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.
5 Words: Addictive, surprising, girl-power, attraction, loyalty.
I'd been hearing a lot about this series. Everyone everywhere was raving and singing its praises. I wasn't convinced - just look at how Twilight and The Selection turned out. But I took a chance. On somewhat of a whim (and perhaps because I was tired and I do silly things when I'm tired) I reserved it at the library. I thought I'd give it a go and see what all of the hype was about. And when a whole lot of fellow bloggers went mad about this book on a Top Ten Tuesday I posted I decided it was time to start.
AND OH MY GOD. THIS WAS EXCELLENT.
I couldn't put it down. I even dreamt about it, which was pretty freaky. And now I'm shipping Rose and Dimitri so hard. And I don't ship. Not since years ago when I madly read HP fanfics.
This isn't the best story in the world. It's not the best written either. And Rose is usually the type of character I'd take an instant dislike to. But something happened and I was drawn right in to the story. And I freaking loved it. And I freaking love Rose and her voice and how bad-ass she is.
Give this a go if you haven't. It was certainly not what I'd usually pick up, but I definitely enjoyed it. A lot.
Now, I'm off to fangirl. When does the film come out in the UK again?