Has anyone read it yet? It's a great series and a great read. It's not the typical flat "omg I'm a vampire, I can't go out in the sun, I drink blood" kind of thing. Brief summary:
Rosemarie (Rose) Hathaway isn't a just normal 17 year old girl... she's a 17 year old Damphir who's training to become a body guard to her best friend (a Moroi) Vasilisa (Lissa) Dragomir, the last of her family and to keep her from being hunted down by the Strigoi. Rose had originally left Saint Vladimir's Academy (VA) to keep Lissa safe. after two years of being on the run, they were taken back to the academy by Dimitri Belikov, a 25 year old Russian Damphir. Instead of being kicked out, Rose had to train with Dimitri to make up for the 2 year loss. They thought she would be hopeless, little did they know, she would turn out to be one of the greatest damphir of them all. During that time, Rose develops a forbidden romance with her instructor, Dimitri.
Book 1: Vampire Academy - Just read the link.
Book 2: Frostbite - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frostbite_(Richelle_Mead_novel)
Book 3: Shadow Kiss - How would you feel if the love of your life was killed then turned into an evil creature of the night? What would you do if you knew that he would rather die then to become one of them? Thats what Rose has to decided in Shadow Kiss. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Kiss_(novel)
Book 4: Blood Promise - Russia, a beautiful place... also filled with strigoi. Rose left St. Vlad, left her best friend, left her life behind to hunt down and kill the love of her life. How will she be able to break the news to his family? How can she even bare to kill him? Who is this creepy guy that keeps following her around??? This and more in Blood Promise.
Book 5: Spirit Bound - Oh boy, the graduation exam... what could go wrong... I wonder. For Rose Hathaway... nothing stood in her way as she took her graduation trials and passed with flying colors. After receiving her promise mark, Rose and her friends headed off to the Moroi court to be assigned to Moroi. Rose has another mission at hand... she learned that its possible to bring a Damphir back after they've become a strigoi. Not wanting to kill Dimitri, Rose and her friends broke into a high security jail, freed an old enemy, and faced many problems. Not going to spoil it all, read Spirit Bound and find out.
Book 6: Last Sacrifice - Rose is on Trial for a murder she didn't even commit. I mean seriously, all the evidence led to her... give her some credit, she wouldn't have left so many personal objects around for goodness sake! What will happen now that Rose is on the run, and Lissa might possibly have a yuonger sibling!
READ IT NOW: http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/vampireacademy/