I’m so behind on book tags that I don’t think it matters in what order I do them anymore. I tried doing them in the order that I was tagged but that’s done with. Just know that if you tagged me for something, I will get to it eventually; unless it’s something I’ve already done on here.
I loved the Gossip Girl TV show and used to watch it every Monday night when it used to air on the CW. Then when I saw it on Netflix, I rewatched all my favorite episodes. What kept me watching? Blair. I hate calling someone a bitch, but Blair is the Queen B and I love her for it. She is a strong individual, though snooty, and I respect how hard she works to achieve her goals, though she often resorts to nefarious methods.
I also loved the music used in the shows and Serena’s wardrobe. Of everything she has worn, this dress was my favorite.
Watching the movie before reading the book seems the best way to go. I first tested this theory with Beautiful Creatures. I enjoyed the movie so much that I forced myself through the first pages of the story to discover a book I enjoyed. Again, the theory proves true for Vampire Academy. The movie was entertaining and Zoey Deutch, who played Rose, was funny (after reading the book, I realized that she did a great job of capturing the character).
Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway and the princess, Vasilisa “Lissa” Dragomir, are best friends connected by a one-sided psychic bond that allows Rose to access Lissa’s thoughts, emotions, and experiences. They attend St. Vladimir’s Academy, a boarding school for vampires (moroi, the good vampires) and their guardians (dhampir, half-vampires that protect the moroi from strigoi, evil vampires). When the novel begins, Rose and Lissa have been on the run for two years. St. Vladimir’s is no longer a safe place for the princess so Rose, who proclaims herself Lissa’s guardian, hatched a plan to ditch school and seek protection in the wide, unknown world.