Series: Vampire Academy #2
By: Richelle Mead
Published: April 10th 2008 by Razorbill
Edition: Paperback, 327 pages
Categories: Vampires, Magic/Spells, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Urban Fantasy, Action
Rating: 4 Cupcakes - Simply Delectable!
Where you can buy it: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo
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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...
Why did it take me so long to read this series?! I really enjoyed Vampire Academy, and when people started telling me that Frostbite was even better, I was psyched to read it... which I did immediately after finishing book 1, and I'm currently reading book 3 right now! The most appealing aspects of these novels are the incredibly abundant amounts of action, and the insane emotion you feel from Rose. Rose is such a complex character, even though you seem to get her at face value and you think there's just maybe 2 sides to Rose, you then finish book 2 and you are like, Nope! Rose is Rose, regardless of who she's interacting with; but she handles situations so differently. Every reaction that Rose has is so emotionally charged, and when she's put to the test she always manages to kick butt! Everything about this book was addicting and delicious, and I can see myself adding the entire series to my personal library and will be rereading these too, because the re-readability is very high.
The story line as well is so captivating, and it literally grabs you and won't let go. Like I would literally find myself doing things with the book clutched in my hands - cooking dinner, cleaning the house, etc. I did not want to put it down. There are moments where I just was literally shocked at what Rose was put through, and awed at how amazing she handles things. If you haven't read these books and you love Vampires - you need to go get it right now. Like, Right. Now. Immediately. Go.
Have you read Vampire Academy & Frostbite? What did you think of them?!