Saturday, April 13, 2013

Frostbite

Vampire Academy: Frostbite (2) 




 





"Rose Hathaway’s got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladmir’s on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians—including the legendary Janine Hathaway... Rose’s formidable, long-absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks. This year, St. Vladmir’s holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose—and her heart—are in more danger than she ever could have imagined."


Review:  I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. This books picks up shortly after the first book in the series. Rose is still in training with Dimitri and feelings run strong between the two but cannot be acted upon, with both of them being Lissa's (a Moroi princess and Rose's best friend) future guardians. There are some attacks on the Moroi royal families. This sends fear of what should be done to stop the Strigoi. Some feel it is time for the Moroi to fight beside their guardians and learn offensive magic, whilst others believe its not their place to fight. While the adults argue, some of the students sneak away to deal with the threat themselves. 

The thought process of Rose is easy to be sympathetic with and believable. The characters are great and very individual to themselves. I continue to enjoy the vampire hierarchy in this book, combined with the differences of Strigoi, vdampir, and Moroi.


 **Mild Spoiler**: There is one character death that was sad to witness but Rose's reaction to it was very well written. I am excited to continue with this series. It has definitely exceeded expectations.


8 comments:

  1. Oh how I love this series. You should definitely continue reading it. I'm only on book 5 myself but it is so intense and I am loving it. I noticed that you don't read a lot of YA books but I would love to recommend the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. It's a lot like vampire academy.

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    1. I have actually finished Vampire Academy series at this point I just need to get the reviews up. YA is actually something I read quite a bit, but I try to keep a good balance but I have not read the Evernight series so I will have to look into that. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. I hope to read the second book soon as i have recently finished the first one and after reading your review I am definitely very excited to read it.

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    1. Very good series. Reading the spinoff series for Bloodlines and loving it too!

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  3. Vampire Academy one of my favorite series. I'm glad you like it too

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    1. I agree about it being a favorite series.

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  4. This was one of my favorite books :) I loved the action and the tension between Rose and Dimitri is just... I LOVE IT!

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