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."


  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 ;)

  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 :)

  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)

  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!

  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*

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

  11. Dimitri=yummy. That is all.

  12. 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!


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

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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 :)

  17. 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*

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

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

  19. 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!"

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

  21. 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