The first book in Richelle Mead's bestselling Bloodlines series, set in the world of the international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series - Now A Major Film. Sydney Protects Vampire Secrets - And Human Lives. Sydney belongs to a secret group who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the world of humans and vampires. But when Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, she fears she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. What unfolds is far worse. The sister of Moroi queen Lissa Dragomir is in mortal danger, and goes into hiding. Now Sydney must act as her protector. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one..."Exciting, empowering and un-put-downable." (MTV's Hollywood Crush). "We're suckers for it!" (Entertainment Weekly). Also available in the Bloodlines series: Bloodlines (Book 1) Bloodlines: The Golden Lily (Book 2) Bloodlines: The Indigo Spell (Book 3) Bloodlines: The Fiery Heart (Book 4); And don't miss: Bloodlines: Silver Shadows (Book 5); Discover where the story began in the bestselling Vampire Academy series: Vampire Academy (Book 1) Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Book 2) Vampire Academy: Shadow Kiss (Book 3) Vampire Academy: Blood Promise (Book 4) Vampire Academy: Spirit Bound (Book 5) Vampire Academy: Last Sacrifice (Book 6).