Rose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian. Her best friend, Lissa—the last Dragomir princess—must always come first. Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken...
But since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling right. Something dark has begun to grow in her mind, and ghostly shadows warn of a terrible evil drawing nearer to the Academy’s iron gates. And now that Lissa and Rose’s sworn enemy, Victor Dashkov, is on trial for his freedom, tensions in the Moroi world are higher than ever.
Lying to Lissa about Dimitri is one thing but suddenly there’s way more than friendship at stake. The immortal undead are on the prowl, and they want vengeance for the lives that Rose has stolen. In a heart-stopping battle to rival her worst nightmare, Rose will have to choose between life, love, and the two people who matter most... but will her choice mean that only one can survive?
Publish Date: November 13, 2008
The general idea: I'm seeing ghosts. Well, one in particular. Mason. My friend who died a few weeks ago. Am I going crazy?
Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: She's looks delusional
It made me feel: You have to learn to trust people.
Highlight: Adrian is annoying, but in an entertaining way
Read it if you like: Large attacks on schools, forbidden love, Emotionally unstable teens