Will Twi-Hards Enroll in Vampire Academy?

Vampire AcademyAs I am writing this, midnight movie screenings of the latest Twilight flick are selling out everywhere. No surprise to know that many movie production companies would like to suck up some of that tweener paranormal romance money. This is good news for authors like Richelle Mead and her New York Times best selling Vampire Academy book series. She’ll reap the rewards, and horror fans will continue to weep for the genre.

Coming Soon brings us news that Preger Entertainment has staked a claim to the film rights for the Vampire Academy book series, the sixth installment of which will be released by Penguin Books this December. Since I’m not 14 nor do I have a vagina and I’m not emo, I’ll just let Wikipedia explain the Vampire Academy storyline.

It tells the story of Rosemarie (Rose) Hathaway, a seventeen-year-old Dhampir girl, who is training to be a body guard for her Moroi best friend, Vasilisa (Lissa) Dragomir. In the process of learning how to defeat Strigoi (the undead and evil vampires) in St. Vladimir’s Academy, Rose finds herself caught in a forbidden romance with her handsome instructor, Dimitri Belikov, while having an unbreakable bond with Lissa.

So we have a little Twilight, a little Harry Potter, and some hot teacher-on-student forbidden fruit action going on to boot? I’m down with that. Get Larry Clark to direct, and I’m really down with that.

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  • Vanvance1

    I guess the only way this vile, mind-numbing trend will end is if 10,000 of these generic estrogen fuelled crap fests gets made and like a house fire the thing burns itself out.

    But what if I’m wrong, what is this is like Harlequin romances and this shit just never goes away?

    I think we need to clearly separate this romantic garbage from horror. It should have it’s own dedicated sites and book shelves, like the Harlequins do. That way I will have an easier time avoiding it.

    C’mon DC, step up and be the first to say “We are horror, we are proud and we’re not giving column inches to teen estrogen fests ever again!”

    • GJW

      The housing bubble eventually burst. The Stock Market bubble burst and we saw a huge collapse. Hopefully,this bubble will also burst! Unfortunately,it does not look like it will be anytime soon. I’d still be buying call options on this teeny vamp craze if I could. That is probably where the smart money would go. But it will end………eventually.

      Formerly FireRam

  • cindy020294

    I have to say that this is the greatest news I’ve ever heard! Here’s a note to Preger Entertainment: I hope you take this opportunity that Richelle Mead( The best author ever!) has given you, very seriously. There has been a lot of commotion in the public for the last 3 or 4 years about vampire fantasy and romance. Most of it repelling off of block-busters like Twilight and high ranking TV series like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. All of these movies were first written into bestsellers, just like VA. They also have another thing in common, they tell about the hardship of love, loss, pain, and sacrifice. All feelings that we have to come across in life in one point or another. Sure, maybe not as dramatically life changing as most of the characters in the books have to, but life-relatable nonetheless. Vampire Academy also has these qualities, after all, it is a New York Times bestseller, right? Yet, there’s more. It starts out with this naive 17-year-old teenager that all she wants to do is protect her best friend. She messes up along the way, a lot, but then she gets right back up again, all for her best friends sake. See, that right there is it. The one the thing that sets Vampire Academy apart from the other books. Books like Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and The Sookie Stackhouse series, they center around the love between couples, and while a lot of the readers are in a relationship, they can’t relate to that unflawed, intense, heart-rocking love. Because, telling the truth, how many people actually have the perfect love that these characters portray? Not very many, right? As the teenager in high school that I am, I might be wrong, but then look at things from my perspective. I AM in high school, some of the longest relationships that I’ve witnessed are 3 weeks long, and then there over ’cause someone gets bored. Can you see why I might be skeptical about many people sharing that kind of love? Yeah, I thought so. Vampire Academy on the other hand doesn’t just revolve around Rose and Dimitri, it tells about the responsibility of being a best friend. The things you have to do to protect the one and only friend that you know you can trust with anything, even your life. Most people have a best friend since their in diapers, and while romantic relationships come and go, your friends are always there when you need them. Threw the good times, threw the bad times, when you feel like screaming at someone, their there, and they scream right back at you, but then you always forgive each other because you know that you’ll never find someone who understands you more. For me, that right there is what makes Vampire Academy 100% relatable.

    P.S.- Thought the “14-year-old, Vagina, Emo” thing was pretty funny.
    ~Cindy Santillan~

    • GJW

      I will give you all due credit. That is probably the best little article I have ever read in defense of such material. Well done! Well written. Fuck,I’m sitting wishing I was in high school again. Wait…………I act like I still am. Hahaha,that’s all I can do I guess. Anyway,nice job. When you move into college,you need to focus on writting,law,or some kind of financial sales. LOL

      And oh the three week relationship……….miss those.Oh,and dating your ex-three week girlfriends hotter friend.

      Formerly FireRam