After a long and heartbreaking journey to DimitriÃ?s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. VladimirÃ?sÃ'and to her best friend, Lissa. It is at long last graduation, and the girls canÃ?t wait for their real lives beyond the AcademyÃ?s iron gates to begin. But RoseÃ?s heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows heÃ?s out there, somewhere.
She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and now he is hunting her. And this time he wonÃ?t rest until Rose joins him . . . forever.