Monday, August 30, 2010
Series: Vampire Academy Book #2
Genre: YA Vampire
Rating: 5/5 stars
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.
**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. :)
Posted by Danielle Schmidt at 12:32 PM