St. Vladimir`s Academy is fraught with vicious gossip, rigid cliques, and lots of sexual tension, not to mention near constant danger. Magical, mortal vampire and Moroi princess Lissa Dragomir is inseparable from Rose Hathaway, a Dhampir vampire who is responsible for keeping Lissa alive. More than best friends, Rose must keep Lissa safe from some truly vile vampires: the Strigoi. But a return to their prison of a school after life on the run makes the Strigoi pale in comparison to the nasty rumors that await them. This is the first in the bestselling Vampire Academy series, perfect for fans of TWILIGHT, GLASS HOUSES, and even TITHE.