Bloodlines - Richelle Mead I will admit that I was a bit skeptical about this spin off series. I absolutely loved Vampire Academy and was sad to see my characters leave me. The story was painfully slow. I cringed and wish I could jump in to slap the main character Sydney which is why it took me so long to finish. But then something happened halfway and I got sucked into the story. Curious to see where Mead takes this.