St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
Publish Date: August 16, 2007
The general idea: Lissa and I have been dragged back to St. Vladmir's against our will after we ran away (but that was because I had to protect Lissa).
Thoughts upon seeing the cover art: She looks like she's scheming something (and knowing Rose, she probably is)
It made me feel: Even those you're close to can betray you.
Highlight: Dimitri is definitely awesome
Read it if you like: Vampires, magic, guardians