Written By: Charlotte
This series is made up of six books, Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice. These books follow the story of Rose Hathaway a 17-year old Dhampir and her friend Vasilissa (Lissa) Dragomir - a Moroi who has the power to control Spirit.
First a little history, there are three main species in this series, the Dhampir, the Moroi and the Strigoi. Dhampirs are half human half Moroi (vampire) and are trained as guardians to protect the Moroi from the Strigoi. They can go into the sun and do not drink blood but they do have enhanced physical abilities. Moroi are the good vampires, they can also go in the sun but it weakens them, they need to drink blood but they do not kill when they drink. They also have the ability to control the elements, Fire, Water, Earth, Air and on rare occasions Spirit. Strigoi are the bad vampires, they cannot go out in the sun and when they drink blood they kill the person they are drinking from.
In the books we follow Rose Hathaway as she struggles to fit back into the routine of Vladimir Academy, a school where Dhampirs learn to be Guardians and Moroi learn to control their power. Throughout the books Rose falls for her trainer Dimitri but the couple face many hardships along the way. Rose must fight the Strigoi, while also making sure her friends and family are safe.
The first book has been made into a film called Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. They altered the title slightly to make it more distinguishable. The film was met with both positive and negative reviews and they are still debating whether to make the next one. As a huge Vampire Academy fan I hope that they do make the next books into films, but we will have to wait and see.