The Book vs the Movie: Vampire Academy

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Book written by Richelle Mead, 2007

Movie directed by Mark Waters, 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

 

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

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Picture Source: Amazon.com
Picture Source: Amazon.com

Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: The book.

Out of 5 stars, the Book Gets: 5 stars.

Out of 5 stars, the Movie Gets: 3 stars.

Things the Book Did Better: More character development, liked the characters themselves better.

Things the Movie Did Better: The settings were a bit easier to picture and I really liked Rose, but other than that, the movie kind of fell short for me. I liked it, but no where as near as well as the book.

Verdict?: The book.

Why?: I simply enjoyed the book better. The characters in the movie, aside from Rose, just didn’t grab me in the same way. I do applaud the director and writers for keeping it pretty true to the book.

Should the movie be re-made?: Nah.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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