Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead


(Vampire Academy, #2)
By: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: April 10, 2008

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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.

After another Strigoi attack, St. Vlad’s Christmas plans change and the school decides to go to a ski resort for the holidays. Dimitri has made it clear that what happened between him and Rose will never happen again. And after Dimitri is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity Rose decides to move on. You see Dhampire relations can not reproduce but they can with the Moroi, and Christian’s Aunt who is in town for the holidays has offered her old friend “Dimka” a chance to not only be her guardian but to have his baby as well. So of course this news sends Rose into a depressed mood for about a nanosecond until she decides to give her friend Mason a chance.

I liked the change of scenery. It was nice to see the characters in a new light having fun. We also get to meet Adrian in this book who is a Moroi Spirit user. He has his eyes set on Rose and is intrigued by Lissa’s powers and the bond that her and Rose share.

Rose is just as feisty as the last book and the connection between her and Dimitri is still there even though Dimitri still tries to distance himself from her. Some of the things he says though are swoon worthy. Yes there is an age difference but come on, who hasn’t crushed on an older guy? I was just never lucky enough to get a hot young male teacher. HaHa


Rose: “Can vipers be rabid?”
Mason: “I don’t see why not. Everything can be. I think. Canadian Geese might be worse though.”
I gave him a sidelong look. “Canadian geese are deadlier than vipers?”
“You ever tried to feed those little bastards?”, he asked, attempting seriousness and failing. “They’re vicious. You get thrown to the vipers, you die quickly. But the geese? That’ll go on for days. More suffering.”


Previous reviews from the Vampire Academy series…
Vampire Academy

2 Thoughts on “Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

  1. Great review. I loved Mason. 🙁 Frostbite was my fav of the series.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this because it’s been so long since I’ve read the VA series and I didn’t even remember that Adrian appeared this early in the series! Great review 🙂

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