Vampire Academy: Movie vs. Book

vampire-academy-movie-poster-2I recently reviewed Vampire Academy, written by Richelle Mead. I loved the book and went to see the movie with a friend.

This is what I loved:


The actors/actresses were exactly as I’d imagined the characters. Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry were fantastic as Rose and Lissa, and their friendship was completely natural and believable.

One of the most important aspects of Vampire Academy is the friendship and intense loyalty between Rose and Lissa, who share a bond which allows Rose to perceive Lissa’s thoughts and feelings. So I was pleased to see that their relationship was an important aspect of the movie, as well.


Rose is an impulsive, feisty, and snarky character, and the soundtrack perfectly reflected her personality. I’ve watched the trailer multiple times, and the background music is spot-on for the overall tone of the movie as well as the book.


I thought the producers struck a really great balance between the darker aspects of the movie and the humor. The characters are witty, and often it was the dialogue that made me laugh aloud. (Sarah Hyland, who played Natalie, was also really funny.)

Best line of the entire movie: “They say Dimitri is a god. But I’m an atheist. With a gun.”

Be sure to check out Richelle Mead’s review of the movie! I think she made some great points and it’s definitely reassuring to hear an author praise the movie adaptation of her book.

If you’ve read the book but haven’t seen the movie, SEE IT. If you’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book, READ IT.

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