Review: Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2) by Richelle Mead


Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, #2
Synopsis (goodreads):
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…


There is nothing I love more about reading a book than when the author can draw you in to a character so much that they evoke such powerful emotions in you. And that's exactly what happened as I read Frostbite. Every ounce of feeling that Rose felt, I also felt. Whether it be happiness, sadness, jealousy, nervousness, embarrassment; I felt it all.

Rose grows so much as a character in this book. By the end, she's still the same Rose, yet she's entirely different. She's been tried and tested, and it shows. She's much more mature than she was in the beginning of the series, and this is only book two! I can only imagine how different she'll be by the end of the series, and how strong as well.

I'm still trying to gather my thoughts on a few things that happened and also on a few new characters, *ahem* Adrian. I think he's going to be a rather interesting addition to St. Vladamir's, and just might cause a few problems with either Lissa or Rose, or maybe even both girls.

I'm still finding the Strigoi, Moroi and dhampirs incredibly interesting. It's such an interesting take on vampires, and the fact that the Moroi can also wield magic, as well as use compulsion, is fascinating. I can't wait to see where Richelle takes this story next.

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