“Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies!”
In this book there are three different types of Vampires: the Moroi, the royals; the Damphir, half-human half-vampires who are trained to protect the Moroi; and the Strigoi, an immortal bunch of Vampires that kill innocents every day. Lissa Dragomir, a Moroi princess, is the last of her family’s blood line, making her extremely susceptible to the cravings of the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on killing her. Rose Hathaway, Lissa’s best friend, is a Damphir who is just as hell-bent on protecting her. Both girls, who escaped St. Vladamir’s Academy just two years prior, have been caught and dragged back where their world becomes even more dangerous – inside the school gates. I love this book, and if you love Twilight you will love this series as well.
Lisa O'Donnell discusses and signs The Death of Bees
01/07/2013 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Marnie and her little sister, Nelly, are on their own now. Only they know what happened to their parents, Izzy and Gene, and they aren't telling. While life in Glasgow's Maryhill housing estate isn't grand, the girls do have each other. Besides, it's only a year until Marnie will be considered an adult and can legally take care of them both.
As the New Year comes and goes, Lennie, the old man next door, realizes that his young neighbors are alone and need his help. Or does he need theirs? Lennie takes them in—feeds them, clothes them, protects them—and something like a family forms. But soon enough, the sisters' friends, their teachers, and the authorities start asking tougher questions. As one lie leads to another, dark secrets about the girls' family surface, creating complications that threaten to tear them apart.