Thursday, December 1, 2011

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

Goodreads Summary:

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…
My Review:
Frostbite is the 2nd book in the Vampire Academy series. Rose and Lissa have settled back into school. However, there is a massive Strigoi attack in the Moroi world. As a result, the entire school and their families spend the winter holidays at a private, luxurious ski resort.

I love this book. I thought it was just as good if not better then Vampire Academy.

I continue to like Rose. She's snarky, sarcastic, and fun to be with. She's not perfect but she does learn and grow during the book.

I also like Lissa. In this book she is on antidepressants. While they help with her depression and anxiety they prevent her from using her magic. She's still with Christian and he seems to be good for her.

We meet Adrian in this book. I didn't know quite what to think of Adrian at 1st but he really did grow on me. He smokes and drinks to self medicate. He also has some interesting abilities.

We also got to meet Rose's mother, Janine Hathaway. She's a Guardian extraordinaire. Rose feels abandoned by her and as a result they do not get along. They do make progress in this book towards understanding each other.

The ending made me cry. Rose showed us what she's made of. She also learned that being a guardian is not glamorous and the job comes with a heavy price.


  1. This is a really great book. So many characters I love are introduced. Especially Adrian. I adore him so much.
    Great review!

  2. Oh I loved this book! And Vampire Academy as well!

    I really should read ther 3rd book again when I have time. :)


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