Authour: Richelle Mead
Length: 332 pages
How long it took me to read: 4 days
What it's about: 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.
The ending is the most important part: Considering this is a series, this book can actually stand alone. There is no compulsion to read the next book in order to finish the story.
Last word: Not interesting, not compelling, not reading the rest of the series.
Spoilers after the jump
I didn't hate this book, but it was far from awesome. There were grammatical errors too. Not that many, there were three, but still. How does a book get published with errors? I'm astounded.
The names of the different types of vampires were confusing at first. I didn't get on board with the characters. The way the vampires lived was not really to my liking. Do vampires seriously bleed? I'd never heard of that before.
The only reason that I gave this a passing C- is because I'm adding Dmitri to my spank bank.