Richelle Mead. What’s not to like? She’s a queen of both teen and adult paranormal romance. Her teen romances are often suspenseful and fast-paced with twisty plots and lots of surprises, not to mention strong, independent ladies who know how to kick butt! I’ve been reading Richelle Mead since Vampire Academy first began and I’ve always been a fan of how she creates her characters like they’re real people. It feels like you could just sit down and have a conversation with them. On top of complex characters, her ideas are often based in myths and folklore, but she puts her own unique spin on it.
Get caught up in the intrigue, drama, and romance of Richelle Mead’s newest series, The Glittering Court. Elizabeth, in order to escape an arranged marriage, disguises herself as her servant Adelaide and enters a training school for common people to learn the ways of high society. The girls of the Glittering Court travel to the new world, Adoria, where they will marry men of nobility for either money or love. Elizabeth falls for Cedric, but he may or may not know her true identity. If you enjoy this series, you might also like The Ring and the Crown by Melissa De La Cruz or Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles.
If you haven’t heard of her Vampire Academy series, it’s a must-read for any paranormal romance fan and it even has a spin off called Bloodlines. The main series is about a runaway vampire princess, Lissa, and her best friend and guardian-in-training, Rose, getting sent back to their vampire finishing school. Lissa’s training focuses mostly on learning how to use her magic abilities, while Rose trains for combat to protect Lissa from any potential danger. Fast-paced and intriguing, Vampire Academy is a classic teen read! If you love this series and Bloodlines, you might also like P.C. and Kristen Cast’s House of Night series or Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires series.
Richelle Mead has written a lot of books, so there is no shortage – unless you’re waiting for the next Glittering Court book. If you’re looking for more about Richelle Mead, you can find her on her website, Facebook, and Twitter. Need some more authors to read like Richelle Mead? Try books by Melissa De La Cruz, Claudia Gray, and Cassandra Clare.