Friday, October 31, 2014

Vampire Academy Gala: The Favorites Game

Like I've done with Rachel on previous events we collaborated on, we're sharing our favorites - what we loved best about the Vampire Academy series. We both did our best to keep these things spoiler-free, except perhaps for the part where we share our favorite scenes and quotes.

Book: I think I'm going to have to go with Last Sacrifice. I feel like every book prior to this one was a successive step that built up everything until we got to this book. The stakes are so high, and the relationships are so strong, and the characters are like familiar friends - and it was a treat (and a little nerve-wracking to see how it'd all unfold. Plus, Rose is majorly kick-ass in this book (even though she really is in all of them).

Main Character: It's a given that this is Rose Hathaway. Seriously. The girl is just amazing. She's sassy, smart and sharp; she's loyal and full of love for the people she really cares about. She happens to be the main reason that I enjoyed the books so much, because she amused and awed me at equal terms.

Secondary Character: It'll be no surprise that I loved Dimitri, right? Because there's nothing hotter than a dhampir guardian who teaches you to kick butt, and genuinely cares about your welfare and that of your friends. I seriously could not get enough of Dimitri Belikov! (I also really loved Christian Oreza. There's just such a huge soft spot for him in my heart.)

Quote(s): 








Scene:

In Blood Promise, there's one particular scene that Rose recalls where she and Dimitri are up in the mountains, just talking about the possibility of having a cabin there. They make snow angels, and it's deliciously simple, but so poignant.

Romantic Relationship: Dimitri & Rose, obviously. Those two are facing so many obstacles, and go through so much just for each other. But you can tell that there's a strong foundation of friendship and mutual regard, and I loved that they were both dedicated to being the best individuals they could be. Seriously, the levels of swoon were absolute perfection.

Non-romantic Relationship: From the very start, I just enjoyed Rose & Christian's friendship. It starts out rocky, especially in Vampire Academy. But there certainly comes a point where they bond, mostly because of their love for Lissa. I liked seeing them occasionally banter, but also learn to work together and trust each other in order to get things done. Plus, when they teased each other, I loved that too!

Here are the previous posts you might have missed:
Welcome + Giveway || Hello, Chelly
Mini-Reviews of Books 1-3 || Alexa Loves Books
Mini-Reviews of Books 1-3 || Hello, Chelly
Mini-Reviews of Books 4-6 || Alexa Loves Books
Mini-Reviews of Books 4-6 || Hello, Chelly
Movie Rant || Alexa Loves Books
Movie Rant || Hello, Chelly

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I was swooning and LOL'ing at all your quotes thinking, is this a Dimitri showcase from each book? Because I'm totally not complaining! LOVE everything you love!!! THESE BOOKS!!!!

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  2. Awww, I love the favorites game!! VA isn't a favorite series of mine - that damn love triangle nearly killed me - but there are some things about it I adore. Dimitri, *swoon*. My favorite book is probably Shadow Kiss - horrible cliffhanger but the most romantic, to me. I hope you will get to Bloodlines soon. :)

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  3. All these dimitri quotes!!!! <333 love these posts -- they make me smile bc i just loved this series so much!

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  4. I still need to read this series! And then Bloodlines!

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  5. My favorite secondary character is Adrian <3. Are you going to read Bloodlines?

    Side note on the Dimitri/Rose relationship: If they had a song, it would absolutely be Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift. Just imagine it as a duet.

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