Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi: the fiercest vampires-the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best... read more
ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES...
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES...
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die.
The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.
After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking Academy hearts.
Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's -- inside the Academy's iron gates, their world is even more fraught with danger. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals, and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...
“Lissa and I had been best friends ever since kindergarten, when our teacher had paired us together for writing lessons. Forcing five-year-olds to spell Vasilisa Dragomir and Rosemarie Hathaway was beyond cruel, and we'd—or rather, I'd—responded appropriately. I'd chucked my book at our teacher and called her a fascist bastard. I hadn't known what those words meant, but I'd known how to hit a moving target. Lissa and I had been inseparable ever since.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“My hatred notwithstanding, I had to admit Dimitri Beli-whatever was pretty smart.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“Doing that…protecting her like that—it was very brave." He paused. "Stupid, but still brave. Why did you even try it?” I glanced over at him, brushing my hair out of my face so I could look him levelly in the eye. "Because I'm her guardian." I turned back toward the window.”Dimitri Belikov, Rose Hathaway
“They have a bond." Dimitri's low, accented voice broke the heavy tension, and we all turned toward him. I think Kirova had forgotten he was there, but I hadn't. His presence was way too powerful to ignore. He still stood against the wall, looking like some sort of cowboy sentry in that ridiculous long coat of his. He looked at me, not Lissa, his dark eyes staring straight through me. "Rose knows what Vasilisa is feeling. Don't you?” I at least had the satisfaction of seeing Kirova caught off guard as she glanced between us and Dimitri. "No…that's impossible. That hasn't happened in centuries.” "It's obvious," he said. "I suspected as soon as I started watching them.” Neither Lissa nor I responded, and I averted my eyes from his. "That is a gift," murmured Victor from his corner. "A rare and wonderful thing.” "The best guardians always had that bond,” added Dimitri. "In the stories.”Dimitri Belikov, Headmistress Kirova, Victor Dashkov
“Surely you aren't suggesting we let her stay at the Academy after everything she's done?” He shrugged. "She might be wild and disrespectful, but if she has potential—” "Wild and disrespectful?" I interrupted. "Who the hell are you anyway? Outsourced help?” "Guardian Belikov is the princess's guardian now," said Kirova. "Her sanctioned guardian.” "You got cheap foreign labor to protect Lissa?”Headmistress Kirova, Dimitri Belikov, Rose Hathaway
“You see? Completely undisciplined! All the psychic bonds and very raw potential in the world can't make up for that. A guardian without discipline is worse than no guardian.”Headmistress Kirova
“Guardian numbers have gone down too much to risk losing another. A girl, in particular.”Dimitri Belikov
“I'm inclined to agree with Guardian Belikov. Sending Rose away would be a shame, a waste of talent.”Victor Dashkov
“Hey Mason, wipe the drool off your face. If you're going to think about me naked, do it on your own time.”..."This is my time, Hathaway. I'm leading today's session.” "Oh yeah?" I retorted. "Huh. Well, I guess this is a good time to think about me naked, then.” "It's always a good a time to think about you naked.”Mason Ashford, Rose Hathaway, Eddie Castile
“No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself infront of you.”Dimitri Belikov
“"The spell. Victor said you had to want me... to care about me... for it to work." When he didn't say anything, I tried to grip his shirt, but my fingers were too weak. "Did you? Did you want me?" His words came out thickly. "Yes, Roza. I did want you. I still do. I wish... we could be together." "Then why did you lie to me?" We reached the clinic, and he managed to open the door while still holding me. As soon as he stepped inside, he began yelling for help. "Why did you lie?" I murmured again. Still holding me in his arms, he looked down at me. I could hear voices and footsteps getting closer. "Because we can't be together." "Because of the age thing, right?" I asked. "Because you're my mentor?" His fingertip gently wiped away a tear that had escaped down my cheek. "That's part of it," he said. "But also... well, you and I will both be Lissa's gaurdians someday. I need to protect her at all cost. If a pack of Strogoi come, I need to throw my body between them and her." I know that. Of course that's what you have to do." The black sparkles were dancing in front of my eyes again. I was fading out. "No. If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you."”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway, Dimitri Belikov
“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“"Do you think I'm pretty?" "I think your beautiful" "Beautiful?" "You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.”Rose and Dimitri
“Did you see that dress?” "I saw the dress.” "Did you like it?” He didn't answer. I took that as a yes. "Am I going to endanger my reputation if I wear it to the dance?” When he spoke, I could barely hear him. "You'll endanger the school.” I smiled and fell asleep.”Rose & Dimitri
“I crossed my arms over my chest. "Are you lost, little girl? The elementary school's over on west campus." A pink flush spread over her cheeks. "Don't you ever touch me again. You screw with me, I'll screw you right back." Oh man, what an opening that was.”Rose and Mia
“Wow." I hadn't thought Dimitri could be any cooler, but I was wrong. "You beat up your dad. I mean, that's really horrible...what happened. But, wow. You really are a god." He blinked. "What?" Uh, nothing.”Rose and Dimitri
“She Might be wild and disrespectful, but if she has potential-" "Wild and disrespecful? Who the hell are you anyway? Oursourced help?" "Guardian Belikov is the princess lissa's guardian now, her sanctioned guardian." "You got cheap foreign labor to protect Lissa?”Dimitri, Rose and Kirova
“But I couldn't help myself, couldn't help the way I felt as I recalled the bliss and rush of a vampire's bite.”
“Hey Mason, wipe the drool off your face. If you're going to think about me naked, do it on your own time.”<...>"This is my time, Hathaway. I'm leading today's session.” "Oh yeah?" I retorted. "Huh. Well, I guess this is a good time to think about me naked, then.” "It's always a good a time to think about you naked," added someone nearby, breaking the tension further.”
“The incident with Dawn hadn't been one of my finer moments. I honestly hadn't expected to break any bones when I shoved her into a tree. Still, the incident had given me a dangerous reputation. The story had gained legendary status, and I liked to imagine that it was still being told around campfires late at night. Judging by the look on the girl's face, it was.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“A ghostly smile flickered across his face. "If you weren't so psychotic, you'd be fun to hang around.” "Funny, I feel that way about you too.” He didn't say anything else, but the smile grew, and he walked away.”Rose & Christian
“Oh, so that's why you're up here. For a pity party." This isn't a joke. I'm serious." I could tell Lissa was getting angry. It was trumping her earlier distress. He shrugged and leaned casually against the sloping wall. "So am I. I love pity parties. I wish I'd brought the hats. What do you want to mope about first? How it's going to take you a whole day to be popular and loved again? How you'll have to wait a couple weeks before Hollister can ship out some new clothes? If you spring for rush shipping, it might not be so long.”
“And than suddenly he was there, charging down the hallway like death in a cowboy duster.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“I get in that kind of situation all the time, Comrade. It's not a big deal" Anger replaced my fear. I didn't like being treated like a child. "Stop calling me that. You don't even know what you're talking about" "Sure I do. I had to do a report on the R.S.S.R. last year.”Dimitri and Rose
“The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows.Remember that.”
“We are not staying here," i looked around campus,"I'm going to find a way to get us out.”Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway
“No. If I let myself love you, I won’t throw myself in front of her. I’ll throw myself in front of you.”Highlighted by 203 Kindle customers
The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows.”Highlighted by 152 Kindle customers
I had a standing arrangement with God: I’d agree to believe in him—barely—so long as he let me sleep in on Sundays.Highlighted by 131 Kindle customers
I couldn’t be Mason’s girlfriend because when I imagined someone holding me and whispering dirty things in my ear, he had a Russian accent.Highlighted by 120 Kindle customers
Moroi were alive; Strigoi were undead. Moroi were mortal; Strigoi were immortal. Moroi were born; Strigoi were made.Highlighted by 104 Kindle customers
Dhampirs had originally been born from Moroi mixing with humans. Unfortunately, dhampirs couldn’t reproduce with each other—or with humans. It was a weird genetic thing. Mules were the same way, I’d been told, though that wasn’t a comparison I really liked hearing. Dhampirs and full Moroi could have children together, and, through another genetic oddity, their kids came out as standard dhampirs, with half human genes, half vampire genes.Highlighted by 82 Kindle customers
With Moroi being the only ones with whom dhampirs could reproduce, we had to stay close to them and intermingle with them. Likewise, it became important to us that the Moroi simply survived. Without them, we were done. And with the way Strigoi loved picking off Moroi, their survival became a legitimate concern for us.Highlighted by 73 Kindle customers
A look so cold and so evil, my heart nearly came to a standstill. It was a look that said she no longer walked among the living—a look that said she was now one of the Strigoi.Highlighted by 69 Kindle customers
Dhampirs were an exotic conquest, a novelty all Moroi guys wanted to “try.”Highlighted by 65 Kindle customers
dhampirs, for whatever reason—but jumped onto the bed and rubbed his head against Lissa, purring softly. Animals didn’t have a problem with Moroi,Highlighted by 42 Kindle customers
(page 142, First paragraph, third sentence) "They lit up his face. 'Gorgeous' no long adequately describrd him." Describrd should be described. (page 165, Third paragraph, third sentence) "People stopped looking at Lissa so much. The started looking at me." The should be they. (page 208, Seventh paragraph, second sentence) "I didn't want to see the feeder get taken advantage of anymore than Lissa did--it reminded me too much of what a lot of Moroi guys thought they cold do to dhampir girls." Cold should be could. (page 225, fourth paragraph, fourth sentence) "I flinched. know. I'm sorry. it must have been . . ." It should be capitalized. (Chapter 2, first paragraph) ". . . they carted us off to the airport to and onto . . ." The second to shouldn't be there.
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