Източник: Ришел Мийд
Ришел обнови официалния си блог с информацията, че поредицата “Академия за вампири” ще има нови корици за всички книги, като корицата по-долу. Тя споменава още, че през декември ще излезе и корица на първата книга със снимки от филма:
I’ve been getting some questions about a VA cover that’s shown up on Amazon, so I thought I’d address that and some other relevant info for you guys.
Here’s what’s going on. This winter, my American publisher is going to be re-releasing the Vampire Academy series with different covers. Starting around November, new paperback printings of the VA series will have covers like the one you see above. That’s the first book. Each of the other books will have a new cover with the same pattern, so Frostbite will be blue with a background image of those two people from the former cover design covered by the VA logo. Now, it’s important to note that this will not be happening overnight. It’s not like on November 1, all VA books will have these new covers.
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Източник: Even Redheads Get the Blues
I won’t lie. Walking into a room and seeing your girlfriend reading a baby-name book can kind of make your heart stop.
“I’m no expert,” I began, choosing my words carefully. “Well—actually, I am. And I’m pretty sure there are certain things we have to do before you need to be reading that.”
Sydney Sage, the aforementioned girlfriend and light of my life, didn’t even look up, though a hint of a smile played at her lips. “It’s for the initiation,” she said matter-of-factly, as though she were talking about getting her nails done or picking up groceries instead of joining a coven of witches. “I have to have a ‘magical’ name they use during their gatherings.”
“Right. Magical name, initiation. Just another day in the life, huh?” Not that I was one to talk, seeing as I was a vampire with the fantastic yet complicated ability to heal and compel people.
This time, I got a full smile, and she lifted her gaze. Afternoon sunlight filtering through my bedroom window caught her eyes and brought out the amber glints within them. They widened in surprise when she noticed the three stacked boxes I was carrying. “What are those?”
“A revolution in music,” I declared, reverently setting them on the floor. I opened the top one and unveiled a record player. “I saw a sign that some guy was selling them on campus.” I opened another box full of records and lifted out Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. “Now I can listen to music in its purest form.”
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Ришел пусна онлайн първата глава от “Академия за вампири”, разказана от гледната точка на Дмитрий:
I turned instantly at the sound of my name, shooting a glare at the guardian approaching in the darkness. What was he thinking? Everyone out here tonight knew how essential secrecy was. It didn’t matter that he was young and simply excited about his first big mission. We had no room for errors, not when this was the only break we’d had in over a year. Realizing his mistake, he grew apologetic, though not nearly enough.
“Sorry.” He dropped his voice to a stage whisper and tapped his ear. “Headset’s not working. We checked the house, and they’re already gone. They must have had warning, maybe a perimeter of spies on the streets.” As his excitement returned, the young guardian—Laurence—began speaking rapidly. “I was thinking about it. They probably have a whole network of people working with them! It makes sense, right? How else have they managed to stay ahead of us for so long? There’s no telling how deep this conspiracy goes! We might be facing an army tonight!”
I said nothing and showed nothing as I mulled over his words. It was something of a mystery how a couple of teenage girls had managed to escape detection for two years, especially when one of them was a privileged Moroi princess and the other a delinquent dhampir with a disciplinary file so long that it broke school records. When I’d joined the teaching staff of St. Vladimir’s last year and learned of the princess’s case, I’d honestly been surprised the girls hadn’t slipped up sooner. Being in league with others might explain how they’d remained hidden …and yet, in all our data gathering, we’d never once had even the slightest hint that they had one accomplice, let alone “a whole network” or “army.”
My silence made Laurence nervous, and he no longer smiled. “It’s irrelevant now,” I told him. “And there’s no point jumping to conclusions when—”
“Dimitri?” A female voice crackled in my earpiece. “We’ve got visuals on them. They’re approaching the intersection of Brown and Boudreaux, from the north.”
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Източник: официален сайт на Ришел
Източник: Emma Vieceli
Ришел разказва за втория си ден на снимачната площадка на филма:
I talked to some really lovely people, and you guys are going to hear lots of good info from me and the cast once these stories get out.
After that, we got to watch some interior shots being filmed within the school. Much like last night, I was so enchanted that watching take after take never got old. When that wrapped up, we were given a super amazing experience: they made us a rough 14-minute montage of some of the scenes they’ve shot so far to give us an idea of the breadth of actors and sets.
You guys, it was amazing.
Now, you’re probably thinking, “Richelle, you would never tell us if the movie was bad.” That’s true. However, I also wouldn’t keep saying it was good. I would emphasize other things, like how beautiful the actors are (because they are), and never talk about the movie itself. But I’m here telling you, the footage I saw was INCREDIBLE. I got chills. Jim, Erin, and I even conferred to make sure we aren’t just biased. But seriously…I can’t believe how wonderful what I saw was. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine they could portray the power of the book so well. The chemistry between the actors is off the charts–and I don’t just mean romances (though you could feel that too! Zoey/Danila and Lucy/Dominic knocked it out of the park as their respective couples). But the friendships there are so strong too. Zoey and Lucy are as different as Lissa and Rose are…and yet complement each other so perfectly. When you see them acting together, showing Lissa and Rose looking out for each other, it just pulls at your heart.
Which brings me to an important topic: Mason. I didn’t see any clips of Cameron Monaghan tonight. I didn’t have to because they were filming one with him six feet in front of me. So I got to see him up close and personal, interacting with Rose. Stop reading if you haven’t read Frostbite because I’ve got to tell you something. For years, I’ve been asked if I felt bad about what happened to Mason. And I’ve always said no, no, it was the way story had to go, tragic though it was. But man, I tell you, guys, I can’t say that anymore. After meeting Cameron (who’s incredibly funny and nice) and seeing him put his heart into the role, I now have a flesh and blood face to put on Mason. And I felt SO BAD for him as I was sitting there. I felt like I needed to offer apologies to Cameron over and over. So, all of you who’ve thought I was so cold-hearted for what I did can now rejoice that I finally feel some guilt. That doesn’t change the books, of course, so don’t get your hopes up!
We wrapped up our night watching some action-packed stunt scenes outside, which was pretty fun. Director Mark Waters let me sit by him and his monitors as they filmed and checked footage. Cool process. Around midnight, my group and I finally decided to head back to our hotel, so we made our goodbyes. Danila and Zoey were in the middle of action takes on the set, but they let me run onto it and hug them goodbye. They were so sweet. They and all the rest of the cast were super nice to me. They really are just a great group of friendly, hardworking people who love what they do, and I couldn’t be more thrilled at the interpretation they’re doing for my books.
Now, I know you guys are anxious for pictures, and all I can advise is patience. I still don’t have authorization to post any, but hopefully I’ve painted you a good picture with words! There really haven’t been any big, official pics released yet, and they want to make sure that when they come out, they’re done right and chosen well. Hang in there–you should be seeing something this week, at the very least some props or behind-the-scenes candids.
Thank you so much for all of your enthusiasm and support! I’ve loved reading your reactions here, on Twitter, and on Facebook. I’ve felt like you traveled with me. It means so much to me and the people working on the movie to know you believe in them. And I want to offer my own thanks to all of them as well. The actors are putting their hearts and souls into bringing the characters to life for us, and that unseen crew of hundreds is working so hard on stunts, costumes, and a million other essential things. I am so honored by the job they’re doing.
Източник: Even Redheads Get the Blues