Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: "Frostbite"

Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy Book #2
Pages: 327
Genre: YA Vampire
ISBN: 9781595141750

Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Blurb:
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, 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. Vladmir'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 heat-are in more danger than she ever could have imagined.

My Review: 
**If you have not read the first book in this series this review may contain SPOILERS**
Ok, I loved this book! There has been a  lot of talk about how great this series is, so when I read the first book I liked it but it wasn't awesome for me. But "Frostbite" lived up to all its expectations. We see more of Rose's growth in this book. Rose starts the book acting out and being very childish which causes her to get into all kinds of trouble. Men being only one of her biggest problems.   Things are still tense with Dimitri and Rose finally decides to move on and date other people knowing that her and Dimitri can never be together. In order to get closer to the boy she is dating she gives him confidential information which then puts five students' lives in danger.
Things get very complicated in this book. Richelle does a fantastic job with this book, not only did I cry but I felt Rose's frustration and I felt sympathy for her situation. I also at times wanted to slap here and ask her what the hell she was thinking. But in the end Rose finally starts to grow up and faces the reality of her job and all the sacrifices she is going to have to make. She also gets a better understanding of why her mother neglected her for all those years. The book ended leaving me anxious for the next in the series. I can't wait to see what happens next.
I would highly recommend this series to readers that like paranormal romance and YA novels. If you don't typically like YA stuff you may still like this series because I have noticed that this series isn't as prude as most YA novels so I suggest you give it a try. I give this book 5 stars for being awesome. :) 


Lu said...

I also LOVED this book!! Wait till you read the next books! They just get better and better!

Danielle said...

Oh Goodie! I can't wait.

Candace said...

I've only read the first book so far, but I can't wait to get caught up (haha) in my reading so I can start on this series again!

randomlybree said...

Glad you're liking this series!
I really liked Frostbite, but Shadow Kiss is my favorite- it's so so so good!

brandileigh2003 said...

I love seeing reviews of VA-- I love it!
Rose is such a great character!

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I love this series! And I love seeing other great reviews of it! Team Dimitri forever! You are so right that the first book was good but not awesome but the series gets awesome with Frostbite. And then it gets better and better with each subsequent book, IMO. You know what, though? When I did my first and second re-reads of the series, I enjoyed the first book MUCH more than I did the first time around.

Danielle said...

@ Kelli, I'm so happy the series continues to get better. I don't know how it could but I'll take your word for it. I need to find time to read the next book.

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