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 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…
I gave Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead 4.5/5 stars.
By the time this is posted, I will be well into The Last Sacrifice aka the final book in the Vampire Academy series and I have to say, Frostbite has been my favorite book in the whole series. Yes I will say it, book number 2 of all books was my favorite. I had a feeling while reading that it would be my favorite and it has yet to be proven wrong. Granted The Last Sacrifice could change that, but we shall see when that book talk goes up!
I have to say, I think my favorite part about Frostbite is that we get to see how the gang gets along outside of St. Vladimir’s and out in the real world. I mean yes, we got a vague idea of how Rose and Lissa handle themselves outside of the academy in the first book, but it still isn’t the clearest idea. Granted the situation in Frostbite is quite different on many levels. The first being, they spend a portion of the book at a resort of Moroi that is being heavily guarded by Dhampirs, and when Rose, Mia, Christian, Mason, and Eddie are off in Spokane on their “adventures”, it’s not like how it was when Rose and Lissa were away from the academy. For the most part, we see Rose really step up as a leader and less of a child in Frostbite. I honestly feel that Rose in the first book would of ran off to Spokane with Mia, Mason, and Eddie, but she actually thought out how she should act in the situation instead of going on impulse like the others. Granted her little rescue mission could of used a bit more thought…but over all I loved how Rose developed in Frostbite. As a reader you can definitely see her growing into the guardian she is meant to be.
I would like to discuss some of the new characters that come into play in Frostbite. The two big ones I want to talk about are Tasha Ozera and Adrian Ivashkov. I’m going to start with Tasha. I’m sort of in love with this woman. She is strong, she is brave, she is a woman with a mission and she will not back down for what she think is right. Granted, yes this does put a lot of trouble her way, but it is nothing she can’t handle; especially with a little help from her friends. Also, I love seeing how she interacts with Christian her nephew that she helped protect and raise after his parents chose to become Strigoi. I mean she put herself literally in the line of fire to protect him from them.
Now Adrian Ivashkov…ugh! Why do I love him so much!!! He is literally everything that I dislike in guys, but I can’t help but love him. I mean now that I am further into the series I know why I love him like I do, but it was one of those things, when he showed up in Frostbite for the first time, I was hooked on Adrian and I didn’t want to let go even though I couldn’t stand him. Now that I am further along though, I want Adrian in my life as my lover. Besides how I love Adrian, I really enjoy the connection that Adrian shares with Rose and Lissa. The connection he shares with each of them is different, but similar in a way, and in Frostbite we only just begin to explore these connections, and it left me wondering is Adrian going to be someone we can trust in the long run, or is Richelle Mead just messing with my heart by making me fall in love with Adrian and then bam! turns him evil in the next book. I mean honestly, with the cliffhangers that Richelle has done with this series, I wouldn’t of been surprised if she did.
Have you read Frostbite? If so what did you think? Did you like the new characters introduced? Comment below you thoughts on Frostbite by Richelle Mead. I would love to hear your thoughts!
About the Author:
Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of over twenty-five books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid and Dark Swan series take a witty but edgy look at the paranormal while her sci-fi Age of X series shows us a future with no religion. Over on the young adult side, Richelle has written the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans. Her latest project, The Glittering Court, takes place in a fantasy world inspired by colonial America, following the adventures of three impoverished girls trained up to be “ladies” who can make advantageous marriages in a dangerous new world across the sea.
Richelle’s books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as adapted into graphic novels. In 2014, Vampire Academy was made into a feature film. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. And can we just talk about how cute she is!!