All Moroi had a small ability in each element. When they got to be around our age, students “specialized” when one element grew stronger than the others: earth, water, fire, or air. Not specializing was like not going through puberty.
"I hadn’t seen her in years because she was always off on some insane mission. And yet…here she was at the Academy right now -right in front of me- and she hadn’t even bothered to let me know she was coming. So much for motherly love."
By the way, my name’s Rose Hathaway. I’m seventeen years old, training to protect and kill vampires, in love with a completely unsuitable guy, and have a best friend whose weird magic could drive her crazy. Hey, no one said high school was easy.