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Vampire Academy’s Zoey Deutch And Lucy Fry Answer Your Questions Live!

I don’t know about you folks, but I’ve been dying to see Vampire Academy make the leap to the big screen for a good five years now, ever since I first imagined Rose and Dimitri under the spell of that locket. Mmmm. Oh, did I just write that in public? Ahem. Anyway, St. Vladimir’s most promising students, Zoey Deutch (Rose) and Lucy Fry (Lissa) are stopping by Very VH1 on Thursday at 3 pm ET to answer all those questions about the movie that have building up since you first fell in love with the sweet vampire princess and her fierce half-vampire bodyguard/BFF. Click on the window above and log in early to submit your questions.
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Vampire Academy Exclusive: Sneak Peek From The Set Of The Next Big Vampire Flick

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I’ve been obsessed with Richelle Mead‘s Vampire Academy novels since my early search for something to fill the Twilight-shaped hole in my reading heart. It’s the story of two BFFs — half-vampire badass bodyguard in training Rose and vampire princess Lissa — who share a telepathic link that becomes both a blessing and a curse in their dangerous lives attending St. Vladimir’s boarding school. For some of us felt like a long wait since then for the movie to come together, but the shoot just wrapped in London last week, and Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters is set to come out February 14, 2014. To whet our appetite, Mead sent us this exclusive photo from the set. Let’s take a closer look.
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Golden Lily‘s Adrian Ivashkov And Timepiece‘s Kaleb Ballard: Your Fictional Boyfriends Of The Week

Last week, I introduced our Fictional Boyfriend feature, a thinly veiled excuse for me to gush about the boys who’ve been leaping from the pages of the latest hot YA reads and may very well make it to the big screen soon. This week, I couldn’t choose between two boys stealing my heart, particularly due to the fact that both books just came out on Tuesday, and the fact that they both have quite a bit in common.

Who: Adrian Ivashkov and Kaleb Ballard

From: Adrian’s from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series and its Bloodlines spinoff, most recently The Golden Lily. Kaleb’s from Myra McEntire’s Hourglass and its sequel, Timepiece.

What’s Their Story? Adrian is the playboy college dropout son of an aristocratic family. Also, his family happens to be Moroi, a race of vampires (that are born, not made). We first met him when he started hanging around the titular Vampire Academy boarding school and eventually started dating half-vampire Rose Hathaway. We all knew her true love was her mentor, Dimitri, but he was a pretty interesting diversion. Now he’s hanging around another boarding school (and for some reason this is not creepy), as he helps protect and hide the Moroi queen’s younger sister. That’s how he befriends Sydney Sage, a member of the Alchemists, a society of humans dedicated to keeping vampires’ existence a secret from the world. All this sounds very complicated when summed up in a single paragraph, but don’t worry, it’s a mythology that’s easily absorbed in the books.
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Our 25 Favorite Vampires Of 2011

We’re not shy about our vampire obsession around here. And even as angels and werewolves and dystopian battlefields take over the screens and bookshelves, it doesn’t look like sexy bloodsuckers are going anywhere. Sure, they experience a bit of boom and bust, but a look back at the last 100 years in pop culture proves their undying staying power. In 2011, our blood was stirred by a nice crop of undead seducers, from Eric and Bill on True Blood to Damon and Stefan on The Vampire Diaries to the entire morally upstanding Cullen family. There were others who leapt from the pages of books whose racy covers we sometimes had to keep hidden — Bloodlines, the spinoff of YA series Vampire Academy, made its debut; Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series is still going strong, and in City of Fallen Angels, the latest from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, vampire Simon went from best friend to hot commodity. There were even a couple of “nonfiction” vamps who made it onto our 2011 list.

Before you check out our 25 faves, watch who such celebrity vampire experts as True Blood’s Joe Manganiello and Twilight’s Elizabeth Reaser, and non-experts like Andrew W.K., Robin Thicke and Questlove would nominate for Vampire of the Year. Because we just declared that a thing.

Now, take a look at our top 25, vote on your faves and let us know in the comments if we missed any of your favorites.

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