The Vampire Academy series has a bunch of amazing characters but my fave will forever and always be Rose Hathway. She’s fierce, snarky, protective, and loyal. And she’s hella fine. As a dhamphir (a mix breed between human and vampire) she has great strength and can kick butt.
She attends St. Vladmir’s Boarding School where she learns to become a guardian, a protector of vampires. For Rose, she plans on protecting her best friend, Princess Lissa Dragomir, who lost her family in a terrible car crash and brought Rose back from the dead giving Rose some interesting abilities.
Rose comes off as a bad girl who doesn’t follow the rules, and although she technically does start off that way everything she does is to protect Lissa and do what she feels is right. When Rose gets something in her head she doesn’t let anyone or anything stand in her way and that’s what makes her so awesome.
Besides all this Rose comes from two pretty bad a** parents. Her mom is a fierce guardian in her own right and her father is a mob type vampire who doesn’t take crap from anyone. I guess we know where Rose get’s it from.
Lastly, one of my favorite aspects of Rose is how hard she loves people. Her love for Lissa is something fierce but her love for Dimitri, her teacher turned something else, might be even stronger. Rose loves hard and when she cares about someone she’ll go to the end of the world and back just to save them.
If you haven’t read the Vampire Academy series yet I’d definitely recommend it.
‘Rose,” he said, forcibly trying to keep a serious tone, “I can think of many words to describe you, sexy and hot being at the top of the list. You know what’s not on the list? Sane.’
12 thoughts on “Woman Crush Wednesday: Rose Hathaway”
If i had to choose the most kick-butt heroine I would easily have gone with Rose. She’s just so awesome and witty, haha. Have you read Bloodlines? I wasn’t that impressed in the beginning, but I finished The Indigo Spell weeks ago and really loved it!
Yes!!! I love the Bloodlines series. I agree it took a bit to grow on me but then I loved it. I’ve read all of them. You’ll love it.
I’m so glad to hear that! I’m pretty much a Richelle Mead fan anyway. She’s coming out with a standalone book this fall and I’m so psyched! 😀
Is she really??? I had no idea. Now I have to look into it. I’m low-key obsessed with her.
Haha, she is! It’s actually about Asian mythology too, so I’m beyond excited. ^.^
That’s awesome. What’s it called?
I adore Rose. She was the first fictional character I really wanted to be!
I know. I love her SO much!
Some day they will make a really good, really popular Vampire Academy movie and I will cosplay as Rose to the midnight premiere. A girl can dream!
Lol. I doubt they’ll do another one after the last one flopped so bad. I wouldn’t be against a TV show though. That could be interesting.