Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead

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Release Date: April 10th 2008
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: Paperback, 327 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

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… - Good Reads

First of all, let me start by saying I'm SO UPSET. I managed to swing by the library this morning and grab #2 and #3. While I was sitting around all day at the DMV and then at my Mother's house, waiting for my husband to finish up the rest of his errands, I managed to finish book #2. We came home a little earlier than expected, so I thought I should run back to the library and just get 4, 5 and 6. OH HELL NO, SOMEBODY CHECKED #4 OUT.  I really hope it gets back quicker than I've been waiting for Nightshade or I'll have to do something drastic!

Ohh, ohhh, ohhh, I'm officially hooked! This was so much better than the first book. The first book was still actually good despite my nitpicking, but this surpassed it by far! 

Rose is growing on me a lot more and ahhhhhh! I laughed, I felt frustrated, I cried. I even had to blow my nose! I can actually identify a little more with Rose, especially with the boy problems. Those are not easy to go through and pitied her. And at the end of the book I actually felt a swell of pride for her while blowing my nose. I also really was affected by and felt the anger she had towards her Mother. I was literally fuming during a few scenes!

I adore Christian for some reason. Honestly, I think he might be my favourite male character. Though I really like the addition of Adrian. He's cocky as a peacock, but I kind of like that about him. It gives him character obviously and I'm loving his storyline! And Mason. Such a sweetheart.

Overall, this was just good. And I hope I don't have to go down to the library swinging for #4!!!!!!! Because I will! :D


  1. Great review! This book is what really got me hooked on VA. It just gets better. I am a huge Christian fan. He's good for Lissa.

  2. Thanks! Yes, I'm definitely hooked now! I can't wait until #4 gets into the library for me! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Yes, I'm another that got hooked by this book. The first one was good, but this one added so many other elements (Rose's mother, Adrian, the Strigoi murders, another Spirit user) to make a VA a must-read series.

  4. I think the series really improved with this book. In the first I was interested, but this one really caught me up!