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PROMO: Richelle Mead for Buzzfeed

Richelle Mead told Buzzfeed 16 things to know about Vampire Academy!

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1) How did you get the idea for this story, and what was the inspiration?

There’s no one real source for it, it was kind of a coming together of a lot of different elements. I had taken Eastern European mythology classes in college and there were a lot of great Russian/Romanian vampire stories. That was kind of where I found the Moroi and Strigoi story and then I turned that into my own world. That was one element of it. Another is that I had just really wanted to write a young heroine like Rose who was so funky and in your face and fearless. Sometimes too fearless, but who had the potential to transform throughout the series. So I’ve always wanted to tell a story like that, and when I decided to pick up on the Romanian vampire myth, it just seemed like a natural idea to merge the two and make that the backdrop of the story.

2) Where did the character Rose come from? Was she based on anyone?

Nope, she was just someone I wanted to write. You know, people say, “Oh, are you like Rose?” and if anything, I’m the opposite of Rose; I’m a much more cautious thinking person. Whereas Rose, you know, she’ll act first, ask questions later, and I just really wanted to write someone like that who was so spunky and bold and brave and follow her transformation. Despite her being so outgoing and fearless, it can sometimes get her into trouble and so throughout the series she needs to learn how to temper that and mature, and that’s a fun journey to do.

How about Lissa? Is she based on anyone?

Nope. I don’t base my characters off of anyone, I’m pretty sure you’ll lose friends that way because they’re never going to be happy with what you do to their characters. Lissa is from my head as well, she’s kind of a counterbalance to Rose, a calming influence, and I was really fascinated by the whole bodyguard thing combined with the bond and how it can enhance their friendship, and that helps me create their characters.

3) What was your favorite scene to write about in the first book?

Probably the whole ending sequence, which is a series of scenes, is my favorite. The endings are always my favorite when I’m writing a book. That’s what everything is building towards, all the clues, all the momentum, and so when I get to write that it’s really gratifying and it usually goes really fast, especially in comparison to the rest of the book.

Is that what you’re looking forward to most in the movie? Also, have you seen the movie?

Yes, I’ve seen a nearly finished version of it, not the final, but pretty close. The ending was what I was definitely looking forward to, and I love what they did with that. They helped resolve all the main action points, they tweaked a few things, which made it better on the screen and more fun to watch. So overall, I’m really excited about that.

4) Were you on set for the movie at all?

I was on set for about two days. They filmed it in London and I live in Seattle with small children, so I couldn’t spend a lot of time over there, but I did go for a couple of days and see some scenes with the cast and it was definitely a lot of fun.

What scenes did you see?

I saw Christian using fire magic in class, although of course there was no fire because they add that with CGI after, but it was a lot of fun to see the person he set on fire pretending to be on fire when there was no actual flames. The other scene I saw was an early scene where Rose and Dimitri have their first confrontation, so that was a big action sub-sequence I actually got to witness, which was pretty cool. They were in full stunt mode with harnesses and gear and all kinds of things there.

That must be so fun to watch everything come to life.

Yeah, definitely. They do so many takes and there’s so much detail into it when they’re filming, and it’s amazing to see what took three hours of filming pushed down into one minute of a scene, but that’s what it takes — you have to put a lot of time into it.

5) Who’s chemistry did you love the most on set? Did you see enough of it [to judge]?

I think most of what I saw was just the cast in general as a group, but they had really great chemistry and they all got along and they would go out together afterwards and they still keep in touch now after filming. You could just get that vibe from them when you were around them on set and you can tell they really like each other and they joke with each other, and I think that translated really well onto the screen, that camaraderie they had. I just loved that they had fun doing the filming! I would hate to have an amazing movie that everyone hated to make, but they loved what they were doing and it really shows.

Yeah, and I can totally see Zoey portraying Rose’s personality of like, this sassy and bold character.

She does! She’s got that same fiery attitude. I always say people know when she’s in the room because she has that kind of magnet to her.

6) Did anyone reach out to you to get more info and fact-check for the movie?

Yeah, Mark Waters, the director, would fact check with me. If he needed more clarification about somebody in the world he would ask me. Also occasionally there would be a question like, if they did “x, y, or z,” would that affect some future book I wrote, and that was a nice courtesy for them to do that and check in with things. For the most part, though, they did their movie; I didn’t screen write or produce or anything like that, which is totally fine by me. It’s a daunting business, so I would just let them do it.

7) Are there any big changes, or is it pretty true to the book?

I think it’s pretty true to the book. There are changes, of course, which happens with book/film transition because they’re different mediums. And also, when you’re trying to make a story that will read well on screen to new viewers, you have to change some things. So yeah, they changed some things, but there was nothing major. They didn’t alter a critical plotline or something that people are expecting to happen from the books that isn’t going to happen; all the big points are there, and every change they did make was smart and they had a reason. It wasn’t just like, “Let’s mess with this story.” There was always a reason for why they changed something, and I really appreciated that.

8) Vampire Academy seems to have a pretty dedicated fan base, but looking through internet comments about the trailer, it seems like people are pretty split on the comedy angle and worried that it’s just a Mean Girls with vampires. Do you feel it’s like that? Do you think it’s still serious?

Yeah, it’s just like the books as far as being mostly serious with a good, healthy sense of humor. I’ve tried to reassure people that it’s not a comedy, it’s not a parody, but I know people are still worried. It was a marketing decision to play up the humor because there’s a lot of very serious paranormal YA books that have not done well, and if those weren’t pulling in a new audience there wouldn’t be a reason to think we would as well, and so this was their approach to get people outside of the readership. I mean, the books themselves have more humor than some of our other series that are out there in this genre, and so they really played that up in the previews. Also, they certainly cited the Waters brothers’ credits a lot to try and draw in their fan base. It actually worked, and it scares the fans because they know it’s a serious story, and they’re worried — but they shouldn’t, and it’s pulled in new viewers and I think that’s great. So I think when fans get to the theaters to see it, they’ll understand that it was just a marketing angle; they [the trailers] were highly edited commercials and previews and there’s still plenty serious and plenty dark and they don’t need to worry.

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9) Is there a character you wish you had or hadn’t killed?

No, I stand by all my decisions. I think there’s a lot of readers who want me to have a lot of remorse for some of the characters, or they want me to cry. They ask me a lot, “Did you cry over that?” and I’m just like, “No, I really didn’t,” and they’re like, “Ah, you’re so heartless.” But you know, I don’t kill people arbitrarily; there’s a reason. It moves the series along or affects someone’s character development, so, for that reason I don’t feel so bad if it’s serving a greater good and wasn’t put there to traumatize fans. I feel bad more for the fans actually than I do the characters. I get a lot of fan emails from people, especially when they read Frostbite and Shadow Kiss. So to them, I am sorry, but hopefully they felt better by the end of the series.

Yeah, I was really torn about Mason, but I eventually understood and came to terms with it.

Yeah, it’s tough. It was really hard meeting Cameron Monaghan knowing what happens to Mason. Cameron is such a nice guy, and so the whole time I was on set ,I kept thinking, Oh, poor Cameron.

Does he know?

Yeah, he knows.

Is there anything you would change about any of the books?

No, I’m happy with the characters and plot. I think as a writer there’s always a part of me that’s like, I could have revised that or hammered out the writing a little, and things like that, but there’s no choice or storyline I wish I had altered; I like how it all turned out.

10) So in the first book, there’s a scene where Rose and Dimitri are in the car and he explains that if he were turned Strigoi, he would want to be killed. Did you always have his fate in mind for Shadow Kiss?

Yeah, I had the series planned out when I wrote the first book. I knew that was going to happen and how things were going to resolve, so that was definitely seeded early on.

Was it the same for Sonya Karp? Did you always know she would be turned back [to a Moroi]?

Yep, I knew we would revisit Sonya a lot.

11) Was it fun to write Dimitri’s evil demeanor in Blood Promise?

It was hard, actually! It was one of the most difficult writing paths, I’d say, having to write evil Dimitri. And he has quite a following — like, there are people who wish he stayed evil, which surprises me. But yeah, that was especially difficult because I needed him to still be compelling and eventually be likable when he was restored. It was a really tricky balancing act to do that to someone, and to show that side of them.

Besides writing about Dimitri’s Strigoi phase, was there any scene or book that was particularly hard to write?

The first book in any series is difficult to write because you have to get to know a new character, so I think as far as the next most difficult thing that I had to write, [it] was Bloodlines, the first book in the spin-off series of Vampire Academy, just because it was a transition for me to be writing about the same world but to be writing from a different character’s point of view — because I was so used to doing Rose’s voice when talking about Moroi and Strigoi, and so that required a whole new mind-set for me, and you really have to get to know that new character in that book. By the second book it was easy again since we were in our groove, but that was probably my next most challenging thing.

12) Does Dimitri end up reconnecting with his family later on?

That is a question I’m asked so much. And I’m surprised because I never thought that much about it, I guess, when I finished the series, but people are so excited to know if he did. There is actually just a short story out in an anthology called Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction and it’s got a bunch of stories by a bunch of different authors and I have one in there called Homecoming and it actually is about Dimitri and Rose going back to Russia after Last Sacrifice and seeing his family.

13) So toward the end of Last Sacrifice, Rose and Lissa discover they are no longer bonded. Was that a hard thing for you to write [emotionally]?

It was actually kind of a relief because I think it would be easier on them in the long run, to be free of each other in that way. They needed to go on and try to live their own lives, and their friendship would still endure even without that, so I was OK doing it.

And Lissa’s darkness will remain and possibly worsen?

Yeah, she has to fight it on her own now; all spirit users do, they have to carry that burden. She’s still got it.

Can anyone take it from her by using the spirit power? Like the couple in Russia in Blood Promise?

It can certainly help to lighten it, but as long as she’s a spirit user, it’s always going to start creeping back. But yeah, there are definitely ways to try and mitigate it without the spirit power and also with her choices and how she uses it.

14) Is there anything else you can tell us that happens to the characters beyond the books? Like things you imagined?

No, I can’t tell you because maybe I’ll write some more books about them! I have to keep that under wraps, but I’ve definitely thought about what would happen to the characters after the fact. And then in Bloodlines we touch base with them, we find out what’s going on with Rose and Lissa and all that, so we don’t quite leave them as it is, but I’ve definitely thought about other things in the world.

15) So for the other books, should they continue being adapted to film, whose character are you most excited to see on screen?

Adrian, since he’s the next big one that’s introduced. I’m looking forward to that but I’m sure it will be controversial no matter who’s picked because that’s how it goes. People will always have their favorites and they may or may not get chosen, but I’m excited to see what happens with that.

Do you have a dream casting for him?

Nope, I’ve never had a cast in mind and I think it makes it easier on me, and I’m pretty flexible on who ends up there.

Check out the interview here: Buzzfeed

PROMO: Richelle Mead interview with Page Views

Richelle Mead talked to Page Views about the movie, The Weinstein Company and the current vampire market!

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PAGE VIEWS: Your series has become a cult classic for YA and fantasy readers, to say nothing of the global reach of the series. When you were writing “Vampire Academy,” did you ever think it would have this kind of scope and popularity?

RICHELLE MEAD: No, I really didn’t. At the time I was writing it, I’d also sold a couple of book series for adults, and I thought that was where the main focus of my career would end up going. “Vampire Academy” started off as a side project for me, almost as an experiment. I’d been a teacher before getting published and really enjoyed being around adolescents, so I thought it’d be fun to work in something for that age range. I had no idea it would take off like it did—or attract people of all ages!

PV: But the main point of conversation is the upcoming movie of the same title. When you were penning “Vampire Academy,” did you ever hope it would be translated into a big-screen blockbuster produced by none other than Harvey and Bob Weinstein?

RM: Honestly, my goal while writing it was just getting the book done and finding readers for it! Scenes often play out cinematically in my head, but I really wasn’t thinking much about movies at that point—or even after the series became successful. The book-to-movie business is a tricky one, and lots of authors sell their options to Hollywood and never see any results. Things can fall apart at any point in the process. So, I always had a painfully realistic approach to things and really didn’t believe it was happening until filming began.

PV: Did you have the chance to meet with the Weinstein brothers? Why do you think the entertainment moguls were drawn to your story in a media sphere full-to-bursting with other vampire series, both on the big screen and in television?

RM: I haven’t met the Weinstein brothers personally, but working with their company has been a really wonderful experience. My understanding is that Harvey’s daughters are fans of the books, which was a big draw for them initially. We also have so much talent working on the project—particularly director Mark Waters and screenwriter Daniel Waters—that I think their involvement really made people take notice and realize this wasn’t your typical supernatural project.

PV: The film is directed by Mark Waters (“Mean Girls,” “Freaky Friday”), a filmmaker known for his comedic direction. Do you see your series as a comedy, or one with comedic elements only? The first book is pretty dark.

RM: The book’s not a comedy, and the movie certainly isn’t either. But the humor is definitely there. And that humor is very important to me in the series. When I set out to write it, I wanted a story that would be gripping and heartbreaking but still have attitude and funny moments that border on absurd. I have a twisted sense of humor, and the characters do too. I think mixing light and dark elements like that makes for a more realistic story and keeps readers on edge too—which I like. They might be laughing with the characters one moment, only to be shocked by some drastic turn of events in the next.

PV: Are you happy with how the film has turned out? Have you seen the final cut?

RM: I’m extremely happy with it, in all aspects. Both director Mark Waters and screenwriter Daniel Waters really understood the tone I was going for—that dark, action-packed story spliced with bits of humor—and managed to balance all those elements perfectly. I’m also really thrilled with the cast. Fans will particularly be pleased to know that almost every major scene in the book gets shown in some way.

PV: What would you say to critics who say the market is already ossified with vampires and the undead?

RM: I’d say people have been saying that for ages, and yet, vampires keep holding our fascination. Bram Stoker, Nosferatu, Bela Lugosi, Dark Shadows, Anne Rice, Buffy…it goes on and on. This recent spike in popularity is nothing new. The vampire mythos keeps evolving and discovering new takes on the material.

PV: What has been your role in the production of the movie? What’s it like seeing something you’ve imagined being played out in real life? Did you have any hand in the casting, or other parts of the film?

RM: My role has mostly been advisory, which I’m fine with (and which is pretty normal for authors in book-to-movie adaptations). I didn’t do any casting, screenwriting, etc. Movies and books are different mediums, and they require different mindsets. Director Mark Waters is a fan of the books and extremely respectful of the material. He wasn’t afraid to fact-check with me, and he would also ask if certain decisions of his might affect future books, which is a courtesy not many authors get.

PV: While the series is billed as YA novels, the story – about Rose Hathaway, dhampir (a child of a human and a vampire) who enters into an illicit affair with her instructor – is much less tame then, say, the storyline of the “Twilight “series, which has often been touted as teaching readers abstinence until marriage. Is that something that will be portrayed in the movies, as well as Lissa’s (Lucy Fry) self-mutilation?

Yes, both the illicit romance and self-mutilation are in there, and both are treated as serious subjects with consequences. It was never my intent to glamorize either of them, and I think writers shouldn’t be afraid to approach edgy topics, particularly when you’re examining all aspects of them.

PV: Fans are always anxious when a series they love comes to the big screen. Do you think your fans will be happy with the end product?

RM: I think most will be happy with it. It really is a true adaptation, and the movie-makers did a great job of keeping a lot of fan-favorite scenes in there, which are amazing to see on the big screen. Probably those who will be a little disappointed are fans whose favorite scenes were cut, but seeing as most of the original material was indeed left in there, I don’t think fans have too much to worry about.

Source: Page Views

PROMO: Richelle Mead for The Young Folk

Richelle Mead has been interviewed by The Young Folk to talk about the movie.

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“My agent and I were talking about her, and when we saw the movie, Zoey was so effortlessly Rose. You don’t even realize it, like I couldn’t believe it. She has that attitude, and she brings it on camera. Off camera, she’s just so spunky; when she’s in the room, people know it. She’s not just spunk and humor, but she’s also a super caring and compassionate young woman.  I fondly remember being on set, and she was worried about me being under the lights, I don’t know if you know this, but it’s really hot being on set. It was a long day on set for her, and she was worried about me, making sure I had enough water and I was comfortable. It’s funny because her caring reflects how Rose treats Lissa, and she has that fun attitude that we love, so Zoey was able to play both types well.”
“You know, I didn’t cry. That’s not to say I wasn’t emotional or wasn’t floored by all of it, but I did not cry. I was a little sad when I met Cameron Monaghan, who plays Mason. We all know his fate, well those who have read the book, when you actually put a face to him and meet him and see him play Mason that kind of messed with my head and made me feel guilty. So I felt sad around him. That’s the closest, but I didn’t break down.”
“[Getting the right screenwriter] was very important to me, and I didn’t know if they were going to get a screenwriter who was so deeply melodramatic that none of Rose’s attitude would carry through. Well, I just loved the script. I was especially relieved because he gets what I did with the book and fully realizes it. The comedy is there, and I know some people are worried about that based on the advertising, but it’s still with the tone of the book. The seriousness is still there. He was very conscientious about that. He understood what I was trying to do, and what I was doing was trying to balance a bunch of different tones. And you know, he carried that through to the script.”
“Just be prepared for everything. Each time I see an ad or something, I think maybe it will be an action ad or a funny ad or something else. That’s what I love about the book; there’s not one tone to it. It has that wonderful balance of darkness and humor and action and romance. It has something for everyone. It has a diverse tone and a smart script. Tell your friends to go out and see it.”
Read more: HERE

PROMO: Richelle Mead for Popsugar

Richelle has been interviewed by Popsar and talks about the movie and the origin of Vampire Academy!

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POPSUGAR: Lissa and Rose are such developed characters in the book; how involved were you in the casting process?
Richelle Mead: I wasn’t involved in the casting process at all, which is pretty typical, but I’m thrilled with the way casting was done. Director Mark Waters was a big fan of the books and he really gets it. They were not only very selective of each character as an individual, but also how the actors interacted with each other. They would stick these different Lissas and Roses in pairs to see how they interacted, and the results are great.

PS: Were you on set a lot, or did you kind of just let them do their thing?
RM: I visited once for a couple days. They filmed in London and I live in Seattle and have small children. I jumped over there for a quick weekend, but I got a lot out of it. It was incredible; there are so many moving parts to a movie. There are so many people working on it, and the crew was meticulously setting up everything, complete with library posters on the walls. They work long hours and have lots of takes.

PS: How does it feel for you watching all these people work on something that was originally your vision?
RM: It goes back and forth. For a second it’s totally normal, then all of a sudden you’re like “What’s going on?” It’s crazy. It was definitely reassuring to see all that dedication. It brought a whole new dimension for me as a creator. There was an emotional scene with Rose and Lissa, and it really struck me seeing it played out in front of my eyes in person. I thought, “Oh, this is why people love the books, and this is why I love them too.”

PS: How did you go about creating rules for the vampires? They’re slightly different than the vampires in other pop culture, like Twilight.
RM: The world is loosely based on a Romanian myth I found. It was a scrap of a thing that references these two families, the Moroi and the Strigoi, and damphirs I’d heard of before. I really like the idea of two kinds of vampires, the living and the dead kind. If you go back to the earliest roots of vampire myth, it’s always very dualistic. I just took the idea and built from it. I tried to imagine what it would look like if you were a living vampire who didn’t kill for your blood but you still needed blood and you were living in the US. What would your world look like?

PS: If you could describe each of the classes of vampire in one word . . .
RM: Strigoi are evil, Moroi are complex, and damphirs are balanced.

PS: After seeing the movie, what are you most proud of as a writer?
RM: The characters really translated well onto the screen. It’s always my biggest goal as a writer to make characters that, before you fall in love with them, you want to know everything that’s going to happen to them. That’s what hooks me as a reader. I put most of my work into the characters when I write, and I was so thrilled that the actors nailed it.

PS: What is the biggest change they made from the book to the movie?
RM: I can’t pinpoint one big one; it’s mostly a lot of little things throughout. They didn’t radically alter major plot points or change the ending. There is a handful of things where either they had to trim down a scene or if something didn’t play well visually, they may have enhanced it. One big thing that has thrown a few people off is that there are a few flashbacks and dream sequences that have been added on. When people see those in the trailers, they get confused and a little nervous because they think there’s been some radical plot alteration, but really it’s just something to help clarify the movie. This is a movie that you’re going to look at and know instantly what book it’s from. That’s not always the case with adaptations.

PS: Finally, what’s your favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
RM: The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I love that. I watch it over and over.

Source: Popsugar

Richelle Mead interview with Fangirlish

Richelle Mead has been interviewed by Fangirlish and talks about the movie and MTV Movie Brawl!

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There have been quite a few clips and stills that have been released. What has been the general feedback on social media and what do you think of them?

Richelle: I am a huge fan of everything that I have seen. I have read the script and I have seen an early cut of the movie. I have the big picture to look at. To me, it is very true to it and I think people are starting to feel that way the more they see actual footage from the movie. I think some of the advertising was confusing to some fans who didn’t quite understand the angle that they were going for – it looked like it had more humor than they were expecting. It was kind of an attempt to differentiate it from Twilight and some of the other supernatural works out there. Vampire Academy is a very funny book. It is also a very serious, heartbreaking book too. It does have its sense of humor, so they were really playing up that angle in the advertising. I think once fans have started to see these clips, especially in the last couple of weeks – there has just been tons of them and new trailers and all sorts of good stuff- I think they are seeing what I have been seeing for a long time. It really does capture that dark tone, the humor, the romance, the action. It’s a big balancing act both in the book and the movie and I really do feel like they got that. Daniel Waters, who wrote the script, understood what I was trying to do in the book. He captured that in his screenplay, I feel.

What scene are you most excited to see on the big screen?

Richelle: I am most excited about the ending. Endings are my favorite part to write of the book. It’s what everything is building towards – all the clues, all the mysteries. It’s when everything comes together for me as a writer. Then also, it goes extremely fast. I can slave over a book for weeks and then write an ending in a couple of days. I was super excited to see that on film. The draft that I have seen of it – I thought it was just really wonderful what they did. They got all the action, it follows all the main points that are in the book. They added a few things that don’t take away from anything, but make it look really neat on screen. I think fans are really going to enjoy that.

When you write, do you write the ending first?

Richelle: No, but it’s what I am always building towards. I am always thinking of it. It is what I am most excited about. I write very linearly. I know people who will jump around and then can piece it all together, but I am not one of them.

The MTV Movie brawl has been going on, and the power of the Vampire Academy fans. It’s knocked out some pretty heavy YA hitters. How does it feel to see all your fans come together to make sure that you are represented and you win?

Richelle: It is really incredible to see what they do. It’s exactly what you said, they have hit out some really big titles. I don’t think readers have the same understanding of these fandoms and readership as we do on the publishing side. We see sales numbers. We know who is big and who is not. Vampire Academy has a huge following, but it really is dwarfed by some of these other ones. Divergent is much bigger and The Fault in Our Stars is, as well. I really don’t even know if the readers understand what they have pulled off. It just blows my mind.

When I saw some of the people we were up against, I thought “oh my gosh, I know those numbers and there is no way.” And they still do it. They do it very honestly too. There have been some scandals with people using bots for some other movies to get votes. The VA Fans though, they are clicking each and every minute. It’s that pure love and passion that they are doing that with. I have said for ages I have the best fans for my books and it is true. The fact that they organize these worldwide things – voting marathons, pictures going around – it’s crazy. It’s so global. It’s humbling. It’s just incredible that they do this – that they form friendships with each other in different places, just for the sake of seeing this book that they love put up on this altar. It’s incredible.

Do you think after Bloodlines #6 comes out, will you exit the Vampire Academy world? Will you write a different series in it?

Richelle: That is the million dollar question. It is being tossed around now, because I am nearing the end of Bloodlines. Book five is almost put to bed and it is going to be time for six. It is hard, it is tricky. It’s a decision that is going to need to be made very soon. So all I can say is stay tuned. Definitely something I am still figuring out.

If you had a theme song that would describe the journey to getting the movie made, what would that be?

Richelle: I would say Eye of the Tiger. It’s been a lot of work. People have no idea what goes into making a movie. I still don’t. I have only scraped it based on what I see from people I have worked with in Hollywood. It’s a hugely complicated process. There are so many things that have to come together at just the right place at the right time. I have a huge respect for that business after what I have seen. It is very easy for people to go online and weigh in on what is good and what is bad, but it just blows my mind what it takes. It’s not just like go make a movie. It is hard, it is very hard. I just feel really lucky to have had such great people to work with on it. But definitely a long journey.

When your readers want to relax we read, but being as you are a writer, what do you do to relax? Do you read?

Richelle: I do read, but not as much as I used to. When I do read, it is not in my own genre. It is more relaxing for me to read in something else. Fantasy, historical. I don’t read about vampires for fun. Also to relax, I love reality TV. I think it’s because it is unscripted. Don’t get me wrong, I watch plenty of other shows that are scripted and have storylines, but I find myself analyzing them and thinking of plots and reveals and pacing. Reality TV is just such mind candy – there is no ulterior motives going on, there is no subplots, foreshadowing – it’s just there and it’s ridiculous. It gives my mind a break after a day of analyzing character motives in my own work.

Can I ask what your favorite reality show is?

Richelle: Probably Project Runway. It actually isn’t one of the most ridiculous ones out there. That’s actually a pretty smart show. But I do, I love Project Runway. I am also a fan of Hell’s Kitchen, which is slightly ridiculous at times. They are addictive. I like them a lot.

I know that you just had a baby, so fans are wondering are they going to be able to see you at the premiere?

Richelle: I am not coming to the premiere. He’s just too little to bring. I am just not comfortable bringing a baby on a germy airplane and also I couldn’t leave him, him being so young either. We’re just going to be staying in Seattle and we’ll hear about the premiere from people who get to go to it. Hopefully this will just be motivation for Frostbite to get made and then I can go to that premiere.

If you could say anything to your fans right now, what would you say?

Richelle: I would thank them for their support along the way, just with all of this. It’s amazing. I was touching on this earlier, but I feel so, so lucky to have people that love these books so much that they stand up for them and read them over and over. They write to me and I never have time to write back, but I read all the messages and it’s overwhelming that they have enough passion for these books and these things I create that they allow me to keep doing it. So I thank them and hope that they will stick with me for more books and they will give the movie a chance. I think it’s a lot of fun and I really love what I have seen of it.

Source: Fangirlish

Richelle Mead interview with Tearaway

Talking to Tearaway, a New Zealand-base site, Richelle Mead explains why she chose to write, gives her impression on the movie and why she wrote about vampires.

indexOn planning her stories:

I definitely have to plan out my stories in advance! I know some writers who can do amazing things on the spot, with no plan at all, but I’m not one of them. If I try that, I get lost, so I like to make a really detailed road map for myself and plan out each chapter. Knowing how the book ends helps me do a better job with its beginning. This is true for entire series as well. When I’m working on the first book in a series, I almost always know how things will wrap up in the last book.

On why she chose vampires:

Before I wrote Vampire Academy, I’d already started two adult series, one about demons and one about fairies. I needed a new paranormal creature to work with for my teen series, and vampires fit the bill, especially after I’d studied Eastern European folklore at college. I’d learned some great Romanian vampire myths that I liked, so I decided to try working them into a series. At the time this was happening, vampires hadn’t hit their current phase of popularity, so I had no idea what I was getting into. It was very lucky timing.

On if she had other ideas for Vampire Academy story:

The big parts of the series’ storyline stayed the same. This goes back to planning things in advance. I knew what all my big moments would be throughout the series, and I held true to those. A lot of the little details and subplots were filled in along the way and had some fluctuation, but overall, the last book in the VA series ended the way I’d expected it would when I sat down to write the first book.

On what made her start to write:

I didn’t need encouragement, so much as self-discipline and life experience. I’d wanted to be a storyteller my entire life, even from childhood, but it took many years for me to be able to have that patience to sit down and finish a substantial book. I also can’t emphasise the importance of experience and living life. So much of what goes into a book are little things—emotions and insights you pick up by being out in the world. I wrote Vampire Academy when I was thirty and couldn’t have created the same book when I was twenty.

On if the characters are based on real people:

No, I think writing people you know into your books is a good way to lose friends! If they don’t like the way the story goes, things could get ugly really quickly. Certainly, things my friends and family have done have helped inspire character actions in my books, but I’ve been careful not to write anyone specifically in.

On what makes a good story keep going:

I think it all goes back to having a plan. If you write a book and already know it’s part of a larger story in a series, it’s easier to make sure each of those successive books plays an important role and isn’t just there to capitalise on the first book’s popularity. I can often tell when I read the later books in a series if the author had planned for the story to go in that direction, and those always come across stronger to me than series where an author pulled out the ending at the last minute.

On her favourite own book:

My favorite books are always the big game changers in my series and often fall in the middle: Shadow Kiss, The Fiery Heart, and Succubus Dreams especially come to mind. When I plan my series, I often use the first book or two to establish the world, and then the big drama when things really go awry for characters happens in the middle. I love that, being able to turn the world upside down. Unfortunately, those are often some of the most heartbreaking moments in the series, which can be hard on readers. I get a lot of love and hate from those middle books—often in the same email!

On why she chose to write about Sydney:

There were a couple motivations at play. One was I wanted to look at the Moroi world through fresh eyes. Rose, in the Vampire Academy series, has grown up in this vampiric world and thinks it’s totally normal. When she’s our narrator, she doesn’t think twice about feeders or nighttime schedules. Sydney, as a human, has an outsider’s perspective and a completely different attitude. I think it’s useful for the reader to see the Moroi from both sets of eyes, and it really expands the world. Another reason I wanted to use Sydney was to practice writing with a different style of narration. Rose is very much act first, think later—which can be a lot of fun. But it’s also fun to delve into Sydney’s head, where she’s such a careful thinker who analyses her every action. And while a kickass heroine like Rose is inspiring and amazing to follow, I think that a lot of my readers have to act like Sydney in the real world, using brains more than brawn. I wanted to show that there was more than one way to be strong and that it doesn’t always involve fists.

On what she wanted to do as a child:

I actually wanted to be a writer when I was that age, so my ten-year-old self would hopefully be pretty pleased! My second choice job then was to be a teacher, which is what I did before I became a full-time writer. So, I feel very lucky to have been able to have both jobs in my life. Both are the kind of careers where you’re always working on something new and have to come in with a creative approach. That really appeals to me, and I love the different options I have every day with being an author. That being said, there’s also a complex business side to being an author, and it takes a lot of discipline since you’re often working on a book publisher’s schedule. I don’t think my ten-year-old-self ever had any idea that part of the job was coming! It can make things difficult at times, but there’s no other career I’d rather have right now.

On the movie:

The movie’s been a lot of fun, and overall, I’m really pleased with it. My role has mostly been advisory, which is pretty normal for authors. I’m a book expert, and the movie people are movie experts, so I’m happy letting them do their jobs. It’s great that they do consult with me, though, and I’ve been asked questions about costumes or if certain changes will affect future books. Some authors never get asked that, so I’m super grateful they bring my opinion in. Books and movies are very different mediums, so changes are inevitable, but we’re pretty lucky in that most changes that have been made are small and are for the sake of time or to make something more interesting on the screen. All the main plot points are still there. And I can’t say enough about how wonderful the cast is. They look like their characters, but more importantly, they really understand their characters. In fact, some of them have the same personalities in real life! It’s been amazing watching them bring these roles to life and see how much they really love being part of the movie.

Check it out here: Tearaway

Exclusive interview: Ralf Sarcozy

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Today, we are interviewing Ralf Sarcozy, the infamous sidekick of Jesse Zeklos, but who is he really? We don’t know much about him, except for his little misadventure with Christian Ozera…Well, time to discover who he is!

Interviewer: What is the worst thing you have ever done to someone? Why?

Ralf: I may or may not have spread a pretty mean rumor. Why did I do it? I don’t know, a girl offered to sleep with me! That’s why!

Interviewer: Describe your ideal woman?

Ralf: Definitely brunette. Nice boobs. Someone with Hathaway’s body, but not a dhampir. I like brains too, that way I get a girlfriend and personal tutor in one.

Interviewer: What do you like best (and least) about yourself?

Ralf: Jesse is the best part of me. Least? Okay, I’m really embarrassed by it, but I’m kinda… bald downstairs. It’s not my fault a certain Strigoi-wannabe set me on fire in class!

Interviewer: What is your happiest memory?

Ralf: I have so many. Most involve Jesse. Oh! There was this time not so long ago when Jesse and Eddie and I had a sleepover. We stayed up all night just sharing secrets, holding each other, making promises… oh, and er, like manly stuff too. Punching each other and shit.

Interviewer: Could you share one thing about yourself that none knows?

RalfI know people think I don’t but… I actually care. Sometimes too much. I’m scared to get hurt.

Interviewer: What is the dream you hold closest to your heart?

Ralf: That one day I’ll get my friends back… One in particular. And that Prince Dashkov will get better, for Nat’s sake.

Interviewer: What is the thing (or person) that you fear the most?

Ralf: Christian Ozera.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Ralf: Now I can’t say that, can I? ;)

Interviewer: Well, thank you very much for this interview, Ralf Sarcozy! It was nice knowing more about you!

On Facebook? You can add Ralf over there: Ralf Sarcozy

To conclude this interview, we have a game for Ralf Sarcozy, what does he think for each letter of the alphabet? Find out!

A) Abby  B) Bloodwhore  C) Cuddles D) Dhampir E) Eddie F) Feeder G) Gay H) Homosexual I) I love Jesse J) Jesse! K) Kiss L) Lissa M) Moroi Swag N) Natalie O) Ozera P) Prince D Q) Queen T R) Rose S) Strigoi T) Tatiana U) Up V) Vampire W) Willy X) Xenodocheionology…It’s a word. Look it up. Y) YOLO Z) Zeklos


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Aujourd’hui, on interviewe Ralf Sarcozy, l’acolyte de Jesse Zeklos, mais qui est-il réellement? On ne sait pas grand chose de lui, sauf sa petite mésaventure avec Christian Ozera…et bien, il est temps de découvrir qui il est!

Journaliste: Quelle est la pire chose que vous ayez fait à quelqu’un? Pourquoi?

Ralf: J’ai peut-être, j’ai peut-être pas répandu certaines mauvaises rumeurs. Pourquoi j’ai fait cela ? Je ne sais pas, une fille m’a proposé de coucher avec ! Voilà pourquoi !

Journaliste: Quel est votre idéal féminin?

Ralf: Brunette, sans aucun doute. Une belle poitrine. Quelqu’un qui a le corps d’Hathaway mais n’est pas une Dhampir. J’aime l’intelligence aussi, comme ça, j’ai une petite amie et une tutrice personnelle en même temps.

Journaliste: Qu’aimez-vous le plus (et le moins) en vous?

Ralf: Jesse est la meilleure partie de moi-même. La moins bonne ? D’accord, j’ai vraiment honte mais je suis un peu…chauve là en bas. Ce n’est pas ma faute si un certain Strigoi wannabe m’a immolé en classe !

Journaliste: Quel est votre meilleur souvenir?

Ralf: J’en ai tellement. La plupart concerne Jesse. Oh ! Il y a eu cette fois, il n’y a pas longtemps, où Jesse, Eddie et moi-même avons eu une soirée entre garçons. On est resté toute la nuit debout à nous confier nos secrets, nous tenir l’un l’autre, nous faire des promesses…oh et, hum, des trucs d’hommes aussi. On s’est donné des coups de poings et tout.

Journaliste: Pouvez-vous nous dire quelque chose sur vous que personne ne sait?

Ralf: Je sais que les gens croient que ce n’est pas le cas mais…je prends beaucoup les choses à cœur. Parfois trop. J’ai peur d’être blessé.

Journaliste: Quel est votre rêve le plus cher?

Ralf: Qu’un jour, je retrouve mes amis…un en particulier. Et que le prince Dashkov se remette, pour Nat.

Journaliste: Quelle est la chose (ou personne) que vous craignez le plus?

Ralf: Christian Ozera

Journaliste: Qu’aimez-vous faire pendant votre temps libre?

Ralf: Je ne peux quand même pas le révéler, pas vrai ? ;)

Journaliste: Merci beaucoup pour cette interview, Ralf Sarcozy! C’était chouette d’en apprendre plus sur vous!

Sur Facebook? Vous pouvez ajouter Ralf ici: Ralf Sarcozy

From Tracey Hollington and FansofVA, a big thank you to Mister Zeklos for this awesome interview!

Exclusive interview: Jesse Zeklos

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Today, we are interviewing the bad boy? Jesse Zeklos. Don’t let his hotness blind you though, he might not be who he seems to be. And beware especially of his MoroiSwag, don’t want to swoon too much over him, right, right?

Interviewer: What is the worst thing you have ever done to someone? Why?

Jesse: Please, I’ve never done anything to anyone. Did Rose put you up to this? I was just telling everyone what happened. The truth…

Interviewer: Describe your ideal woman?

Jesse:  Fine, sexy, probably royal. She’s gotta know that I don’t like to be tied down a lot.

Interviewer: What do you like best (and least) about yourself?

Jesse: I’m fly! I’ve got that moroi swag. Least? Have you seen my face? My body? Have you seen the way the shawties swoon? Please, I don’t dislike a thing… There is nothing to dislike.

Interviewer: What is your happiest memory?

Jesse: That’s a tough one. I got so many great memories. My life is freaking awesome. I guess… in kindergarten I met my best bro, Ralf. (Some people call him Ray, for some reason.) We hit it off. I guess the day I met him.

Interviewer: Could you share one thing about yourself that none knows?

Jesse: Okay, I don’t usually share this… I don’t think anyone knows but Ralf… but I love animals. It’s not something I put out there, shawties like a tough dude.

Interviewer: What is the dream you hold closest to your heart?

Jesse: I’m livin the dream, baby. Rich, young, and fine. #MoroiSwag

Interviewer: What is the thing (or person) that you fear the most?

Jesse: Fear? I don’t fear nothing or no one.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Jesse: Party and shawties.

Interviewer: Well, thank you very much for this interview, Jesse Zeklos! Who is swooning now?

On Facebook? You can add Jesse over there: Jesse Zeklos

To conclude this interview, we have a game for Jesse Zeklos, would you like to know who he would choose between Rose and Mia? Who he would like as a bestfriend? Here it is!

Would you rather party or stay home with your best bro?

Can I party with my best bro?

Would you rather date Mia or Rose?

That is tough. They’re both fine. I went there with Rose, but she is a lil too Cray for me. Probably Mia.

Would you rather marry or stay free?

FREEDOM

 Would you rather be bestfriend with Eddie or Christian?

Dang…. that is rough. Ian say Eddie, tho.

Would you rather keep your moroi swag or become richer?

Keep my swag. I don’t need any more money, but even if I was broke… as long as I got my swag im good.

Would you rather date a Moroi or a Dhampir?

I like a mix of both… at the same time. Ha

 Would you rather read a book or make your homework?

Book. I’d rather do somethin on my own terms…

Would you rather have a snowball fight or enjoy a spa?

Snowball. & I’m beast at it. Challenge me (; dare ya.


Traduction

Aujourd’hui, on interviewe le bad boy? Jesse Zeklos. Ne vous laissez pas éblouir par sa beauté, il n’est peut-être pas qui il semble être. Et faites attention à son MoroiSwag, vous ne souhaitez pas vous pâmer trop devant lui, pas vrai? Pas vrai?

Journaliste: Quelle est la pire chose que vous ayez fait à quelqu’un? Pourquoi?

Jesse: Attends, j’ai jamais rien fait à personne. C’est Rose qui vous a demandé ça ? Je faisais juste savoir ce qu’il s’était passé. La simple vérité…

Journaliste: Quel est votre idéal féminin?

Jesse: Belle, sexy, royale aussi. Elle doit savoir que je n’aime pas être retenu de trop.

Journaliste: Qu’aimez-vous le plus (et le moins) en vous?

Jesse: Je suis trop sex ! J’ai le swag moroi. Ce que j’aime le moins ? Vous avez vu mon visage ? Mon corps ? Comment les nanas se pâment devant moi ? Allez, je ne déteste rien en moins…car il n’y a rien à détester.

Journaliste: Quel est votre meilleur souvenir?

Jesse: C’est difficile. J’ai tellement de merveilleux souvenirs. Ma vie est tellement géniale. Je suppose…à la maternelle, où j’ai rencontré mon frère, Ralf. (Je ne comprends pas pourquoi certains l’appellent Ray). On s’est tout de suite bien entendu. Mon meilleur souvenir est le jour où on s’est rencontré.

Journaliste: Pouvez-vous nous dire quelque chose sur vous que personne ne sait?

Jesse: D’accord, je ne le dis jamais…Je pense que seul Ralf le sait…mais j’aime les animaux. Ce n’est pas quelque chose que j’aime dire car les nanas aiment les mecs durs à cuire.

Journaliste: Quel est votre rêve le plus cher?

Jesse: Je vis la vie de rêve, bébé. Riche, jeune et beau. MoroiSwag

Journaliste: Quelle est la chose (ou personne) que vous craignez le plus?

Jesse:  Une peur ? Je n’ai peur de rien ni de personne.

Journaliste: Qu’aimez-vous faire pendant votre temps libre?

Jesse: La fête et les nanas.

Journaliste: Merci beaucoup pour cette interview, Jesse Zeklos! Qui est en train de se pâmer?

Sur Facebook? Vous pouvez ajouter Jesse ici: Jesse Zeklos

Pour terminer cette interview, on a un jeu pour Jesse Zeklos, aimeriez-vous savoir qui il choisirait entre Rose et Mia? Qui il choisirait comme meilleur ami? Lisez plus bas!

Préférerais-tu faire la fête ou rester à la maison avec ton frère?

Je peux faire la fête avec mon frère?

Préférerais-tu sortir avec Mia ou Rose?

C’est dur. Elles sont toutes deux belles. J’ai essayé avec Rose, mais elle est un peu trop fofolle pour moi. Sûrement Mia.

Préférerais-tu te marier ou rester célibataire ?

LIBERTE

Préférerais-tu être meilleur ami avec Eddie ou Christian ?

La vache…c’est dur. On va dire Eddie.

Préférerais-tu garder ton moroi swag ou devenir plus riche ?

Garder mon swag. Je n’ai pas besoin de plus d’argent, mais même si j’étais fauché…du moment que j’ai mon swag, tout va bien.

Préférerais-tu sortir avec une Moroi ou une Dhampir ?

J’aime un mélange des deux…en même temps. Ha.

Préférerais-tu lire un livre ou faire tes devoirs ?

Le livre. Je préfère faire quelque chose quand je le decide…

Préférerais-tu faire une bataille de boules de neige ou un spa ?

Bataille de boules de neige, je suis un pro. Viens voir un peu, si t’oses.

From Tracey Hollington and FansofVA, a big thank you to Mister Zeklos for this awesome interview!

Exclusive interview: Dimitri Belikov

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Ah Guardian Belikov, I’m sure everyone wants to know a bit more about him, right? Right? Well, you are at the right place to discover what he really thinks. Don’t get your hopes up though, Guardian Belikov wouldn’t be Guardian Belikov if he didn’t stay secretive…

Interviewer: What is the worst thing you have ever done to someone? Why?

Dimitri: I try to be nice and understanding to everyone. The only thing I can think of is not being there when my friend Ivan was killed.

Interviewer: Describe your ideal woman?

Dimitri: Being a guardian is my main priority and I don’t have a lot of time to date but if I had to pick my ideal woman it would be someone who had the same values as me. She understands that I am a guardian and what my job entails.

Interviewer: What do you like best (and least) about yourself?

Dimitri: You should probably ask Roza this question. I don’t really know how to answer this. I guess the thing I like most about myself is my ability to remain calm in most situations. The least would probably be putting my job as guardian before anything else.

Interviewer: What is your happiest memory?

Dimitri: I have quite a few happy memories none of which I would like to share.

Interviewer: Could you share one thing about yourself that none knows?

Dimitri: There’s only one thing that really stands out and that is beating up my dad when I was a teenager. Only a few people know about that.

Interviewer: What is the dream you hold closest to your heart?

Dimitri: Even though being a guardian comes first I would like to get married.

Interviewer: What is the thing (or person) that you fear the most?

Dimitri: There is only one thing that I fear the most and that is being Strigoi.

Interviewer: What’s your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Dimitri: I really enjoy reading western novels when I get some free time, which isn’t very often.

Interviewer: Well, thank you very much for this interesting interview, Guardian Belikov!

On Facebook? You can add Dimitri over there: Dimitri Belikov

To conclude this interview, we have a few more questions to ask Guardian Belikov, let’s be honest who doesn’t want to know more about him, right?

Who has always been your role model?

There have been a few people that I have looked up to. Mainly school teachers and a few fellow guardians.

What would you say to someone who wants to become the best guardian?

I would tell them to train hard, there is no such thing as training too hard.

 What is your favourite Western?

I have too many favorite Westerns to just name.

What is your favourite song?

I like a lot of songs from the 80′s.

What is the first thing to remember when facing a Strigoi?

 Don’t Hesitate!!!

What do you think about your student, Rose?

When I first met Roza she was, a loose cannon. She did not want to be at school and the only reason she stayed was for Vasilisa. As time has gone on though she has really applied herself and she is on her way to becoming one of the best guardians the school has seen.


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Ah Gardien Belikov, je suis sûre que tout le monde souhaite en savoir plus à son sujet, pas vrai? Pas vrai? Eh bien, vous êtes au bon endroit pour découvrir ce qu’il pense vraiment. Mais n’espérez pas trop, Gardien Belikov ne serait pas Gardien Belikov si il ne restait pas mystérieux…

Journaliste: Quelle est la pire chose que vous ayez fait à quelqu’un? Pourquoi?

Dimitri: J’essaie d’être sympa et compréhensif avec tout le monde. La seule chose à laquelle je puisse penser est de ne pas avoir été là quand mon ami Ivan a été tué.

Journaliste: Quel est votre idéal féminin?

Dimitri: Ma première priorité est d’être un gardien et je n’ai pas beaucoup le temps de trouver quelqu’un mais si je devais choisir ma femme idéale, ce serait quelqu’un qui partage les mêmes valeurs que moi. Quelqu’un qui comprend que je suis un gardien avec tout ce que cela implique.

Journaliste: Qu’aimez-vous le plus (et le moins) en vous?

Dimitri: Vous devriez demander cela à Roza. Je ne sais pas comment y répondre. Ce que j’aime en moi-même est de pouvoir rester calme dans la plupart des situations. Ce que j’aime le moins serait de faire passer mon travail de gardien avant tout le reste.

Journaliste: Quel est votre meilleur souvenir?

Dimitri: J’ai quelques souvenirs heureux mais je ne souhaite pas les partager.

Journaliste: Pouvez-vous nous dire quelque chose sur vous que personne ne sait?

Dimitri: Il y a vraiment une seule chose qui me vient à  l’esprit et c’est d’avoir battu mon père quand j’étais ado. Seules quelques personnes sont au courant.

Journaliste: Quel est votre rêve le plus cher?

Dimitri: Même si mon devoir de gardien passe en premier, j’aimerais me marier.

Journaliste: Quelle est la chose (ou personne) que vous craignez le plus?

Dimitri: Il n’y a qu’une seule chose que je crains par-dessus tout et c’est de devenir Strigoi.

Journaliste: Qu’aimez-vous faire pendant votre temps libre?

Dimitri: J’aime lire des romans westerns pendant mon temps livre, ce qui n’arrive pas souvent.

Journaliste: Merci beaucoup pour cette intéressante interview, Gardien Belikov!

Sur Facebook? Vous pouvez ajouter Dimitri ici: Dimitri Belikov

Pour conclure cette interview, on a quelques questions à poser à Gardien Belikov, soyons honnêtes, qui ne veut pas en savoir davantage sur lui?

Qui a toujours été votre modèle?

J’ai admiré quelques personnes dans ma vie, principalement des professeurs et quelques gardiens.

Que diriez-vous à quelqu’un qui souhaite devenir le meilleur gardien possible?

Je leur dirai de s’entraîner dur, on ne s’entraîne jamais trop.

Quel est votre Western préféré?

J’aime trop de Westerns pour n’en nommer qu’un seul.

Et votre chanson préférée ?

J’aime beaucoup de chansons des années 80.

Quelle est la première chose à retenir face à un Strigoi?

N’hésitez pas!

Que pensez-vous de votre élève Rose?

 Quand j’ai rencontré Roza pour la première fois, elle était un boulet de canon. Elle ne voulait pas rester à l’école et elle est restée seulement pour Vasilisa. Mais avec le temps, elle s’est appliquée et elle est sur la bonne voie pour devenir l’une des meilleures gardiennes que l’école ait jamais vu.

From Tracey Hollington and FansofVA, a big thank you to Guardian Belikov for this awesome interview!

Penguin Teen Australia compiles the reasons why you shouldn’t avoid Vampire Academy

Penguin Teen Australia did an awesome blog post on 8 reasons to stop avoiding Vampire Academy and we must say they are really spot-on!
Penguin Teen Australia a rédigé un article sur les 8 raisons pour lesquelles il faut arrêter d’éviter Vampire Academy et on peut dire qu’ils ont bien raison!
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1. The name isn’t representative of this AWESOME series. Sure, it has vampires and is set in an academy but that’s not the end of the story, that’s just the beginning.
1. Le nom ne fait pas honneur à cette merveilleuse série. Bien entendu, il y a des vampires et l’histoire se passe dans une académie mais l’histoire ne se limite pas à cela, c’est juste le début.

2. Rose Freaking Hathaway – If you’ve been longing for a kick butt, fearless, headstrong heroine, then you’re going to LOVE Rose. Feisty, fiery, independent and a classic leap before you look girl, Rose’s imperfections make her PERFECT!
2. Rose Hathaway-Si vous avez cherché une héroine forte, sans peur et casse-cou, vous allez aimer Rose. Féroce, indépendante et qui frappe avant de réfléchir, les défauts de Rose la rendent parfaite!

3. Based on Romanian mythology surrounding two races of vampires, Richelle Mead brings a fresh non-sparkly take to the proceedings.
3. Basé sur une mythologie roumaine parlant de deux races de vampires, Richelle Mead apporte une touche non-brillante à la mythologie des vampires.

4. The action – In case you think this is another, swoony romance about a girl longing for her vampire boyfriend and nothing else, we first meet Rose Hathaway as she tries to help her best friend escape, by taking on a gang of assailants!
4. L’action-Si vous pensez qu’il s’agit là d’une autre romance à se pâmer entre une fille qui se meurt de son petit ami vampire et rien d’autre, on rencontre Rose Hathaway alors qu’elle essaie d’aider sa meilleure amie à s’échapper, et se bat contre un groupe d’assaillants!

5. Best Friends – The primary relationship of Vampire Academy isn’t the two main love interests – it’s about best friends. Rose and Lissa are the driving force of the Vampire Academy world, with their ups and downs of friendship always being tested.
5. Meilleurs amies- La relation la plus importante de Vampire Academy n’est pas une relation romantique entre les deux protagonistes, c’est avant tout la relation entre deux meilleures amies. Rose et Lissa font la force de ce monde, même si leur amitié connaît des épreuves.

6. Mead Men – Okay, so while men are not the primary focus, they do feature and Richelle Mead is renowned for writing strong, sexy, supportive men! Best friend Mason and his co-hort Eddie Castile, outcast with snarky charm Christian Ozera and the undeniably sexy Guardian mentor Dimitri Belikov all represent the epic-ness of Mead Men.
6. Les hommes de Mead- D’accord, même si les hommes ne sont pas à l’avant-plan, ils sont présents et Richelle Mead est connue pour écrire des personnages masculins forts, sexys et rendant service! Le meilleur ami Mason et son copain Eddie Castile, l’asocial mais narquois Christian Ozera et Dimitri Belikov, le gardien sans aucun doute super sexy, représentent le caractère épique des hommes de Mead.

7. FUN! – With all the intrigue, drama, backstabbing and more, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is a heavy duty read. Rose and her friends have fun, laugh, tell jokes and share some amazingly comical banter.
7.Amusant- Avec l’intrigue, le drame, les coups bas et bien plus, vous serez pardonné de croire qu’il s’agit d’une lecture pesante. Mais Rose et ses amis s’amusent, rient, se racontent des blagues et se partagent des plaisanteries merveilleusement marrantes.

8. Hype – This series has some MEGA duty heavy hype surrounding it. If you’ve meet a member of #VAFamily, then you’ll understand how rabidly passionate the fan base is.
8. Le tapage-La série connaît un très fort battage. Si vous avez rencontré un membre de la #VAFamily, vous comprendrez à quel point les fans sont extrêmement passionnés.
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