Frostbite: Vampire Academy No. 2

Frostbite: Vampire Academy No. 2

Book rating: 04 Paperback Vampire Academy (Paperback)

By (author) Richelle Mead

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  • Publisher: RAZORBILL
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 211mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1595141758
  • ISBN 13: 9781595141750
  • Sales rank: 2,659

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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 handto- 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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Richelle Mead lives in Washington State.

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By Jacqueline Treloar 17 Aug 2014 5

This is everything a sequel needs to be in a series! So much more action, suspense and romance & everything was just so good and fast paced, I read this in nearly 2 days! Support the making of this book into a film by donating & sharing the online campaign on indiegogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/frostbite-a-vampire-academy-film/x/8363268#home

By Sabrina 21 Dec 2012 5

It sometimes amazes me how authors are able to come up with such fantastic stories, and Richelle Mead is one of these authors! I absolutely loved Frostbite, probably more so than I did Vampire Academy.
If you wanted to compare books, there is a lot less of Lissa in this novel, and a lot less intrigue throughout the first part of the novel. This is not a bad thing though. Sometimes, when reading the first book in a series, it's obvious it's a first book; it's setting up the plot for future stories, it introduces characters and mythology, it gives you enough to whet your appetite, but isn't exactly a complete story. Vampire Academy wasn't like that, it was it's own full story, and it was incredible, but after reading Frostbite, you can see how it could work like an obvious first story, as we know all of the above, and now we have, in Frostbite, what I would say is Rose's story.
As I said, there was less intrigue; there was the worrying about Lissa's powers and whose was after her in the first novel, but in Frostbite, the danger isn't necessarily on anyone specific, it's just there. We focus a lot more on Rose's relationship with her mother, her feelings towards the guys in her life, Dimitri and Mason, and some issues with herself about whether she's changed or not. It's a brilliant insight into Rose, where as the first book was more focused on her wanting to protect Lissa. It was great to see more of this Rose, vulnerable Rose, and to see her grow.
Yes, there is less Lissa as I said, but there is more of some other characters that we have come to love or hate, like: Christian, Mason and Mia. I can't really go into it without spoiling the story, but these three, along with Rose...you won't believe what you're reading, but it does make sense. Frostbite is quite a sad book, but it's amazing the strength people can show when things get really bad. I really was completely wowed.
We meet some new characters, namely Janine- Rose's mum, Tasha- Christian's aunt, and Adrian, a royal moroi also holidaying in Idaho.
Frostbite is quite a hard book to read emotionally, there's a lot more danger and more...reality of the world these characters live in, and it's not pretty. But it's such a fantastic read!

By Niina C 31 Aug 2011 4

Since the first book the weather has grown cold and winter is coming to Montana, Rose faces an interview to see wither she is adapt to become a guardian or not, by a legend. Her trainer Dimitri and her take to the road only to find a bloody massacre, the Strigoi have attacked and more disturbing it looks like they aren't working alone like normal.

The news of the attack spread quickly and Christmas plans are done over and St. Vladimir's Academy filled with visiting Moroi families which also brings out Rose's mother to the school - happy reunion? I think not.

With the Strigoi and her mother in town you'd think Rose wouldn't have time to remember the feelings she has for Dimitri, but those are there to stick, it doesn't matter that Mason, a fellow guardian novice is head over heels in love with her or that Christian's aunt Tasha has appeared to make her move on Dimitri - Rose still wants him and doesn't want to share. But knowing she cannot have him, regardless.

We also get to meet Adrian, a Royal Moroi, who becomes interested in Rose and Lissa, interested in both but in different ways.

Welcome to Vampire Academy's Winter Wonderland!

This is just as interesting and fun, emotion filled as Vampire Academy Book 1 was! You get to ride the story out swiftly, the story picks up easy recapping the first book and then keeps moving one event after another, and most enjoyable, definitely, is the ski trip to a Moroi resort.

Rose's story entwined with all the others is addictive to read. I highly recommend YA readers to follow up on the series after book one, it's worth it. I mean don't you want to know what happens to Dimitri and Rose, Lissa and Christian, what are the Moroi up to, what's the Spirit Element? Yeah, I thought so. ;)

From: http://niinas-reading-and-reviewing.blogspot.com/2011/08/review-frostbite-vampire-academy-book-2.html (includes fan art)

By Karlien 12 Nov 2010 5

Christmas is coming near. The weather is becoming much colder. At this time, frostbite can happen to everyone especially Rose.

It wouldn?t be the winter season?s frostbite that would damage and hurt her; unexpected reunions, astonishing meetings, death and frustrating feelings towards Dimitri.


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~Frostbite shows we should have a difficult choices like between life and death, happiness and suffering and especially past

By TeensReadToo 30 Sep 2010 4

For Rose Hathaway, life as a Guardian-in-training at St. Vladimir's Academy is never easy.

While her best friend, future charge, and sole remaining member of the royal family member (Lissa) may no longer be in direct danger, the Strigoi (those vampires who drink blood, possess super-strength, have red pupils, and also have no qualms about using their powers over the elements as a method of attack) are still the greatest threat facing their Moroi counterparts.

Rose and her number-one crush, instructor Dimitri Belakov, discover just how significant this threat is when they arrive at what should have been Rose's make-up Qualifier exam with famed Guardian Arthur Schoenberg. What they find instead is seven royal Moroi, massacred in their own home along with their Guardians - and evidence that the Strigoi are now being helped by humans.

With Christmas vacation drawing near, St. Vlad's is on high alert and not terribly inclined to unleash their students into the great wide world. A school field trip to an exclusive Moroi ski lodge is the perfect solution, not just for a Moroi seeking to elude the Strigoi, but also for Rose, who's looking to escape two recent female campus arrivals - one of whom has a history and penchant for flirting with Dimitri.

What guests from St. Vlad's and elsewhere will soon realize, though, is that their enemies are much closer than they think.

FROSTBITE is an engrossing, complex paranormal follow-up to VAMPIRE ACADEMY, with a page-turning plot and deeply layered characters, whose growth and development over the course of the novel is believable and (in some cases) inevitable. Though there were a few scenes that lagged, I had a hard time putting this book down even for necessities like eating and sleeping.