Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is the first book in the series of six books. Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, a body guard for her best friend Vasilissa Dragomir, a Moroi vampire princess. They have a special bond, which you will read about throughout this book.
After running away from St. Vladimir's Academy, Lissa and Rose are found and brought back to the school that is more harmful to Lissa then the real world. They have to survive day to day life back in high school for Vampires.
Lissa and Rose are two completely different character's that have a rare bond. The bond is something no one knows about and they don't want anyone to find out because it is so rare.
Rose is a kickass character who is aggressive and stands up for what she believes in, which makes her an amazing character. There is so much about her that we learn in this book. She knows what she believes in and she fights for it.
This book was one of the first books I read as a teenager, and I loved rereading it. It's one that gives mythology a new meaning.