Wednesday, 29 June 2011

My Book Boyfriend: Dimitri Belikov


My Book Boyfriend, a meme dedicated to our many fictional loves, is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader. This week I've chosen my second Russian book boyfriend: Dimitri Belikov from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

About Dimitri
  • He's a 24-year-old from Siberia with a hot Russian accent.
  • He's a dhampir (half-vampire), meaning he has super-strength and fast reflexes but doesn't need to drink blood to survive. Dimitri is described as looking like "a god" when he fights (natch).
  • He works as a teacher at St Vladimir's Academy and personally coaches Rose, the feisty heroine of the series. They really enjoy getting hot and sweaty together. Ahem.
  • He's the strong, silent type and sticks to his principles, but his calm exterior masks a fierce passion underneath. Ahem.
  • He's mega tall - over six foot - and has brown eyes, tanned skin and shoulder-length brown hair. Google image search "Dimitri Belikov" and you'll see that Ben Barnes is a fan favourite for Dimitri, but personally I always pictured him looking more like Ian Somerhalder.
Swoon-worthy Quotes
 
"'You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.'"

"'Roza. I did want you. I still do. I wish we could be together... If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you.'"

"There was a tremulous note in his voice. 'You're strong—you're so, so strong. It's why I love you.'" 

"'Wait until next time,' he warned. 'I'll do things that'll make you lose control within seconds.'"

"It was sweet and wonderful at the same time. When I looked into his eyes, I could see without a doubt that he loved me more than anyone else in the world, that I was his salvation, the same way that he was mine."

21 comments:

  1. LOVE Dimitri! Fantastic choice, you can take him while I'll just chill here with the amazing Adrian xD love those pics you chose ;)

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  2. Dimitri is MINE! He was my first literary crush. I love those quotes (especially the second last one). And Ian makes a very swoony worth Dimitri :)

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  3. Audrey - Deal! :)

    Nic - Doesn't it just make your knees turn to jelly?! But sorry I can't share him... and since Audrey has Adrian... you can have Christian? :D (Although I do actually like Christian. He just ain't no Dimitri)

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  4. i have most of the books in the series but i havent had a chance to read them yet. i think i might have to make some time because Dimitri sounds very hot!
    fantastic pictures, quotes and post!

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  5. Hm... fighting over Dimitri. Yes, *ponders* I must find a way to read this whole series. Then, I must come up with a devious plan to steal Dimitri. Very swoon-worthy indeed. Just love those eyes... *sigh*

    Did I just say that aloud?

    Uh... that wasn't me... uh... *looks innocent*

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  6. Dimitri!! I miss him <3 Great quotes and great choice!!! <3 <3 <3

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  7. Yes! I'd go with Ian Somerhalder as Dimitri too! And who wouldn't want to get sweaty or wet with him? Gah! I love that shower picture you found!

    Great quotes. Yummy post!

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  8. Great choice. I never pictured Ben as Dimitri. I love the lose control line. Sometimes I think I like Dimitri more as a "bad guy" (don't want to give away any spoilers) then as a "good guy." He let his sexy side come out more.

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  9. <3 him. :0) totally boink worthy

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  10. Love...love...LOVE Dimitri. He's just swoon worth. Great quotes, and I love that you picked Ian, nice choice I never would have thought of it :)
    -Jess

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  11. OMR. I've only read VA and Frostbite, but I love him too!!! I'm dying to finish reading the series, but so far, those are the only two books published in Arg, I have to wait to get the others.
    And I do think of him as Ben Barnes. Maybe because I started reading the book after seeing so many fans calling him Dimitri. *swoon*
    The man's HAWT!

    xo,
    Ella

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  12. BTW, I totally love Ian too, I just see him more as Damon, from TVD.

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  13. Wonderful choice--both in your book boyfriend and in his look-alike. Dmitri is pretty awesome...but I can't wait until Bloodlines comes out.

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  14. Squee! There's a meme for this?

    Also, thanks so much for posting on my review of Austenland! I completely forgot to mention my favorite Austen. It's Northanger Abbey. :P If you haven't read it yet, please do!

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  15. Abbey - You definitely need to! It's an awesome series, and not just coz of Dimitri.

    Mel - Don't get too shifty, I might have to pull a Rose Hathaway on you ;)

    Mimi - Thanks! :)

    Missie - Yay, glad you agree! When I saw that shower picture I was like, *squee* MINE! :D

    Lisa - He was so sexy as a bad guy but I still like the "real" Dimitri best ;)

    April - I know, right?! :D

    Jess - Glad you like my pick!

    My Keeper Shelf - Not much else needs to be said, does it?

    Ella - That sucks that you have to wait! It's one of my fave series.

    Ruby - I'm curious about Bloodlines, but not super-excited. I never really liked Sydney that much. Hmmm...

    Kaye - Yes, it's the best meme ever! Check out the introduction post at The Unread Reader if you're interested :)

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  16. You know, I never ever would have consider Ian for Dimitri.... but now that think about it, he would be PERFECT! He's sooo dreamyyy *swoon*

    Diana
    ps. thanks so much for stopping by and following :) I wanted to return the loveee!

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  17. How gorgeous are his eyes?! So beautiful.
    My pleasure - thanks for returning the love, yay! :D

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  18. Anything that involves a shirtless pic of Ian Somerhalder works for me.

    And that tweet about your fiance's shoes reminded me of an ex. "Your conditioner's too girly - and it doesn't do a thing for my hair!"

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  19. Jennifer - LOL! The rise of the metrosexual, eh? ;)

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  20. as much as i love Ian Somerhalder, i think Ben Barnes suits the role of Dimka more. but either way i dont mind- both guys are super sexy

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