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Richelle Mead reveals the many titles ‘Vampire Academy’ almost had

March 26, 2014
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Richelle Mead, author of the hit series Vampire Academy, took to her blog, Blue Succubus, to reveal all the titles that Vampire Academy almost had. Apparently it was quite the struggle, with most titles being rejected! So, they got pretty desperate.

Personally, I believe that having the title “Vampire Academy” hindered the project’s success quite a lot as it became a movie – if it had had one of these titles, maybe it could have done better. That’s a topic for another article, though! Check out all the titles, below:

BLOOD ANGEL
GUARDIAN ROSE
BOND OF SPIRIT, BOND OF BLOOD
THE SPIRIT AWAKENED
BLOOD ROSE
BLOOD OF THE GUARDIAN
BLADE OF THE GUARDIAN
SHADOW DANCERS
DARK SPIRIT
GUARDIAN RISING
HALF ROYAL
HALF BLOOD
HALF BLOOD ROSE
TAINTED BLOOD
TAINTED PRINCESS
TAINTED ROSE
ROGUE PRINCESS
DAUGHTER OF THE BLOOD
THE MARKED DAUGHTER
DAUGHTER OF SHADOWS
AVENGING ROSE
BLOOD DESTINY
BLOOD PRINCESS
BLOOD SISTER
SISTERS IN BLOOD
ROGUE GUARDIAN
BLOOD ACADEMY
BLOOD SECRETS
DARK ELEMENTS
SHADOW OF THE PRINCESS
THE PRINCESS’ SHADOW
THE BLOOD CHOSEN
FATED BY BLOOD
HEART OF THE GUARDIAN
THE ACADEMY
LADY GUARDIAN
ROSE REBORN
ROSE ASCENDING
VAMPING
ROSE IN THE SHADOWS
LIVING WITH VAMPIRES
CONCERNING VAMPIRES
DEATH IN A BLACK DRESS
HYBRID
HYBRID ANGEL
THE SWEETEST BITE
THE SPLENDID BITE
THE RADIANT BITE
RAISED BY VAMPIRES
SHE WHO PROTECTS
HOT BLOODED NIGHTS
CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE BODYGUARD
ROSE HATHAWAY, VAMPIRE BODYGUARD
A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PROTECTING VAMPIRES
ROSE THE DHAMPIR
PLAYING WITH VAMPIRES
THICKER THAN BLOOD
VAMPIRIC VOWS
HOT AND HOT BLOODED
FANGS NOT REQUIRED
DEAD TO BITES
BITE CLUB
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE VAMPIRES, BUT IT WOULDN’T HURT
A BEGINNGERS GUIDE TO GUARDING VAMPIRES
CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE GUARDIAN
THE BLOODLUST RULES
ILLEGITIMATE CONFESSIONS
CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE’S DAUGHTER
THE DHAMPIR CONFESSIONS
HOW TO GUARD A VAMPIRE PRINCESS
CONFESSIONS OF BLOOD AND LUST
LUST, BLOOD, AND OTHER TABOOS
LUST, BLOOD, AND OTHER INSTINCTS
SINS OF THE GUARDIAN
PRIMAL CONFESSIONS
LOST IN INSTINCT
THE TRUTH ABOUT VAMPIRE SEDUCTION
THE TRUTH ABOUT FLIRTING WITH VAMPIRES


Click here to read what Richelle had to say at her blog!


Kimmy is a 21 year old nerdfighter who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Page to Premiere. When she's not writing about books and movies here or on her Hunger Games site called Mockingjay.net, she loves Tumblr-ing, eating sushi, drinking Thai iced tea, and being lazy with her cat Rue! She hopes to be a published author one day. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimmymary.


  • Noelle Braaten

    I think Blood Sisters would be the best! Most of these titles are pretty lame, and I have to admit, the title Vampire Academy kept me away from the books far too long.

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  • Kimmy West

    That’s the issue! I never read the books because they sounded like a terrible conglomeration of Harry Potter and Twilight – but I know they’re actually awesome in reality.

  • Vera

    Movie wasn’t as bad as I expected (and read about). Maybe a bit too clumsy and eager on the first half.
    I remember I gobbled up the books as fast as I could. Hopefully they’ll green-lit a 2nd one, why the heck not? :)

  • http://lovethroughthedarkdays.tumblr.com/ Amelia B

    YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE VAMPIRES, BUT IT WOULDN’T HURT

    oh my god this is hilarious A+++++
    I actually think one of the more humorous titles like “Bite Club” or “A Beginner’s Guide To Vampire Guarding” would have made the movie seem much more light hearted and would make the Twilight thing go away. Blood Sisters by itself actually would have been a good title–I know, dropping the whole “Vampire Academy” is like dropping the book! but not really.

  • http://www.temas-wordpress.com/ Yaira

    Cause sadly it only gross about $10 million – http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=vampireacademy.htm

  • http://hoesefa.tumblr.com/ Josefa Ruz

    CONFESSIONS OF A VAMPIRE BODYGUARD, THE SWEETEST BITE, SHADOW OF THE PRINCESS, BLOOD SECRETS, BLOOD SISTERS, BLADE OF THE GUARDIAN. i liked all of those, but blood sisters does sound the best!

  • Jo Yee Chu

    I personally liked Shadow Dancers the most. It seemed like many was when it got desperate that the other names labeled ‘lame’ came about. I was riding the high of the Vampire Knight and Twilight series when i got into Vampire Academy, and it was thanks to Kinokuniya Australia that i got the first book during a Twilight event and read it immediately, and of course, LOVVVEEEDDD IITTT. A kickass heroine, anyone? HELLA YUS.