Genre: Young Adult
Paperback: 336 Pages
My rating: 5/5
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, and 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. Vlad'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 daner then she ever could have imagined...
First, I want to apologize for my delay in posting. I had an extremely busy couple of weeks with Christmas in Canada and a New Years wedding. I feel terrible for not posting anything in so long!! I just got back yesterday though and I didn't have an opportunity to get on here and post my review till today.
I literally just finished reading 'Frostbite' by Richelle Mead. I loved the first one so much that I moved the second one to the top of my reading pile so that I could read it right away. I'm happy to say, I was not disappointed! I love the Vampire Academy series. Rose Hathaway has to be one of my favorite characters in a series. I enjoy reading about all her fights, relationships, and you really get to know the type of person she really is. There is a lot of character depth in the Vampire Academy series, so far. I can't attest to the rest of the series because I haven't had an opportunity to read it yet.
Like the first book, 'Frostbite' is told through Rose Hathaway. There's a more in depth relationship with Dimitri as well as Mason, a guardian in classes with Rose, and Adrian, a vampire whose bad boy reputation proceeds him. Rose is attracted to Adrian but fights desperately to keep it under wraps and not let herself feel anything for him. She isn't really into Mason, but she needs something to keep her distracted from thinking about Dimitri. Her crazy love triangle is always good for a laugh! There isn't much of a story in 'Frostbite' with Lissa, Rose's best friend. Lissa is so enthralled with Christian that she doesn't have time to even acknowledge Rose. And Rose's mother shows up unannounced. Rose's situation just keeps going from bad to worse. I don't like to give too much away about the books I read because I want people who haven't read them, to have an opportunity to read it without me spoiling it for them, so I won't divulge too much information to you!
I loved this book and I'm really anxious to get reading the third one, all though it's not the next book on my list. Richelle Mead does an incredible job of developing her characters and plots. And, I love the fact that these books have the potential to stand on there own, but you might want to read them in order to keep up with Rose's crazy love story! There wasn't one thing that I didn't like about 'Frostbite.' It was astounding from start to finish!
Has anyone else read this series yet? If so, what did you think? And, of all the Vampire Academy books, which was your favorite?
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