Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Vampire Academy

I just read this new book from the library. It's called Shadow Kiss and it's the 3rd book in the Vampire Academy series. The library didn't have the first and second book...

I started reading it and I was absolutely hooked. I finished it in about 7 hours and was left wanting more! I was even in tears towards the ending!!! That's how good it was!

The heroin of the story is Rose and the hero, Dimitri Belikov. Let me just say this is why I prefer books to movies - you can use your imagination to create any guy that you think'll match the character, and you can change characteristics you don't like.

Dimitri is supposed to have long hair in the book but I don't like guys with long hair so I imagine him with short hair. HOT! Think Steven Strait with long/short hair. He looks good in either.

Anyway, Dimitri is Rose's mentor and soon-to-be partner. Both of them are in charge of guarding Lissa after she graduates. They know that they aren't supposed to love each other and try to fight it but their efforts are futile.

Here's a quote from one of the books, I got it from this blog:

"No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you."

Forbidden love is always the sweetest. They make you wanna go, "Just kiss her already!!!"

Actually this book reminds me a little of Twilight. I've noticed that a lot of vampire books have love triangles in them. Probably makes things more interesting... Though it gets boring after awhile...

Here's what the book's about:

They come first.

That is what Dhampir, Rosemarie Hathaway was taught since young. Dhampirs (half vampire, half human) are bred as guardians to Moroi (mortal vampires who can use magic). Dhampirs protect Moroi from Strigoi (dead vampires who are made, not born, they're evil).

She is in her last year at St Vladimir's Academy and she already knows her assignment for when she graduates. She was chosen to guard her best friend and Moroi royal, Lissa Dragomir, who is the last of her line.

Lissa has a rare affinity for spirit instead of the usual 4 elements: fire, water, air and earth. Her power of spirit allows her to heal people but she went one step further with Rose and brought her back from the dead.

Ever since, Rose has had a bond with Lissa that allows her to feel everything that Lissa is going through, even though Lissa can't feel anything from Rose. This phenomenon is said to be called 'Shadow Kiss' and Rose is able to act as Lissa's shadow.

All her life, Rose has been dedicated to protecting Lissa and doing what's best for her. She never thought she'd have to choose between the man she loves, Dimitri Belikov and Lissa. To her, the choice was always clear. They come first. No matter what, Lissa always came first. That was the way it'd always been.

But what does she do when tragedy strikes and Dimitri needs her?

Seriously, everyone. This book is really really really worth reading. Chris, ok, read the first book first. Probably better that way.

ps. Check out that blog link for more vampire books. She's awesome. She really seems to know all the vampire books and she updates her blog regularly unlike someone...

Book 1: Vampire Academy

Book 2: Frostbite

Book 3: Shadow Kiss

Book 4: Blood Promise

Book 5: Spirit Bound

I can't wait to read Blood Promise and Spirit Bound! Chris, Sick, Megan, my birthday present?? Please?

Oh ya and I was wondering what Dimitri's Russian accent sounded like. I found this video. When she's repeating her sentence and says she's from Moscow, she's speaking with a Russian accent.

I don't like it. My only consolation is the book said his accent only has a little bit of Russian in it.

MJCMT Collage

I was playing around with Picasa and this is what I came up with. Hope you guys like it!!! (Click on it to make it bigger)

Ty, its sorta like a welcome home present to you. A bunch of pictures from when you came back in January.

Tell me what you think!

ps: Chris you were right! Picasa is awesome!!!