Series Title: Vampire Knight
Author: Matsuri Hino
Number of Volumes: 19
I started this series not knowing if I would like it, since shojo isn't really my thing. But I ended up really enjoying it.
Yuki Cross going to a school where there is the day class (humans) and the night class (secretly vampires). She does have a close friendship with one of the vampires: Kaname Kuran, who saved her from being attacked by a vampire who was out of control. Her life totally changes when she finds out that her classmate, Zero, is a vampire but also a hunter. She willingly gives him her blood so he can keep his sanity (he used to be human but was turned into a vampire). Then she finds out that she in fact used to be a pure-blooded vampire, and her real parents turned her into a human to save her from hunters. However, Kaname turns her back into a vampire so that they can have the relationship they would have had before she was human. Then Kaname starts "killing" vampires (pretending to). He turns himself into a weapon to save Yuki, but she eventually dies to turn him into a human.
Honestly, this series got super confusing about halfway through. However, I did really like it, and I'll probably end up watching the anime.
My Rating: 3.5 stars (overall)