Calling all you vampire lovers out there, I have found another spectacular book on the subjects you all crave- vampires and forbidden love. Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead, grabs your attention on the very first page and never lets it go. The main character, Rose Hathaway, is a very strong girl who makes you think about friendship in a different way. I instantly loved her strong, courageous attitude, but I did question some of her decisions. Then, however, she would do something remarkable and make me respect her at a higher level than before. Rose’s best friend, Lissa Dragomir, had a different impression on me, though. Lissa would make me worried and frightened at different parts of this book. Sometimes she would even make me mad at her for causing Rose so much trouble. But this anger would wear off and disappear when I thought about her hard life. Lissa is a tortured soul and I often wonder how Richelle Mead came up with her. Richelle Mead has done a fabulous job with this book and creating all her characters. I absolutely loved this modern-day action/romance book and I highly recommend it to anyone who is seeking a great story with loyal friendships (and some not-so-loyal friendships) and a hot and steamy romance.