Series: Vampire Academy #2
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
WHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY...
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.
Rose has serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor, Dimitri, has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian.
Then a nearby Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and 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 heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...
Rose is bad ass and snarky!
My Thoughts on Frostbite
It probably surprises no one that this was a series I was encouraged to read. It seems that somehow a lot of series that I’m current in the middle of are all about people encouraging me to read them. Huh. Well, I loved the first book in this series, and so of course I had to continue with the second. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I loved Frostbite. The second book in series often have a tendency to not be as good as the first, but Frostbite is so, so good. Maybe even better than the first.
Do you know those books that pull you in, hook you, and, as soon as you’re finished, you need to pick up the next book in the series? Frostbite was exactly that kind of book. The love triangle (square/rectangle/trapezoid/diamond?) didn’t even bother me that much. It’s like a journey. Also, shut up. NO comments about that, please. I’m trying to be open minded. Also, Rose is learning. She is learning. It’s important to learn. Also, it’s a complicated thing, and sometimes I feel as confused as Rose. I’m choosing to believe this is the sign of a wonderful author.
I think one of aspects of this book that astounds me (in a good way) and that pulled me in so much was Rose’s journey as a character. She’s growing. It’s a painful and awful process (isn’t growing always difficult in some way?) but she is a fighter. And Rose grew a lot in this book. There were also some points raised that will probably be addressed in later books, and at this point I’m enthralled enough with Rose and what happens to her that I want to pick up the next book as soon as I finish this review. I like Rose. I think she is really stupid sometimes and makes impulsive decisions, but I want her to succeed. Team Rose!
The world is also fascinating. And things are HAPPENING. (Side note: do you realize I say this a lot about books? I think it’s my way of saying the plot was very entertaining without giving anything away.) The bad guys are getting baddier. The possibilities for getting killed are starting to add up. And I like where things are going because I don’t really know where things are going, other than getting bleaker. But the humor in this book also has me giggling, and that is a nice balance to the bleakness.
Love LOVE when a second installment is as good or better than the first, and Frostbite is definitely that. I look forward to the third book!