Thursday, February 7, 2013

Theater Thursday: Vampire Academy

So I saw this pop up on several different sights recently, and I have to admit I'm pretty excited. Granted, I actually didn't love the first book in this series--it was addicting, but I didn't love it. It was the end of the series, the way Rose and Lissa grew up and changed that really made me appreciate it (though I still have one or two hangups with certain aspects of the world Richelle Mead created).  Regardless, I absolutely adore her spin-ff series, Bloodlines (I know, it's switched for most people), which incorporates a lot of the same characters from the first series.  So in honor of the the Indigo Spell being released next Tuesday, I thought I'd share a little news about Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters for Theater Thursday today.

First off, it's being made into a movie, which I'm, again, thrilled about. I love this trend of turning YA books into movies and hope it continues.  They have Mark Waters (who directed Mean Girls, Spiderwick Chronicles, and Just Like Heaven, all movies I really liked) as the director, and Daniel Waters wrote the script.  Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, and Danila Koziovski star as Rose, Lissa, and Dmiri respectively.
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Anyway, that's about it. If you want to learn a little bit more about it, check out Richelle Mead's blog here, or several other articles here, here, and here.

If you want to go read the book right now because you know reading a book too close to a movie ruins it (okay, at least that's my belief), here's a quick summary of the plot.

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever. Quoted from Goodreads

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