(Vampire Academy #2)
Author: Richelle Mead
Published: April 1, 2008
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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…
Frostbite was such a fantastic read! In this book, I got to know more of Rose and her life in the Vampire Academy. There were lots of exciting events that happened, including their adventure trip to Idaho wherein the students and the guardians intended to escape Strigoi threats. And of course, it was nice to finally meet the infamous Adrian Ivashkov. Fancy meeting this hot dude because indeed, he’s one swoony guy! I totally love his character. He reminds me so much of Daemon Black.
Well anyway, what totally made me admire this book is that it’s way better compared to the first one. It has a nice plot and Rose was getting more doses of badassery—the kickass kind of badassery that is funny and amusing. And of course, I love Dimitri more in this book. Love the way he shows Rose how mature he is when it comes to keeping his emotions in full control and when it comes to making decisions.
My favorite part of this book was the epic combat between Rose and her mom. Whoa! I’ve never been so fully entertained all my life! I just love that funny mother-daughter moment so much.
All in all, the book is great. It totally led me to read its next, Shadow Kiss.
Rating: 5 Stars