Title: Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)
Author: Richelle Mead
Release date: April 10, 2008
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…
So while I thought Vampire Academy was just okay, I loved Frostbite. I was hooked from the very beginning and I read straight through. This series is one that you can’t just stop halfway through. You will be hooked.
In Vampire Academy Rose was my biggest issue. I didn’t like her attitude much at the beginning of this book but by the end she was a whole different girl. She was less snarky, more serious, and finally a real badass. She could back her words up with her fighting skills finally. She was brave and even when she was afraid she stood up for her friends. She was very loyal and I really like her now.
The plot in this one was definitely better and more fast-paced than in Vampire Academy. There was more about the Strigoi in this book and I liked learning about them and seeing the destruction they could cause. It seems like this is just the beginning of their story and I am super excited to see what happens next in Shadow Kiss. I’m sure they will be back and nastier than ever.
Overall, I think I can call myself a Vampire Academy fan for now. I’m so glad to see that this series lives up to the hype and that it’s not all the same vampire stuff as the other books. Oh and another thing I can’t wait to read more about is Dimitri! I love him! Well and Adrian. Haha. I’m torn!
First line: Things die.