Vampire Knight vol. 3 - Matsuri Hino
Kaname, the pureblood vampire, has kept to his room since learning of Yuki and Zero's forbidden act. However, the arrival of Ichijo's grandfather brings the entire Night Class together to greet one of the oldest vampires on the senate. Ichijo's grandfather says he's there merely to visit his grandson, but he's out for Kaname's blood. (Courtesy of Goodreads)
The third volume at Vampire Knight features Kaname and Zero equally. I really do think the Kaname should have gotten full billing in this volume since Volume 2 was primarily about Zero, but hopefully we'll get more Kaname in future volumes.
The book begins with Kaname depressed after learning that Yuki freely gave her blood to ease Zero's pain. We get an idea of just how special Yuki and Kaname are to one another. We already know that Kaname saved Yuki from a vampire when she was a little girl. But now we find out that they kept in contact all throughout Yuki's childhood. She saw Kaname as something between a big brother and a savior worthy of worship. Kaname meanwhile grew to love Yuki as a sweet child and, I think, something more as she grew older.
We learn that Kaname is part of the inaugural class of Night School vampires. Because of his pure blood status, he is highly respected and influential amongst vampires. It was his presence that encouraged other young vampires to join the school.
The volume ends with the introduction of a new character, Maria. She comes off as this sweet innocent vampire who is nervous and excited about starting a new school. But Zero she is something else...