Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. Dhampir are meant for protecting the Moroi vampires. They are strong and faithful Lissa and Rose escaped from the St. Vladimir’s Academy which is boarding school for vampires and half blooded who protect them. But they were found and brought back to school again. Rose is ready to risk her life for Lissa, with whom she has developed a bond which is very rare. There is someone who is monitoring everything and everyone especially Lissa. But there is something happening to Lissa too, something magical beyond the control. And there is deathly fear of the Striogoi: vampires who have become immortal and seek to destroy all of the royal families by drinking the blood of Morois.
Vampire Academy is a vampire thriller novel with lot of suspense and twists. As the story goes on it is difficult to put down the book. My rating: 4 out of 5. I recommend this book to young adults and vampire fiction lovers.