Publication Order of Georgina Kincaid Books
Publication Order of Vampire Academy Books
Publication Order of Dark Swan Books
Publication Order of Bloodlines Books
Publication Order of Age Of X Books
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Publication Order of Graphic Novels
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Richelle Mead Biography:
Richelle Mead is a young urban fantasy writer on the rise. Her general focus are teen fiction an adult fiction, he most famous being the Vampire Academy series which is about to hit movie theaters around the world. Growing up in Michigan, Richelle Mead developed a thriving captivation with folk lore that spurred her creativity. She began her higher education at the University of Michigan and obtained a liberal arts degree before proceeding to Western Michigan University to achieve a Master’s degree in Comparative religions. After her first master’s degree she moved to Seattle where she attended the University of Washington and received Master’s degree in teaching Middle and High School English. She then proceeded to teach Middle School while she started a family, only writing in her spare time. Through the both full-time jobs as being a mother and teacher she produced her first novel and quickly became a hit in bookstores around the world. Now that writing is her only full-time occupation her writing has taken off producing several best-sellers. As well as her many novels she also contributes to several anthologies making it easy to find her compelling work. When Richelle finds herself in need of a break from vampires and succubae she enjoys traveling to new scenery, which has been known to spark a new idea or two.
While Richelle Mead is well-known currently for the new blockbuster about to hit theaters based on her thriving series Vampire Academy, she has many other series which will be close to follow in the Vampire Academy’s footsteps. One closely related to this is her new Bloodlines series, a spin-off of Vampire Academy. This is centered in the same conflicted, top-secret world of Vampire Academy where vampires keep themselves hidden in the upper class society, including a luxurious prep school filled with vampire royalty. However, in this series the main characters shift from the awe-inspiring vampire princess and her guardian to her younger sister and an alchemist. Richelle cleverly plays with the idea of an alchemist twisting them, in her story, to be the humans that guard the vampires’ secrets and protect humans from massacre. In the first novel one becomes reacquainted with Sydney an alchemist on shaky ground after helping a friend gone rouge escape capture. Before Sydney can even face her punishment, good or bad, she is given a new job looking after the Queen’s sister in a boarding school in sunny California. Once she arrives at the vampire-human school she quickly learn of addicting new drugs in the form of the tattoos the Alchemist order uses to keep their secrets and strengthen their magic. However Sydney has no time to worry about growing drug problems with the Queen’s sister Jill to look after among the growing number of vampire deaths. After several squabbles amongst the group under Sydney’s charge, including Jill, she is ambushed by one of her own with Jill, fortunately out of harm’s way. During the ambush Sydney learns that the vampire behind the murders has become obsessed with “reawakening” himself into a dangerous stronger vampire and intends to murder Sydney to help him do so. Luckily as she tries to escape her friends have come to her rescue and manage to defeat the villain earning Sydney more respect in the eyes of those above her. At the end of the novel Sydney turns down the offer of a high ranking position in exchange for keeping her current position with those close to her. This charming ending to an action packed paranormal thriller, while cliché, adds a well rounding to the plot as a whole proving not even best-selling novelists are above a happy-ending.
The thriving success the two vampire series have had still do not yet over shadow Richelle Mead’s first series about powerful succubus Georgina Kincaid. This series focusses on the seedy underbelly of the paranormal most writers would not touch with a ten foot pole. In the first novel Mead introduces us to Georgina Kincaid, a conflicted but adept succubus living in the big city. When I comes to her real job, reaping souls for hell, she has everything she want, any clothes she can ask for, a seductive body, and the power to drain away souls with a touch. Despite her difference of opinions with her manager the job comes all too easy to her allowing her to take up her own pet job at a bookstore. The real conflict comes in when the young succubus falls in love with her all too human author boyfriend. She now can’t even touch him without sucking all the soul out of him. This sends her reeling trying to balance her two lives without killing those she cares about but keeping up her quota. This series is Mead’s first and it’s easy to see why it flew off the shelf when it relates to the balancing act between the professional life, Georgina’s soul sucking job, and personal life, Georgina’s relationship with her boyfriend. Ignoring the overused star-crossed-lovers scheme between a succubus and a human, the story hits home in more ways than one. Along with her balancing act Georgina has to have enough self-confidence to lure away men to have their souls sucked out of them as they try to get lucky, not an easy feat to maintain when you are doing the very thing you are afraid of. This makes Georgina the embodiment of what women want, love, power, sex, and confidence, that not only draws the reader in but inspires as well. Though no announcements have been made regarding this series, with its popularity and captivating nature it would not be surprising if Georgina Kincaid soon made an appearance on the silver screen.
Looking at Richelle Mead’s growing career and powerful works already making a name for themselves it’s easy to guess that this is only the beginning. Only time will tell how long it will be before she is a common household name used in association with the more famous names like Rowling, Meyer, and George. In terms of the paranormal and fantasy stage she is not a rising star but a predominant presence that will give already well known authors a run for their money.