Sunday, 30 March 2014
The Vampire Academy Book Series | Richelle Mead
The Vampire Academy Book Series is an American best-selling series of six young-adult paranormal romance novels by author Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Rose Hathaway, a seventeen/eighteen-year-old Dhampir girl, who is training to be a bodyguard for her Moroi best friend, Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir. In the process of learning how to defeat Strigoi (the evil undead vampires) in St. Vladimir's Academy, Rose finds herself caught in a forbidden romance with her instructor, Dimitri Belikov, while having an unbreakable bond with Lissa.
|The Vampire Academy Book Series | Richelle Mead +Maven Scientists|
The first book in the series, Vampire Academy, was published in 2007.
It was followed by Frostbite in 2008.
The third book in the series, Shadow Kiss and the fourth book, Blood Promise, were published in 2008.
The fifth book, Spirit Bound, and the sixth book, Last Sacrifice, were released in 2010.As of 2013, the series has sold 8 million copies in 35 countries.
In 2010, a film based on the first book in the series, Vampire Academy, was announced. In February 2013 Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Danila Kozlovsky were announced as part of the cast. Filming began in summer 2013 and it was released on February 7, 2014
Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway, the narrator. A dhampir teenager training to be a guardian at St. Vladimir's Academy, Rose has a spirit bond with Lissa as a result of being brought back to life by Lissa's magic. Rose falls in love with her older mentor Dimitri.
Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir, a Moroi, the last of the royal Dragomirs, and Rose's best friend. A user of a rare form of magic (spirit), she can bring the dead back to life, heal, and use compulsion.
Dimitri Belikov, a twenty-four-year-old Russian dhampir and guardian. He is Rose's primary love interest.
Christian Ozera, a Moroi and Lissa's primary love interest. His parents willingly turned Strigoi, causing people to treat him with distrust.
Adrian Ivashkov, a Moroi spirit user who dates Rose.
Mia Rinaldi, a Moroi water user. Rose and Lissa's enemy (and later, friend) at St. Vladimir's Academy.
Official website of the Vampire Academy series