I love this series! This was the best Vampire Academy book yet. It has more depth, emotion, and action than Vampire Academy or Frostbite. It is also much longer than the first two books, at 443 pages.
In Shadow Kiss, the novice dhampir guardians are undergoing their field experience, where they are assigned to a Moroi student to guard for six weeks. The novices will undergo surprise "attacks" from their guardian teachers to evaluate how effectively they can guard their Moroi.
Rose is still dealing with the aftermath of the attack in Frostbite and as a result of that trip, has started seeing ghosts. Her performance in the field experience suffers because she is so distracted. She is afraid that she's going crazy but finally figures out what's going on. As soon as she does; however, things get really bad at the academy.
Just One Gripe:
I had to read about the darkness inside of Rose just one too many times.
The Best Thing About This Book:
The development of the love story.