Action packed and filled with humor, the Vampire Academy series is a great read for teens. Richelle Mead gives us a new look on vampires; Morois that possess magical powers, Dhampirs (half vampire half moroi) that protect them and Strigois that are immortal and evil. Richelle Mead also gives us a strong and brave heroine who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Forbidden romance and friendship are a huge part of the series. The best part of this series is the friendship and loyalty between Rose and Lissa. Exceptional and refreshing, this is a series not to be missed by fans of fantasy and adventure.