Author: Richelle Mead
Spirit Bound - coming May 18, 2010
In this series there are two types of vampires. Ones that are born, called Moroi. They do not kill to survive. They only take a little from willing blood donors. The Strigoi are made.They are the vampires who kill when they feed. Moroi can be made into Strigoi if they choose to kill. They lose their magic and turn Strigoi. All Moroi have specialize in some type of magic. Either wind, water, fire, or Earth.
With the Strigoi constantly after Moroi, the Moroi have bodyguards, Dhamphirs. These body gaurds are half-human and half-vampire. Lissa is a Moroi Princess and the last of her line. Her family was killed in a car accident. Her best friend Rose, who is a dhamphir, was also in the accident. Lisa saved Rose - though no one knows how. Apparently Lissa doesn't specialize in any of the four magics, but she does specialize in Spirit. That's how she saved Rose. She brought her back from the dead.....but now there's consequences for that as they soon find out.
Rose is bound to Lissa now. Not that she minds, she always wanted to be Lissa's protector. What better way to make that happen now that they are bound together?
The world Mead creates is awesome. She has wonderful characters and story plots. These books were a lot of fun to read, I think I read two in one day just because I couldn't put them down. The next book in the series comes out in about two months and I can't wait. If you go to her website you can read exerpts from each book and see what you think. ENJOY!!