Saturday, January 4, 2014

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Rose loves Dimitri, Dimitri might love Tasha, and Mason would die to be with Rose...

It’s winter break at St. Vladimir’s, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy’s crawling with Guardians—including Rose’s hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn’t bad enough, Rose’s tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason’s got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks... This year, St. Vlad’s annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price... (From GoodReads)

Now that I'm hooked on the Vampire Academy series, I'm going to have to read all six books. Better get started while I'm on break! Luckily for me, the second book was just as good as the first.

It will be hard to review these books because I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but I'll try my best. Rose is still the awesome character that she was before but she's learning some self-control and how to rein in her impulsive behaviors. I love character development and these are important lessons for any teenager, but especially one who deals with the paranormal on a daily basis. I loved seeing the relationship between Dimitri and Rose development. It's forbidden (in a few ways) which makes it even more exciting. On the other hand, the friendship between Lissa and Rose was not as strong in Frostbite which was disappointing. Lissa now has a boyfriend which is the obvious reason but Rose had her own issues which distanced herself from her best friend. In the next book I would like to see the two girls become close again.

Onto the next book!

Rating: 8 out of 10.
FTC: borrowed from the library

2008/Razorbill/327 pages

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