Saturday, December 21, 2013

{Review} Frostbite by Richelle Mead

by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy #2
Pages: 327
Release Date: April 10, 2008
by Razorbill (imprint of Penguin)

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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...

What a sequel! Wow. I don't really know what to say about this book other than that it was awesome! The combination of kick-ass action and heartbreaking romance made this book oh so good. I loved how this book continued off of Vampire Academy but also had it's own story. It continue the story perfectly and added so much to the series. The writing, I've realized, isn't amazing. It's kind of juvenile at times, but the story line and staging and action make up for it. The twists and turns in this book kept me on my toes constantly. The staging was so well done, and the story line led up to the ending so perfectly. It was really heartbreaking, and the romance added so much to the story. The ending was absolutely amazing and wrapped up everything that had been introduced in the beginning of this book.

I must say, Dimitri is one smoking hot Guardian. Please, can I have him? The combination of sexiness and selflessness just makes me melt. It's so hard to describe him, and Mead did such a good job of developing him and showing a different side to him in this book. He is such a nice guy, and he really cares about Rose. If he didn't he wouldn't act like he does.
Rose, I have to admit, is pretty kick-ass. I really like her and her spunk and attitude. Seriously, she's me in half-vampire form. In this book she had a lot of flaws, or mistakes I should say, and she grew so much in this book. She learned from her mistakes, fixed them, and moved on.
I honestly can't wait to read the next book. This series is so amazing and I can't wait to see the characters develop even more.

5 stars

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