Sydney Sage is 18. She is also an Alchemist. A secret race of people dedicated to keeping the human and vampire worlds apart.Now, on her next mission, Sydney is to pose as the roommate of Jill Dragomir, at a boarding school in Palm Springs. She is to act as her guardian. The race Moroi do not like the elected queen, and Jill is her only relative, but in order to keep the throne she must have at least one living relative. So the Moroi are targeting Jill, and it's Sydney's job to keep her safe. Only the assignment is in Keith Darnell's "territory", and they have a bad history and want nothing to do with each other. And they have to pretend to be brother and sister. This is Sydney's worst nightmare, but to prevent a Civil War and protect her younger sister,Zoe, she would do anything. AMAZING!!!!!!