Author: Richelle Mead
Summary: Rose is Lissa's guardian. Lissa, as a Moroi princess, has to be watched at all times by Rose in order to keep her safe from the Strigoi. The Strigoi are dangerous vampires; those are the ones that don't die. The Moroi are weak against them since they are the mortal Vamps. Luckily for them, the Dhampirs' blood is a mixture of human and Moroi and they pledge themselves to be guardians of the helpless Moroi. It helps that Rose and Lissa are inseperable and joined by a strange bond. A forbidden romance, and the other a disgrace, threaten to endanger lives.
Review: This was an okay book. I couldn't really seem to get into it. I didn't connect with Rose's invincible character or Lissa's nicer-but-strange attitude. I am glad that there is a sequel because I would like to see the characters developed even more although they are understandable in this one. Well, a sequel also seems kind of strange because this book ended with a pretty definite conclusion instead of opening up the possibility of another conflict to come. To me its like all the problems were solved and the end, but I'll read the sequel just to check! I like the minor characters a lot. I would have to say that my favorite is Christian. (^.^) I liked the introduction because it started at an actiony-type point in the story.