Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players:
The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty...
From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life…
The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes...
Hello My Name Is Rose Hathaway tracks the shenanigans that ensue when Rose and Dimitri become unlikely teammates in a high-stakes scavenger hunt...
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack. Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can't live without….
My FAVORITE book series
The love story of Rose & Dimitri pulls at my heart strings every time I read this series!
Perfect for old and new fans alike!
THE TURN AND THE FLAME
This story features Christian’s aunt Tatiana, just before and shortly after her brother and his wife—Christian’s parents— willingly choose to become Strigoi, the dark and evil undead vampires.
Tatiana is a controversial character in the VA universe due to her relationship with Dimitri and…arm…some poor life choices she makes later in the series. I’ve always found her fascinating so I loved getting this peek into how she went from a young girl questioning her place in society to a strong woman fighting for the rights of the Dahmpires and Moroi.
Tatiana leaned closer. “You’re only here to look pretty, dear. Not to give your opinions. See that you remember that.”
There were a million possible responses to that, but there was only one that Tasha was allowed to make: “Th-thank you, your Majesty.”
FROM THE JOURNAL OF VASILISA DRAGOMIR
Throughout the VA series we don’t get to see much from Lissa’s POV, so this was a really interesting look not only at the life she and Rose had while on the run (see quote below), but also of her descent into the madness Spirit causes. Loved this.
It turns out you can’t put aluminum foil in the microwave. We have to go shopping again to buy a new one for the house.
This story is SUPER short, but it gives us a small glimpse into Dimitri’s head when he first meets Rose. A must read for Romitri shippers!
But there was a look in her eyes now that said this was no joke, that she would die a thousand times over before she let anyone harm the princess at her back. She reminded me of a cornered wildcat, sleek and beautiful—but fully capable of clawing your face off if provoked.
HELLO, MY NAME IS ROSE HATHAWAY
Hands down my favorite bonus story. Rose takes on the task of winning a covert scavenger hunt on campus. Full of Rose’s loyalty to Lissa, chemistry with Dimitri (Swoon! I don’t even ship them all that hard!), and hilarious antics. With Rose, if it can go wrong, it probably will.
Mason regarded me with awe and affection—and also concern. “Rose, I love it when you’re crazy, but this might even be beyond you.”
I stood up, turned around, and found myself looking right at Dimitri.
And not just any Dimitri. Dimitri dressed as a cowboy.
A Little Disappointed
I have always been a big fan of the 'Vampire Academy' series and I was so excited for the anniversary edition to come out. Although I knew it was a long shot I was kind of hoping that there'd be stories from the latest books. I just miss Rose and Dimitri. I want to read more about their journey. And this book didn't give any incite to the future(of any character), which to be fair, I think the author did say something about that not being in the book. But I was hoping it'd just be part of the surprise.
While I really did like the extra chapters, I was still disappointed by them. Dimitri's chapter is the shortest one of them all and I wanted to see more things through his eyes, so that was a let down. He's my favorite character and for it to be a couple of pages long...😒 not so happy about that
This is just talking about the extra chapters. The 'Vampire Academy' series is great and I highly recommend that you read them.