I just knew I would fall in love with this series! It all begins with Rosemarie Hathaway, who is a resourceful, driven, and not-afraid-to-take-command-no-matter-how-dire-the-consequences kind o girl. These are all great qualities for a guardian, which is what she has been training for since little…well, at least until she and her friend Lissa ran away from vampire school! It all develops into an intriguing story dealing with: surviving the school’s social politics among the Moroi (the “live” vampire) royals, Lissa’s ex’s new girlfriend who brings on a storm of jealousy and trouble, Rose’s reputation and very short temper, Lissa’s mental state, the mysterious powers she seems to wield and the ‘psychic’ bond she shares with Rose. Of course, it couldn’t be complete without a bit of romance. Because they ran away, Rose is now behind on her guardian training, and gets assigned special training sessions with the man who caught them, Dimitri Belikov. At first she resents the training, but soon finds out it might not be such a burden to spend two hours a day training with a hot young Russian guy who, with just a look, can make her insides melt. Overall a very easy, fun and interesting read you won’t want to put down..