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.
Richelle Mead is an American author. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. She was born in Michigan, but now lives in Seattle, Washington. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths. She has a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in Comparative Religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in Teaching (Middle & High School English) degree from the University of Washington. She decided writing was the way for her but believes all of her education prepared her for it. She is a full-time author.
A life-long reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination
Vampire Academy :: SeriesPublished by Razorbill Books (Penguin). Will contain six books and possible spin-offs. This bestselling series has won honors from the American Library Association and been on a number of lists. It follows the war between two races of vampires, living and undead. Rose Hathaway, a 17-year old half-vampire, is training to be a bodyguard for the living vampires and finds her life complicated by the dangers that involves, as well as an illicit romance with one of her teachers.
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