"Lissa and I had been best friends ever since kindergarten, when our teacher had paired us together for writing lessons. Forcing five-year-olds to spell Vasilisa Dragomir and Rosemarie Hathaway was beyond cruel, and we'd—or rather, I'd—responded appropriately. I'd chucked my book at our teacher and called her a fascist bastard. I hadn't known what those words meant, but I'd known how to hit a moving target. Lissa and I had been inseparable ever since. "

- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"His face was unreadable, but he held out his hands in what was apparently supposed to be some sort of calming gesture, like I was a rabid animal he was planning to sedate."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "Were you really going to attack all of us? Doing that…protecting her like that—it was very brave. Stupid, but still brave. Why did you even try it?”
Rose: "Because I'm her guardian." 
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Are you taking us to Kirova?”
Dimitri: "Headmistress Kirova," he corrected.
Rose: "Headmistress. Whatever. She's still a self-righteous old bit—” My words faded 
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


"Beside him (Aaron), holding his hand, was a Moroi girl who looked about eleven but had to be older, unless he'd become a pedophile during our absence. With plump little cheeks and blonde ringlets, she looked like a porcelain doll. A very pissed off and evil porcelain doll. She gripped his hand tightly and shot Lissa a look of such burning hatred that it stunned me."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"The old hag (Kirova) looked exactly like I remembered, sharp-nosed and gray-haired. She was tall and slim, like most Moroi, and had always reminded me of a vulture."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "She might be wild and disrespectful, but if she has potential—”
Rose: "Wild and disrespectful? Who the hell are you anyway? Outsourced help?”
Kirova: "Guardian Belikov is the princess's guardian now, Her sanctioned guardian.”
Rose: "You got cheap foreign labor to protect Lissa?”
- Dimitri Belikov, Rose Hathaway and Ellen Kirova (Vampire Academy)


"I honestly couldn't believe he was still around. The guy was so freaking old, he should have retired. Or died."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Hey Mason, wipe the drool off your face. If you're going to think about me naked, do it on your own time.”
Mason: "This is my time, Hathaway. I'm leading today's session.”
Rose: "Oh yeah? Huh. Well, I guess this is a good time to think about me naked, then.”
Eddie: "It's always a good a time to think about you naked,"
- Rose Hathaway, Mason Ashford and Eddie Castile (Vampire Academy)


Mason: "Come on, Hathaway, You can be my partner. Let's see what you've been doing all this time.”
- An hour later, he had his answer. -
Mason: "Not practicing, huh?”
Rose: "Ow, I hate you,"
Mason: "You'd hate me more if I held back.”
Rose: "Yeah, that's true,"
Mason: "You actually did okay.”
Rose: "What? I just had my ass handed to me.”
Mason: "Well, of course you did. It's been two years. But hey, you're still walking. That's something."
Rose: "Did I mention I hate you?”
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "They're making me take extra practice sessions, I'll be ready.”
Mason: "Extra sessions with who?”
Rose: "That tall guy. Dimitri.”
Mason: "You're putting in extra time with Belikov?”
Rose: "Yeah, so what?”
Mason: "So the man is a god.”
Rose: "Exaggerate much?"
Mason: "No, I'm serious. I mean, he's all quiet and antisocial usually, but when he fights…wow. If you think you're hurting now, you're going to be dead when he's done with you.”
- Great. Something else to improve my day. -
- Rose Hathaway and Mason Ashford (Vampire Academy)


Mia: "It looks to me like it came from a garage sale. I thought a precious Dragomir would have standards."
- Grabbing Doll Girl by the shoulder, I jerked her away. -
Rose: "She does have standards, which is why you're done talking to her."
- Mia Rinaldi and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Are you lost, little girl? The elementary school's over on west campus.”
Mia: "Don't you ever touch me again. You screw with me, and I'll screw you right back.”
- Oh man, what an opening that was. -
Rose: "And if you mess with either of us again, I'll break you in half. If you don't believe me, go ask Dawn Yarrow about what I did to her arm in ninth grade. You were probably at nap time when it happened.”
'The incident with Dawn hadn't been one of my finer moments. I honestly hadn't expected to break any bones when I shoved her into a tree. Still, the incident had given me a dangerous reputation, in addition to my smartass one. The story had gained legendary status, and I liked to imagine that it was still being told around campfires late at night. Judging from the look on this girl's face, it was.'
- Rose Hathaway and Mia Rinaldi (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Any idea who I just threatened to beat up?”

Lissa: "Not a clue."

- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)

Jesse: "Hey Rose, welcome back. You still breaking hearts?”
Rose: "Are you volunteering?”
- Jesse Zeklos and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Liss, You aren't Andre." 
Lissa: "He was always involved in all that stuff.”
Rose: "Yeah, well, he's dead now.”
Lissa: "You know, sometimes you aren't very nice.”
Rose: "You don't keep me around to be nice. You want nice, there are a dozen sheep in there who would rip each other's throats to get in good with the Dragomir princess. You keep me around to tell you the truth, and here it is: Andre's dead. ..."
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


"I had a standing arrangement with God: I'd agree to believe in him—barely—so long as he let me sleep in on Sundays."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


- So I suggested to Dimitri that maybe he should let me off this time. He laughed, and I was pretty sure it was at me and not with me. -
Rose: "Why is that funny?”
Dimitri: "Oh, You were serious.”
Rose: "Of course I was! Look, I've technically been awake for two days. Why do we have to start this training now? Let me go to bed, It's just one hour.”
Dimitri: "How do you feel right now? After the training you've done so far?”
Rose: "I hurt like hell.”
Dimitri: "You'll feel worse tomorrow.”
Rose: "So?”
Dimitri: "So, better to jump in now while you still feel…not as bad.”
Rose: "What kind of logic is that?"
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Hey, did you help come up with the plan to get us back? Because it was pretty good. Brute force and all that.”
Dimitri: "You're complimenting me on that?”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "You aren't, like, into him, are you?”
Lissa: "No. Of course not."
Rose: "Good. Because if you're going to go after a guy, steal Aaron back." 
Lissa: "Mia would claw my eyes out.”
Rose: "We can take her. Besides, he deserves someone who doesn't shop at Gap Kids.”
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


Jesse: "You've got to slip your leash tonight. We're going up to that spot in the woods around eight thirty. Mark got some weed.”
Rose: "Can't slip that leash. I'm with my Russian jailer.” 

Jesse: "Can't you ever get off for good behavior?"

Rose: "Sure. If I was ever good."

- Jesse Zeklos and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

Rose: "But what about church on Sundays? I don't think it's really fair to keep me away from my religious…um, needs."
Kirova: "I wasn't aware you had any religious needs.”
Rose: "I found Jesus while I was gone.”
Kirova: "Isn't your mother an atheist?"
Rose: "And my dad's probably Muslim But I've moved on to my own path. You shouldn't keep me from it."
- Rose Hathaway and Ellen Kirova (Vampire Academy)


"He (Father Andrew) disappeared through the door near the altar, the one Lissa had taken to the attic. I considered fleeing but thought God might strike me down for that."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Come on, she picks fights and talks about us behind our backs. She accused me of getting jeans from the Salvation Army yesterday.”
Lissa: "Your jeans are from the Salvation Army.”
Rose: "Well, yeah, but she has no right making fun of them when she's wearing stuff from Target.”
Lissa: "Hey, there's nothing wrong with Target. I like Target.”
Rose: "So do I. That's not the point. ...”
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


Mason: "I saw you guys sparring outside the chapel. Have you no respect for the house of God?”
Rose: "You've got about as much respect for it as I do, you heathen. You didn't even go. Besides, as you said, we were outside."
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "You know what I lke about you, Mase? You think just like I do."
Mason: "Frightening concept."
-Rose Hathaway and Mason Ashford (Vampire Academy)


Mason: "Maybe they (Vladimir and Anna) were hooking up,"
Rose: "He was a saint.”
Mason: "So? Saints probably like sex too. That 'brother and sister' stuff is probably a cover. See? They were 'bound' together. It's code.”
Rose: "I don't think so. They're just close. Guys and girls can just be friends."
Mason: "Yeah? We're friends, and I don't know what's in your 'heart and mind.' Of course, some might argue that one can never know what's in the heart of a woman—”
Rose: "Oh, shut up,"
-Rose Hathaway & Mason Ashford (Vampire Academy)



Rose: "Whoa, Dimitri, I realize this is actually a current hit in Eastern Europe right now, but do you think we could maybe listen to something that wasn't recorded before I was born?”
Dimitri: "What does it matter to you? I'm the one who's going to be listening to it. You'll be outside running.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "what's with all the running, anyway? I mean, I realize the importance of stamina and all that, but shouldn't I be moving on to something with a little hitting? They're still killing me in group practice.”
Dimitri: "Maybe you should hit harder,"
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "What is that? Is it a crow?”
Ms Karp: "Too big. It's a raven.”
Lissa: "Is it dead?”
Rose: "Yeah. Definitely dead. Don't touch it.”
- Rose Hathaway, Ms. Karp, and Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


Lissa: "You're under house arrest. They won't let you hang out and talk to him.”
Rose: "I don't really want to 'talk' to him. We'll slip away."
Lissa: "I just don't know about you sometimes."
Rose: "That's because you're the cautious one, and I'm the reckless one."
- Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"Ralf burst into flames. Moroi magical specializations were well known, and after scanning the room, I deduced three fire users: Ralf, his friend Jacob, and—Christian Ozera. Since neither Jacob nor Ralf would have set Ralf on fire, it sort of made the culprit obvious. The fact that Christian was laughing hysterically sort of gave it away too."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"Okay? Okay? He's out of his mind. He set Ralf on fire..."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"You're a good kisser," I countered, though it wasn't entirely true. He drooled a little more than I would have preferred.
- Rose Hathaway to Jesse Zeklos (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "I suggest you get out of here as fast as you can before I turn you over to someone who will punish you accordingly. If I ever see you like this again, I will be the one to punish you. And it will hurt. A lot. Do you understand?"
Rose - Jesse swallowed, eyes wide. None of the bravado he usually showed was there. I guess there was "usually" and then there was being held in the grip of a really ripped, really tall, and really pissed-off Russian guy
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "You see something you like?"
Dimitri: "Get dressed.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "I get in that kind of situation all the time, Comrade. It's not a big deal."
Dimitri: "Stop calling me that. You don't know even know what you're talking about.”
Rose: "Sure I do. I had to do a report on Russia and the R.S.S.R. last year.”
Dimitri: "U.S.S.R. ..."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "Now get back to your room—if you can manage it without throwing yourself at someone else.”
Rose: "Is that your subtle way of calling me a slut?”
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Okay, what am I doing wrong?”
Dimitri: "Nothing.”
Rose: "If I wasn't doing anything wrong, I'd have rendered you unconscious by now.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "The battle cry sort of gave you away. Try not to yell next time.”
Rose: "Would it have really made a difference if I'd been quiet?”
Dimitri: "No. Probably not.”
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I so did not need this complication in my life right now."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I briefly contemplated and then dismissed any attempts at jumping into the aisle and tackling the queen."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I'll kill her, you know. The queen, not Natalie. Screw the guardians. I'll do it. She can't get away with that."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"Do I need to give you the Christian's-a-psychopathic-loser talk again?"
- Rose Hathaway to Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "You weren't about to just start a fight, were you?”
Rose: "Of course not, I don't start fights where people can see them.”
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "She thinks you're a freak, but she's too nice to say anything.”
Christian: "But you aren't too nice?”
Rose: "No. Not when I feel sorry for someone.”
-Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Oh, I get it. He said we had sex."
Christian: "And uh, Ralf too. That you and he—”
Rose: "I—what? That I had sex with Ralf too? That asshole! I'm going to—”
Christian: "There's more.”
Rose: "How? Did I sleep with the basketball team?”
- Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Vampire Academy)



Some tiny, tiny part of me was starting to feel sorry for Christian. It was only a tiny part, though, and very easy to ignore.
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "It won't happen to you. You're too . . ." 
Rose - He groped for the right word, and I mentally substituted all sorts of possibilities. Goddess-like. Scorchingly sexy.
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "Like beating-her-up kinds of things," 
Rose: "Oh God, That's horrible. And she…she just let it happen?”
Dimitri: "She did. But I didn't.”
Rose: "Tell me, tell me you beat the crap out of him.”
Dimitri: "I did.”
Rose: "Wow. You beat up your dad. I mean, that's really horrible…what happened. But, wow. You really are a god.”
Dimitri: "What?”
Rose: "Uh, nothing."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"There was so much testosterone in the air, I felt like I needed a gas mask."
-Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I couldn't be Mason's girlfriend because when I imagined someone holding me and whispering dirty things in my ear, he had a Russian accent."
-Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "You know, I still don't approve of your whole hero thing, but you did scare them. That was almost worth it.”
Mason: "But you don't approve?”
Rose: "No. I mean, it's hot in principle but not in practice.”
-Rose Hathaway and Mason Ashford (Vampire Academy)



"Through the fuzzy, alcoholic buzz, I felt a trickle of her emotions. They were strong enough to practically knock me over. Black. Angry. Merciless. Startling feelings to be coming from sweet and steady Lissa. I'd known her since kindergarten, but in that moment, I barely knew her. And I was afraid."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "I had to hit the last guy who asked me that, and you're a hell of a lot prettier than Jesse. It'd be a waste.”
Xander: "Pretty? I'm stunningly sexy but not pretty.”
- Rose Hathaway and Xander Badica (Vampire Academy)

"Have I mentioned you can be a huge bitch sometimes?”
- Lissa Dragomir to Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


I don't know what's crazier: what you're actually telling me or the fact that you actually read something to find all this out.”
- Lissa Dragomir to Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"Well, maybe that's the problem. We're deciding who's 'important' based on family alone, so we end up with these screwed-up people making decisions. That's why Moroi numbers are dropping and bitches like Tatiana are queen."
-Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I was also starting to think that I might have made a big mistake about Christian. He was creepy and dark and liked to set people on fire, true. ..."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Wait...Christian."
Christian: "Yeah?"
Rose: "Thanks for the books." He didnt say anything. "The ones you gave Mason,"
Christian: "Oh. I thought you meant the other books."
Rose - Smartass.
- Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Vampire Academy)

Christian: "And I don't want to hear it from Mason. You sent him to apologize for you. Step up and do it yourself.”
Rose: "You're a jerk,"
Christian: "Yeah. And you're a liar. I want to see you eat your pride.”
- Christian Ozera and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Christian: "If you weren't so psychotic, you'd be fun to hang around.”
Rose: "Funny, I feel that way about you too.”
- Christian Ozera and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Lissa: "You've got three thermal shirts and a hoodie, You've gone all boring on me.”
Rose: "Hey, I don't see you buying slutty tops.”
Lissa: "I'm not the one who wears them.”
Rose: "Thanks a lot.”
- Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Did you see that dress?”
Dimitri: "I saw the dress.”
Rose: "Did you like it?”
- He didn't answer. I took that as a yes. -
Rose: "Am I going to endanger my reputation if I wear it to the dance?”
Dimitri: "You'll endanger the school.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


"Back to prison. Maybe if you fake a heart attack, I can make a break for it.”
-Rose Hathaway to Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "If they let me go. Kirova's still deciding if I've been good enough.”
Lissa: "Show her those boring shirts you bought. She'll go into a coma. I'm about ready to.”
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Vampire Academy)


"The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I survived the whole day guarding Lissa, and you guys said I did a good job. Then, I get back here and meet my downfall in the form of a bench."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "This is from me.”
Rose: "How'd you manage to buy this? I saw you the whole time at the mall.”
Dimitri: "Guardian secrets.”
Rose: "What's this for? For my first day?”
Dimitri: "No, Because I thought it would make you happy.”
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "You have a guardian angel.”
Rose: "I don't believe in angels, I believe in what I can do for myself.”
Dimitri: "Well then, you have an amazing body. For healing, I mean.”
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

"Are you more psycho than usual?"
- Rose Hathaway to Mia Rinaldi (Vampire Academy)


Mason: "And I have a surprise for you when we get there.”
Rose: "Is it in a bottle?"
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: Then I saw where he was leading me and I came to a screeching halt."No."
Mason: "Come on, it's going to be great."
Rose: "You're taking me to Jesse and Ralf. The only way I can EVER be seen with them is if I've got a blunt object, and I'm aiming between their legs."
- Rose Hathaway and Mason Ashford (Vampire Academy)

"Jesse and Ralf didn't notice us at first, but when they did, and amusing array of expressions played over their faces. First they saw my body and the dress. Testosterone took over as pure male lust shone out their faces. Then they seemed to realize it was me and promptly turned terrified. Cool."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

- Mason gave Jesse a sharp poke in the chest with the end of his finger. -
Mason: "All right, Zeklos. Tell her."
- Jesse didn't say anything, and Mason repeated the gesture, only harder. -
Mason: "Tell her."
Jesse: "Rose,we know none of that stuff happened."
- I almost choked on my own laughter. -
Rose: "Do you? Wow. I'm really glad to hear that. Because you see, until you said that, I'd been thinking it HAD happened. Thank God you guys are here to set me straight and tell me what the hell I have or haven't done!" 
- Mason Ashford, Rose Hathaway and Jesse Zeklos (Vampire Academy)

Mason: "You haven't heard the best part yet."
Rose: "Yeah? Like the part where we rewind time and none of this happened?"
Mason: "Next Best thing." He tapped Jesse again. "Tell her. Tell her WHY you did it."
- Jesse looked up and exchanged uneasy looks with Ralf. -
Mason: "Boys, you're making Hathaway and me very angry. Tell her why you did it."
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

"Mia really hated us. She'd just moved beyond poor-girl-wronged-by-girl's-brother and well into sociopath territory"
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

"Uh... wait... you mean sex?" My astonishment prevented me from thinking of a response. Mason thought it was hysterical. Jesse looked like he wanted to die.
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

Mason: "They promised. Everyone'll know by lunch.”
Rose: "Why not now? They slept with a girl. Hurts her more than them.”
Mason: "Yeah. True. They didn't want to deal with it tonight. You could start telling people if you wanted to. We could make a banner.”
Rose: "You got any markers and paper?…"
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Mia: "-you and your slutty friend! I'm goint to tell everyone what a psycho you are and how they had to lock you in the clinic because you're crazy. They're putting you on medication. That's why you and Rose left before anyone else could find out you cut-"
- Whoa, not good. Just Like at our first meeting in the cafeteria, I grabbed her and jerked her away. -
Rose: "Hey. Slutty friend here. Remember what I said about standing too close to her?"
- Mia Rinaldi and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

"I'm really not good with impulse control. I punched Mia as hard as I could..."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Do you think I'm pretty?”
Dimitri: "I think you're beautiful.”
Rose: "Beautiful?”
Dimitri: "You are so beautiful, it hurts me sometimes.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "You…you got rid of that dress fast, I thought you liked it.”
Dimitri: "I do like it, I love it.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Unknown guradian: "Prince Victor Dashkov?" 
Rose - Like there was any other freaking Victor Dashkov. 
- Rose Hathaway and Unknown guardian (Vampire Academy)


"They're still on Eighty-three…but their turn is coming. They aren't speeding. They don't want to get pulled over.”
- He (Dimitri) nodded, not looking at me. He most definitely was speeding. -
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)



Dimitri: "No, Roza. You stay here.”
Rose: "The hell with that. I have to go help her.”
Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "What are you doing here?"
Christian: "What's it look like? I'm a stowaway.”
Rose: "Don't you have a concussion or something?”
He shrugged like it didn't matter.
- Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Vampire Acadmey)


"Rescue appeared in the form of Alberta, emerging through some trees. With a gun in hand, she shot the hounds without hesitation. Boring as hell perhaps—and completely useless against Strigoi—but against other things? Guns were tried and true."
Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"His eyelids fluttered, and his eyes regained their life again. Focusing on Lissa, he smiled. It was like watching a Disney movie."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"She (Lissa) broke up with Aaron. I'm sure she did it very nicely, but it still had to be hard on him. She'd dropped him twice now. The fact that his last girlfriend had cheated on him probably wasn't helping his confidence any."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "Rose, I'm seven years older than you. In ten years, that won't mean so much, but for now, it's huge. I'm an adult. You're a child.”
Rose: "You didn't seem to think I was a child when you were all over me.”
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"Some part of you will always ... fight to cling to life and experience all it has. That's why you're so reckless in the things you do. You don't hold back your feelings, your passion, your anger. It makes you remarkable. It makes you dangerous."
- Victor Dashkov to Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"I fought against her, trying to mount some kind of defense, but it was like fighting Dimitri on crack."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


"And then, suddenly, he (Dimitri) was there, charging down the hallway like Death in a cowboy duster."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)


Rose: "Was he right?”
Dimitri: "Who?”
Rose: "Victor…he said it couldn't have worked. The necklace.”
Dimitri: "What do you mean?”
Rose: "The spell. Victor said you had to want me…to care about me…for it to work. Did you? Did you want me?”
Dimitri: "Yes, Roza. I did want you. I still do. I wish…we could be together.”
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)


Dimitri: "You and I will both be Lissa's guardians someday. I need to protect her at all costs. If a pack of Strigoi come, I need to throw my body between them and her.”
Rose: "I know that. Of course that's what you have to do."
Dimitri: "No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you.”
Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

"I held out my arm to it, half hoping it'd come land on me in some sort of dramatic, movie-worthy gesture. All it did was look at me like I was an idiot, spread its wings, and fly off."
- Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

"Things die. but they don't always stay dead. Believe me, I know."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I tend to punch first and then find out who I actually hit later."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"He's hot—like, the kind of hot that makes you stop walking on the street and get hit by traffic."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"By the way, my name's Rose Hathaway. I'm seventeen years old, training to protect and kill vampires, in love with a completely unsuitable guy, and have a best friend whose weird magic could drive her crazy."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I didn't think my day could get any worse until my best friend told me she might be going crazy. Again."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "How far away is it?" 
- Silently, I begged for it to be a really long drive. Like, one that would take a week. And would involve us staying overnight in luxury hotels. Maybe we'd get stranded in a snowbank, and only body heat would keep us alive. -
Dimitri: "Five hours."
Rose: "Oh."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Frostbite)

Rose: "You know what would really help?"
Dimitri: "Hmm?"
Rose: "If you turned off this crap music and put on something that came out after the Berlin Wall went down."
Dimitri: "Your worst class is history, yet somehow, you know everything about Eastern Europe."
Rose: "Hey, gotta have material for my jokes, Comrade."
- Still smiling, he turned the radio dial. To a country station. -
Rose: "Hey! This isn't what I had in mind,"
Dimitri: "Pick. It's one or the other."
Rose: "Go back to the 1980’s stuff."
- He flipped the dial, 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. 
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Frostbite)

"Strigoi couldn't be out in sunlight. I didn't need to fear them, only Dimitri's anger."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"There were bodies everywhere, bodies and blood."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"No. No way could I have stayed calm in her place. I would have gone on a rampage. I would have screamed and kicked things. I would have hit anyone who tried to tell me things would be okay."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"He (Dimitri) was invincible. A badass. A god."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

""How do you not know where the heart is? Especially considering how many of them you've broken?"
- Mason Ashford to Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Mason: "Belikov is a sick, evil man who should be thrown into a pit of rabid vipers for the great offense he committed against you this morning."
Rose: "Thank you. Can vipers be rabid?"
Mason: "I don't see why not. Everything can be. I think. Canadian geese might be worse than vipers, though."
Rose: "Canadian geese are deadlier than vipers?"
Mason: "You ever tried to feed those little bastards? They're vicious. You get thrown to vipers, you die quickly. But the geese? That'll go on for days. More suffering."
Rose: "Wow. I don't know whether I should be impressed or frightened that you've thought about all this," 
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

- I noticed a dummy with curly red hair. Suddenly, all the events from Stan's class came tumbling back into my head. I scowled. -
Rose: "Can I stake that one next time?"
Dimitri: "I don't think that'd be healthy,"
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Frostbite)

Rose: "Did you (Tasha) start learning to fight before or after that happened to your face?"
Lissa: "Rose!"
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Frostbite)

Rose: "If you'd teach me to swear in Russian, I might have a new appreciation for it."
Dimitri: "You swear too much already."
Rose: "I just want to express myself."
Dimitri: "Oh, Roza… You express yourself more than anyone else I know."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Frostbite)

Rose: "Shit."
Janine: "He's not here."
Rose: "What are you doing here?" 
- As soon as the words were out of my mouth, her appearance registered with me. A stretchy spandex shirt with short sleeves. Loose, drawstring workout pants similar to the ones I wore.- Rose: "Shit."
- Rose Hathaway and Janine Hathaway (Frostbite)

Dr. Olendzki: "What's your name?"
Rose: "What?"
Dr. Olendzki: "Your name."
Rose: "You know my name."
Dr. Olendzki: "I want you to tell me."
Rose: "Rose. Rose Hathaway."
Dr. Olendzki: "Do you know your birthday?"
Rose: "Of course I do. Why are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?"
- Dr. Olendzki gave an exasperated sigh and walked off, taking the annoying light with her. -
Dr. Olendzki: "I think she's fine,"
- Dr. Olendzki and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I had a black eye. A freaking black eye. And my mother had given it to me."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Malicious or not, strong leaders always attract followers."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Mia: "Wow. Talk about a face only a mother could love."
Rose: "Well, you're the expert on face injury. How's your nose?"
Mia: "It's better. Fortunately, it was only broken by a psychopathic whore and not anyone actually related to me."
Rose: "Too bad. Family members hit you by accident. Psychopathic whores tend to come back for more."
- Mia Rinaldi and Rose hathaway (Frostbite)

"Well, she 
(Janine) was talking to me. That's enough to make anyone lose their temper. And I accused her of sleeping with my dad because he was the soundest evolutionary choice."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Wow. What'd he 
(Christian) do to deserve that? Rescue orphans from a burning building? If so, you might want to make sure he didn't set the building on fire in the first place."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Who knew? Moroi have Roswell- and Area 51-type stuff. It's a wonder I'm not being studied somewhere to see if they can figure out the bond."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Maybe it was egotistical, but I knew I looked good. I wore a C-cup and had a body much coveted in a school where most of the girls were supermodel slim. And as I'd noted earlier, my face was pretty too. On a typical day, I was a nine around here—ten on a very good one. But today? Yeah. I was practically in negative numbers."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "You got me a present?"
Mason: "Yup. But if you keep back-talking, I might give it to someone else."
Rose: "Like Meredith?"
Mason: "She isn't even in your league, and you know it."
Rose: "Even with a black eye?"
Mason: "Even with two black eyes."
- Rose Hathaway and Mason Ashford (Frostbite)

Dimitri: "Do not do that again."
Rose: "Don't kiss me back t

- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite

Rose: "Liss … I can't… you can't give me something like this."
Lissa: "Well, I certainly can't keep it. It's meant for a guardian. My guardian."
Rose: "You know, there's a good possibility I'll get kicked out of school before I can become your guardian."
Lissa: "Well, then you can give it back."
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Frostbite)

Mason: "Man, I hope they let me carry an axe."
Rose - It was a comical and ludicrous idea, since axes were hardly convenient weapons to carry around. For half a second, the thought of Mason walking down the street with an axe over his shoulder lightened my mood a little.
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I also found it ironic that he 
(Mason) wanted to fight every Strigoi in the world but was afraid of my mother."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "You're so delusional."
Mason: "Sane guys are boring."
- Rose Hathaway and Mason Ashford (Frostbite)

Adrian: "He didn't give you that black eye, did he?"
Rose: "He wouldn't be alive if he did. I got it during … practice. I mean, I'm training to be a guardian. Our classes are always rough."
Adrian: "That's pretty hot,"
Rose: "Punching me in the eye?"
Adrian: "Well, no. Of course not. I meant that the idea of getting rough with you is hot. I'm a big fan of full-contact sports."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "Hey, Mia."
Mia: "Another guy?"
Rose: "Mia, this is Adrian Ivashkov."
Adrian: "Always a pleasure to meet a friend of Rose's, especially a pretty one."
Rose: "We aren't friends,"
Mia: "Rose only hangs out with guys and psychopaths,"
Adrian: "Well, since I'm both a psychopath and a guy, that would explain why we're such good friends."
Rose: "You and I aren't friends either,"
Adrian: "Always playing hard to get, huh?"
Mia: "She's not that hard to get. Just ask half the guys at our school."
Rose: "Yeah, and you can ask the other half about Mia. If you can do a favor for her, she'll do lots of favors for you."
Mia: "Well, at least I don't do them for free."
- Rose Hathaway, Mia Rinaldi and Adrian Ivashkov (Frostbite)

Adrian: "Rose Hathaway, I can't wait to see you again. If you're this charming while tired and annoyed and this gorgeous while bruised and in ski clothes, you must be devastating at your peak."
Rose: "If by 'devastating' you mean that you should fear for your life, then yeah. You're right."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "What's going on?"
Lissa: "Bad things, You'll approve."
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Frostbite)

Mason: "Is it true you were hanging out with Adrian Ivashkov?"
Rose: "I—what?"
Mason: "I heard you guys got drunk last night."
Lissa: "You did?"
Rose: "No, of course not! I barely know him."
Mason: "But you do know him,"
Rose: "Barely."
Lissa: "He's got a bad reputation,"
Christian: "Yeah. He goes through a lot of girls."

Rose: "Will you guys lay off? I talked to him for, like, five minutes! And that's only because he was blocking my way inside. Where are you getting all this?" Immediately, I answered my own question. "Mia."
- Mason Ashford, Rose Hathaway, Lissa Dragomir and Christian Ozera (Frostbite)

Mason: "Yeah…but even if you were with him…it's not like I have any right…"
Rose: "Don't you?"
Mason: "Do I?"
- Smiling back, I stepped forward and kissed him. -
- Mason Ashford and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Man 1:"...places where they have safety in numbers and can be easily guarded. And look how many of us made it here, children and adults alike. Why don't we live this way all the time?"
Man 2: "Plenty of us already do."
Man 1: "A couple of families here and there. Or a town with a large Moroi population. But those Moroi are still decentralized. Most don't pool their resources—their guardians, their magic. If we could emulate this model…" He spread his hands out. "… we'd never have to worry about Strigoi again."
Rose: "And Moroi could never interact with the rest of the world again. Well, until humans discovered secret vampire cities sprouting up in the wilderness. Then we'd have lots of interactions."
- Rose Hathaway, Man 1 and Man 2 (Frostbite)

"I hoped that if I had a homicidal look on my face, people would assume it was for Strigoi and not the woman currently addressing us."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"You're imagining things. Clearly, my stunning beauty has clouded your mind."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I'm trying to stop you guys from being any more idiotic than you already are! You want to help? Stop fighting each other! Ripping each other's heads off isn't going to save the Moroi unless you're trying to thin stupidity out of the gene pool."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Magic—especially offensive magic—takes a lot of self-control, and so far, you aren't impressing me with yours. I have more than you do, and if you knew me at all, you'd know how crazy that is."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Adrian: "Don't worry. I told you, I'm not interested in her in that way. She doesn't look as good in a bathing suit. Probably not as good out of one either."
Rose: "Well, you'll never find out."
Adrian: "It's okay. I have a good imagination."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I don't think anyone had expected Adrian to suddenly take an abrupt trip to Crazyville."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Good God. Men everywhere."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Royal Moroi might make me uncomfortable, but smartass guys hitting on me didn't. I dealt with them on a regular basis."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Adrian: "No surprise there. She's one of those people who can charm anyone she wants if she tries hard enough. Even people who hate her."
Rose: "I feel that way when I talk to you."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "This is silk. You could have ruined it."
Janine: "Good. Maybe it'll stop you from dressing up like a cheap whore."
- Rose Hathaway and Janine Hathaway (Frostbite)

"You make it sound like I was giving a lap dance in there. I just had dinner with Lissa."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Christian: "If you've come to apologize for her, you can just go ahead and—"
Rose: "Oh, shut up. This isn't about you."
- Christian Ozera and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Rose: "I know. But I don't want her to get in trouble."
Christian: "But you don't mind if I do?"
Rose: "Not really."
Christian: "You're a piece of work, you know that?"
- Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Frostbite)

"I grabbed the Maglite and clocked him on the back of the head. He grunted and crumpled to the ground. He'd barely seen me coming, and despite the horribleness of what I'd just done, I kind of wished one of my instructors had been there to grade me on such an awesome performance."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Christian: "Jesus Christ. You just assaulted a guardian."
Rose: "Yeah. I didn't know just how much you sucked at compulsion."
- Christian Ozera and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

Christian: "So, how do we find them?"
Rose: "Maybe if we act like Strigoi, they'll try to stake us."
- Christian Ozera and Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"There's nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"The closest we got to freedom was heavily supervised— and extremely embarrassing—bathroom breaks."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Karma's a real bitch."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Yeah, she (Elena) really was whiny. I never would have thought a Strigoi could do that. It was almost comical."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Dimitri didn't say anything when his turn came, but as always, his eyes spoke legions."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"I knew it was going to be one of the Zen life lessons. Something about inner strength and perseverance, about how the choices we made today were templates for the future or some other nonsense. Instead he kissed me."
- Rose Hathaway (Frostbite)

"Some coherent part of me immediately realized what was happening—and boy, was it pissed off."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"This wouldn't have been a problem if the two of them had been in bed like normal people-and by "being in bed," I mean "asleep.""
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


"She didn't understand what it was like to be filled with a love so strong that it made your chest ache-a love you could only feel and not express."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


"Keeping love buried was a lot like keeping anger pent up, I'd learned. It just ate you up inside until you wanted to scream or kick something."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


"Praying the doors wouldn't squeak, I carefully opened one a crack, just enough to slip through. Once outside, I eased the door shut as gently as possible. No noise. At most, the guy would feel a draft. Feeling like a ninja, I stepped out into the light of day.
I spun around, startled. Dimitri stood there watching me, looking both amused and curious. ... I hadn't heard him approach at all. So much for my ninja skills."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"It would figure that while I was raging over the problems in my unfair love life, the source of those problems would be the one to find me."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"Honestly, would it have killed me to pick up a brush before I went outside? Hastily, I ran a hand through my long hair, knowing it was a little too late. It probably looked like an animal had died on top of my head."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss

Rose: "I was testing dorm security. It sucks."
Dimitri: "You must be freezing. Do you want my coat?"
Rose: "I'm fine. What are you doing out here? Are you testing security too?"
Dimitri: "I am security. This is my watch."
Rose: "Well, good work. I'm glad I was able to help test your awesome skills."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Shadow Kiss)


Dimitri: "What are you really doing out here?"
Rose: "I had a bad dream. I wanted some air."
Dimitri: "And so you just rushed out. Breaking the rules didn't even cross your mind—and neither did putting on a coat."
Rose: "Yeah. That pretty much sums it up."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "I think you're the one who's cold. Shouldn't you be all tough and stuff, since you're from Siberia?"
Dimitri: "I don't think Siberia's exactly what you imagine."
Rose: "I imagine it as an arctic wasteland."
Dimitri: "Then it's definitely not what you imagine."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "Well, don't worry. My birthday's coming up. ..."
Dimitri: "Yes, I'm sure. What is it about a month?"
Rose: "Thirty-one days"
Dimitri: "Not that your counting. I suppose you've made a birthday list too. Ten pages? Single-spaced? Ranked by order of priority?"
- Rose Hathaway and 
Dimitri Belikov (Shadow Kiss)


Rose: "Call me crazy for asking this, but, um, are Lissa and I going with you?"
Dimitri: "No."
Rose: "No?"
Dimitri: "No."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Shadow Kiss)

"I hated being chastised by anyone. I especially hated being chastised by him (Dimitri). And I especially hated being chastised by him when he was right."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


"That shut me down. It was pretty much the only thing that could have, and damn him (Dimitri), he knew it."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


"I was about to spend six weeks with Christian Ozera. He was sarcastic difficult, and made jokes about everything. Actually, he was a lot like me. It was going to be a long six weeks."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


Adrian: "What happened, then? You're stomping through every puddle you can find and look like you're going to punch the first person you see."
Rose: "Why are you hanging around, then? Aren't you worried about getting hit?"
Adrian: "Aw you'd never hurt me. My face is too pretty."
Rose: "I got assigned to Christian for my field experience."
Adrian: "Wow. Now I understand. In light of that, you actually seem remarkably calm."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


Rose: "Smoking's not allowed on campus. Abby Badica got two weeks' detention when she got caught."
Adrian: "I'm abouve the rules, Rose. I'm neither student nor staff, merely a free spirit wandering your fair school as I will."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Shadow Kiss)


Rose: "... you don't hang out with him 24/7"
Lissa: "Neither will you. It's only 24/6"
Rose: "Same difference. It might as well be 24/10"
Lissa: "That doesn't make sense"
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Shadow Kiss)


They (Jesse & Ralf) stalked off, and I heard something that sounded suspiciously like "Crazy bitch."
Rose: "Jerks, Oh hey Doughnuts."
- Rose Hathaway, Jesse Zeklos and Ralf Sarcozy (Shadow Kiss)


Eddie: "If I didn't know any better, I'd say you just defended Christian's honor. Isn't he a pain in the ass?"
Rose: "Yes, he is. But for the next six weeks, he's my pain in the ass."
- Eddie Castile and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"...Dimitri, I now saw-grabbed Camille. She screamed, not faking her fear. She apparently didn't find being in Dimitri's arms as thrilling as I did."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


Rose: "Do you have, like, a T. rex that you're going to feed?"
Christian: "Only if you want some."
- Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Shadow Kiss)


Christian: "You did not just say that. I have a feeling we're on the verge of hugging and coming up with cute nicknames for eachother."
Rose: "I already have a nickname for you, but I'll get in trouble if I say it in class."
- Christian Ozera and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)


"I either confessed to screwing up majorly or to having seen a ghost. Neither option was appealing, but I had to cut my losses. One made me look incompetent. The other made me look insane. I didn`t want to be assoiated with either of those. I much preferred my usual description of "reckless" and "disuptive.""
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Dimitri: "Rose. You're a terrible liar."
Rose: "No, I'm not. I've told a lot of good lies in my life. People have believed them."
- Dimitri  Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Ryan: "Okay, okay. Whatever. Please, stop it. You're scaring her (Camille)."

Rose: "I'd be scared too, if my life was in your hands."
- Ryan Aylesworth and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "Come on, You know me. Do you really think I'd do this? Abandon Christian and make myself look stupid on purpose just to get back at my teachers?"
Lissa: "No, You'd probably do it in a way where you wouldn't get caught."
Rose: "Dimitri said the same thing. I'm glad everyone has so much faith in me."
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Shadow Kiss)

"Even I make mistakes. I know it's hard to believe-kind of suprises me myself-but I guess it has to happen. It's probably some kind of karmic way to balance out the universe. Otherwise, it wouldn't be fair to have one person so full of awesomeness."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Christian: "I'm going to go take care of this right now."
Adrian: "Sure. I bet going in there and kicking down the door will change their minds. Take Rose with you, and you guys'll make a really good impression."
- Christian Ozera and Adrian Ivashkov (Shadow Kiss)

Adrian: "Isn't your dad some Turkish guy anyway?"
Rose: "Yeah, According to my- Hey, are you staring at my chest?"
- Adrian Ivashkov and  Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"People who are crazy rarely question whether they're crazy."
- Adrian Ivashkov (Shadow Kiss)

Lissa: "That's what I love about you. You have no idea how you'll get us to court, but you still push forward anyway to make me feel better."
Rose: "Is it working?"
Lissa: "Yes."
- Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "Are you sober?"
Adrian: "Sober enough."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Shadow Kiss)

Then suddenly he 
(Adrian) raked his nails across his hand and drew blood.
"Jesus Christ! Are you insane?" Who was I kidding? Of course he was.
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"Grossed out by Adrian's self-mutilation?" Giving Christian a hard time was a guilty pleasure. I could do this all night.
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"Between Victor, ghosts, and the field experiences, it was honestly a wonder I could still string words together anymore."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"Now rumors of my humiliation were trickling down to the lower campuses. If I walked over to the elementary dorms, some six-year-old would probably tell me she'd heard that I killed Christian."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "What other stories?” 
Jill: "About how you and Adrian Ivashkov are-“ 
Rose: "No, whatever you heard it’s not true.” 
Jill: "But it was really romantic” 
Rose: "Then it’s definitely not true!”
- Rose Hathaway and Jillian Mastrano (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "It's ok. You're just getting your stride back. Once you're up to full power, I'll go crack a rib or something so we can test it." 
Lissa: "The horrible part is that I don't think you're joking."
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Shadow Kiss)

I'd noticed she (Deidre) had a habit of answering my questions with questions.
Deidre: "Have you ever had sex with anyone?"
Rose: "No. Are you saying I should have?"
Deidre: "Do you think you should have?"
Damn. I'd thought I had her. I'd thought for sure she wouldn't have a question for that one.
Deidre: "That's not what I asked."
Rose: "Yeah, but—" I stopped. "Hey, you didn't ask a question."
Deidre: "You think I always ask questions?"
Rose: "Never mind.
- Deirdre and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Deirdre: "Would you rather not talk about Lissa today?" 
Rose: "We can talk about whatever you think is useful."
Deirdre: "What do you think is useful?"
Rose - Damn it. She was doing the question thing again. I wondered if one of the certificates on her wall gave her some sort of special qualification to do that.
- Deirdre and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Dimitri: "No, it wont happen to you. You're too strong. You will fight it, just like you did this time"
Rose: "I only did it because you were here, I cant do it by myself"
Dimitri: "You can, you're strong--you're so, so strong. Its why I love you"
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "Wait. You think I'm going to die? That's why you slept with me?" 
Dimitri: " No, no, of course not. I did what I did because... believe me, it wasn't because of that. Regardless of the specifics- or if it`s even true- she (Rhonda) was right about how easily things can change. We try to do what`s right, or rather, what others say is right. But sometimes, when that goes against who we are... you have to choose. Even before the Strigoi attack, as I watched all the problems you were struggling with, I realized how much you mean to me. It changed everything. I was worried about you- so, so worried. You have no idea. And it became useless to try to act I could ever put any Moroi life above yours. It`s not going to happen, no matter how wrong others say it is. And so i decided that`s something I have to deal with. Once I made that decision... there was nothing to hold us back. Well, to hold me back. I`m speaking for myself. I don`t mean to act like I know exactly why you did it." 
Rose: " I did it because I love you," I said, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. And really, it was. 
Dimitri: "You can sum up in one sentence what it takes me a whole speech to get out." 
Rose: "Because it`s that simple. I love you, and I don`t want to keep pretending that I don`t."
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Shadow Kiss)

Dimitri: "I also have a feeling your mother's going to have one ugly conversation with me."
Rose: "You're about to go face down Strigoi, and my mother's the one you're scared of?"
Dimitri: "She's a force to be reckoned with. Where do you think you got it from?"
Rose: "It's a wonder you bother with me then."
Dimitri: "You're worth it, believe me."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

Rose: "Stop it! Do not use compulsion on me. You're my friend. Friends dont use their powers on each other"
Lissa: "Friends don't abandon each other. If you're my friend you wouldnt do it."
Rose: "It's not about you,okay? This time, its about me. Not you. All my life, lissa ... all my life, it's been the same. They come first. I've lived my life for you. I've trained to be your shadow, but you know what? I want to come first. I need to take care of myself for once. I'm tired of looking out for everyone else and having to put aside what I want. Dimitri and I did that, and look at what happened. He's gone. I will never hold him again. Now I owe it to him to do this. I'm sorry if it hurts you, buts it's my choice!"
Lissa: "You love him more than me,"
Rose: "He needs me right now."
Lissa: "I need you. He's gone, Rose."
Rose: "No, but he will be soon"
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Shadow Kiss)

"I set off, off to kill the man I loved."
- Rose Hathaway (Shadow Kiss)

"Moroi are born. Strigoi are made."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"Still, I appreciated my body’s early warning system and was relieved my stalker tonight wasn’t an insanely fast, insanely vicious vampire. I’d fought enough of those recently and kind of wanted a night off."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"All this time, I’d been thinking Moroi men would be the best way to go to get information about a village of dhampirs and blood whores—but what better way to locate this place than by asking an actual blood whore?"
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"I quietly stepped out of my high-heeled shoes. They were black with prettyleather straps but not ideal in a fight, unless I planned on gouging someone in the eye with a heel. Actually, not a bad idea. But I wasn’t quite that desperate."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"I had left a body in the park, but seriously, what was I supposed to do? Drag him back to my hotel and tell the bellhop my friend had had too much to drink?"
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Sydney: “What’s wrong?”
Rose: “You’re going to have another body to deal with,”
- Sydney Sage and Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Well, I can hardly drag him off. Or set him on fire. A vampire barbecue would kind of attract some attention, don’t you think?"
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Sydney: “Because it’s our duty to God to protect the rest of humanity from evil creatures of the night.” 
Rose: “Wait a minute, Are you talking about all of us—dhampirs and Moroi? We’re all evil creatures of the night? We’re not like Strigoi!”
Sydney: “Moroi drink blood. Dhampirs are the unnatural offspring of them and humans.”
No one had ever called me unnatural before, except for the time I put ketchup on a taco. But seriously, we'd been out of salsa, so what else was I supposed to do?
- Sydney Sage and Rose Hat
haway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Moroi and dhampirs are not evil. Not like Strigoi.”
Sydney: “That’s true. Strigoi are more evil."
- Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage (Blood Promise)

Sydney: “Rose? So, it looks like— Did you eat some of my fries?"
Rose: "No."
- Sydney Sage and Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Sydney: “You obviously don’t know the people I work for.”
Rose: “Don’t need to. I ignore authority all the time. It’s not hard once you get used to it."
- Sydney Sage and Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Dimitri: “To you, it’d be like a fairy tale."
Rose: “Sorry, comrade. Borg and out-of-date music aren’t part of any happy ending I’ve ever imagined.”
Dimitri: “Borscht, not borg. And I’ve seen your appetite. If you were hungry enough, you’d eat it.”
Rose: “So starvation’s necessary for this fairy tale to work out?”
- Dimitri Belikov & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Maybe if I kept up the sarcasm, she’d eventually get annoyed and ditch me."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"I’d bought a magazine at the train station, and even if I couldn’t understand the language, the pictures of makeup and clothes transcended all cultural barriers."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Rose: “I suppose I should be grateful you only show up about once a week.”
Adrian: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Rose. Don’t want you to take me for granted.”
Rose: “We’re in no danger of that; don’t worry."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Blood Promise)

Rose: "So I guess you can let me go back to sleep.”
Adrian: “How many times have I told you? You are asleep.”
Rose: “And yet I inexplicably feel exhausted talking to you."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Blood Promise)

Adrian: “Alchemists only show up when trouble happens, and you bring trouble wherever you go. Be careful, though. They’re religious nuts.”
Rose: “That’s kind of extreme.”
Adrian: “Just don’t let them convert you. I like you being the sinner you are."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I didn’t think telling her how I had daily battles with God and doubted His existence lately would really help me out with the whole evilcreature-of-the-night reputation."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"Adrian surprised me sometimes, but this took the prize. Lissa thought it was foolish and suicidal to go after Dimitri. I knew Sydney would agree if I told her the truth about this trip. But Adrian . . . silly, shallow, party-boy Adrian understood?"
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Rose: “Do you realize you’re bleeding to death?"
Dimitri: “I wouldn’t quite go that far. It’s nothing.”
Rose: “It’s nothing until you get an infection!"
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

"My body always required a lot of food to keep its strength up, and I figured as long as I wasn’t chewing with my mouth open or anything, I had no reason to feel bad about eating so much."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"...the kitchen door opened and Dimitri’s grandmother, Yeva, walked in. She had poked her head in earlier and scared the hell out of me. Dimitri had told me that she was a witch of sorts, and I could believe it. She looked like she was a gazillion years old and was so thin, it was a wonder the wind didn’t blow her away. She barely stood five feet tall, and her hair covered her head in patchy gray wisps. But it was her eyes that truly frightened me. The rest of her might be frail, but those dark eyes were sharp and alert and seemed to bore into my soul. Even without Dimitri’s explanation, I would have taken her for a witch."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"Inside the house, Olena was bustling around the kitchen with Karolina. I thought they were making plans for tonight’s dinner, which was startling considering we’d just finished a huge breakfast. I could definitely get used to the way they ate around here."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"Yeva sat in a rocking chair and appeared to be the world’s most stereotypical grandmother as she knit a pair of socks. Except most grandmothers didn’t look like they could incinerate you with a single glance."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Sydney: “Looking for a little light reading?”
Rose: “Very light, seeing as I don’t understand any of them,”
- Syndey Sage & Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Rose: "And honestly, if I were in your place ... I don’t know. I’d probably act the same way.”
Sydney: “No. You wouldn’t. You’re always nice to people.”
Rose: “Have you been traveling with someone else these last few days? Back home, I’ve got a reputation for not always being so nice. I’ve got attitude, and I know it."
Sydney: “Yeah, you do. But you also say the right things to people when you have to. Telling the Belikovs what you did . . . well, that was hard. And no matter what you say, you can be polite and go out of your way to make people feel good. Most of the time."
Rose - I was a bit startled. Was that how I appeared? I often thought of myself as a trigger-happy queen bitch.
- Rose Hathaway & Sydney Sage (
Blood Promise)

"While Lissa’s intentions were good, she’d still had some misgivings about bringing Avery along to lunch. And yet, she was pleasantly surprised to see Avery fitting in perfectly, charming both Adrian and Christian. Admittedly, Adrian was impressed by pretty much anything female. Christian was harder to crack, but even he seemed to be growing fond of her—probably because she kept teasing Adrian. Anyone who could make a joke at Adrian’s expense ranked high on Christian’s list."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"Some of the dishes I’d never seen before and wasn’t sure I wanted to ever again. There was a slimy bowl of cabbage in particular that I went out of my way to avoid."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"My initial impression of that flamboyance would have been pirate or pimp. A moment later, I changed my mind. Something about him said he was the kind of guy who broke kneecaps to get his way."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Rose: “I thought you were a dream.” 
Abe: “Dream, eh? That, is not something I hear very often. Well, no. I do occasionally show up in people’s nightmares.”
- Rose Hathaway & Abe Mazur (
Blood Promise)

Abe: “Do you think I could just drag you back?”
Rose: “Well, you couldn’t. Your guys here could. Well, maybe. I might be able to take them."
- Abe Mazur & Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Rose: “God. Do they use that stuff as rocket fuel?”
Sydney: “No one made you keep drinking it.”
Rose: “Hey, don’t get preachy. Besides, I had to be polite.”
Sydney: “Sure.”
- Rose Hathaway & Sydney Sage (
Blood Promise)

"Christian, in fits of antisocial rebellion, had set people on fire. Adrian spent most of his days drunk and chain-smoking. For a cute society girl like Avery to astonish them, something truly remarkable had to happen."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"Opening my eyes again, I turned and found myself staring into Yeva’s shrewd dark eyes. If Sydney had met many dhampirs like Yeva, I could understand why she thought our race were minions of hell."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"I started to say that I wasn’t following that crazy old wench anywhere, but after one look at her scary face, I thought better of it. I didn’t put it past her to be able to turn people into toads."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"None of this was Paul’s fault; he was just the messenger. Yet, every time he spoke, I kind of wanted to kick him."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"She ended up slicing me off big pieces of black bread she’d baked earlier that day and put out a tub of butter because she knew I loved to slather up my slices. Karolina had teased me that Americans might be shocked to know what was in this bread, so I never asked any questions."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"What a stupid thing, getting worked up over a loaf of bread of all things."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Olena: “I know exactly how you feel.”
Rose: “Does it get easier?”
Olena: “Yes. But you’ll never be the same."
- Olena Belikova & Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Abe: “So this is why you came to Russia. To go to the market like some peasant.”
Rose: “No. Of course not.”
Abe: “Just sightseeing then?"
- Abe Mazur & Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Adrian: “Why are you always so difficult?”
Rose: “Because you like me that way.”
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Adrian: “Are you jealous, little dhampir?”
Rose: “No. If I was going to be jealous over you, I would have gone crazy a long time ago, considering all the girls you mess around with.”
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

"As usual, he (Dimitri) wouldn’t let me drive, despite my claims that I could get us there in half the time. Or maybe that was why he wouldn’t let me drive."
- Rose Hathaway (
Blood Promise)

Dimitri: “What, are you doing? Aside from getting your sandwich cold.”
Rose: “I’m making a snow angel. Don’t you know what that is?”
Dimitri: “Yes, I know. But why? You must be freezing.”
Rose: “Not so much, actually. My face is a little, I guess.”
Dimitri: “You’ll be cold when you’re in the car and all that snow starts melting.”
Rose: “I think you’re more worried about the car than about me.”
Dimitri: “I’m more worried about you getting hypothermia.”
Rose: “In this? This is nothing. Come on. You make one too, and then we can go.”
Dimitri: “So I can freeze too?”
Rose: “So you can have fun. So you can leave your mark on Idaho. Besides, it shouldn’t bother you at all, right? Don’t you have some sort of super cold resistance from Siberia?”
Dimitri: “There you go again, convinced Siberia is like Antarctica. I’m from the southern part. The weather’s almost the same as here.”
- Dimitri Belikov & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Okay. Now you have to move your arms and legs.”
Dimitri: “I know how to make a snow angel.”
Rose: “Then do it! Otherwise, you’re more like a chalk outline at a police crime scene.”
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

Rose: “You think it’d be nice to have a cabin up there? Out in the woods where no one could find you?”
Dimirti: “I would think it was nice. I think you’d be bored.”
Rose: “It wouldn’t be so bad if we had cable. And Internet.” And body heat.
Dimitri: “Oh, Rose. I don’t think you’d ever be happy someplace quiet. You always need something to do.”
Rose: “Are you saying I have a short attention span?”
Dimitri: “Not at all. I’m saying there’s a fire in you that drives everything you do, that makes you need to better the world and those you love. To stand up for those who can’t. It’s one of the wonderful things about you.”
Rose: “Only one, huh?”
Dimitri: “One of many. So, no peaceful cabin for you. Not until you’re an old, old woman.”
Rose: “What, like forty?”
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

Dimitri: “What’s that?”
Rose: “Halos. For heavenly creatures like us.”
Dimirti: “That might be a stretch.”
- Dimitri Belikov & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rolan: “Now I remember hearing about you. I had no idea such a fierce Strigoi killer would be so beautiful.”
Rose: “It’s part of the job description,”
- Rolan Kislyak & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I wondered if a place like this had something to do with his illegal business dealings. Was he trafficking blood whores? Like some kind of pimp? Unlikely, seeing as most of these girls didn’t require much urging."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"This guy was really pissing me off, but I gained enough control to decide I wasn’t going to punch him. At least, I didn’t think so."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I could practically see the wheels of plots and world domination spinning in his 
(Abe) head."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Love wasn’t a fling in a back room at a party. It was something you lived and died for."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“What happened? Did a house fall on your
 (Yeva) sister?”
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “You . . . you speak English?”
Yeva: “Of course.”
Rose: “All this time you’ve been pretending not to? You’ve been making Paul play translator?”
Yeva: “It’s easier. You avoid a lot of annoying conversation when you don’t speak the language. And I’ve found that Americans make the most annoying conversation of all.”
- Rose Hathaway & Yeva Belikova (Blood Promise)

“Damn it, I don’t have time for these cryptic clues. If you 
(Yeva) can’t help me, then don’t say anything.”
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Lev: “Haven’t you killed Strigoi by yourself, though?”
Rose: “Yes, but I got lucky.” That, and I also just thought I was a better fighter than any of them. Call me arrogant, but I was a damned good guardian.
- Lev & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“We’re the goddamned hottest vampire hunters ever,”
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: "Do you guys have agents here?”
Sydney: “Of course. Why?”
Rose: “Mmm . . . I’ve got something for you to clean up.”
Sydney: “Oh dear.”
- Rose Hathaway & Sydney Sage (Blood Promise)

"I didn’t think being taken down by a group of teenagers had done a lot for his self esteem."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Some Moroi guy had a guitar out and was trying to impress girls with his musical skills—which were nonexistent. In fact, his music was so awful that he might have discovered a new way to kill Strigoi."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"If there’d been a swimsuit calendar for hottest dhampir guys, this one
 (Ambrose) would have been the cover model (aside from Dimitri—but then, I was biased)."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

(Ambrose) was a particular oddity at Court, a dhampir who’d rejected guardian service and performed all sorts of tasks here, like giving massages and—if rumor was true—having “romantic encounters” with the queen. That one still made me cringe, and I’d run into some pretty disgusting things in my life."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Good God, it’s that crazy woman again.”
The woman we watched was almost as ancient as Yeva, and she regularly walked up and down the street, muttering to herself. Today, she lay on her back on the sidewalk, making strange noises while waving her limbs like a turtle.
“Is she hurt?”
Denis: “Nope. Just crazy.”
- Rose Hathaway & Denis (Blood Promise)

Dimitri: "Why did you come here?"
Rose: "Because you hit me on the head and dragged me here." If I was going to die, I was going to go in true Rose style.
 - Dimitri Belikov & Rose Hathawa
y (
Blood Promise)

"I picked up the desk’s chair and slammed it into the window—and achieved little effect on either the chair or the glass. “Jesus Christ,” I muttered. I tried three more times and still had no luck. It was like they were both made of steel. Maybe the glass was some kind of bulletproof industrialstrength stuff. And the chair . . . well, hell if I knew. It was all one piece of wood and showed no signs of splintering, even after what I’d just put it through. But since I’d spent my whole life doing things that weren’t that reasonable, I kept trying to break the glass."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Dimitri: “You failed, you know. On the street.”
Rose: “Yeah. I kind of figured that out when I woke up here.”
- Dimitri Belikov & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Man, he 
(Dimitri) really did sound like Abe, except that breaking one’s kneecaps seemed kind of soft-core in comparison."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I shivered, trying to imagine myself as one of them. Red rings around my pupils. Tanned skin gone pale. I couldn’t picture it, and I supposed I’d never have to actually see myself if it happened. Strigoi cast no reflections. It would make doing my hair a real pain in the ass."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I focused on him 
(Adrian) as hard as I could while I waited for sleep to come, as though my thoughts might act as some sort of bat signal and summon him."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“Yeah, well, I’m a sucker for pepperoni. What do you want?"
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“I’m not here to play dress-up with you. Designer clothes aren’t going to suddenly get me on board with joining the Strigoi club.”
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Between the endorphins and him touching me, coherence was difficult."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “He (Marlen) wants to kill me.”
Dimitri: “All Strigoi want to kill you."
“He really does. . . . I tortured him.”
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

"But somehow . . . seeing him like this, calm and reasonable . . . well, it was too close to the Dimitri I’d loved. And that was hard to turn away from. For the first time, it made turning Strigoi seem . . . not so bad."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Okay. Time to go to Plan B. Or maybe it was Plan J? Frankly, I was losing track, and none of them were very good anyway."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"It occurred to me with startling clarity that I was making out with a Strigoi. And that was . . . weird."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I looked away, hoping to increase the façade of confusion. Okay, with my life lately, faking confusion wasn’t that hard."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Dimitri wanted to turn me so that we could reign together as the vampiric equivalent of Bonnie and Clyde. Nathan wanted to turn me in the hopes of hunting down Lissa—and then kill me. Clearly, Dimitri’s option was more appealing, but not by much."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I was back at their mercy, but at least now I was closer to putting up a good fight. Sure, it would be a losing fight, but I felt that if I stayed off the endorphins a little longer, I’d at least be able to take down Inna. That had to count for something."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Simple Strigoi nature. Malice, hunting, and death."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Your grandmother scared me a little.”
Dimitri: “Yes, she does that to people."
Rose: “And she pretended not to speak English.” That was a pretty small detail in the grand scheme of things, but it still kind of pissed me off. 
Dimitri: “Yes, she does that too.”
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

"He frowned. Score one for me. I’d momentarily baffled an undead creature of the night. Sydney would be proud."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Most of it was creepy as hell, but if you got over the whole undead and evil thing, there were definitely some perks to being Strigoi."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Good God. My best friend needed to join AA."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“And was it possible . . . was it possible that Adrian’s attraction had been compulsion on her part? I had no reason to feel happy about that, but . . . well, I did.”
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“Damn it!” I yelled, feeling better with the outburst.
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Tell me again. One more time. Why do you want to awaken me so badly?”
Dimitri: “Because I want you. I’ve always wanted you.”
Rose - 'And that’s when I knew. I finally realized the problem. He’d given that same answer over and over, and each time, something about it had bothered me. I’d never been able to pinpoint it, though. Now I could. He wanted me. Wanted me in the way people wanted possessions or collectibles. The Dimitri I’d known . . . the one I’d fallen for and slept with . . . that Dimitri would have said he wanted us to be together because he loved me. There was no love here.'
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

"But most of the time, I was able to dodge him (Marlen) pretty well. This seemed to infuriate him. Getting beat up by a teenage girl didn’t really score you cool points when you were a Strigoi."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Stick,” I said in Russian. I had no clue what the word for stake was. I pointed at the silver ring I wore and made a slashing motion. “Stick. Where?”
He (Oleg) stared at me in utter confusion and then asked, in perfect English, “Why are you talking like that?”
Rose: “Oh for God’s sake. Where is the vault?”
- Rose Hathaway & Oleg (Blood Promise)

"I think the profanities that came out of my mouth when I hit the ground would have been understandable in any language."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"“Shit!” I said through gritted teeth, climbing to my feet. Russia sure was making me swear a lot."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I’d killed a Strigoi in my weakened state but couldn’t escape some bushes. Embarrassing, really."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Okay, God, I thought. Get me out of this and I’ll stop my halfassed churchgoing 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."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “I will always love you.”
Dimitri: “That’s what I was supposed to say. . . .”
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise)

"No, no, no. The light. I had to go toward the light. That almost made me laugh out loud. It was funny, really. Like I was someone having a near-death experience. Then I did laugh. This whole night had been full of near-death experiences. This was the least of them."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"The old man began driving again, and it occurred to me I could have just gotten in a car with serial killers. But then, how would that be any different from the rest of my night?"
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"The mental and physical pain were starting to drag me under, and with my last effort, I wet my lips choked out another gem from my Russian vocabulary. "Pazvaneet?" The woman looked back at me in surprise. I wasn't sure if I had the word right. I might have just asked for a pay phone instead of a cell phone-or maybe I'd asked for a giraffe-but hopefully the message came through regardless."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Greetings, Zmey. Nice to see you slither on in."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Abe: “We’ll contact the school. They’ll take care of it.”
Rose - Right. And how exactly would we do that? Call up Headmaster Lazar and tell him his party-girl daughter was actually corrupting and controlling people with psychic powers and that she needed to be locked up for Lissa’s and everyone else’s good?
- Abe Mazur & Rose Hathway (Blood Promise)

"Stop her now; then I’ll get to her in another day or so and fix things.” And by fix things, I meant ruin Avery’s pretty face with a black eye.
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Oh, I thought. It’s on, bitch!"
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"It was too easy, and if I was learning anything, it was that life wasn’t easy."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Kick him—preferably between the legs. That’ll take down most guys."
- Rose Hathaway to Lissa Dragomir (Blood Promise)

"And that’s when something truly beautiful happened. Lissa socked him in the nose. And I mean, socked. We both heard the impact, heard the nose break. Blood came out."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “Couldn’t Lissa have healed that black eye away?”
Adrian: “It’s a badge of honor. Makes me seem manly."
- Rose Hathaway & Adrian Ivashkov (Blood Promise)

Dorm worker: “Alberta wants to see you. She thought you might be here.”
Rose: “When? Now?”
Dorm worker: “From the way she sounded? Yeah, I’d say now. Or sooner.”
- Dorm worker & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"Okay. I swear it. The next time I go do something stupid that might get me killed, you can come along."
- Rose Hathaway to Lissa dragomir (Blood Promise)

Alberta: “I’m going to be blunt with you. I’m not going to give you lectures or demand any explanations. Honestly, since you aren’t my student anymore, I don’t have the right to ask or tell you anything.”
Rose: “You can lecture. I’ve always respected you and want to hear what you have to say.”
Alberta: “All right, here it is. You screwed up.”
Rose: “Wow. You weren’t kidding about bluntness.”
- Alberta Petrov & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Alberta: “And if they do give us any trouble . . . I’ve been made to understand that you have a benefactor who can pull a few favors to smooth everything over.”
Rose: “A benefactor. A benefactor who wears flashy scarves and gold jewelry?”
Alberta: “No one I know. Don’t even know his name—only that he’ll threaten to withhold a considerable donation to the school if you aren’t let back in. If you want in.”
Rose - Yeah. Deals and blackmail. I was pretty sure I knew who my benefactor was.
- Alberta Petrov & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Alberta: "Rose?"
Rose: "Yeah?"
Alberta: Alberta's face was gentle... something I'd never seen before."I'm sorry. Sorry for everything that happened. And that none of us could do anything about it."
Rose - 'I saw in her eyes then that she knew about Dimitri and me. I wasn't sure how. Maybe she'd heard about it after the battle; maybe she'd guessed beforehand. Regardless, there was no chastisemnet in her face,only sincere sorrow and empathy. I gave a brief nod of acknowledgment and went outside.'
- Alberta Petrov & Rose 
Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“Oh God. I’m Zmey’s daughter. Zmey Junior. Zmeyette, even.”
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

"I never would have expected her (Janine) to defend a criminal (Abe), but I knew better than most how love could drive us to crazy acts."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Janine: "You two have a lot in common.”
Rose: “Are you kidding? He’s arrogant, sarcastic, likes to intimidate people, and—oh.” Okay. Maybe she had a point.
- Janine Hathaway & Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

“This is very domestic of you. It’s kind of hot, really. Giving me allsorts of fantasies about you in an apron vacuuming my house.”
- Adrian Ivashkov to Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

Rose: “I don’t suppose you’re helping?”
Adrian: “Nah. I helped when I ate everything on my plate. No mess that way.”
- Rose Hathaway & Adrian Ivashkov (Blood Promise)

Rose: "You've asked me out tons of times." 
Adrain: "Not really. I've made inapproprite suggestions and frequently pushed for nudity. But I've never asked you out on a real date. And, if memory serves, you did say you'd give me a fair chance once I let you clean out my trust fund." 
Rose: "I didn't clean it out."
- Rose Hathaway & Adrian Ivashkov (Blood Promise)

Rose: "Do you believe in fairy tales?"
Lissa: "What kind of fairy tales?"
Rose: "The kind you aren't supposed to waste your life on."
- Rose Hathaway & Lissa Dragomir (Blood Promise)

"All I knew for now was that I had a fleeting shot at saving Dimitri. Mark had said it was a fairy tale, but I had to take the chance. The question was: how long did I have until Dimitri came to kill me? How long did I have to figure out if the impossible was actually possible? That was the real issue. Because if Dimitri showed up before I had a chance to find the dragon in this story—Victor—things were going to get ugly. Maybe this whole Robert thing was one big lie, but even if it wasn’t . . . well, the clock was ticking. If Dimitri came for me before I could get to Victor and Robert, I’d have to fight him again. No question. I couldn’t wait for this magical cure. I’d have to kill Dimitri for real this time and lose any chance I might have to bring back my prince. Damn. It’s a good thing I work well under pressure."
- Rose Hathaway (Blood Promise)

I had to be pretty distracted to not notice her, and if ever there was a distraction, it was someone wanting to kill me."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Lissa: "Alberta thinks there's a good chance we can stay together--that you'll still be my guardian."
Rose: "I think Alberta was saying that to keep me in school. I think Alberta knows the only way they'd let me protect you is if I was the last guardian on earth. And even then, my odds would still be pretty slim."
- Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Oh, Liss . . . I don't know. I don't want any, um, unfair advantage."
Lissa: "That's not the problem, and you know it. This one's fine, I swear."
'Making charms with spirit was something Lissa had only recently begun to experiment with--and she wasn't very good at it. Her best spirit ability was healing, so she kept trying to make healing charms. The last one had been a bracelet that singed my arm.'
'I gave her a faint smile, moved by her concern, and accepted the ring. It didn't scald my hand, which I took as a promising sign.'
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Spirit Bound)

Stan: "People were even making bets about whether you'd show."

Rose: "Really? What kind of odds are there on that? Because I can still change my mind and put down my own bet. Make a little pocket money."
- Stan Alto & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

“”Don’t worry, comrade. I can do this blindfolded. Hell, maybe I actually will. Do you have anything I can use? If you’re nice to me, I’ll even let you tie it on.” … I could perfectly picture the exasperated shake of his head that would earn me. “Rose, I swear, sometimes it feels like everyday with you is my own personal trial.””
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

“He (Abe) had to be melting in this heat, but I figured it would take more than a little sweat for him to tame down his flashy fashion sense.”
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Janine: “He’s (Abe) running some big wager on whether you’d show. He put his money on you, if that makes you feel any better”
Rose: “Of course. Of course he’d be the bookie behind the pool.”
Janine Hathaway & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"He'd (Adrian) been crazy about me (and often just crazy) ever since we first met."
- Rose Hathaway (Sprit Bound)

Rose: "What are they talking about?"
Janine: "I think that's the least of your problems right now. Worry less about them and more about that field."
Rose: "Do you think they're talking about me?"
Janine: "Rose!"
- Rose Hathaway and Janine Hathaway (Spirit Bound)


Rose: "That was it?"
Janine: "That was it? Rose, you were out there for almost an hour. You blew through that test with flying colors--probably one of the best trials this school's ever seen."
Rose: "Really? It just seemed . . . It was a haze, that's all."
Janine: "You were amazing. I'm so, so proud of you."
Rose: "Now what happens?"
Janine: "Now you become a guardian."
- Rose Hathaway and Janine Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

“It figured. Undead creatures didn’t surprise me, but one flippant royal moroi could.”
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: “Well… Abe said he liked me. But he also made it clear what he’d do to me if I ever hurt you or did anything bad. In fact, he described what he’d do in very graphic detail. Then just like that, he switched to some random, happy topic. I like the guy, but he’s scary.”
Rose: “He’s out of line! 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.”
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Oh my God. You guys are going to make me rip my hair out."
Christian: "It'd be a waste of nice hair,"
- Rose Hathaway and Christian Ozera (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Is no woman safe around here?"
Abe: "What are you talking about?"
Rose: "You're flirting with every woman in this room!"
Abe: "Well, there are so many lovely women here."
- Rose Hathaway and Abe Mazur (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "No! I wanted to talk to you about threatening my boyfriend. You had no right to do that."
Abe: “What, that? That was nothing. Just a father looking out for his daughter.”
Rose: “Most fathers don’t threaten to disembowel their daughters’ boyfriends.”
Abe: “That’s not true. And anyway, that’s not what I actually said. It was much worse.”
- Rose Hathaway and Abe Mazur (Spirit Bound)

Abe: "You're superior to the others. Making you do easy things wouldn't have been fair." 
Rose"So they had me do that crazy bridge stunt instead? And if they were surprised I cut it, then what the hell else did they expect me to do? How else was I supposed to survive that?"
Abe: "Hmm. I honestly don't think they knew."
Rose: "Oh, for God's sake. This is unbelievable."
- Abe Mazur and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

(Abe) must have underestimated my potential for insanity"
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

 "Well, don't let me stop you. Go lure more women into your web."
- Rose Hathaway to Abe Mazur (Spirit Bound)

Lissa: “You think Mia knows how to break into a prison?
Rose: “Mia’s good, but I don’t think she’s that good. She can probably help us get intel, though.”
Lissa: “I can’t believe you just used the word intel. This really is turning into a spy movie.”
- Lissa Dragomir & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Mia: "And Rose wants something now."
Rose: "Hey, we're just happy to see you."
Mia: "I believe you. But I also believe you've got an ulterior motive."
Lissa: "What makes you say that? Can you read Rose that well or do you just always assume she's got an ulterior motive?"
Mia: "Both."
- Mia Rinaldi, Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Spirit Bound)

“I continually blindsided her (Lissa). She had no clue what was coming half of the time, but honestly, if we were planning on springing a renowned criminal out of prison, then breaking into a security office shouldn’t have been that big of a shock.”
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Lissa: “They spend time together, practice some physical moves, one thing leads to another-”
Rose: “That’s ridiculous. That kind of stuff isn’t romantic at all.” Another lie, seeing as that was exactly how my relationship with Dimitri had begun. Again, best not to mention that.
- Lissa Dragomir & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Compared to her (Lissa) romantic situation, my relationship with a semi-spoiled royal playboy from a disapproving family seemed downright optimistic."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"With my hair in a low ponytail that did a decent job of hiding the healing tattoo, I almost looked like a respectable girlfriend--which only went to show how deceptive appearances were,seeing as I was part of a crazy scheme to bring my last boyfriend back from the dead."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: “You approve?”
Adrian: “Unfortunately yes. I was hoping you’d show up in something a lot sluttier. Something that would scandalize my parents.”
Rose: “Sometimes it’s like you don’t even care about me as a person. It’s like you’re just using me for shock value.”
Adrian: “It’s both, little dhampire. I care about you, and I’m using you for shock value.”
Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Nathan: "She doesn't matter." 
Rose - "I bit my lip on that, repressing the urge to see if I could throw my china plate Frisbee style and hit him in the head. I decided against it. Not only would it ruin dinner, but the plate probably wouldn't get the lift I needed."
- Nathan Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: “I don’t know. This college would probably have the same problem the last one did.”
Rose: “What’s that?”
Adrian: “Homework.”
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Tatiana: “Oh, be silent, Nathan. No one wants to hear it.”
Rose - I almost choked. Being in the same room with the queen was horrid, but it was almost worth it to see her verbally bitch-slap Lord Ivashkov.
- Tatiana Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: "So you're going off with Lissa?"
Rose: "Yup, sorry. You know--girl stuff." And by girl stuff, I meant breaking and entering.
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "A spoon?"
Lissa: "Hey, it's not easy to keep getting a hold of silver. I have to take what I can get."
Rose: "Well, it'd make for happy dinner parties."
Lissa: "Speaking of which . . . how was your dinner party? ... I don't suppose Her Royal Majesty showed up?"
Rose: "She did, and . . . it wasn't awful."
Lissa: "What? Did you say 'wasn't'?"

Rose: "I know, I know. It was so crazy. It was this really quick visit to see Adrian, and she acted like me being there was no big deal. Of course, who knows what would have happened if she stayed? Maybe she would have turned into her old self. I would have needed a whole set of magic silverware then--to stop me from pulling a knife on her."
- Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragomir (Spirit Bound)

'"What if Ms. Karp--if Sonya--could become Moroi again? What if you could be together again?" It'd also mean she'd be crazy again, but that was a technicality for later.'
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Mia: "I sure do wish I knew what you guys were doing."
Rose: "No. I'm not sure that you do."
Mia Rinaldi and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Have they finally let you have a guardian?"
Tasha: "I think they're hoping it'll shut me up about Moroi fighting with dhampirs. Kind of a bribe."
Rose: "One you won't fall for, I'm sure."
Tasha: "Nope. If anything, it'll just give me someone to practice with."
- Rose Hathaway and Tasha Ozera (Spirit Bound)

“This is going to sound really weird … well, maybe not compared to my normal weirdness.”
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Lissa: “How long until you think we stop? Or die from carbon monoxide poisoning?”
Rose: “We havn’t even left the Court yet.”
'She sighed.'
- Lissa Dragomir & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: “You know what we need?”
Lissa: “A new plane?”
Eddie: “A miracle?”
- Rose Hathaway, Lissa Dragomir & Eddie Castile (Spirit Bound)

“We came to a stop before a high, barbwire fence with an enormous PRIVATE PROPERTY - NO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ALLOWED sign on it. The lettering was red, apparently to emphasize how serious they were. Personally, I would have added a skull and crossbones to really drive the message home.”
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Victor: “Oh my. This might be the best meal I’ve ever had.”
Rose: “Put your teeth anywhere near me and it’ll be your last meal.”
- Victor Dashkov & Rose Hathway (Spirit Bound)

Victor: “Oh? Are you using compulsion nowadays too, Rose?”
Rose: “I don’t need it. I can render you unconscious as easily as that guy and drag you out. Makes no difference to me.”
- Victor Dashkov & Rose Hathway (Spirit Bound)

Victor: "How charming. Out of all the people who would attempt to rescue me, I never would have expected you two . . . and yet, in  retrospect, you're probably the most capable."
Rose: "We don't need your running commentary, Hannibal."
- Victor Dashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Victor: "Even if he erases it, there are those who might be able to recover it from the hard drive.
Rose: "It's a chance we'll have to take. Reprogramming or whatever isn't really in my skill set."
Victor: "Perhaps, but destruction certainly is."
'It took me a moment to get what he meant, but then it clicked. With a sigh, I grabbed the fire extinguisher from the wall and beat the computer to a pulp until it was nothing more than a pile of plastic and metal fragments.'
- Victor Dahskov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: “As hard as it is to believe, we didn’t do all that just because we missed your pleasant company.”
Victor: “That is hard to believe.”
- Victor Dashkov & Rose Hathway (Spirit Bound)

Victor: "How do I know you won't get what you want from me and then turn me back in anyway? I have no reason to trust you."
Rose: "You're right. I sure as hell wouldn't trust me. But if things work out, there's a chance we might let you go afterward." 
'No, there really wasn't.'
- Victor Dashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"We passed through the casino's edge to get to the front desk, where the attendant didn't even blink at three teenagers and an old man getting a room together. I had to imagine that around her, they saw it all."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Victor: "It's an early dinner. Four Thirty. And the sun won't go down until almost eight."
Rose: "Four Thirty? Good God. Are we getting the senior citizen special?"
- Victor Dashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: "Did you know that Victor Dashkov is sitting on your bed?"
 "Yeah. It was kind of a shock to us too."
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: "Oh lord. Rose, please tell me you guys aren't the ones who busted him out? They're all looking for two human girls and a dhampir guy. The descriptions don't match at all... But it was you, wasn't it? Somehow, you broke into a maximum-sicurity prison. With Eddie."
Rose: "Must not have been all that secure."
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Robert's gaze slipped away for a moment. I had a feeling this happened a lot, that he didn't spend much time in reality."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Robert: "Killing or saving a Strigoi sends the soul back to a normal state. There is no bond."
Lissa: "Then there's no danger."
Rose: "Aside from a Strigoi killing you."
- Robert Doru, Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"He (Dimirti) even had a leather duster on. It had to be a new one, seeing as his previous coat had gotten pretty torn up in our last fight on the bridge. Where did he keep getting them?"
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Sorry. My eternity doesn't involve being part of the undead mafia."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Because you're my friend. I stayed with you through all of this ... breaking out Victor, listening to his crazy brother ... because I knew you had a real reason for getting Victor out-and that you were going to return him. Does it sound crazy? Yeah, but that's normal for you."
- Eddie Castile to Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound

Moroi Man: "You got yourself a good one. Young, but that's the best way. Most of these are used and washed-up."
Rose: "Don't you dare talk about them like that, or I'll smash that wineglass in your face."
Moroi Man: "Feisty."
Adrian: "You have no idea."
- Rose Hathaway, Adrian Ivashkov and a moroi man (Spirit Bound)

"Adrian slipped an arm around me, which I suspected was a silent message to let him do the talking. Whether that was because he believed that was "proper" blood whore behavior or because he was worried I'd punch the guy, I couldn't say."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: "We've got more important things to worry about."
Rose: "Like covering up a crime and getting out of this city without being attacked by Strigoi?"
 "No. Like me winning money."
 "Are you crazy?" 
'Asking Adrian that was never a good idea.'
Rose: "We just escaped a bunch of bloodthirsty monsters, and all you can think about is gambling?"
 "The fact that we're alive means we should live,"
- Adrian Ivashkov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"I froze. A desk job. Hans was threatening me with a desk job."
- Rose Hathaway (
Spirit Bound)
"Throughout my training we always had a mantra; They come first. If I had really and truly screwed up my future, I'd have a new mantra; A come first. Then B, C, D ..."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)


"I guessed it was better for people to think Adrian and I were running off than for them to accuse me of aiding and abetting a fugitive."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Christian's pale blue eyes were staring at us, wide and shocked. Like most of my friends, he rolled with crazy ideas, but this was pushing the crazy line."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Lissa was going to attempt to learn to stake a Strigoi--behind my back--and she was going to get Christian to help her. Those two had been snarling at each other since the breakup. I should have felt flattered that sneaking around me was bringing them together, but I wasn't."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"That's ridiculous." Especially the part about Christian being manly.
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "I really am sorry. For everything . . . for lying about where I was and what I was doing. It was wrong. And I don't understand . . . well, I don't get why you're being so nice to me."
Adrian: "Should I be mean? Is that the kind of thing you're into?"
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Sprit Bound)

Adrian: "Rose, nothing in this world could make me hate you."
Rose: "Not even trying to bring my ex-boyfriend back from the dead?"
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "I hate it when you're the sane one. That's my job."
Adrian: "Rose, 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."
Rose: "Okay, well, then my job is to be the less crazy one."
Adrian: "That I can accept."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Spirit Bound)

"The guardians can't punish me forever."
Adrian looked skeptical.
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Hans: "Hathaway, you and I have some very different definitions of 'punishment.'"
Rose - 'He had a point. In my mind, punishment involved easy things like lashings and starvation. Not filing.'
- Hans Croft & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Can I take it to go?"
Hans: "If you can eat it before we get back." 
Rose - 'His voice was skeptical, seeing as the vault was pretty close. Clearly, he was underestimating my ability to consume food.'
- Rose Hathaway & Hans Croft (Spirit Bound)

"Come on! Isn't it lunchtime? You have to feed me. That's just beyond cruel. At least throw me some crumbs."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: ". . . I have to kill him."
Adrian: "Good, I'm glad."
Rose: "God. Are you that eager to get rid of any competition?"

Adrian: "No. I just know that as long as he's still alive--or, well, kind of alive--then you're in danger. And I can't stand that. I can't stand knowing that your life is in the balance. And it is, Rose. You'll never be safe until he's gone. I want you safe. I need you to be safe. I can't . . . I can't have anything happen to you."
-Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Spirit Bound)

Dimitri: "You're beautiful in battle. Like an avenging angel come to deliver the justice of heaven."
Rose: "Funny. That is kind of why I'm here."
Dimitri: "Angels fall, Rose."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Dimitri: "You saved me."
Lissa: "I only did the final piece. The rest . . . well, Rose did, um, a lot."
Rose - 'Say, like, organizing a prison break and releasing fugitives.'
Dimitri Belikov, Lissa Dragomir, and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"... standing and yelling in the guardians' office wouldn't really help me get to Dimitri. Well, I supposed there was the off chance I might annoy them so much that they'd throw me in jail too. Then Dimitri and I would be next to each other. I promptly dismissed that plan, fearing the only thing it would land me with was more filing."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"I didn't even entirely know what I was crying for. The trauma and blood of the last day. My own broken heart. Dimitri's sorrow. The cruel circumstances that had ruined our lives. Really, there were a lot of choices."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Some days I think you're in more danger from yourself than anyone else. You smell like cigarettes, you know."
Adrian: "Hey, I have never, ever said I was perfect. And you're wrong. You're probably the most dangerous thing in my life."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Spirit Bound

"She tossed her torch into the fire pit, and it lit up like the Fourth of July. Someone must have doused that wood with either gasoline or Russian vodka. Maybe both."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)


"Yeah, I was at the Masquerade of the Damned."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Dimitri: "They weren't supposed to let you in."
Rose: "Yeah. Well, I kind of found a work-around."
Dimitri: "Of course you did."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Lissa had approached it with kindness and compassion. She'd gotten through his (Dimitri) defenses, though a lot of that was because he regarded her as his savior. I could try a similar tactic. I could be gentle and supportive and full of love--all of which were true. I loved him. I wanted to help him so badly. Yet I wasn't sure that particular method would work for me. Rose Hathaway was not always known for the soft approach."

- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Dimitri: "Your optimism . . . your belief that you can make anything happen. Oh, Rose. It's one of the amazing things about you. It's also one of the most infuriating things about you."
Rose: "I believed that you could come back from being a Strigoi. Maybe my belief in the impossible isn't so crazy after all."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound


Rhonda: "I'd say you have an enemy."
Rose: "Yeah, I think I can guess who. I just called her a sanctimonious bitch."
- Rhonda and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose - 'It was the best-looking one in the bunch, the Six of Swords. It had a bunch of people in a boat, rowing off over moonlit water.'
Rhonda: "A journey,"
Rose: "I was just on a journey. A few of them. Man, this isn't, like, some kind of a spiritual journey is it?"
Rose Hathaway and Rhonda (Spirit Bound)

Rhonda: "This is hidden from me."
Rose: "The Page of Cups. Seems pretty obvious. It's a page with, um, cups."
- Rhonda and R
ose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"Hans truly thought Dimitri was aa dhampir again. I would love him forever for that, no matter how much filing he made me do."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Evening. Not Morning."
Sydney: "We can argue your messed-up unholy schedule some other time."
- Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "You made a deal with him (Abe)? What did you give him in return? Your soul?" 
'Making  a joke like that to someone as religious as her wasn't very appropriate. Of course, I think she thought Moroi and dhampirs ate souls, so maybe my comment wasn't to out there.'
Sydney: "That's the thing. It was kind of an 'I'll let you know when I need a favor in the future' arrangement."
Rose: "Sucker."
- Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage (Spirit Bound)

Sydney: "I need to ask you something. And I swear I won't tell on you ... I just need to know the truth so that we don't waste our time on something."
Rose: "Okay ..." Please don't ask me about Victor, I prayed.
Sydney: "Have you broken into any place lately?"
Rose - Damn
- Sydney Sage and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Rose: "Wait. You guys get robbed, and I'm the one you suspect? I thought I was off your list of evil creatures?"
Sydney: " No dhampir is off my list of evil creatures. And believe me, if anyone could break into our records, you could. It's not easy. Practically impossible."
Rose: "Um, thank you?"
- Rose Hathaway and Sydney Sage (Spirit Bound)

Sydney: "the guy with you ... the tall Moroi with dark hair ... is that your boyfriend?"
Rose: "Er, yeah."
Sydney: "He's cute."
Rose: "For an evil creature of the night?"
- Sydney Sage and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Dimitri: "I don't have to forgive myself even if God does. And I'm not sure He would."
Rose: "That priest just said God would. He said God forgives everything. Are you calling the priest a liar? That's pretty sacrilegious."
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Adrian: "What are you rose hathaway, are you real? You're a dream within a dream. I'm afraid touching you makes me wake up, you'll disappear."
Rose: "Touch me and find it out!"
- Adrian Ivashkov & Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"He was almost naked too, but I hadn't quite gotten to his boxers yet. (They were silk because, honestly what else would Adrian wear?)"
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"I'd been watching the drama between the two men like a tennis match, and now the ball had hit me in the head."
- Rose Hathaway (Sprit bound)

"Well. Apparently Tasha had been right: I was the only one who could bring them back together. I just somehow hadn't expected my arrest to play a role."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"My escort ... motioned me toward a spot next to a middle-aged Moroi in a very formal and very designer black suit. The suit screamed, I'm sorry the queen is dead, and I'm going to look fashionable while showing my grief."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound

Rose: "What have you gotten me into?"
Abe: "Me? What have you gotten yourself into? Couldn't I have just picked you up at the police station for underage drinking, like most fathers?"
- Rose Hathaway and Abe Mazur (Spirit Bound)

"It's too suspicious. If I were going to murder someone, I wouldn't be that stupid.
Do you think I'd leave my stake stuck in her chest? Do you think I wouldn't wear gloves? Come on. That's insulting. If I'm as crafty as you claim my record says I am, then why would I do it this way? I mean, seriously? If I did it, it'd be a lot better. You'd never even peg me as a suspect. This is all really kind of an insult to my intelligence."
- Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

Abe: "They don't even send royal traitors to prison, Rose. Everyone knows that."
Rose: "Are you insane? Of course they do. What else do you think they do with traitors? Set them free and tell them not to do it again?"
Abe: "No. They execute traitors."
- Abe Mazur and Rose Hathaway (Spirit Bound)

"I had to give him credit for stepping up to a lost cause, though considering our sketchy relationship, I still wasn't sure why he had. My biggest theories were that he didn't trust royals and that he felt paternal obligation. In that order."
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "So what are you doing here? I know it's not just a fatherly visit. You never do anything without a reason."
Abe: "Of course not. Why do anything without a reason?"
Rose: "Don't start up with your circular logic."
Abe: "No need to be jealous. If you work hard and put your mind to it, you might just inherit my brilliant logic skills someday."
- Rose Hathaway and Abe Mazur (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "This room. .. it's so small. I can't breathe. It'll kill me before any executioner does."
Abe: "I highly doubt it. You've fearlessly fought groups of Strigoi, yet you can't handle a small room?"
- Rose Hathaway and Abe mazur (Last Sacrifice)

"Abe had not earned his reputation as zmey—the serpent—for nothing. He was always calculating, always looking for an advantage. It seemed my tendency toward crazy plots ran in the family."
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

"Tatiana was as annoying in death as she had been in life."
-Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "Oh no. You had Christian blow up ancient Moroi artifacts."
Eddie: "Of course not. Other fire users would be able to tell if he did."
Rose: "Well that's something." 
'I should have had more faith in their sanity. Or maybe not.'
Mikhail: "We used C4."
- Rose Hathaway, Eddie Castile, and Mikhail Tanner (Last Sacrifice)

"My illustrious father turned and gave me one of those charming smiles that could lure the unwary to their doom."
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "And what are you going to do exactly?"
Adrian: "Prove that your innocent. Or, well that you didn't kill my aunt. I've known for a while you arn't all that innocent." 
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "We're already going to have trouble going out of Court. We'll be stopped--if we can even get to the gate. There are going to be cars lined up for miles!"
Abe: "Ah, well I have it on good authority there's going to be a new 'gate' opening up soon over on the south side of the wall."
Rose: "Oh lord. You're the one who's been doling out C4."
'A loud booming noise interrupted us, and we saw a flash of light off to my right. People near the garagees screamed.'
Abe: "There you see? A new gate. Perfect timing."
- Rose Hathaway and Abe Mazur (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "Did you hotwire this car? Did you steal this car?"
Dimitri: "You have an interesting set of morals. Breaking out of jail is okay. But steal a car, and you sound totally outraged."
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Last Sacrifice)

"That's why your doing this? Because Lissa told you to?"
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

'With great effort, I pushed my questions to the side for the time being. We were still fugitives, still undoubtedly pursued. Sydney's car was a brand new Honda CR-V with Louisiana plates and rental sticker.'
"What the hell? Is this daring escape sponsored by Honda?"
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Sydney: "You're Tainted because you joined the modern world and left behind their backward ways for you're own messed up customs."
Rose: "Hey. We're not the ones with overalls and banjos."
Dimitri: "Rose. Be careful. And besides we only saw one person in overalls"
- Sydney Sage, Rose Hathaway, and Dimitri Belikov (Last Sacrifice)

Angeline: "Fine, I guess it's okay then. Go ahead."
Rose: "Huh? What's okay?"
Angeline: "It's okay if you marry my brother."
- Angeline and Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "Your Time To Sleep, Comrade"
Dimitri: "You can get more rest if you need it"
Rose: "No I'm fine. And remember, you're not-"
Dimitri: "I know, I know. I'm not General."
Rose - 'Oh lord. We finished each others jokes.'
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Last Sacrifice)

Dimitri: "Sloppy. They should have switched cars."
Rose: "That's Sydney's. It's not technically stolen, so it's not on any police lists. Besides, something tells me Victor and Robert aren't hot-wiring pro like somepeople are."
'We'd left a string of stolen cars across the Midwest. Dimitri nodded, like I'd actually just complimented him.'
- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "I don't belong to anyone. I make my own choices."
Dimitri: "And you're with Adrian."
Rose: "But I was meant for you"
- Rose Hathaway & Dimitri Belikov (Last Sacrifice)

Nathan: "According to the election laws -laws set down since the beginning of time - each candidate must approach the Council , escorted by someone of their bloodline in order to show family strength and unity. Do you have any such a person?"
Lissa: "No, Lord Ivashkov."
Nathan: "Then I'm afraid your part in this game is over, Princess Dragomir. You may sit down now."
Rose - 'Yup. That's when all hell broke loose. I'd always heard the expression, "And the crowd goes wild!" Now, I saw it in the flesh. Half the time, I couldn't even keep track of who was shouting or supporting what. People argued in clusters and one-on-one. A couple of Moroi in jeans challenged every well-dressed person they could find, operating on the irrational assumptions that anyone in nice clothes must be royal and that all royals hated Lissa. Their devotion to her was admirable. Creepy, but admirable. One group from Tarus family stood face to face with a Conta group, looking prepared for either a gang fight or a dance-off. That was one of the most bizarre pairings of all since those two families were the only ones who should be in complete agreement on anything. On and on it went. People fought about whether Lissa should be eligible for the vote. They fought about having a session to change the law books right at that moment. Some fought over thing I'd never heard of before.'
- Nathan Ivashkov, Vasilisa Dragomir, Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Abe: " What's going on?"
Rose: "The usual, old man. Danger, insane plans...you know, the stuff that runs in our family."
- Ibrahim Mazur, and Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "Oh my God. It worked."
Jill: "Now What?"
Rose: "Now we reestablish the Dragomir line and call out a murderer."
Adrian: "Oh, is that all?"
- Rose Hathaway, Jillian Mastrano and Adrian Ivashkov (Last Sacrifice)

"Dad, we have to hurry. We've got the killer -and we've got Lissa's..." How do I explain it? "A chance to change Lissa's Life." Not much startled Abe, but my earnest use of "Dad" did.
- Rose Hathaway to Ibrahim Mazur (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "We need the room's attention. We've got a way to settle this whole argument."
Adrian: "Well, we've at least got a way to start another one."
- Rose Hathaway and Adrian Ivashkov (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "You followed when I jumped in front of Lissa, didn't you? Who were you going for? Me or her?"
Dimitri: "I don't know, Roza. I don't know."
Rose: "This isn't going to be easy."
Dimitri: "It never is."
Rose - 'I leaned against his chest and closed my eyes. No, it wouldn't be easy, but it would be worth it. As long as we were together, it would be worth it.'
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Last Sacrifice)

"I don't know, but I think it's going to be good" 
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

"What I did ... What I did was unforgivable"
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "See something you like?"
Dimitri: "Lots"
- Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov (Last Sacrifice)

Rose: "Was this all part of your plan as my lawyer? I don't recall explosive escapes being part of the legal training."
Abe: "Well, I'm sure it wasn't part of Damon Taru's legal training." 
- Rose Hathaway and Abe Mazur (Last Sacrifice)

"A gun. I had been brought down by a gun. It was practically comical. Cheaters, I thought." 
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)

"I stood on the precipice of something that would change my life. For the last week, Iʹd done a very good job of detaching myself from anything romantic with Dimitri. And yet . . . had I? What was love, really? Flowers, chocolate, and poetry? Or was it something else? Was it being able to finish someoneʹs jokes? Was it having absolute faith that someone was there at your back? Was it knowing someone so well that they instantly understood why you did the things you did—and shared those same beliefs?" 
- Rose Hathaway (Last Sacrifice)
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