Oh, hard, really hard…
I have so many favourite series, but I don’t think I have mentioned this one, so it gets the honor ;). I also feel that it has to be a finished series :).
Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead
I’m kind of short on time, so here are the Goodreads description of the first book:
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger…
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
You have probably figured out that I like, strong, kick-ass female protagonist. I present to you: Rose Hathaway! :). She is indeed very strong and pretty self-centered at times, but when it counts, she would do ANYTHING to protect the ones she loves. She is an amazing character to read about and the world Richelle Mead has built up is extraordinary. :)
If you’re not a vampire fan at ALL, this might not be anything for you. But do not think it’s “just like twilight”. It’s not. Okay? It’s not.
Read, read, read! :D Then come back and comment your thoughts about it ;)