Rose and Lissa are back in the next installment of the Vampire Academy series. This time, something threatens the safety of all Moroi everywhere. Strigoi are attacking Moroi--heavily guarded Moroi--and killing them. Instead of students being sent home for the holidays, all students are sent to a ski lodge to meet up with their families and stay in the protection of a larger group of guardians.
But Rose still seems to get into trouble. Not only has her mother shown up for the first time in five years, but boys are coming in from all sides. And now, Rose may know the location of the Strigoi that are attacking Moroi families--a location she lets slip to some of her peers. What's a girl to do?