Monday, August 31, 2009

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Genre: YA Fantasy

Author Website: www.richellemead.com

One Word Review: Good

Summary: “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 handto- 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.” -GoodReads

My Review: I think I enjoyed this book a little more than the first. Maybe it was because I knew what to expect. It was actually pretty similar than the first but there were a few things that were different. In the first Rose and Lissa kind of have a weird bond which causes Rose to “enter” Lissa’s mind and experience what she is experiencing. It happened in this book but nearly as much, so that was a good improvement. A lot of the vampire elements in the first book weren’t as prevalent in this book either, so again that was nice. Rose’s character has grown a lot and is becoming more mature and responsible. I enjoyed her character a lot more this time around. There is some good romantic chemistry, although not enough as I would like. Overall, it was a good read and I’ll definitely continue with the series.
Like the first book, there is some violence and some swearing.

Reading Order:
Book One: Vampire Academy
Book Two: Frostbite
Book Three: Shadow Kiss
Book Four: Blood Promise
Book Five: Spirit Bond
Book Six: To Be Announced

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