Seventeen year old Rose Hathaway is reckless, passionate, outspoken and beautiful. She is also a dhampir (half vampire/half human) training to become a Guardian, an essential part of her world needed for the survival of her race. She, along with others study at St. Vladimir’s Academy in Montana where they coexist with Moroi (mortal vampires who can manipulate the element -air, earth, fire, water) until they graduate to protect the Royal Families from the evil, nocturnal, immortal Strigoi vampires who kill humans and Moroi alike. The war is never-ending and it has been a battle of survival for centuries. But will Rose be able to prove herself through discipline when she herself is falling for her 24 year old mentor, Dimitri Belikov after returning to school with Princess Lissa Dragomir, a Royal Moroi and Rose’s best friend after an infamous two year furlough that endangered their lives?