’s also surrounded by other elite warriors and magic-wielding vampires, which leads to a whole world of awesome!

2. RIDE OR DIE FRIENDSHIP

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Though they have their troubles at times, Rose and Lissa are the very best of friends. They look out of each other, encourage each other, and try to steer the other down the right path (even when it’s misguided.) Frankly, we need more of that between teen girls in this genre!

3. FORBIDDEN ROMANCE

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Relationships are never easy, especially when there are so many rules involved. Rose can’t be falling for her older instructor and fellow Guardian, but this girl doesn’t follow the rules. Meanwhile, Princess Lissa is busy fawning over a bad boy with a gruesome family history. All of the tension is pretty swoony!

4. SNARK SNARK SNARK

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One of biggest joys of this series is that it never lets up on the sarcasm and laughs. The dialogue is super snappy and realistically teenage, full of unpredictable amusement. We’re talking intense quotability.

5. FREAKING VAMPIRES!

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If you love getting a taste of the supernatural, this story has its own clever mythos that will catch your attention. There’s a definite appeal to vampires, especially when you pit good and bad ones against each other. Add in their Guardian warriors, elemental magic, and just trying to survive your ultra-strange high school and we promise you, it’s a treat!

Are you convinced? Well, now it’s time for the good stuff! Discover the new content included in the Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition and enter to win below!

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  • The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty…
  • Hello My Name is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt…
  • The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…
  • From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…

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Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) paperback copies of Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead (ARV = $11.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 9:00 AM Eastern Time on November 29, 2016 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on December 5, 2016. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about December 12, 2016. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary