This was a series I nearly abandoned after book one, because I wasn't at all impressed with our heroine/narrator Rose Hathaway. After volunteering to read book #2 (FROSTBITE), the events, characters, and conclusion left me curious enough to purchase SHADOW KISSED - or what I call, the clincher. No way could I quit this series now. Richelle Mead continues to raise the stakes, pushing her characters beyond to the limits of their endurance and beyond. Vampire Academy has never been better and I can hardly wait for the final chapter of Rose's story.