Annotations for Vampire Academy

Baker & Taylor
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training.

Perseus Publishing
St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding schoolit'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'sthe 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 Strigoithe world's fiercest and most dangerous vampiresmake Lissa one of them forever. A unique and mesmerizing mystery with a whodunit ending that even the most skilled detectives will not predict. -- VOYA Mead's absorbing, debut YA novel, blends intricately detailed fantasy with a contemporary setting, teen-relevant issues, and a diverse cast of characters. -- Booklist