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. . . .
Rating; 3/5 – it was an enjoyable story but nothing special.
What I liked; I really enjoyed the premise of this story, and the idea of them going to school in a building pretending to be old and gothic was funny. I also thought that the idea of tattoos on the back of the neck was a cool idea and so was the bond between the two girls, it meant that the first person narration worked so much better because of the change of pace and point of view.
What I loved; The kickass girls, I loved the fact that Rose didn’t need anyone to save her, or make her feel better and that she just dealt with the situations the best way that she knew how. I definitely admire her as a character, especially the fact that she wasn’t a sweet girl from next door type.
What I disliked; I thought that the story was a little predictable, I also didn’t like the fact that Lissa made someone’s life hell and there was no retribution, it was ignored, and she ended up being happy anyway, with no repercussions for her behaviour.
What I hated; I hated the fact that there was so much happening and so much being told to the reader that you lost track of what was important and what wasn’t. Maybe all the stuff we got told will come into the sequels, however I’m not sure whether I will be carrying it on or not.
What I read next; Clockwork Princess, I was determined to finish this series before the end of the month!!