Saturday, November 3, 2012

Character Spotlight: Adrian Ivashkov


So now that the Halloween villain festivities have passed, it is back to good old fashioned regular Character Spotlights on characters that we actually love and not the ones we love to hate. So for my first one back, I had to go with someone epic right? And who is more epic than the reigning YA Crush Tourney champ? That’s right, nobody! So this week my Character Spotlight is on Adrian Ivashkov from the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. Also note, there are some spoilers and I went a bit crazy with the quotes.


When I first met Adrian in Vampire Academy, I immediately fell in love with him. I was always Team Dimitri, but that did not mean I hated Adrian. I actually adored him, but I thought Rose and Dimitri made a better pair. Anyway, this post is about Adrian, not Dimitri, Dimitri will get his own one day. Adrian is the kind of character that it is absolutely impossible to hate. He is charming to the millionth degree and his wit and humor is simply unmatched.

Adrian is a character that keeps getting better with time. Like I said, I adored him in Vampire Academy. Then he was back in Bloodlines and OH MY GOSH was he amazing, and then The Golden Lily just floored me. Adrian was simply perfect in that one and if I wasn’t madly in love with him already, that book would have sealed the deal. I really cannot wait to see how he tops himself in The Indigo Spell.

Adrian is the master of wit. He always has a response, and if you even find him speechless, then you know the situation is serious. Very few people take him seriously, but underneath his aloof exterior is an incredibly intelligent guy who is much much more than he appears to the world. He is also very sweet. He knows just what to say to make a girl weak in the knees. He also conquered the nearly impossible task of making Sydney Katherine Sage stop thinking. It is very hard to faze him and he tends to just go with the flow.

There really isn’t much more I can say about Adrian without starting a ramble-fest. I think I will let Sydney Sage sum up Adrian for us: “In fact, I was fairly certain there was no one in the entire world quite like Adrian Ivashkov.”

Favorite Adrian Quotes:
“It’s called persuasion, not harassment.” –Shadow Kiss

“It’s not my fault so much as my genius.” –Spirit Bound

“No, you will listen. For once, you’re going to hear something that doesn’t fit into your neat, compartmentalized world of order and logic and reason. Because this isn’t reasonable. If you’re terrified, believe me – this scares the hell out of me, too.” – The Golden Lily

“Damn straight. Pine-scented cleaner. As in, I cleaned. With these hands, these hands that don’t do manual labor. I even got down on my knees.” –Bloodlines

“Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection.” He paused to reconsider that. “Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try.” -Bloodlines

“I know how devastated you must be to miss me, but leave a message, and I'll try to ease your agony” –Blood Promise

“You, know I'm the Queen's favorite great nephew, Well, yeah I'm her only great nephew, but that's not important, I'd still be her favorite...” –Shadow Kiss 

“You look confused," said Adrian. I shook my head and sighed. "I think I'm just overthinking things." He nodded solemnly. "That's why I try to never do it.” –Bloodlines

“I know how you guys feel about us. I'm not stupid, and believe me, I've tried to get you out of my head. But there isn't enough liquor or art or any other distraction in the world to do it. I had to stop going to Wolfe's because it was too hard being that close to you, even if it was all just pretend fighting. I couldn't stand the touching. It was agonizing because it meant something to me-and I knew it meant nothing to you. I kept telling myself to stay away altogether, and then I'd find excuses… like the car… anything to be around you again.” –The Golden Lily


17 comments:

  1. Oh this blog post = <3 <3 <3! :) I too am in love with Adrian despite his flaws (smoking and drinking) he's getting better and just full of awesomeness

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    1. haha glad you liked it! I love him, simply because he always cracks me up. His comments are the best.. hence me going quote crazy.

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  2. Great quotes..i haven't read this series..but now I want to meet Adrian Ivashkov..i mean who doesn't love a man who cleans on his knees!

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    1. I have no doubt you will love him, you should introduce yourself soon!

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  3. Great spotlight Teresa! Adrian was my love on the first sight and he is my favorite fictional boyfriend. I loved Vampire Academy, but I´m not very fond of Bloodlines series. Your quotes are great, but there are so many of them. He is really is the master of wit.

    Here are some of my favorite quotes:

    “Takes a lot of tries before you hit perfection." He paused to reconsider that. "Well, except for my parents. They got it on the first try."

    “Dreams, dreams. I walk them; I live them. I delude myself with them. It's a wonder I can spot reality anymore.”

    “Rose, I'm an addict with no work ethic who is likely going to go insane. I'm not like you. I'm not a super-hero."

    “You forget: I have an addictive personality. I'm addicted to you. Somehow I think you could do all sorts of bad things to me, and I'd still come back to you."

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    1. AHHHH I love those quotes too! There are just so many awesome Adrian quotes!

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  4. YOU ARE AFTER MY OWN HEART TERESA!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE ADRIAN!!! I completely agree with what you said. I loved him in VA and I can't even describe my feelings for him in Bloodlines. He is just amazing. There really isn't anything else you can say about him. And I can't wait to see how he out shines in Th eIndigo Spell either! :D

    I have loved your character spotlights Teresa....but this one has got to be my top favourite so far! (Wonder if you can top that! LOL ;p)

    Without a doubt, SUPERFANTABURIFIC post Teresa!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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    1. I had a feeling you would enjoy this one lol. It really was you that pushed me to finally pick up Bloodlines and then to fall even more in love with Adrian. Honestly, this is one of my favorite character spotlights so far too, I really just love the way it turned out. I will do my best to top it though, but I think it will be tough haha.

      SUPERFANTABURIFIC ---> new favorite word!

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  5. Wow,I am going to write down the whole thing and paste it somewhere.You did justice to Adrian.I love him so much,that my heart broke for him in Last Sacrifice when he was dumped.
    Thank you so much.

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    1. I'm glad you think I did him justice! I always worry that I won't have the right words to explain the character. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I think the height of my Adrian love occurred in the Golden Lily -- I cannot wait for Indigo Spell -- I just want him and Sidney to get together. He was so sweet and his declaration .... melted my heart! I think he is even better in the Bloodlines series than VA -- so good!

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    1. Agreed! Adrian just outdid himself in the Bloodlines series! I adore him!

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  7. OMG! now, I'm addicted Adrian Ivashkov, I'm started like him since I read Bloodlines >_< , I hadn't like him in VA but I admit he's so sexy

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  8. I loved Adrian in the VA series and love him 100 times more in the Bloodlines series, I can't wait to get my hands on Indigo Spell!

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  9. I have not read the series but want to. This Adrian guy sounds very interesting and intriguing.
    Why would you be for Dimtri if this guy is so awesome?
    Now I am even more curious and anxious to read the series.

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    1. Well cause Dimitri is awesome too! Plus he and the heroine in Vampire Academy are the perfect couple! But Adrian shines in the Bloodlines series and he meets a girl that is perfect for him!

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