Michelle Rowen

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VA Ultimate Guide release day – Win a signed (by me) copy!

The official guide to the #1 international bestselling Vampire Academy series

Sink your teeth into the perfect holiday gift and must-have collector’s item for every fan of Richelle Mead’s totally addicting Vampire Academy series.

Discover the history of St. Vladimir’s Academy, explore the dark psychology behind Rose and Lissa’s spirit bond, and find out even more illicit secrets about Moroi society. This ultimate guide will feature everything readers want and need to go even deeper into the world of Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, and Last Sacrifice . . . every heartache, every betrayal, every sacrifice, and so much more!

It’s the official release day for VAMPIRE ACADEMY: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE! Hooray!! I was thrilled to get the chance to be a part of this fun project, especially since I was (and am) such a fan of Richelle Mead’s series.

Here’s a few FAQs I get about this project….

Who is your favorite VA character?

Too many to mention all of them, but Adrian is a stand-out character for me. He was gorgeous, he had charm, and he was incredibly sarcastic. The perfect man!

Which character would you most like to be bitten by?

Without a doubt: Dimitri. *offers neck*

What power would you want if you were a Moroi?

Spirit, if it didn’t have the side effects. Otherwise, I’d like fire. It seems to be the most kickass power by far.

Does writing the Guide mean you get to meet Dimitri and Adrian?

I wish! But, alas, no.


I’d love to give away a signed (by me) copy of the Ultimate Guide to a commenter! Tell me who your favorite VA character is and why you love them so much! I’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow night, December 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. EST. International entries welcome!

311 comments to “VA Ultimate Guide release day – Win a signed (by me) copy!”

  1. Erika
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:26 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Rose because she’s a kickass chick who protects the people she loves and has amazing chemistry with not just Dimitri but Christian.

    • Gail Goodenough
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:36 pm · Link

      I really identify with Rose. Her intentions are always good, although sometimes she acts before thinking–just like me :)


  2. Debbie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:26 pm · Link

    My favourite character is without a doubt Rose! She is a strong person and she follows what feels right too her, even when she knows that people might turn against her. And I just love how through thick and thin she knows who she is and won’t compromise that for anything :wink:

  3. Nanette
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:32 pm · Link

    My favorite is Rose! She’s a protector of all she loves! She doesn’t let anything get her down! Keeps on going!

  4. Ann Garniss
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:33 pm · Link

    I haven’t read Vampire Acadamy yet. But if I win the Ultimate Guide, I promise to start!

  5. Melody
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Rose to is awesome. I love this series.

  6. Cat
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:42 pm · Link

    My favourite charakter is Rose.
    She’s so similar to me, because she’s cheeky, brave and loves her beloved ones till the death. She would do everything to protect them – so would I.
    She has got a talent to say always the wrong things and to get into very painful affairs – but she always finds a way to make everything okay again.
    Her love to Dimka is so strong and I admire her strength.
    Dimka is one of my favourite characters too.
    He’s the man every woman wants. So do I ;P
    But I’ll leave him to Rose… so I can take Adrian!
    He’s such a cutie :oops: He shows himself to other people as a strong man – but he isn’t. In his deepths, he is a very lonely person. His love to Rose will never has a future – not, when Dimka’s still alive.

    So Rose can take Dinka… I’ll take Adrian ;)
    I’m sure we’ll be very happy together and will have beautiful children! But first he has to stop smoking! :P

  7. Vovka
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:42 pm · Link

    Hello! Thank you for this giveaway :-D
    My favorite VA character is Abe becausehe is so cute and funny.
    Even if he was not with Rose during 18 years he takes care of her when she needs him… Besides I love his scarves ^^
    Thanks again :wink:

  8. Patricia Braden
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:44 pm · Link

    I loved reading about Dimitri. Your description of him and all that happened kept me where I couldn’t put the book down.

  9. Khelsey
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:45 pm · Link

    My favorite is Rose. I love how she doesn’t take crap and will stand up for the ones she loves. I also love how she stood by Dimitri no matter what.

  10. Linda
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:46 pm · Link

    My initial fav character was Dimitri (he remained a fav throughout) but Adrian had me at “Hello, little Dhampir” I like how complex yet simple he is. His whole carefree-dandy-bad boy persona is irresistible. In every book I always waited for his next shenanigan or witty observation. He’s not just a pretty face, there’s more to him that meets the eye and I’m glad we get to see that in the Bloodlines series now. :)

  11. illyria452
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:54 pm · Link

    Oh, man. How can you make me choose?
    I love Rose, and Dimitri and Adrian!! For so many different reasons…
    I wish I was like Rose. Strong, resolved, and funny!!
    Dimitri is the heart of the matter. To think of VA is to think of him. And Adrian… Totally lovable. A joy to be around.

    But if I have to choose just one. . . I’ll take Dimitri. He’s unbelievable awesome, totally crush worthy and very much UNIQUE!
    There is no other character, ever, alive or undead, quite like him. He’s my favourite VA character and I just go totally fangirly whenever I think of him.

  12. anna cade
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:55 pm · Link

    My favorite is Rose as well. She’s so determined and even when knocked down it doesn’t take her long to get back up and kick some butt.

  13. Noor
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:56 pm · Link

    I love Adrian. He is extremely sexy, charming, and a badass. He sarcastic remarks were a pleasure to read. And I feel that even though he tried to shrug off everything, there are a lot more layers to him. I wish there was an entire novel on the chemistry between Adrian and Rose.

  14. Caitlin Waterhouse
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:57 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian! Cause he starts out so indifferent, but then maybe cares more then everyone

  15. Heather
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Originally I was going to say Adrian I love that guy! But honestly it’s Rose she’s tough and attituded she’s amazing! So much better than the girls in the rest of the vampire books!

  16. Kelly
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    I dont have a fav character. I find each and every character interesting and like different things about each of them and especially the different relationships between them.

  17. Kim
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    My favorite characters were Rose and Dimitri, but I also loved Mason and Adrian. There were so many great characters it is hard to choose just one!

  18. Emma
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    My Fav Character Is Deffo Rose, She Is SO Fiesty But Knows What She Wants From Life And Is Not Afriad To DO Whatever To Get Life As She Wants It.

  19. April millwood
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrien. Everyone has their dependencies. Adrien is just like every other person with his visces. And his pick of women is like my pick in men all wrong.

  20. Janice
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Rose. I love how she became a strong woman. I love how she was devoted to her friends. Plus, I loved her a Dimitri together. :-P

  21. Tami Yardley
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:58 pm · Link

    My favorite is Adrian, He is a laid back gentle force. He is what i see as the force behind alot of what has happened in the books. His charm and charisma is alot like i would have liked to look for in a man. Rose could do no worse than being with a man that worships her, yet has the strength to protect her.

  22. Barbara
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm · Link

    My favorite character in VA is pretty much the same as yours, Michelle! Adrian is a wonderful character, so full of layers and sides that we have to have another series with him so we could get do know him more!
    I think it’s impressive how he grows up during the first five books of Vampire Academy, showing that he is way more than a selfish party boy. He is a wonderful character!

  23. Amber
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 3:59 pm · Link

    My favorite character in her book wold have to be Rose. She is strong for herself and for her friends. She is constantly doing more for Lisa than she ever would for herself. Sometimes her attitude gets in the way of letting her guard down around other people, but that is what helps her keep her edge in fighting. Throughout the books she constantly finds new and innovative tactics to use when fighting or on the battle ground.

    My favorite thing about her is that she doesn’t see herself as ever being weak – she feels it is her duty to be strong and to break down at all is not an option in any way. By the end of the book she learns to channel her attitude in a direction that is good for her, but she still lets those she loves see the tender side of her heart.

    Absolutely love this series!!!

  24. Tammy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:01 pm · Link

    I think my fav has to be Adrian, NO WAIT!… Dimitri…. NOOOO Adrian, Dimitri…. AD, DIMI…..


    Ahhhhh… My fav character in Vampire Academy is Dimi-drian….. ;)

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm · Link


  25. Monica
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian. I like him because he has the bad boy image but still has a big heart. Plus I think he is a bit of a underdog.

  26. Lisa Harwood
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    My fave VA character has to be Dimitri!! He is just perfect

  27. Jodie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Adrian is my favorite character! He is funny, sarcastic and good looking, but he is also a kind, caring and understanding person when he needs to be. He is the perfect guy! What’s not to like?

  28. Ashley A.
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    My favorite character is definitely Rosemarie Hathaway. I know she’s a fictional, vampire slayer, but she’s my inspiration. I can’t say how many times I’ve finished reading one of the VA books and gone all Rose Hathaway snarky bitch. It sucks that we are no longer following her life, but as soon as the Vampire Academy series ended, I immidietly preordered the Spin Off series.
    And I shrieked as soon as Rose was in the book.
    And I’m shrieking for the next book.

  29. Momo
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    My most favorite character would absolutely have to be Rose because she’s just so kick-butt and awesome! Awh, and Adrian too! He added lots of fun to the series, overall. (:

    Now Dimitri. Aaaah, I love him too because…well, because he’s hot. LOL

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. melissa
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:02 pm · Link

    i like Sydney the best because she is so thoughtful and takes care of everyone including Adrian, Jill the moroi and the humans too.
    she is also (hopefully) going to go out with Adrian!! :twisted:

  31. Renee
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    i havent started to read the vampire academy series. I am sure when i start to get into reading them i am not going to put them down :) i have read your other series, succubus novels and found them absolutely fantastic and a must read for those who have fallen in love with richelle meads novels.


  32. Claire
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Adrien. Okay… maybe he drinks and he smokes but he’s hot and amazing. I like his psychic site and how he cares about others. When he’s not drunk, he’s awesome and that’s why he’s my favourite. I wish I could meet guy like him. :wink:

  33. Sydney
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    My favourite character, oh gosh. It’s such a tough decision for me because I honestly love Dimitri, Rose, Adrian and Christian so much !<333

    If I HAD to pick, I'd pick Adrian. He makes me laugh, cry and smile all the time <3 He is just so wonderful, you just have to look past his sarcastic exterior. He never stops loving Rose and I love how he was still willing to help her no matter what! I always get a lovely feeling when I see his name on the page.

    I was SOOOO happy when Bloodlines came out because then his character was continued!

    So YA, that would be my choice :)

  34. Kristina
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    My favorite character would have to be Adrian because he is a bad boy on the outside but on the inside is a big teddy bear who will do anything for those he loves and I also love his creativity when needed like with the box of perfume for Rose and lastly I love his carefree personality that he has while at St.Vlads and how whenever someone told him that he couldn’t do something he just said “I don’t go to school here I’m a free spirit.” :)

  35. Christine
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    My favorite vampire academy character is Rose, because of the kind of friendship she had with her bestfriend Lissa. Her character is so strong, the author Ms. Mead created. She mean what she say, do what’s she like. And finally, she fight for her love with Dimitri even the world is against their relationship and her undying friendship with her bestfriend Lissa. :)

  36. Carolina
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:04 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri because he’s so strong and passionate in what he believes.He’s always so selfless,even if it hurts him in the end.He’s there when you need him and the things he had to go through only made him stronger

  37. Bobbi
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:04 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri. He is so complicated and yet simple. All Richelle Mead’s characters is so well developed you can’t help but fall in love with all of them but Dimitri had me from the get go.

  38. Nicole
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:04 pm · Link

    I have to say I love Vasilisa! <3 Not only is she learning how to totally kick ass every day, she knows how to be absolutely feminine too! I love that she is a blonde beauty and just knows how to work it, but never wants to leave Rose to kick ass all by herself. She is a true friend always and forever and that is truely amazing!

  39. Lady Reader
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:05 pm · Link

    Hmm. This is a very tough choice. However, I’m going to go with Adrian, because he is just so… delicious!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. :)


  40. Jac
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm · Link

    My favorite? That is tough!! I loved all the characters. I would have to say Adrian was my favorite. Handsome, charming, snarky. I loved him. I loved his flaws as much as his strengths. (And I know he is ridiculously good looking!)

  41. kristina shields
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Definititely LOOOOVVE Dimitri! He’s a hot Russian who kicks butt!

  42. Kira
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:07 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Eddie because he is so sweet and protective; always helping others even when it doesn’t directly effect him and his happiness. He and Mia (from the end of Frostbite on) would make such a cute couple :) I love how he is always looking out for Rose too! I mean sure, he thought Mason and Rose were dating, but he still stuck around and that’s what counts! I feel so bad for him though…getting bitten/ held hostage by Strogoi TWICE is something I never want to go through!

  43. bree martin
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri … tall, dark, & handsome with a Russian accent & killer fighting moves…. what’s not to love?

  44. Alexea Kimmy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link

    my favorits are Dimitri and Adrian. Dimitri because he is so kick ass and its so hot that he is from Siberia. Adrian because he is really sweet and romantic but gives off that i dont care about any one (except for rose). But thats if i just have to chose someone they are all so great I love the VA books.

  45. Jessica
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link

    My favorite character would have to be Rose. She is everything I wish I could be. She’s brave, caring and willing to do anything she can to save those she loves. It’s not always an easy task risking everything you have to save others. She’s incredibly selfless and in a world full of selfish people, this trait is rare.

  46. Amna Hasecic
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link

    favorite character: Dimitri!! .. and well because his Dimitri.. nuff said ;) :-P

  47. Stephanie D
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm · Link

    I love Rose, but Lissa is my Fav. She is so meek and mild but when she needs to she kicks it into over drive and is a powerful as Rose!

  48. Liz Palomares
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:09 pm · Link

    OMG Wow my favorite Character is Dimitri, I think that his prospective in doing the right thing goes beyond any of us could imagine. I mean he would not hesitate to jump into action to protect those who he loves and his relationship with Rose has always been unique. Whether he was a guardian or not those feelings were always there even as a Strigoi he always did everything & anything for her & in last sacrifice it really showed that even tho he was going against the Moroi laws he was doing it for the right reasons and he took action beyond his power to do what was right. :-P. I honestly would love to see what was of the life of Dimitri Belikov before he arrived at the Academy. :wink:

  49. Angela
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Dimitri. Because he is an amazing warrior and fighter, he is devoted to everything he does and puts other people before himself. Because he is with Rose who fits him perfectly and he trusts her even if what she says seems wrong. And just because he is a badass Russian God.

  50. Ellie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Dimitri! He’s so smart and strong and good-looking. He doesnt always have to be the hero!

  51. Steffie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Even though it was already mentioned and explained several times: my favorite character in the series is Rose! I love about her that she’s not the perfect heroine. She is filled with doubts, she does mistakes and she cannot always be that nice little girl from next door who does everything right and the way it should be. She’s just real and authentic and readers can relate to her so much better. She’s kind of a mouth full, probably hard to be around sometimes, but as I said: it just makes her sympathetic.

    I love her charakter, I love her wild nature and her smart mouth. And I definitely share her humor and taste in men. :mrgreen:

    I really can’t wait for the release of this book and I am extremely excited to see what’s in there! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

    Greetings from Germany! :wink:

  52. Lizzie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Dimitri because he is so protective of Rose and he’s my crush for the series of books. He’s strong, confident, mysterious and in my mind oh so handsome. I’m so glad he’s featured in bloodlines.

  53. Jenn
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    Absolutely Adrian Ivashkov.
    I don’t know why, but he makes me start to think about life, love and friendship. He is such an amazing person and loves Rose with all his heart and he definately would do everything for her. Even if she hurt him or did something bad, he would save her and protects her in every way he could.

  54. Kayla
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    My favorite character is rose cause we’re exactly alike: sassy, smart, protective, caring (that one is secret), and all over badass c:

  55. Sabrina Rice
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    My favourite charter is Rose :evil: because throughout all the heartache betrayal and pain she powers through for the ones she loves and doesn’t want to hurt loved ones. :( She is like the ultimate best friend :lol: because one you break through the hard exterior :-x you get a cuddly teddy. Also she is like a ninja and uses it for good. :!:

  56. Trudy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:12 pm · Link

    I love every single character that Richelle has created but there is something about Sydney that is so much fun to read! She is constantly evolving and fighting her upbringing to discover that Dhampir and Moroi are not really the evil she was taught to believe. She is brave in a different way than Rose and Dimitri but she takes chances for the things that she believes in and that is so admiral! She has so many sides to her character and I love reading things from her perspective!

  57. Sarah Dennis
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm · Link

    I love Rose, she is smart, funy and quick witted, she makes the books what they are, and makes you come back for more.

  58. Leah Johnston
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm · Link

    I don’t like to be the person who says that their favorite character in a book is the main one but in this case it is, I absolutely love Rose!!!! She is so strong inside and out and do I need to mention that she kicks butt as well!? Rose is a great role model for me. She’s so brave and is always standing up for what is right. Her friendship with Lisa is so much like my best friend and I that it is that much relatable and makes it easier for me to step inside Rose’s shoes! I love the Vampire Academy books so much that I read through them over and over again! I would really, really love to win the VA Guide! It would definitely make this Christmas the best one yet!

  59. Sarah Dennis
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm · Link

    I love Rose, she is smart, funny and quick witted, she makes the books what they are, and makes you come back for more.

  60. Theresa Reed
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Dimitri is my favorite character. Even though he is a “Bad Ass God,” we see him struggle with right and wrong, love and hate, good and bad,and overcoming guilt for behavior beyond his control. He is awesome!!!

  61. Tia Monigold
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:14 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri. i love his character and the Rose/Dimitri dynamic so much. The way he was written makes you really believe there could be a Vampire Academy out there in the world. I love how he goes through so much and still in the end is dedicated not only to his calling but to Rose as well. There kind of love is the stuff of legends and the reasons girls like me still believe that there are men who would travel the land of the dead and come back just for you.

  62. Nicole
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm · Link

    I think Rose is my favorite b/c she is very eterminded to protect Lissa and she isn’t afraid to fall in love even though it’s against everything she is brought up to believe.

  63. Jackie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm · Link

    One of my favorite Characters is Yeva, Dimitri’s grandmother. She’s often forgotten but she reminds Rose why she came to Siberia in the first place. What she was there for. She’s strong and I imagine a lot of Dimitri’s personality comes from her.

  64. Jeni Yantis
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:16 pm · Link

    Adrian! Love the carefree, bad boy attitude….but you know he’s a softy at heart.

  65. May Pau
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:16 pm · Link

    Hate to say it since it’s such a cliche but it’s Rose. She’s brave and funny and sarcastic. :) Adrian is my second…

  66. Erin
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm · Link

    My favorite character would have to be Rose because she’s so sarcastic. I also like that she’s tough, but still has feeling and can get them hurt.

  67. Desiree Johnson
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Rose is by far is my favorite character! She is self confident and loving to others. She would give up anything for the ones she loves, even her own life (they come first). She also does not take no for an answer. If she puts her mind to it she will get it done! She also has a great taste in men (aka Dimitri)! That is why Rose Hathaway is my favorite charater of ALL TIME!

  68. Kylie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Christian is my favorite character! I love how he’s the opposite of Lissa but they go together so well and his scenes with Rose are hilarious!!

  69. Scarlett Doby
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm · Link

    I love Rose,she has a kick butt and passionate personality. Her and Dimitri make a great team.

  70. Stephanie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm · Link

    I think my favorite character is Christian Ozera, and it because he doesn’t give people the pleasure to step over him, because of what his parents did. He lets them talk but he doesn’t care what people says since he knows his life more than them.

  71. Laura Haag
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I wouldn’t even say ‘character’ because all of them seem so real. When i read about these people i feel like i’m in another world, one where any thing goes, one that absorbs me completely and inspired me. My favorite to read about would definitely be Rose. Her outlook on life is something i wish i could obtain. She is so fearless, at times irrational, but always following her heart and standing up for everything she believes. I’ve been following Vampire Academy since day one, the moment the book was released. once i read the first page, i was hooked. Once i really connected with and felt Rose…there was no turning back.
    I would love winning this guide! i would love getting as close to this world as possible. it would mean so much to me.
    thank you so much for an opportunity like this.
    Sincerely, Laura.

  72. Amanda
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:19 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri because, through out the series, he goes through a lot of ups and downs, but I rooted for him the entire time. If he was real, he’d be the character I’d want to get to know most. Oh….and he’s hot!

  73. Mandie Milikin
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I don’t think I can pick a single favorite character but I really love Christian, Sydney, and Adrian. I was really routing for him at the end of Last Sacrifice (Not that I’m upset that Rose and Dimitri got their happy ending now that Adrian is staring in another series :-o ).

    Adrian’s love for Rose was just overwhelmingly sweet and I feel like she took him for granted. The poor guy. I love his sarcasm and wit throughout the series. I especially appreciate how much he grew as a character throughout the series. Getting to know him was a pleasure.

    I also loved Sydney’s role in the series. I loved that she was able to overcome her dislike of vampires (to an extent) in order to become friends with Rose. She was surprising and refreshing.

    And Christian… He was just perfect. He protected Lissa and loved her for who she was, not who she was expected to be. His support, unconditional love, ATTRACTIVENESS, etc were what drew me to him.

    Basically, I could come up with a reason to love each and every character and I’m sure I could go on for much longer about the three that I love the most… But I think that’s enough for now :wink:

  74. Ayliesha Harris
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:19 pm · Link

    I just absolutely love Christian. He’s a bad-ass, yet he still has that charming feel about him. He is the perfectly misunderstood character, with a troubling past. Honestly, I would love to hear more of his story. He’s such an awesome character!! (rare opinion: I’d take him over Dimitri or Adrian any day)

  75. Hanan Alabdalla
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:20 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Christian. He is so badass. He sticks to his beliefs and to what he thinks is right no matter what other people think or say. He has a backbone. Even when he had to let go of the person he loves because he believed that she changed for the worst, it shows how much he’s willing to give up in the name of what’s right! Not to mention his hilarious wit and freaking awesome sarcastic nature.

  76. Mandi Kaye
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:21 pm · Link

    My favorite character is definitely Rose, with Dimitri a close second. Followed by Christian in third.

    I adore strong female leads and Rose is definitely one of the strongest, fiercest, most loyal female leads we’ve got.

  77. Malayna
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:23 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Rose, because I feel like she has so much courage and strength for a women, and I think she is a role model to all the girls that have read this book.:)

  78. Natasha Serrano
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:23 pm · Link

    My fav is Mason , Adrian ,Dimitri , and most of all Rose

    • Natasha Serrano
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm · Link

      And I like Sydney

      • Natasha Serrano
         · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 pm · Link

        I like them because they are relatable

  79. Stephanie Green
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm · Link

    I don’t know if I can pick a fave character! They each have their own reasons for being great! I prefer certain ones over others, but I can’t think of any that I don’t like! I love this series and own them all (so far)!

  80. Katrin
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm · Link

    Favourite character..?? aren´t they all just simply awesome..?? :D when you start reading you just can´t stop anymore until you´re finished :)
    only problem… the german edition always takes waaaay too long to come out >_< but doesnt matter the original version is always better anyway ^^ *__*

  81. Leanne
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm · Link

    Well it seems that most people have picked Rose and i dont want to seem to cliche by picking her but she honestly is my favourite character in the VA series :) shes just amazingly brave! I love the fact that she doesnt care what others say about her or what they think of her and she sticks up for those she cares about. Shes not afraid to give up on what she believes in or loves and isnt afraid to let her opinion be heard. I just think that, alhough shes only a book character, shes a great role model for people :) also i love her amazing wittyness and sarcasm, shes just great! :) and thank you Richelle Mead for creating such an amazig character :) x

  82. Taylor Johnson
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Lissa. She reminds me of my best friend that I lost a year ago. Just like Lissa, she was pretty, a leader, and was there for me when I needed her. She was also brave and kind, and I admired her, just like I amire Lissa.

  83. Crystal Dorrian
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:25 pm · Link

    This is sssooo hard to choose. I love all of the characters. Yes, even Robert and Victor. The story wouldnt have made it without them. Adrian would have to be my favorite.
    Adrain, who dosn’t love him!! He’s so kind and caring! ~Spoiler~ When he broke down while talking to Rose in Last Scrafice my heart almost broke!!!! He’s grown so much since Frostbite :) I just love his character!! :-P
    P.s. Abe is a beast though. He makes my top 5. I love his sence of humor :) Rose could have asked for a better father. :mrgreen:

  84. Miranda
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I love these books! My favorite character is either Lissa or Rose. LIssa because sshe is so determined and she lets her mind be herd, but she is also a great person all around and she will do anything for her friends. Rose because as the series goes on she becomes stronger and stronger. She cares about her friends and always feels guilty about getting them innvolved. SHe is a great person and even if spirits took control she was still strong enough to beat it. I love this series, and Bloodlines!

  85. Crystal Dorrian
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:27 pm · Link

    This is sssooo hard to choose. I love all of the characters. Yes, even Robert and Victor. The story wouldnt have made it without them. Adrian would have to be my favorite.
    Adrain, who dosn’t love him!! He’s so kind and caring! ~Spoiler~ When he broke down while talking to Rose in Last Scrafice my heart almost broke!!!! He’s grown so much since Frostbite :) I just love his character!!
    P.s. Abe is a beast though. He makes my top 5. I love his sence of humor :) Rose couldn’t have asked for a better father. :mrgreen:

  86. Nemo Magnan
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:27 pm · Link

    My favourite Character would probably be Sydney. She’s as capable as Rose, but navigates the world through intelligence and cunning. She’s ambitious, has an excellent sense of justice, and gets the job done. I enjoy her contempt and dislike for other characters. I also like how hard she fails at normal social interaction. She’s like the less obscure Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) of the Vampire Academy world.

    Rose’s dad is also a really fun character, but we don’t get to see much of him.

  87. Bonnie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm · Link

    My favorite has to be Abe. He’s such a complex character and for a while (at least for me) you don’t actually know what his whole story is. He can be the total bad ass mobster, but he can also just be a cool and loving father, even if he’s just a little too much like Rose (where else would she get it from? Def. not Janine!) But it isn’t that automatic “Oh, I know what he’s gonna be in this story” or “I know who he’s gonna end up with” kind of character. He’s a mystery. That’s why Abe is my favorite.

  88. Kayla Guyette
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Sydney has really won me over as a character, especially with Bloodlines. I like her strong work ethic and how she looks out for her family no matter what. Also that she is more accepting of vampires than most Alchemists.

  89. Lorena Saucedo
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm · Link

    I couldn’t pick just one character, they are all great and each one lends thier own uniquness toward making this a great series. Without Rose, Dimitri, Lissa, Christian, Abe, Eddie, etc it would just be a whole different story. So I pick all of them as my favorite. They all made me fall in love with the world of Vampire Academy.

  90. Amber
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:29 pm · Link

    I don’t know how to choose! I love Dimitri, Rose, and Adrian! But if I have to pick one, my absolute favorite would have to be Dimitri! He’s just awesome. No character is perfect, but even his flaws make him so loveable!

  91. Nikki
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian. I love how he has gone through so much with rose and even helped her when he knew he was always second. I also find myself flipping through the books to find those snarky Adrian quotes that always make me laugh. VA is an amazing book that makes me and my friends enjoy reading.

  92. Cynthia
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:32 pm · Link

    I can’t decide between Dimitri or Rose they are both very strong characters.

  93. Anannya
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:32 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Rose, because she’s awesome!
    I like the way she carries herself, her confidence and most of all how she doesn’t give a hoot what others think about her; qualities which I lack :mrgreen:

  94. Nav K. Gill
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:33 pm · Link

    My favourite character is a tie between Lissa and Rose. For me they embody one person and I relate to them both. I learned about this book series through my sister who, like me, was grieving over the loss of our father and found solace in reading books. Once I began reading the books I knew why she loved them so much. Lissa’s journey to become a strong, independent person with the desire to carry on her family’s name with respect is how I felt following my father’s passing and everyday, every dream that I chase and realize, I make sure that I pay respect to his memory. But at the same time, I’m trying to find my voice in the legacy my parents have left. Rose, I relate too and admire as a character, because in addition to being a foundation or a rock for her best friend, she makes the reader feel that it is just to fight for a worthy cause. Rose’s strength to overcome the personal troubles she feels and continue on the path of loyalty for her friends and family is remarkable. Rose is almost too good to be true, but writers traditionally create these characters to remind readers that hope and perseverance is very important for our existence. These two characters combined remind me of this and for that I am grateful that you have provided us readers with such remarkable characters. Thank you.

  95. Brittney
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:34 pm · Link

    One favorite character is hard to choose.

    So I love Rose a lot, but I have to say my favorite character is Dimitri.. I wanted to hate him for not wanting to be with Rose when he was first turned back into a Guardian, but I couldn’t. I have loved his characted from the start. Nothing like an older man.. lol He is strong, protective, older, and sweet.

    Rose comes in Second. She goes through so much and I just wanted good things to happen to her. Part of me wanted her to end up with Adrian.. I just loved him, but I am glad she got back with Dimitri, even though I would not have been sad if she would have stayed with Adrian.

    I loved Adrians Character From the start as well, and love that he is in the spin off series. He reminds me of my friends, the way he talks and acts. I would so love to be his friend.. lol

    Christian was just awesome.. :lol:

  96. Rose
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Of course I’d say Rose. Everyone likes her; She is a great character.
    Another character I really love is Christian. I loved to see how he is actually different then the person think he is. It was wonderful to see how he is loyal and protective. Besides, he can use fire! Christian is just awesome.

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway and for opening it for international fans!! :D

  97. Vivien
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Rose is definitely my favorite. Her tenacity and strength as a character. She’s definitely kickass. No holds bar with her! I definitely trust myself with her. She’s a great guardian.

    deadtossedwaves a gmail dot com

  98. Lena
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:38 pm · Link

    My favourite characters is Dimitri. He is brave, strong and manfull but also he is sensitive, patient and caring. For me he is like a perfect man about who i dreaming. Sorry for mistakes, english is not my mother tongue, and I still learning it.

  99. Sherri Dafoe
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:39 pm · Link

    Ever since Rose saw him in Frostbite just chilling at the ski lodge,
    ADRIAN! has been my favorite character of the entire series. At first he seemed like such an ass, but he was extremely attractive (in my mind anyway) haha… but as the series progressed, Richelle made him have compassion and showed his transformation into a vampire who was still super sarcastic, but also had such a big heart. I cried SO MUCH in last sacrifice when Adrian found out about Rose and DImitri. His character has such depth and love. Even know, in bloodlines; he pretty much gave up on everything and everyone, but he still cared deep down and always helped out his friends.

  100. Laurie Kenny
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:41 pm · Link

    :roll: I love Rose by far she is the best of the best !
    best friend :wink: smarty pants just all over a good girl :oops:

  101. Suleima
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:41 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian, becau come on…HE IS GORGEOUS! Haha :) Asides from that however, I also like him because he is funny, sarcastic, your typical party boy who is never taken seriously, but in the end he is serious, and also gives you an answer that seems to always reveal some profound truth. That is another thing why I like him, he is very deep, part of his spirit powers, but still, he is deep and emotional.

  102. Suleima
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:42 pm · Link

    *because* sorry :)

  103. Victoria C
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:43 pm · Link

    ZMEY!! He is the perfect manipulator! I love how if seems to know everything before everyone else in the story:)He loves his daughter, Rose, in a delightfully quirky, double edged, slightly sarcastic way.

  104. Rae
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:44 pm · Link

    Adrian. He’s the crazy impulsive kid, who likes to act happy-go-lucky, when he’s tormented on the inside.

  105. Lexy P.
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:44 pm · Link

    I love all the characters in general! Each one is designed and sculpted so perfectly. They all have their own unique look and personality; when one reads you get the feeling you are actually there with the characters. They make you laugh with their jokes, and cry when they are sad. It is like being pulled into their world as if you were one of them.

    But if i had to pick a favorite character, i would have to say Adrian. He is the one that i feel for the most. He has so many hardships, from being born a spirit user and having to cope with the side affects, to having a mother who betrayed their people and a girlfriend whom he really loved but who couldn’t love him back as much as she loved another man.
    But still he continues to keep myself positive, makes jokes, laugh and have a good time, all his sorrows aside. Even with his bad habits like smoking and drinking, you get the sense that hes just trying to have a good life, fit in, and love and be loved. His character is brilliant and deep and inspiring, and that is why Adrian is my favorite.

  106. Victoria C
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:45 pm · Link

    Oops *he*

  107. Saundra Pasmore
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:46 pm · Link

    I have many favorite characters but the one that stands out the most is Rose. She was a strong young woman who worked harder than anyone to prove that she can do what any man can do. She had determination and will power, she never gave up on anyone, even the one she loved. She saw the good in those who could be saved and fought till the end for what she believed in. I think she is a good role model for young women today. Never let anyone stand in your way, be what YOU want to be and be an inspiration for other women.

  108. Caitlyn Sams
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:49 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri, I mean how can anyone not like him. He’s strong, serious when it counts, sensitive, kind, and a heck of a fighter. He’s gorgeous. I wish i could meet him in person. He’s the perfect Damphir and Strigoi.

  109. Danielle West
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:49 pm · Link

    I love Rose, but I think my favorite character is Abe. Abe is beyond awesome and his interactions are always very entertaining.
    <3 VA

  110. Brandy-laine
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:50 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Rose. Its so easy to get lost in the story and pretty much take on Rose’s identity. I love her because she isn’t the typical hero. She is sassy, take no prisoners, fierce warrior, with a smart mouth. She is a protector. Its so nice to have someone in the story be a hero yet not be so goody-goody. I <3 Dimitri also. he struggles to be good and be in control all the time…it was such a good read seeing Rose break him down. and Adrian, i <3 him too but every time I think of him all I can picture is his tattoo! There are so many wonderful characters in the VA books its hard to choose, but if I had to…. it would be Rose! :mrgreen:

  111. Brandy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:50 pm · Link

    My favorite is Rose, but it really is such a hard decision. I think she’s probably my favorite because I can relate so much to her character. Amoung my friends I’m always the one who is the “body guard” as it were. If we go somewhere I watch out for everyone. I obviously can’t fully relate since I’m not defending off evil vampires, but still. I adore her wit and sarcasm and general ability to not give a crap what other people think about her. She has her flaws like everyone else, but that just makes her so much more amazing. The way that Richelle Mead developed her characters was brilliant it was as if you could jump into the story for yourself. I do really love them all, but as said Rose is my choice. =)

  112. Elaine
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:50 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Adrian. It’s hard to not love him because he shows his affection openly and went out of his way to impress Rose who gave him no chance. One can feel his sincerity and passion if ever he speaks of them. He is also a mysterious guy who would rather keep to himself than show it in front of others. And the coolest thing about him is – walking in dreams and is a spirit user.

  113. Flo C
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:52 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Christian because he is sarcastic and a badass, but he genuinely cares about Lissa. Plus, his power is fire and that makes him like ten times hotter!! I love his black hair, blue eyes, and his attitude.

  114. Lisa
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:53 pm · Link

    My favorite character throughout the series by far is Rose. She is not only the ultimate heroine but is also one of the most sincere characters in the book. Besides being a loyal friend, who would sacrifice her life for any of her friends, she is a strong woman with a huge heart. Even though her love story is amazing and yes totally hot I think her character strength throughout all the books still blows me away :wink:

  115. Krystina
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:54 pm · Link

    As much as I enjoyed the other characters such as Adrian, Dimitri and Rose-my favorite is ultimately Lissa. At first when I began to read VA I figured she was going to be just another pampered princess who had everything she ever wanted and everyone adored. And then she actually began to grow on me.

    Lissa and I share common traits in personality and our family backgrounds. As the series went on Lissa went from being shy and wary about her spirit power to being strong and confident. She stood up in the face of adversity and yes, she did have a mini break down but she came back full force to lead her people.

    All in all Lissa is my favorite character with how strong and how much her personality grew over the course of the books. I love every character in VA, as each one has their own unique personality but I look up to Lissa now more than ever and if she was a real person I’d think we’d be friends :)

  116. diane gibson
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Dmitri is my favorite character by far. I love his integrity and sense of right and wrong. Plus he’s a fighting GOD! Looks and character ~ what else could a girl want?

  117. Emily Siess
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:56 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian. I love that he puts up all these walls to keep people away with his drinking, drug use etc but in the end he really just wants someone to break down these walls and make him happy.

    Plus he can dreamwalk, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get any better then that!

  118. Penny s.
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:57 pm · Link

    Def Rose, she never gives up.

  119. jenn
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Link

    I love them all, of course, but I’ve got to say, if I had a ‘favorite’, today, it would probably be Mikhail. I know he’s a background character, but he’s so sweet, and he’s been through so much. Plus, even though I know he’s only doing it for selfish reasons, he always seems eager to help Rose.
    Bottom line, even though his life sucks, and he has every right to be furious with the world and all the people in it, he’s not. He’s still as loveable and awesome as ever!

  120. Diana
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:01 pm · Link

    I can’t really decide, I really love them all. I think that Rose is an awesome main character. She is strong, faithful, good friend. Dimitri, I adore him. He is the fantasy of every girl. He is mysterious, intense, serious, noble, passionate and brave. You can’t hate him even when he was strigoi. The relationship between them is so unique!

    Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!

  121. Nicole
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:02 pm · Link

    My favorite character is both rose and Dimka. I Love the way rose is loyal to those she love, would be willing to give her life to protect them. Also shes strong and has wicked hair. Besides I cant stop laughing with her sarcastic and witty responses. Dimka is the strong leader that is also very passionate. Hes able to be compassionate, a mentor and also has the best lines in the series.

  122. Penny s.
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:02 pm · Link

    Def Rose, she never gives up and is so bad ass. Next is Adrian. Altho dimitri is the better man for her.

  123. sandra law
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:03 pm · Link

    rose i love her sprite her n sydeny make a good chick team

  124. Vero
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:06 pm · Link

    Dimitri??? …. Adrian??? :roll: :roll: :roll: … Both are great characters!!!!

    The true is, that I couldn’t put the book down because Dimitri, but I had to choose Adrian. I’m totally in love with bad boys :twisted: … hmmm well this is a different kind of bad boy because he is so so so so adorable.
    I’m just in love with him <3 <3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!

  125. tricia l
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:09 pm · Link

    Christian! Love his personality and him and lissa together are ahhhhh so beautiful!

  126. Veronica P
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:12 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Rose! She’s a heroine that can save herself and doesn’t mind getting down and dirty.

  127. Caitlin Wallen
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Adrian is my favorite by far.. because he is hilarious.
    I also like Dimitri.

  128. Maja
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:19 pm · Link

    To respond to which character is the best, is like being forced to choose between Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough and Phish Food; it’s impossible. VA is full of fantastic characters to love.

    Rose is, undoubtedly, one of the best female protagonists yet in the genre, and it has been a bless to be able to follow her through both her and Lissa’s journey. Dimitri is the perfect match for her, and although it’s killing me to see that Adrian is hurting, it was still the right way things turned out.

    Many has Adrian as their favorite character and it’s easy to see why. He is a really nice guy, but hides behind drinking. Sometimes you get to see him break free from the fear of just being himself, and those moments are priceless.

    Maybe Adrian is my favorite character too, but I’m to royal forward the rest of the crew to name him (or anyone else) my favorite. VA has the most amazing characters that you really connect with, and I believe, you’re one of the luckiest people in the world, to be able to team up with Mead, and write a guide to this amazing series. In other words, thank you for that! :)

  129. Jessica Meyers
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:20 pm · Link

    Christian is my favorite. I think it’s all the loyal rebelliousness that makes me love him :)

  130. Lindsey
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:21 pm · Link

    Dimitri is my favorite character. He’s strong and sexy. I love how we got to see him as a strigoi. It was heartbreaking but it made his come back all the better. He’s sensitive and truly adores Rose. In my opinion, he is the perfect man!

  131. Samantha
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:22 pm · Link

    My favourite character has to be Adrian. He’s one of those rich boys who acts rich but only to get attention. Hes gorgeous, artistic, honest, and will protect anyone he cares about. He’s the kinda of guy that will do anything for someone he really cares about, ( ex: when he funded Rose’s trip to Russia without question.) I also love his sacasim. It makes him that much sexier.

    Another character that i really like is Eddie because of his loyalty. He’s so determined once given a job. And like Adrian he trusts his friends enough to not ask questions if they need help.

  132. Danielle Miller
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:22 pm · Link

    Upon reflection, I’ve decided that my favorite character is Adrian. Even though he is a party boy, he is so hopeful when it comes to Rose. He knew deep down that she was still in love with Dimitri but he never gave up hope that she might someday transfer that love to him.

  133. Tanya Maxemow
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:23 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri. He is just so kind and caring even when he is turned you can see through to his love for Rose. He was my fav from the beginning. :)

  134. Alexandra Gheonea
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:24 pm · Link

    My favorite VA character is Rose because she is really strong and can overpass everything bad that happens to her. She is very dedicated to her goals and doesn’t stop until she sees every plan through. I’d love to be more like her…

  135. Jessica prejean
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:26 pm · Link

    My favorite character is dimitri. He had my heart form book one. He has so much heart, and he always stood up for what he believed. :wink:

  136. Ariel Boone
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:32 pm · Link

    I’m going to go out of the loop and say my favorite character has to be Eddie, though Rose comes in at a VERY close second. I always thought Eddie was the type of person I’d LOVE to be around. He was loyal and brave and I thought he was so fun. When I found out he was getting a bigger spot on Bloodlines I totally freaked out! Hahaha

  137. sabruhu (les lectures de sab)
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm · Link

    My fav one is Dimitri, because he is strong, honnest and so sexyyyyyyyyyyy :-P

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! A fan from Belgium!!!

  138. Katie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:43 pm · Link

    Adrian is my favorite character. He’s a great comic relief, and he’s just the perfect amount of sweetheart. And that list he concocted to get Rose to date him was brilliant. He’s wicked awesome.

  139. Vitalia
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Adrian. I adore Rose’s strenght, Dimitri’s power of will, but Adrian is the one I can relate to.
    I feel some strong inner connection to him. I understand him even when the others don’t. He is so talented, smart, but no one expects something great from him just because of his past behavior. He is very lonely because people do not see his true nature and don’t take him seriously. For others he is just a bright glittering toy, shining but empty inside, incapable of deep feelings and not willing to think about anything but his own entertainment. He is a fake.
    But that’s not true. He is what he is: one of the most honest people I’ve ever seen, he is not afraid to speak his mind, he is a keen observer, but at the same time he is unconfident. He doesn’ t know how good he really is. And that is really touching.
    I just admire him.

  140. Roxy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:48 pm · Link

    I like the whole va gang, as i like to call them, because they all have traits that remind me of my friends and me, though a few are girls instead of guys! XD ive got friends as caring as liss, as brave and loyal as rose, as BadAss as dimitri, as funny as adrian, as sarcastic as christian, as protective as abe, as sweet as jailbait and all the other good stugg! They might share a few of theorie flaws too, but that’s smijten the reasons i love ’em! Xoxo

  141. Sandra "Jeanz"
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Rose as she is determined like her mother, a little sneaky like her father, she’s a strong female character who stands her ground when she is right and is prepared to take the consequences when she is wrong.

  142. Jenn
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:54 pm · Link

    It is hard for me to pick one character as I loved all the characters in all the books, but if I had to choose one I would have to say Dimitri. He strong, brave, honest and oh so sexy. At the end of the series, when Rose was with Adrian, he still protected her because he loved her but tried to keep his distance because he did not want to lose his honor. He is truly the perfect man! (Though I LOVED Adrian too!)

  143. Nayeli
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 5:58 pm · Link

    My favorite character has to be Mason. He may be a minor character, but he plays an important role in the first three books. Mason was a victim for Rose when she was avoiding her love for Dimirti. Mason was hurt when he was with Rose, but in the end, he sacrifices his life :cry: to save Rose. I think that he’s a type of guy that anyone would be with, he’s so caring, will do anything to make the people around him be happy. :)

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:21 pm · Link

      Aww omg is it just me or aren’t mason and Adrian similar in a way?

  144. Cristine Ghosn
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:01 pm · Link

    My all time favorite character of the series would be Lissa (Princess Dragomir) because she went through a lot dealing with her powers let alone the pressure of everyday school and classmates picking on her. In the end she opended up like a flower taking control of her power, standing up for her rights and she helped the one person who has helped her all of her life which would be Rose by bringing Dimitri back to her. She is selfless and strong.

  145. mary
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:02 pm · Link

    EASILY my fave was Adrian. He wasn’t perfect, but he loved well. I like that he was flawed/had issues; made him heartbreakingly believeable.

  146. Kelsey Winebarger
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:11 pm · Link

    I have too many favorite characters to list, i’m going to have to say Adrian and Rose are my top. I love Adrian because he’s the classic ‘poor me, im rich and i hate it, charming, sarcastic, funny, sometimes crazy, in love idiot’ every story needs. I love him! I like a Rose because she reminds me of myself in a few aspects and all of my friends seem to agree. she’s hard headed and stubborn and will do what she wants no matter what you tell her, and she only wants to do whats right by who she loves. she also never forgets who she is no matter how many people tell her who she needs to be.

  147. christine darby
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 pm · Link

    my favorite character is definitly rose she is stronge brave and not afraid to speak her mind no matter how much trouble it gets her into also she is always there for her bff thats how it should be

  148. Kate
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:18 pm · Link

    I’m going to be boring and predictable by saying Rose, just like almost everyone else.

    I love Rose because whatever she is, she isn’t afraid to be herself. She speaks her mind and does what she believes is right no matter what the consequences. She can kick ass and isn’t afraid to stake her place in the world. She’s unflinchingly loyal, and cares about the people who deserve it.

  149. Lisa reardon
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:21 pm · Link

    All the characters are great they all have their own unique personalities which I love so its hard to choose just one I love them all they are all my favorite

  150. Cacá
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:24 pm · Link

    I’m so excited about this guide!
    It’s very hard to name just one favorite character, but if I have to, I would say Rose.
    She isn’t a damsel in distress. She’s strong, she’s tough, she yells, she fights. She loves intensively and man, she can keep a promise!

  151. Julsnanabe
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:24 pm · Link

    My favorite is Adrian Ivashkov. From the very first chapter he’s in from Frostbite. You get the feeling that he’s trouble. As the the series goes on you find out more and more about him. I could never get enough of him. There’s just something about a broken guy that makes you want to give him extra love.

    “If only it were that easy. You forget: I have an addictive personality. I’m addicted to you. Somehow I think you could do all sorts of bad things to me, and I’d still come back to you.” – Adrian

  152. Kasha Rose Guild
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:31 pm · Link

    My Favortie Charater is Rose

    Cause from the very first book you could tell that even though on the outside she is tough but she has those momments where she shows her soft side and that she is the best guardian for Lissa :)

  153. gwen
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:37 pm · Link

    rose is my favorite va. she cares about everyone. she is strong,brave,and not afraid to speak her mind. she is not afraid to kick some ass either.

  154. Nat
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:38 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Lisa (yeah, not dimitri)! I adore how she always thinks of others and how she appears so weak, when she’s not! She’s the best friend Rose could ever ask for!

  155. Thilde
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:39 pm · Link

    Picking one character out of all these perfect characters, who is all so special and delightfull on their own way is tough. But if i have to chose one it’s probably going to be Adrian. How he started out being this big mystery to being this cute, loveable guy who keeps standing although his entire world is crashing down is just amazing. From the first time that he entered the series he had my heart. Sure, he has his flaws, just like the rest of us. But with all these bad things happening to him, he has to have something to get his mind of the reality for a bit. And as the series ended i was just like “What about Adrian, what’s gonna hapen to him?” So, having him in Bloodlines too was just a happy moment for me. To make a long story short, Adrians is just my number one character in VA because of all he is. His flaws, his personality and the way he can make everything into a joke just makes him so loveable.
    (There might be spelling mistakes because i am danish)

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:16 pm · Link

      That’s wat I said to when the series ended.

  156. Lindsay G
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:41 pm · Link

    I always feel horrible when I try to pick one of my favorite characters from the VA series, but one of them that constantly jumps out to me is definitely Adrian. On the surface he comes off as self centered and absorbed rich boy who’s only concerned about his appearance, but he’s really this man with deep feelings and has a great sense of humour and sarcasm and on top of that he is also gorgeous. I wish that we got to dig a little deeper into Adrians life and story, but alas we only went a little deeper than face value. Hopefully there is much, much more of him to come in Bloodlines :)

  157. Brittni Janes
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Rose Hathaway is definitely my favorite character. I envy her passion and commitment to the ones she loves. Her loyalty to Lissa shines through the whole series. Rose is the girl we all dream of being and having her in these books gives all the readers a chance to become her for just alittle while.

  158. Ana
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:44 pm · Link

    As far as favorites in the VA series go, I can’t really pick just one. What I love about the books is that each character gets their time and development and there are so many amazing personalities. I do love Rose because she’s amazing and strong and has such a great character development throughout the series that manages to show us all of these different aspects to her personality. But I also love Dimitri for being such an amazing and moral being as to torture himself so badly after being turned back. I love Lissa and Christian and Sydney and Adrian. Honestly, Richelle makes it so hard to just pick one favorite because I do love them all, even the bad guys because without them our heroes wouldn’t be who they are.

  159. Ashley Yang
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:46 pm · Link

    My fav character is Rose because she is awesome, kickass, and badass chick. She is my role model!! She encourages me to be (I guess) as awesome. And I love her combats! Rose and I are similar in a way of putting others before our own needs. Also showing that we can look brave on the outside but have a soft side that we don’t express to the world

  160. Wren
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:48 pm · Link

    I am a fan of Adrian. He is beautifully tainted and has a heart. Even after it hurt him. He still wants to love even when he acts bitter about what happened. I love his attitude too. He is sarcastic and funny and I love that.

  161. Styliani
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:52 pm · Link

    So…my favourite VA character…that’s hard to say…not! :) Ι absolutely loooooove Dimitri! <3 I absolutely love all Dimitri forms: Kick-ass and protective Dhampir Dimitri, villain and brute Strigoi Dimitri and of course confused but still sensational Dhampir-restored Dimitri! So the answer to the second question is kind of obvious! :) I would like to get bitten by Dimitri! (over and over again). To conclude I think I would prefer to be a spirit user…maybe that way there was a chance for me to create a bond with Dimitri! :)

    Cannot wait for the VA Ultimate Guide! Merry Xmas everyone! xoxo

  162. sarah Darrow
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 6:52 pm · Link

    mason was my favourite :)

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm · Link

      Awww lol I miss mason. So sad. He was also a great character too. He ended to quick. :(

  163. Cat DM
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:05 pm · Link

    Adrian is my favorite by far. I always like the cocky guys better… :D

  164. Kim hazlehurst
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:11 pm · Link

    I love all the characters but my favourite is lisa if it wasn’t va would have never learnt how to read porbley am deslxise and I thourt that I would never pick up a book and read it and understand the book thanks richelle mead xoxo

  165. Natalia
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:12 pm · Link

    Absolute favorite? It’s hard to pick but I think it’s Rose. Sydney is a very close second because I relate so much to both of them! Figure that one out! :)

  166. Amethyst
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Thank you for this giveaway. I’m french so sorry if I don’t speak english quite well. My favourite charachters is Rose because of her stubbornness. She’s strong and sensitive.

  167. Reememerald
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Glad you asked, I’ll take this opportunity to express my love to Dimitri. I love his character, he’s responsible for his duties in this case to help protecting the Moroi, even if it takes to put his own life in danger. My favorite part of the series when he started to like Rose, but couldn’t admit it.

  168. Jahaira
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:28 pm · Link

    My most favorite character is Adrian. I love him!!! He is as sarcastic as I am…

    Great giveaway….

  169. Karyn
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:32 pm · Link

    I love the vampire academy novels. My favorite character is Lisa. She puts others needs before her own. The spirit hurts her but she suffers thru it for the ability to help others. She also deals with the royals to try to make life better for all; moroi and dvampire alike.

  170. Reem Sean
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:36 pm · Link

    Adrian. He’s not quite responsible but he cares for others. He drinks and smokes just to hide the spirits effects from others. After Rose had broken his heart, he truly deserves someone who will love him and cares for him unconditionally. And besides he has gorgeous green eyes, beautiful messy hair and he’s funny!!! What does a girl want more than that????

  171. Tina Belcheva
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Sydney. I like her from the very beginning. She reminds me a bit of myself and I really love reading about her. I like Rose, Adrian and Christian as well, so it wasn’t an easy choice.

  172. Ingrid Hernandez
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:41 pm · Link

    AH!!!!! can’t wait for it!!!! I love the series!!! i have read it over ten times!!!! :D

  173. Michelle
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm · Link

    Hmm, this is a hard question. I love Rose because she’s so strong and resilient and just downright cool, and Adrian is always amusing, but my favorite character is probably Christian. He’s just got that right mix of wounded vulnerability that makes him so appealing and makes his relationship with Lissa all that much more interesting.

    Great contest! :)

  174. Ingrid Hernandez
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:43 pm · Link

    Adrian! He has always been there for Rose and has understood her feelings for Dimitri. He is sweet, Charming and overall a good guy. He has the bad boy, i-do-not-care-about-anything thing going but he really care for the people that he loves. I wish he was real!!!! :(

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:10 pm · Link

      Omg I wish he was real too!

  175. Cecelia
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:44 pm · Link

    That’s an easy question. My favorite VA character is Adrian. He was funny, charming, kind, and handsome. I especially live his dream walking. He could be with you at all hours of the day. ;-)

    A close second is Christian. There’s a man who knows who he is and isn’t afraid to be himself. Got to love him for that and his wicked sense if humor.

  176. April Ledger
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:46 pm · Link

    My favorite character would have to be Dimitri, and not just because of his looks. Because of him I strive to be calm and collected in tough situations. He has inspired me to become a police officer an help those that cannot help themselves ( like a cowgirl :P). No matter what the struggles where in his life he alway did what he felt was right and never gave up. He is my now life time role model to do what is right and stand up for those go cannot. He helped change my life. :) That’s why he’s my favorite character.

  177. Sheryl
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:47 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian because he’s always so sweet and so funny, he always makes me laugh.

  178. Nancy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:50 pm · Link

    My favorite character is like many others Rose.
    To me she feels like a real person: a young woman with her strengths and flaws. She can move me like no other person. She can make me cry in her place and she can make me laugh with her boldness. I’m sure Rose and I would be best friends if she was real and I would be lucky to have such a loyal friend!

  179. xrawritsbrex
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:56 pm · Link

    If you would have asked this question to me when I first began reading the series I would have said Rose without a doubt, but now that I’ve read the full series it’s changed. Lissa is now my favorite character. I liked Rose originally for her strong personality and really tough nature and when we met Lissa in the line she was sooo opposite of that. She’s sweet and shy at the start and very soft spoken. I’ve always loved strong female characters in a story line and so I pushed Lissa off as just another weak one but by the end of the series she steps up and really becomes one tough chick. She fights through her struggles of dealing with a complicated power and learns to master it all while dealing with the stress of being the Dragomir princess and maintaining quite a sarcastic stubborn boyfriend too. :wink:

  180. Valerie Long
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:57 pm · Link

    It’s so hard to choose just one favorite VA character! I love them all for different reasons. =) But I guess my 2 top faves would be Rose and Adrian because they’re both so misunderstood and can take charge of situations when needed even though Adrian would rather drink away everything and Rose would rather kick everyone’s a$$. LOL! Absolutely love them all and can’t wait to read Bloodlines (I’m getting it for Christmas, yay)!!!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway opportunity! Good luck to everyone entering!!! =) Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!!

  181. Marta
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:00 pm · Link

    I can’t choose who is my favorite character. I love them all!
    That’s what makes VA books so special :)

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm · Link

      Omg so true!

  182. Katie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:01 pm · Link

    Dimitri because he’s sweet and always tries to do the right thing, and Adrian because of his looks and his wit ;)

  183. Marose
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:03 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian.. he steals the scenes everytime…

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm · Link

      Haha he does.

  184. Christine
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:10 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Rose. She a powerful, strong young woman who will do anything to protect her friends especially Lissa. Rose would risk her own life to protect everyone who is close to her which makes her an incredible person who would be willing to do that. She’s a different type of role model for anyone who reads the vampire academy series. She’s just plain amazing in what she does.

  185. Elaine G
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Rose is my favorite. She’s a kickass chick and takes no guff from anyone. She knows what needs to be done and does it.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  186. Jess
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:17 pm · Link

    My absolute favorite character is Rose. She is completely and totally loyal; someone who’s smart and very fierce. Even though she may have her moments in making bad decisions or letting her emotions and impulses get the better of her, everything she does is for those she loves. She’s just totally awesome. =)

    I also absolutely love Adrian; he’s the man left behind, but his wit and cocky demeanor really hides the vulnerable and devoted person he truly is. And he’s hot. Verrryyy hot. Which is why i was so happy when Bloodlines came out. ;D

  187. Alyssa P
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm · Link

    I love all the characters dearly, but I’d have to go with Rose. Not because she’s the lead and everything happens to her, but because of how she manages all the issues in her life. It’s refreshing to see a lead character who is willing to lose her life for everyone she cares about, who is so devoted to a loved one she’s willing to set them free. Also, her sarcastic quirks are a cover for her hiding emotions and true feelings, which I can definitely relate to. She has good intentions in everything she does(okay, MOST things), and is great at her job. I would be honored to have a friend like her. :)

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:06 pm · Link

      Omg I would also be honored to have her as a friend too.

  188. Erica
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm · Link

    Rose by far. She is such a strong character, yet she is easy to relate to emotionally.

  189. Erika
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:21 pm · Link

    My favorite is Adrian, because I love him. :P

  190. Jessi Coffey
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Janine. She’s a complete badass! She also has an interesting personality. She’s tough and compassionate at the same time. She’s straight-laced and VERY law-abiding yet she’s in love with Abe. I wish I knew more of her back story.

  191. Ashleigh
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:22 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Dimitri. he is al was their for Rose trying to help her, even in spriet bound and last sacrifice when he is’n talking to her because he doesn’t want to hurt her any more than what he did as a strigo. He’s loyal and even when he and rose weren’t together he was trying to help get Rose out of trouble.:-D Not to mention hes the second best fighter in the series after Rose of course :D

  192. christina
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:24 pm · Link

    my favorite have to be sydney she never quits what she do even if it something she doesnt want to do sydney is brave she dont let people boss her around besides abe ,she is really smart ,if it comes to cars she have to always drive. always serious about everthing she does

  193. Ann N
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:39 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Lissa. She has the weight of a whole society on her shoulder but instead of being a brat, she is loyal and true to herself and her friends and family.

  194. Anna
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:42 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Lissa because she overcomes all the difficulties, always with her heart. She is lost a while but at the end she is one of the strongest character if all.

  195. Jenyfer Hamamoto
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:46 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri! Not only is he good looking and sweet but he has a high set of standards that he lives by. He does everything in his power to deny his feelings for Rose due to their age difference, student/mentor relationship, and how at first they were both going to be Lissa’s bodyguards once Rose graduated. Then when he was turned into a strigoi we get to see a hot new yet not bad boy that was lurking under his steel of honor. But of course once he’s turned back into the dimitri that we all love he became hell bent on doing extreme good for all the bad deeds he did which in turn would also mean pushing rose away for her own good no matter the fact that he’s still very much in love with her!

  196. Cheryl
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:55 pm · Link

    Omg greetings to whoevers reading this! This is such an amazing opportunity even if I don’t win. For me, I love all the characters. It’s what makes the series undeniable. Each has there own unique flaw that Richelle Mead writes about them. I think that all of them are also “good” and has there own ways of showing it. An example would be someone like Abe. He’s humorous and does add a good twist to all the love relationships shown, even though he does do illegal things. Haha. Um choosing is real hard for me rite now, but I would definitely have to say Adrian!!!!!!!!! A reason why is because recently I just finished the spinoff series Bloodlines. It would be to original and obvious to just choose the main characters. Rose and Dimitri already are together and had there story shared. We’ve all read what they’ve been through. Now I see it’s Adrian’s turn. He’s been the most hurt and ignored character during Rose and Dimitri’s love. I felt like he was an “extra.” Someone forgotten after the main people get together and are happy. He deserves this spinoff. I was happy when I heard there was even gonna be one. :) Adrian is beautiful both on the outside and especially on the inside. It’s just because people expect to little of him and don’t believe in him enough to give him a chance. He does truly love Rose. There are no words to describe him. Sometimes I think he’s even better then Dimitri because he was a true friend to Rose when she needed one, and he would never cheat or go behind people’s back. How Richelle describes his pain is just so sad and heartbreaking. I know he can never hate Rose and is trying real hard to forgive them one day. I hope he does because no matter how many times they do apologize, it hurts. So my final answer is still Adrian. Sorry to whoever thinks this is to long, but I don’t regret writing this much about him. If he gets a happy ending, then this will definitely be an unforgret

    • Cheryl
       · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm · Link

      Sorry but I accidentally pressed submit for this one when I wasn’t finished. The real finihed one is below this one. Thanks to whoevers reading this.

  197. Cheryl
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Omg greetings to whoevers reading this! This is such an amazing opportunity even if I don’t win. For me, I love all the characters. It’s what makes the series undeniable. Each has there own unique flaw that Richelle Mead writes about them. I think that all of them are also “good” and has there own ways of showing it. An example would be someone like Abe. He’s humorous and does add a good twist to all the love relationships shown, even though he does do illegal things. Haha. Um choosing is real hard for me rite now, but I would definitely have to say Adrian!!!!!!!!! A reason why is because recently I just finished the spinoff series Bloodlines. It would be to original and obvious to just choose the main characters. Rose and Dimitri already are together and had there story shared. We’ve all read what they’ve been through. Now I see it’s Adrian’s turn. He’s been the most hurt and ignored character during Rose and Dimitri’s love. I felt like he was an “extra.” Someone forgotten after the main people get together and are happy. He deserves this spinoff. I was happy when I heard there was even gonna be one. :) Adrian is beautiful both on the outside and especially on the inside. It’s just because people expect to little of him and don’t believe in him enough to give him a chance. He does truly love Rose. There are no words to describe him. Sometimes I think he’s even better then Dimitri because he was a true friend to Rose when she needed one, and he would never cheat or go behind people’s back. How Richelle describes his pain is just so sad and heartbreaking. I know he can never hate Rose and is trying real hard to forgive them one day. I hope he does because no matter how many times they do apologize, it hurts. So my final answer is still Adrian. Sorry to whoever thinks this is to long, but I don’t regret writing this much about him. If he gets a happy ending, then this will definitely be an unforgettable book, and one of my top series! Happy holidays! P.S.: if I do win then this will be the best Xmas gift ever! Thanks again. :)

  198. Lala
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm · Link

    So hard to choose because I think I love Dimitri and Christian the same. Dimitri is just perfect in every way. Then there’s Christian who’s also equally amazing but I also feel I have more in common with him. Sorry, I just can’t choose between those two guys.

  199. Dania
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm · Link

    Rose is definitely my favorite character; I like strong female figures and Rose is, without a doubt, a kick-ass female figure that proves yet again that not all women are damsels in distress! I also like Christian… ALOT! I mean he’s hot, badass, sarcastic and funny… Have you ever noticed how he acts when he’s around Lissa? *swoon*

  200. Jaclyn
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm · Link

    my favorite character would be sydney because she wicked smart, funny and respectful. She helps people in need both in vampire academy and bloodlines. She helps rose a lot even though she knows she will get in A LOT of trouble for it. She is very loyal to her friends and she never gives up no matter what. She sometimes has a problem speaking up for her self but when she does she is amazing at it. She also learns from other people. and she will always take advice from other people when she needs it She also respects people. Shes a very good character you can learn from. This is what makes Sydney my favorite character.

  201. shiropa
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:13 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Dimitri because simply he is a nice guy.

    and yes Dimitri is the one who actually praised the most, admired and got Adrian in whole VA series ;) that makes me admire him that jealousy did not ruin his judgement or vision, though he was fighting with his fate

    He values his morals,his honor the most yet he sacrificed his honor for his love, Rose

    In another way Dimitri is one of those guys who does all the hard work still does not brag and keeps all his amazing qualities under wrap. If he was not Rose’s love interest people may not even notice him like Eddie.

    So I love this nice, shy , polite , humble guy who also can become kickass to protect not only friends but everyone. :-D

  202. brookea_2006
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:22 pm · Link

    My favorite character is probably a tie between Rose, Dimitri, Adrian, and Christian. I just love them all. Rose is such a strong, empowering character, Dimitri is just awesome, Adrian and Christian are both hilarious.

  203. Karen
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:23 pm · Link

    I have loved Rose from the beginning but sometimes she drove me crazy. Stubborn and very resourceful and a powerhouse of a woman who will always keep watch over your back. Keep up the wonderful writing since my life is very boring without the imagination of others to spark my brain activity to life I would be a very boring person.

  204. unbrokenbb
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:27 pm · Link

    my fav character would be… God, how am i suppose to choose between Rose and Dimitri? i gotta go with both. The perfect couple ever. they both strengthen each other. every one loves Rose, but Dimitri? ahhhhh he is just beautiful!! and i’m even talking about his looks.

  205. Taylor Johnson
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:27 pm · Link

    I would like to start by saying that these books helped me get through a really tough time. So thank you for that. How you ask? A year ago I lost my best friend to suicide. After reading the Vampire Acadamy books, and reading about Lissa, I started to feel a little better. Lissa reminded me exactly of Monie (Monica). A strong leader, kind-hearted, an amazing friend, but troubled in a way that is sometimes hard to understand. Lissa fought through the troubles that spirit caused, even when there were times she wanted to give up. Even though Monie couldn’t win the battle, Lissa reminded me that I can help others to win the war.

    • Monica G Lopez
       · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:38 am · Link

      Oh my gosh. I just read your post and my name is Monica. I have a best friend, Linda, and I don’t know what she would do if I suicided myself. Thank you for sharing. Have you read “TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY” BY Jay Asher. It’s really great. It helped me.

  206. Isra A.
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:44 pm · Link

    Every major and minor character in this series are just unbelievably put-together and have so much personality, their so realistic. I can’t help a little part of me that believes that St. Vladimir’s is real.

    If I had to choose a favorite character it would be Sydney Sage. I love that quirk she has she has a fond kind of rekationship with her cars. I like how she stands out from all the other Alchemists and see’s that the damphirs and moroi aren’t all that bad and you can actually befriend them. I love that the new series is from her point of view and still involves the other characters from the Vampire Academy series, as well as an introduction to new characters that reveal more of Sydneys well hidden personal life.

  207. Samantha
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:45 pm · Link

    I absolutely love Rose! Even though shes annoying *sometimes*, she is very strong and witty. I loved how she didn’t need a boy to save her from danger and how she made light out of the worst situations!

    One of the main reasons why I loved these books was because of her and I owe these books a lot because they got me to read more and find more books like them! And those cliff hangers are to die for :)
    Anyway, Team Rose! :wink:

  208. Jeni Matthews
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm · Link

    I think that Sydney is my favourite character. I love how she developed through the stories and she became great friends (sort of) with Rose. I think its awesome that she’s a secret weapon to clean up after the guardians mess. I haven’t read the next series based on Sydney, but I cannot wait (com’on Santa mama needs some new books to read!).

    I also think that if VA became a movie Sydney’s tattoo would be beautiful.

  209. Michelle Lee
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:55 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I LOVE Rose because she always puts her friends, family, and Moroi before herself. It is such a huge sacrifice and she takes it pretty well. Also, I love the way she thinks and acts. She is sooooo intelligent but has a little bit of a violent side. It sux that the series ended, I’d die if I didn’t win this signed copy.
    Thx!!! :D

  210. Lisa Stafko
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm · Link

    I love all of the characters but Rose is so amazing. She is tough but in a way, all she really wants is to find her place in the world.

  211. Anna Maria
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Oooh thank you so much for this giveaway! My mother has told me I can’t buy any more books for 3 months because I have too many but if I win one then that’s different isn’t it! :wink:

    My favourite female character is without a doubt Rose. She is so similar to me it is unreal. I know a lot of people will say that but for me it really is. Same height, same hair colour, same eye colour, same physical build. And its not just the physical stuff, our personalities our the same as well. From the tough outer shell that never cries, to the passion and intensity. I’ve always read alot (which is the one part of me that is not like Rose :lol: ) and I’ve always found that female protagonists are too wimpy and reliant on men so finding VA and the amazing heroine that is Rose was great!

    As much as I adore Dimitri, and the fact that my personal trainer looks exactly like him :wink: my favourite male character is Mason. I know he was only living in two of the books but he is so fun and cheerful and quirky but yet can be serious and confident and helpful. I love him! I think he would be the greatest friend ever!

    Thanks again for running this competition! I really hope I can win. I don’t want to have to wait 3 months to buy it!

  212. Tayla carpenter
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm · Link

    My favorite character is Tasha Ozera. She is strong and determined to get what she wants. During that fateful day when she had to defend her nephew, Christian, against her strigoi brother and sister in-law with no fighting skills what-so-ever, her life changes. She becomes a tough fighter, physically and with her elemental magic. She stands up for herself and doesn’t care for snobby royal politics. She is an outcast, but plays it to her advantage, not caring what people think of her. Then to kill the queen blame Rose, then shoot Rose, shows her evil side that is in her and her brother, Lucas. She is sweet and caring with a wicked side. I love her!

  213. amy
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 10:09 pm · Link

    Way too hard to choose just one favourite.They are all my favourites at different times throughout the series. But if I had to pick….

  214. Julie
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 10:37 pm · Link

    Dimitri. No, Adrian!!! Um….I cannot pick!! Both :)

  215. Amy S.
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 10:46 pm · Link

    I have to agree, Adrian was my favorite character. I loved watching him grow into such a loveable character. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Happy Holidays!

  216. iam jenai
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 pm · Link

    I love Rose and Christian! They are too funny and I love it when they are talking to each other. I love Adrian but I love Dimitri more!!

    If I have to choose only one, it would be Christian ;)

  217. Cody F
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:28 pm · Link

    My favorite character would have to be Eddie because he is an awesome fighter and is always there for Rose and Lissa no matter what! And even though he has gone through hard times ( like with Mason dying) he still keeps strong!

  218. Forde Hughes
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:51 pm · Link

    I love both Rose and Adrian. However Rose takes number one position because although she goes through trainatic event after traumatic event, in the end she is always there to help, aid or rescue Lissa. Through this ensurance of Lissa’ s wellbeing she advertently displays two admirable qualities, selflessness and loyalty. However Rose is not perfect so on occasion she gets distracted and reckless, only adding to her appeal. Overall the way you have written Rose to be the main protagonist who is flawed but also perfect in her own way, has made it easy to follow and support her on her journey through this incredible series.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

  219. Myrea
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:52 pm · Link

    No doubt here…Dimitri, Dimitri, Dimitri forever!!!
    If I had the magic power to create the man of my dreams he would be exactly like him…he’s just perfect in every possible way!!!!

  220. Krisztina Ferenc
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:54 pm · Link

    My fav character is Adrian, since he appeared in Frostbite.
    I really enjoy his humorous, flippant, egoist style and everything that is Adrian Ivashkov.
    Although he seems a really bad-boy, he is such a guy, who can really care about his friends.

    Im really happy that your fav character is Adrian as well!:)))

    Thank you for the great giveaway and Happy Holidays!

  221. JessS
     · December 22nd, 2011 at 11:58 pm · Link

    Dimitri, or Rose, because they’re both so badass, and I love reading about them. Thanks so much for the giveaway! VA ROCKS!!

  222. evening-green
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:01 am · Link

    So one character…that’s tough but I’d pick Rose since the books were from her perspective and I got to know and like her character even more than the rest, she’s a pretty awesome heroine.

  223. Heather
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:08 am · Link

    Rose. Who doesn’t like a kick ass female character?

  224. Kelly
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:10 am · Link

    Rose. I admire her confidence and strength and I love her sharp tongue. I also envy her relationship with Dmitri and her friendship and bond with Lissa.

  225. Chandra Vidar
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:14 am · Link

    I honestly don’t know which one is my favourite character. I know it sounds silly but right now I can’t pick. I love them all. They’re all so different and it makes for such a great story.

  226. Kara
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:23 am · Link

    My favorite VA character is actually Jailbait – erm, I mean Jill.

    Even though we don’t see much of this feisty little chick, she’s got a lot of heart and a lot of promise.
    Plus… she manages to win Adrien over, even though he’s obsessed with Rose!
    Jill’s definitely an underdog, but she’s got a can-do, never-back-down kinda attitude that you just have to love. Plus, she’s not afraid to go for what she wants.

  227. Loren
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:26 am · Link

    My favorite character is, as you can proberly have guessed, Rose. This is because she is a strong, independant woman. She has a high confidence level, which I admire. Her witiness and sharp tounge, give the books a comedic element, making them even more enjoyable and addictive :-).

  228. Ashley
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:30 am · Link

    My favorite character is Sydney, because she has a level and logical head on her shoulders. She’s not easily spooked by intimidation and scare tactics.

  229. Simran
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:34 am · Link

    My favourite character is Rose because she has attitude and is never afraid to show it but ends up becoming very mature and wise by the end of the series. She also fights many stereotypes and always has a witty quip on hand to deliver.

  230. Donna Cadogan
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:34 am · Link

    It would have to be a really close call between Adrian and Christian.
    Both of them love Rose/Lissa so fiercely and I think that’s truely beautiful. It probably helps that they’re TOTALLY badass though :D

    I love Christian because he’s a social outcast, but Adrian because he’s so laid back. So definitely a tie :)

  231. Megan
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:41 am · Link

    Rose is my favorite character. I respect her a lot as a character. She’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes nor afraid to stand up to other people. I love her for that!

  232. Rebecca Brierty
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 1:45 am · Link

    I would have to say Dimitri and Rose are my favorite. Not just because they were the hottest couple in the book, but also because they believed in not only what they were doing and fighting for, but also because how much of themselves they gave up for their friends, family, and eachother in order to make sure the main goals were alwaus met. =)

  233. christine
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 1:47 am · Link

    my favorite character is dimitri no question. The way that richelle writes draws me into the lives of all the characters. I feel all the passion, love, and pain like it is my own. Demitri is so full of emotion and yet so strong but still in need of so much. I really hope they pick these books up for a movie. My dimitri would be played by Ben Barnes of the Narnia series. wow that would be amazing.

  234. Rebecca Anderson
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 1:58 am · Link

    I have to say Dimitri who doesn’t love a sexy Russian :P

    But when he died I was crying so loudly my mum came in wounding what was wrong I told her my favorite character just died and she gave me a hug whilst laughing at me. She just loves retelling that story to everyone…

    Dimitri is the best because his always trying to do the best for everyone else. and puts others safety in front of his own.

  235. Cheyanne
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 1:59 am · Link

    My favorite character is Rose. I picked up the book series when I was going through a hard time with my father, and other family and reading about here and seeing how she dealt with things made me feel stronger. Rose kinda became an imaginary mentor to me.. “what would Rose do or say… and what would she get out of that?” (I even have Molnija and zvezda marks tattooed onto my neck in real life.)
    Richelle doesn’t make her perfect which is why I love her, its so easy for a writer to make a perfect character, and for a reader to see a perfect character, but Rose has had her ups and downs, and learns from them like any other person.

  236. Kriselda Lara
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:04 am · Link

    My favorite Character is Cristian (if spelt wrong sorry) , I like him cause he was an outcast who fended for himself. He could fight with his magic which helps against the fight. He is character who will stand up for what he believes in, even if it singles him out of the crowd.

  237. Ellen Trieu
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:07 am · Link

    Hi! My favorite VA character? Wow, that’s hard, but I definitely would choose Rose, herself. She is strong, emotionally and physically and very dedicated to being a guardian and when Dimitri trained her, she was willing to do all the hard work it was to become one. She’s such a great friend too, being there for Lissa. Her past has made her stronger as a person and a guardian. I also love her personality, her sarcasm and witty comments. She’s sexy and I love her romance with Dimitri.

  238. Monica G Lopez
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:11 am · Link

    I really like Adrian. Adrian had one of those personalities that I could just fall in love with. Everytime, I had a bad day I would go online and search “Adrian Ivashkov quotes” and it would completely turn my from upside down. He is my friend. My cool, funny, caring friend. :)

  239. Kally M.
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:11 am · Link

    My favorite character is probably Mason.
    Although he was only in two (sort of three) books, every time a scene included him, I couldn’t help but laugh. I love how he had a funny bone about everything. There were times when he was serious, but his seriousness came with a great passion. I cried when Mason was killed. He’ll forever be in my heart as my favorite Vampire Academy character. <3

  240. Monica G Lopez
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:12 am · Link

    I really like Adrian. Adrian had one of those personalities that I could just fall in love with because he was so easy-going. Making each bad situation seem like it was nothing. Everytime, I had a bad day I would go online and search “Adrian Ivashkov quotes” and it would completely turn my frown upside down. He is my friend. My cool, funny, caring friend. :)

  241. Betsy Hillendahl
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:15 am · Link

    Adrian has been my favorite character from the start!!! He is down right sexy and has that deep feelings that he doesn’t show on the surface until rose, then my poor baby had his poor heart broken! He is just such an amazing character and I love all the VA books!!!

  242. Rheanna Romero
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:22 am · Link

    Mine is Olena, Dimitri’s mom. She has been through so much with her family and the kid’s father.
    She has seen them grow up and seen Dimitri leave and dealing with his “death”. I’m surprised she has held together so well as she has. She is an inspirational mother.

  243. Samantha
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:23 am · Link

    Favorite character: Adrian…

    Because I love his snarky side, but I love it more that he’s hiding a sweet, adorable guy inside. He’s funny, adorable, sexy, sarcastic, loyal, and more.

  244. Jessica
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:26 am · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian. I love his sense of humor and witty sarcastic comments that he makes. The thing I love about him most is him calling Rose “Little Dhampir”

    Also, Have a Merry Christmas!

  245. Renee
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:28 am · Link

    I’d have to pick Rose as my favorite. It’s really hard to actually pick just ONE character, since they are all so unique.
    I just absolutely love the power Rose has. I’m envious of her. I respect her. She is a great, well-rounded character and a strong female lead. I’ve never read any other book with a narrator that has such a strong voice. She shows that a woman can be brave, fierce, sensitive, loyal, sassy, honest, driven and sexy. ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Kudos to Richelle for creating such a great influence. Rose is a prime example of a great teenage girl. Sure, she may be rebellious and inappropriate sometimes, but all her actions are true. She does her best to help others and she dedicates herself to everything she does. She would give her life for Lissa, Dimitri, or anyone she loves. Rose may be stubborn, but she pushes and things turn out great for her (DIMITRI<3)! I love, love, love her. There's no way to really describe Rose; she's so many things. I respect the way she deals with her problems, and I've begun to think the way she does. Being respected (while being sometimes disrespectful! Bad Rose!) is my favorite part of Rose. Thanks Rose, for being KICKASS!

    And usually, I have a favorite book in a series, but with VA, I can't pick one!!! Such a great series! <3

    Lots of love to Michelle and Richelle!

  246. Flori Manuel
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:33 am · Link

    Thank you so much for this giveaway this gives all fans of the VAto intercat more with the books and characters
    My favorite character would be all the main ones like rose ,dimitri,adrian,lisa,christian without any of these characters there wouldnt be a book created.
    i love these books so much that i feel like i am one of the characters from the book.

  247. Jaima
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:47 am · Link

    My favorite character would probably have to be Adrian. he’s such a tortured soul. i feel so bad for him. especially after the whole Rose thing. he’s so charming and witty when he wants to be, and he cares so much too. since he came on the scene i’ve loved him and i have to say i fell more in love with him in Bloodlines. i can’t wait to read more about him. out of all the books i’ve read (and it’s a lot) Adrian will always hold a special place in my heart (as well as my bookshelf).
    i’d be honored to be given a signed copy of the guide….and it would also be a wonderful birthday surprise. haha. (it’s tomorrow. :D )

  248. Jezka
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:50 am · Link

    I would have to say Rose. I just love how she always has that struggle with control. She isn’t perfect, and she knows that. When a challenge is put before her, she does everything within her power to complete it. She can be very selfless, but she also knows when she has to do something for herself. She’s strong, funny, sensitive…real.
    And, well, she’s an ultimate female badass, and in my opinion a great role model.

  249. Natasha
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:53 am · Link

    I love Rose because she is so strong, loyal and courageous and even though she seems fearless, she has fears just like everyone else. She goes beyond herself for her friends and does what she knows is best no matter what. She is a great role model.

  250. Lacey Whitstine
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:58 am · Link

    My favorite is Adrian Ivashkov. The reason he is my favorite is because everybody thinks he is nothing but a party boy who has it all and doesn’t worry about nothing. But the truth is Adrian is a very smart sweet person. He would do anything for anyone. His dad is an ass, and I can relate to that. Even though he is not a real person Adrian has showed me not to let the wold go by without you. And to live your life like it was your last day. I would really love to win this book. But if not than I can tell myself that I tried just like Adrian would have!!!

  251. Cat Snyder
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:05 am · Link

    Dimitri. I don’t know why, I was just naturally drawn to his charm. And I’m a sucker for ‘doomed’ love stories. Such a tragic story. Really, I was rooting for him and Rose to be a couple, even though I was totally jealous of her…haha! ;p

  252. Lin
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:14 am · Link

    Rose because she has flaws and yet is still a strong female character.
    And since so many others have already discussed Rose’s qualities, another favorite of mine is Christian because of his loyalty and devotion to Lissa and his own character development through the novel. I should put the disclaimer out that Dimitri and Rose are some of my all time favorite characters.

  253. Ashley
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 am · Link

    I’m gonna have to be the Devil’s Advocate here and say my favorite character is Sydney! From her first line I could just tell that she was going to play an important part in the story, and now she’s the narrator in Bloodlines which couldn’t make me happier! :D Sydney is my favorite character because she’s got a spunky nature without going overboard. She’s smart, even nerdy(!), which is unusual in YA books. I feel it’s so easy to just make a bonehead character who relies solely on their boyfriend, so for Richelle Mead to take this character and make her into a fascinating main character is amazing. I love watching Sydney grow with each book. I just think back to how she was terrified to be in the same train compartment with Rose, and now she’s around Moroi and dhampirs all the time and can be comfortable with it. I have high, high hopes for Sydney, and believe that eventually she can be as badass as Rose is. :D

  254. Nora santana
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 am · Link

    I whould like to say that i love them all, it’s really hard to pick just one Cuz i think that everybody has it’s one unic specieal “thing” it’s like choosing between sleeping or be awake, sometimes you really REALLY want to sleep but you can’t and sometimes you REALLY, really want to be awake but you know that you can’t do it. When i read the books and i start to realise that i want to BE all of them, even the guys when im à girl, wierd i know but it’s to complicaded to explane it! So i whould like to say my main charecter is the wrighter for having the imagenetion and it’s idé’s!! Sencerly Nora from Sweden

  255. Kelly Fine
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 am · Link

    Loved Rose…all around great character and a lucky gal to have Dimitri…or should I say-he’s lucky to have her!

    Happy Holidays!

  256. Tia Jacko-Wallis
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 am · Link

    Hmm… I pretty much love all the characters, lol. But if I had to choose… I would have to say Mason. I never knew how much I was fond of him as a character until that incident, *cough Frostbite cough*.
    In such a short time, I became a fan of him and didn’t realize until *cough Frostbite cough*. I cried. Yep. I’m admitting I shed some tears… :oops:
    I don’t know exactly what makes him my favorite, other than having the power to make me choke up and fight back the tears every time he’s brought up, lol.. but he was just so.. fun, spontaneous, and was cute how he chased after Rose. He was like the ‘Xander’ to the ‘Buffy’, lol. :-D

  257. Stephanie
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 4:26 am · Link

    I love Rose. She’s a very strong woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone. She’s her own person, and she not a person who will conform because it’s ‘normal’

  258. Jordan Abercrombie
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 4:29 am · Link

    My Favorite Character in the book is Rose because no matter the prolem or who is stuck in a bad situation, Rose is always there to lend a hand! Although most of the tie she gets herself stuck in a situation and needs dimitri to help her out, she never gives up on anyone or getting through any problem. And she treasures her friendships and relationships as the biggest part of her life and she would do anything for her friends!!! 8)

  259. Kaitlin Snider
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 4:33 am · Link

    My favorite was Rose. I always seem to love the character whose point of view I’m reading, and she has one of the most funny and interesting voices I’ve ever read.

  260. Tony Butler,Jr.
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 4:56 am · Link

    My favorite was Christian. He was misunderstood, but he was also a BAD A** 8) people didn’t want too mess with. Christian always had his friends backs when ever they needed him, that says something. I feel like he is me that’s how Iam.

  261. Cedate Shultz
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 4:57 am · Link

    I love Rose. She is a strong, kick-butt, female lead who is not afraid to go after what she wants consequences aside! Her Loyalty is to be admired and who doesn’t love that vulnerability she tries so hard to hide :) The fact that she is always surrounded by amazingly gorgeous guys doesn’t hurt either!

  262. kylee
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 am · Link

    Eddie, defiantly Eddie! He’s a strong character with a sense of humour, independent, committed to his friends and stands up for others. He makes an impact that stays with you throughout the series!!

  263. kelly jones
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 5:26 am · Link

    Dimitri, he has literally been through vampire hell and back, he is such a tortured soul and punishes himself, I love when he finally finds his happiness and accepts that he can be happy with Rose

  264. Isabel
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 am · Link


  265. Chandra Haun
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 5:44 am · Link

    I would have to say while I love all the characters in the Vampire Academy series, I would have to say in the end Adrian is my favorite. I love his snark, and the bit of craziness. While I am a huge fan of Dimitri and Rose, I felt so bad for Adrian. I am glad that there is an opportunity for him in the Bloodlines series. I also like having my Adrian in my book, like in Bloodlines. I cannot wait for the next installment, or to pick up a copy of VA Ultimate Guide ( if I happen to not be extremely lucky) Thank you for the giveaway!

  266. Tina M.
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 8:08 am · Link

    I love all the characters but I’d have to say Adrian is my favorite. He’s got the whole bad boy image going yet he’s so caring and loving underneath it all. He has a lot more to him than we first think. He’s definitely the perfect man! Where can I find one like him. :wink:

  267. Eloise
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 9:30 am · Link

    I would have to say my favourite character would be Eddie. I love Rose and Dimitri but they both are a bit to head strong for my liking. Eddie is very much like Rose only more causious. He listens, he fights, he’s very much like a friend of mine. Eddie holds alot of reposability in the last few books and alot of people overlook him as a character, which is why I was extremely pleased to see he had a bigger part in the spin off series, Bloodlines. He has all the ablilty of Rose and Dimitri, thinks like them, acts like them, is Dhampir like them, the only big difference is that he is a side character, much like Emmett in the Twilight Saga, you know about them and the basics but you don’t get deep enough to completly understand them, this is why I like side characters because you can imagine the extra information, you create the side story that the writer doesn’t give you; thats why I love Eddie!

  268. Fanny
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 10:24 am · Link

    My favourite character is… hmm… Difficult!
    Everyone has something that I love!
    Rose and her determination, Lissa and her vulnerability, Christian and his courage, Dimitri and his force, Adrian and his addictions, Sydney and her prejudices,…
    I can’t make a choice!

    (Sorry for the mistakes, I’m french^^)

  269. Laura Bass
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am · Link

    I fell inlove with this series after picking up a copy of the first book
    at the library one day. After that I have been obsessed with all the characters. How can I have just one favorite, they all are my favorite!!! There is no way that I could pick just one. I can not wait till my children are old enough to enjoy the series themselves.

  270. Alice
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Adrian is my favourite character, not only in the VA-series but one of my favourite of all the books I’ve ever read. There’s just something about him, that charm and the sarcasm and the wonderful poetry that he makes up. I don’t know, he is one of a kind.
    He’ll always be like sunshine to me. (:

  271. Alexandra Harbet
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 12:44 pm · Link

    i love rose. She has sass and charm, buut at the end of the day, shell do anything for the ones she loves.

  272. Nas D
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:19 pm · Link

    Adrian all the way!! he represents everything girls are looking for in a guy. He is drop dead gorgeous, has a big heart, is willing to listen, and most of all he has a laid back attitude.

    xoxoxo Nas.

  273. Irene Boggs
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:25 pm · Link

    I absolutely adored the Vampire Academy Series. Adrian has to be my favorite if I had to choose. My heart went out to him from the beginning. Most “bad boys” suffer from some tragedy. His parents weren’t really there for him, and his mother betrayed his whole family. He then fell in love with Rose who in return was in love Demitri. I think Adrian felt like no one loved him really. But I did. Hes described as amazingly handsome and sarcastic which I relate to more than anything. Adrian was a perfect character for the female readers to fall in love with.

  274. Briki Green
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 2:54 pm · Link

    My favorite is Rose, as wild, funny, beautiful, strong and persistent personality. She is my hero. :oops:

  275. Gitta
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:09 pm · Link

    My favorite is Dmitirj, because he is… OMG! 8)
    Handsome, strong, determined, smart… he is perfect man! :-P :oops:

  276. Esther
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link

    My favorite is Sydney. She is smart, nice, considerate, and like me. I love Bloodilnes and I’m look forward to The Golden Lily.

  277. Cintia
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:22 pm · Link

    Dimitri all the way! He is sexy, handsome, strong, intelligent, likes reading and he is Russian.
    He is simply perfect.

  278. Gabi
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:37 pm · Link

    My favourite is Adrian. Because he has a good sens of humour, sexy and he is quite crazy. He is a lovely character.

  279. Ákos
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm · Link

    I love Rose. She is so sexy, wild, disrespectful and funny. She never gives up and I think its a good thing. She can handle everything. She is self-confident and doesn’t depend on anybody. She is a good friend too.

  280. Alyosha Green
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm · Link

    Absolutely Dimitri. Who else?
    Guardion Belikov is perfect all the way. I love him so much. He is a fighting GOD, I like him about everything. I mean her hair, eyes and his body… OMG!
    I love him becasue he is serious, generous and he loves Rose so much, better than his life.
    Dimka for ever!

    ps: Sorry, about my english.

  281. Andie K.
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 5:21 pm · Link

    My Favorite character is Adrian, of course. Why? I have a thing for bad boys… who wouldn’t love a sarcastic guy who can sneak into your dreams and loves so much that he’s willing to go against everything he knows? :-P :mrgreen:

  282. Patti T
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 7:00 pm · Link

    It is SUCH a hard decision to make, but after considering it for awhile I have to go with Rose. She is brave, stong, intelligent, sarcastic and the thing that most endears her to me, is that she is loyal even to a fault. In real life it is extremely hard to find someone who is that loyal to anyone. That right there trumps any of her short comings!

  283. Kiki
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 7:12 pm · Link

    I love Rose! :-D

  284. Muna Sheik
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm · Link

    Lissa’s my fav! :-P

    I like the she’s a princess that can take care of herself when she’s gotta!

  285. Mandy Rosas
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm · Link

    Oooh, I’m a Rose girl, hands down. That woman… she’s just amazing. She’s so complex, and has so many layers, it almost feels like she’s a real person. And I just adore her sense of humor; she says everything I wish I had the guts to say! ;)

  286. Cindy McCune
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm · Link

    I LOVE Dimitri…He is so BAD!! But in the right way…:lol:

  287. Jennifer Messerschmidt
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm · Link

    I would think all the answers would be the same?! ADRIAN IVASHKOV!!! He is the hottest, sweetest, most perfect character ever. I would be honored just to lick the ground he walks on. Every line is pure genius. I would love to have him in my dreams every night. Well actually he already is :) I read his parts over and over.

  288. Amanda Kelly
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm · Link

    My favourite character is Dimitri. Without a doubt. He’s a kick ass Russian God. Is there anything better?!

  289. Marie
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm · Link

    It’s really hard to decide on just one, but I’ll have to say Dimitri.

    It’s the way he always seems so calm, collected and capable. And how the one thing that can shake him, is Rose. He’s serious, but he’s still got a great sense of humor. I just love him. :-)

  290. Holly
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm · Link

    Hmm… Either Adrian or Sydney, but im not sure if i like Sydney more now because of bloodlines or not… Its hard to remember a time where Sydney wasnt awesome so maybe I’ve always loved her.
    Adrian is just… awesome… its awful how Rose broke him but he’ll bounce back… hes Adrian after all :D

  291. Patricia M (TwoChicksOnBooks)
     · December 23rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm · Link

    I’d have to go with Adrian. He’s incredible and since Rose is with Dimka I can have Adrian! Right?

  292. Eman Al-ali
     · December 24th, 2011 at 12:38 am · Link

    My favourite character has to be rose :) she is so awesome, and i love her vocabulary aha :-P but adrian is the character i would most like to be with <3

  293. Mallori
     · December 24th, 2011 at 1:33 am · Link

    My favorite character is definitely Sydney. I love her dry, sarcastic humor and that she is so intelligent. I love Rose and Lissa as strong female characters of course, but I’m always a sucker for a woman who uses her brain above all else. I am so glad that we get Bloodlines from her perspective! Thank you for writing this guide I can’t wait to read it.

  294. Ash L
     · December 24th, 2011 at 1:46 am · Link

    My favorite character is Adrian. I was heartbroken when Rose chose Dimitri, and by the way she did it. Thanks for the give away and writing this guide!

  295. Alicia Jespersen
     · December 24th, 2011 at 2:53 am · Link

    My absolute Favorite character is Dimitri. I know, I know, totally expected. but what can I say…… I fell in love with him in Vampire academy and never lost faith in him as a character! I love how even when he was a Strigoi he still loved rose and never hurt her, though don’t get me wrong I believe he might have if he had to.

    I just completely love Dimitri, with his western books and his long leather duster. What an amazing character!

  296. Dawn
     · December 24th, 2011 at 7:43 pm · Link

    How can you make us chose? I really like Sydney! Who wouldn’t LOVE to have her job! I love how she brings a human aspect to the story! Thank you for the giveaway!

  297. Shelly
     · December 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm · Link

    Wow I have to pick just one… Not fair there are so many but I think if I really had to pick I would go with Adrian.. He is so unfailingly in love with Rose and will do anything for her. Even though he has to know he will never win her heart completely…

    • patti
       · January 2nd, 2012 at 6:37 pm · Link

      Rose, she is just amazing!… a loyal friend to the end. In any world that is a very hard thing to find, I love her sarcasem and quick wit, and her temper also. It makes her human and vulnerable, even tho that is not a word that I would use to describe her very often with!

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