I wanted to like the vampire academy books. I truly did. It seemed all my friends were loving it, and it is right up my genre alley lately - but no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get sucked in. I wasn't invested in the main character, and to be honest, I can hardly remember much of what I read. I think it just moved a little slow for me, or didn't have enough to hook me in early. I finished this book and began the second, but faded out by chapter 3 for the same reasons I trudged through this one.