Saturday, January 12, 2013

Character Spotlight: Rose Hathaway


This week my character spotlight is on a character that is pretty much famous is the book blogging world. It is a character spotlight that has been a long time coming. I am talking about Rose Hathaway of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead of course. Rose is a great heroine and it is no wonder why so many people love her. I included spoilers, so be warned. 

Rose Hathaway is by far one of the strongest heroines in YA literature. She is the definition of a girl who can take care of herself. She is strong, independent, feisty, and even comes with her own form of “Rose logic.” While Rose is incredibly strong, she also has a tendency towards trouble. See, that Rose Logic of hers tends to get her into sticky situations and she is more of a punch first and ask questions later kind of gal. Although, no matter how much trouble she gets in, she always somehow finagles her way out of it as well. I cant even count the amount of times I thought Rose had finally gone too far and then she somehow managed to be just fine in the end. 

Rose is also a hysterical character. She always has a response and it is always a good response. She is one of those characters, that even when she is facing death, still has a witty remark. She always has to have the last word and she will not stop until she does. Her wit really comes out when she is around Dimitri. She thrives off of making fun of him and never misses a chance to call him Comrade. 

While Rose is strong and funny, she also is capable of making truly tough choices. When she had to set off to kill Dimitri, I think it broke my heart. However, I also knew that she was doing the right thing. It was incredibly difficult, but Rose put on her big girl panties and set off to do it anyway. Then when she was unsuccessful, she found a way to save him and did not give up until she did. Then (nope, not done yet) when Dimitri was being a pain in the behind, she still didn’t give up on him until we finally got the happily ever after we had all been waiting for. 

Rose is just awesome in so many ways, she is the heroine that other heroines are jealous of! 

Favorite Rose Quotes: 

“Wow." I hadn't thought Dimitri could be any cooler, but I was wrong. "You beat up your dad. I mean, that's really horrible...what happened. But, wow. You really are a god." He blinked. "What?" "Uh, nothing.”  Vampire Academy 

““Not into older guys, huh?" asked Adrian once we were alone."You're imagining things," I said. "Clearly, my stunning beauty has clouded your mind.” – Frostbite
 
“You know what would help?" I asked, not meeting his eyes.
"Hmm?"
"If you turned off this crap music and put on something that came out after the Berlin Wall went down."
Dimitri laughted. "Your worst class is history, yet somehow, you know everything about Eastern Europe."
"Hey, gotta have material for my jokes, Comrade." Still smiling, he turned the radio dail. To a country station.
"Hey! This isn't what I had in mind," I exclaimed. I could tell he was on the verge of laughing again.
"Pick. It's one or the other."
I sighed. "Go back to the 1980s stuff."
He flipped the dail, and I crossed my arms over my chest as some vaguely European-sounding band sang about how video had killed the radio star. I wished someone would kill this radio.” – Frostbite 

“He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I'm eighteen. An adult. I don't need his help. I can threaten my boyfriends myself.” – Spirit Bound

“Okay, God, I thought. Get me out of this and I’ll stop my half-assed church-going ways. You got me past a pack of Strigoi tonight. I mean, trapping that one between the doors really shouldn't have worked, so clearly you're on board. Let me get out of here, and I’ll...I don’t know. Donate Adrian’s money to the poor. Get baptized. Join a convent. Well, no. Not that last one.” – Blood Promise

9 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to say that I still haven't started the vampire academy series yet! Shocking eh? Rose does sound like a great character though, can't beat a bit of feistiness! She actually sounds a bit like buffy with her quick quips though :)

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  2. I love Rose so much and she is definitely why I love VA so much! I was so happy at the ending of the series with things between her and Dmitri but I think my favorite Rose was when she was in Russia -- so kick-ass and so determined to find him!!

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  3. I just got this recently from a friend! I haven't even read the real series yet tho, lol. You remember! I will soon tho! :)

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  4. I just skimmed that character spotlight, just in case. But even though I am only a few chapters in VA, I am loving Rose and her spunk!! She is so strong and I do love her humor!!! :D

    Can't wait till I'm further into the series!!!

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    1. Yea probably a good idea, I did get a bit spoilery with this one hehe

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  5. WOOT WOOT!!!!!! You spotlighted by girl crush, Teresa!!! LMFAO..XD I l just love love loooove Rose and for all the reasons you mentioned. She's funny, and quirky but she isn't afraid to make the right decision or shy away from tough choices. I really enjoyed that about her character. I think what makes Rose so unique is that she's different from other YA heroines. She hold her own in all of the books in the series and she isn't the same thing over and over again. She always had something new to bring to the forefront, which is why, in my opinion, she was such an enjoyable character. I love her! :)

    Awesome awesome awesome pick, Teresa! Can't wait to see who you pick next!

    ~ Maida <3

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    1. YES AGREED! She doesnt repeat her mistakes she learns from them! She is just awesome!

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  6. Great post! Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series! Rose is awesome!

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  7. It took me a while to warm up to Rose, but after she matured a little, I ended up liking her a lot.

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