by Richelle Mead
Review by Gayle Surrette
Razorbill Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781595141743
Date: 16 August 2007 List Price $8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Rose Hathaway and Lissa Dragonir have been on their own for almost two years. They managed to escape from the school compound and now are attending public school while living in an apartment on campus. They've had some close calls but they avoided the psi-hounds and there haven't been any further attacks for a while -- but it's when you feel safe that they come for you. From official release/information:
Book Description: 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.