It’s been years since I read the Vampire Academy books (during a fit of summer boredom, I sped through the first three in less than two days) so my memory of them is spotty at best. What little I do remember, though, was mildly entertaining.
The six book series authored by Richelle Mead is for the most part set in an academy for vampires – bet you weren’t expecting that based off the series title – and recently, a trailer was released for a movie adaptation of the first novel.
Mead’s world borrows lightly from Romanian mythology involving Moroi and Strigoi, describing Moroi as the “nice” (yet non-sparkly) vampires, and Strigoi as the “evil” vampires. The two groups are opposed to each other by nature, since Moroi are alive, mortal, and born, whereas Strigoi are undead, immortal, and created by purposefully murdering someone while feeding on them.
In the first Vampire Academy book, Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) is a Dhampir – half human, half vampire – is in training to become a guardian/bodyguard for her best friend, a Moroi princess named Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry). A few years prior to the start of the book, the pair had run away from the academy, but are forced to return after a group of guardians led by Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovsky) track them down. Chaos, romance, and high-school drama ensues.
The movie looks like it’s going to be all kinds of cheesy straight-to-DVD ridiculousness, and to be quite honest I am totally here for that. I need some more ridiculousness in my life.
Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters is set for theater release on February 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day date movie, anyone?