Friday, February 7, 2014

'Read the book first' Friday! Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead



VampireAcademy by Richelle Mead

Prepare to be Tested. The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling "Vampire Academy" series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. Read it Before it Hits Theaters February 14th, 2014

About the book:  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. Watch a Video Is your school a Vampire Academy? Take the quiz and find out Get the Spirit Bound Countdown widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox Not seeing a widget? (More info)

About the author:  Richelle Mead was born in Michigan on November 12, 1976. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in comparative religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in teaching (middle and high school English) degree from the University of Washington. Before becoming a full-time author, she taught eighth grade social studies and English. She writes the Georgina Kincaid series and the Dark Swan series for adults and the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series for young adults. In 2013 her title, The Fiery Heart, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography)
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About the movie:  Release Date: February 7, 2014
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Mark Waters
Screenwriter: Daniel Waters
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, Ashley Charles
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: Based on author Richelle Mead's worldwide bestselling series, "Vampire Academy" tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best friend, Lissa - a royal vampire Princess - have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa's guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.

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