Saturday, November 14, 2009

Review: Vampire Academy: Book 2: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

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, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian. (So not cool).

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir'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. Vlad's annual 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 heart--are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...

Well, first and formost, the second book in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy is just as wonderful as the first one. Readers will not be disapointed with this second book.

Rose was once again the character that everyone loves. She was just as strong headed, determined and curious as ever. Her character develops more in the book and she grows up both physically and mentally. Lissa is just the same, but I found her a bit more stable and stronger than in the first book. She is finally beginning to open up and she is not that scared as she was. We get to know more about Christian and begin to love him too. Personally, I'm glad he's got Lissa and she'd got him.

I found it funny that Rose went into Lissa's mind when she least needed to be there. The plot began with excitement and ended with excitement but the middle kind of let off on all that. Even though the middle was less exciting then the rest of the book, I liked learning more and more about the characters. The middle tied up some loose ends from the second book and brought out more questions. New character, Adrian, is fun to read about and I'd like to know what happens int he future.

The ending with Mason left me sad but I got a feeling that it was all for the best of this book and the future books. Dimitri is once again a wonderful character and he is just as mysterious as before.

Once again, Richelle Mead captures our attention with her two thumbs up second book in this series.

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