Also by this author: Vampire Academy, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice, Bloodlines, Silver Shadows, Vampire Academy, Frostbite, The Ruby Circle, Soundless, The Glittering Court
Series: Vampire Academy #2
Also in this series: Vampire Academy, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound
Published by Penguin on 2008-04-10
Genres: Friendship, Girls & Women, Horror & Ghost Stories, Young Adult
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Prepare to be Tested. The story that kicked off the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. Read it Before it Hits Theaters February 14th, 2014! 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...
Frostbite by Richelle Mead is the second installment of the Vampire Academy series. It is set about 3 weeks after the first book, Vampire Academy, ends. Frostbite opens with a prologue which explains everything that happened in the previous book as well as the difference between Strigoi and Moroi. We again learn what a dhampir is. Eventually, the book delves into the meat of the story. The entire academy goes on a mandatory winter trip to a ski resort to keep all of the Moroi children safe in the wake of a string of killings.
I felt Frostbite was impossible to put down. Again, this could be because of the short chapters. I notice when a book has short chapters I tend to say just one more chapter, and wind up reading ten more chapters instead. Or it could be impossible to put down because of the action. Frostbite is packed with action, romance, and a couple new characters. We also got to see Mia in a new light, for which I am grateful. I like it when a character becomes more fleshed out and is made to be three-dimensional. Oh, and of course our leading lady Rose is as awesome as ever. Talk about sexual tension. I need a fan or something, cuz despite being set in winter at a ski lodge, this book is smoking hot!
I absolutely recommend you drink something hot such as hot chocolate with some mint extract while reading Frostbite. This book has got it all, it’ll make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with the characters.