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.
This is beginning to look like a new favourite series of mine! This was just such a good first book of a series. It kind of reminds me of Harry Potter and the philosophers stone except the characters are a lot older. How they go to a boarding school but its no ordinary boarding school oh no its a boarding school for vampires. Aside from the vaguely similar plot lines throughout the book, the way the story followed was also similar, fairly normal at the start, during the middle of the story a few clues and adventures which add up to this explosive ending where bam sh*t goes down.
I have to say that one of my favourite things about the book was how easy it was to love a character and how easy it was to hate a character, there is no in between. The main character Rose is probably the most kick ass protagonist I have read about so far and so sassy. Then there’s her best friend Lissa who I cant help but just care for because she goes through so much but is so strong at the end. Then there is Dimitri. Dimitri Belikov. My favourite character thus far in this series. Just read the book no explanation needed. And Christian, his twisted humour is fantastic. Then the minor characters Mason, Natalie, Aaron and Mia just to name a few. Although minor they are all just so realistic and 3D, each with there own different personalities.
The humour in this book is just so great, if you have watched the movie then you will know that it has a mean girls vibe to it and it reflects the books humour perfectly.
I am literally going to start reading this book as soon as I finish posting this. By the time you see this I will probably be on the third book.
My favourite quote: ‘ You are so beautiful it hurts sometimes’ 😥
A song which reminds of the book: It particularly reminds me of the sexy times scene between Rose and Dimitri.
Future starts slow- The Kills