'Vampire Academy' is a wonderful story about vampires by author Richelle Mead that stands out from the rest. The book had resounding success and was adapted into a movie. The series made appearance on the New York Times Best Seller list four times.
This series is featuring two girls at St. Vladimir's Academy, which is a hidden place where vampires and half-human teens are educated. Rose Hathaway is a dhampir who has sworn to protect her best friend Lissa Dragomir at any cost as she is the last of her royal line of Moroi (a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic). Both types of vampires still need blood to sustain life but they don't kill when feed and are not afraid of the sunlight. There is another type of vampire called strigoi who is very ruthless and unlike Moroi and dhampirs always kill their victims. They want to make Lissa one of them. When the life of Lissa is in danger because of the villain Rose is ready to do anything to save her.
In St. Vladimir's Academy Rose meets handsome Dimitri Belikov, who is dhampir too, the best one. They both feel an attraction between each other but Rose has to push aside their relationship to help her best friend not to become a victim of evil powers.
The series has everything that young people look for in a book: romance, action, mythical creatures, danger, and passion. Both girls have to go through many challenges, confront forbidden temptations, and never give up in the face of danger.
This young-adult fantasy novel is such an incredible twist of a well-known vampire story. All six books ( 'Vampire Academy', 'Frostbite', 'Shadow Kiss', 'Blood Promise', 'Spirit Bound', and 'Last Sacrifice') form an exciting single storyline which amasses and causes obsession. 'Vampire Academy' will make you cry, laugh, and tremble at the same time and has no problems keeping its teenage and adult audience entertained.