Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Released Date: April 10, 2008
Pages: Paperback (327 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Vampire Academy #1
Author Website: http://www.richellemead.com/
Overall Rating: (5 out of 5 stars)
Description: 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…
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"You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love."
"There is nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor."
"Things die. But they don't always stay dead. Believe me, I know."
"In the real world, you can make your own miracles."
My Musings: This was an amazing sequel to Vampire Academy. Richelle Mead doesn't fail to deliver another crazy adventure for the heroine Rose Hathaway
In this book it is fun to watch Rose juggle her best friend Mason's affections for her, while trying to deal with the jealousy issues with Dimitri and Tasha. Its hard not to have a broken heart when Rose has lost all hope of ever being with Dimitri. I will have to admit that at least she doesn't come with the Bella Swan/New Moon syndrome, where she can't seem to function in life with out a man. Though her love life is in a mess, she still continues to fight for her friends and duties. Every girl she look up to this character.
A new character is introduced: Adrian Ivoshkov. He definitely brings a whole new string of humor and problems for Rose (he has a crush *wink *wink). He is the bad boy/rich kid/good guy that we all love to hate but can't. I can't wait to see how he is further developed in the series.
Dimitri never disappoints me. He is the ultimate hot fiction guy fantasy that most girls dream of. Why can't he realize that he and Rose are meant for each other? Boys. They just never get it.
The ending is quite sad, but I am not going to give anything away. All I can say is it made me hungry for the next installment.
Cover Art: This cover is a big improvement from the last one, but it just doesn't look like Rose. The model looks like she is blonde.