REVIEW: ‘Frostbite’ by Richelle Mead

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Razorbill

Release Date: April 10, 2008

Series: Vampire Academy

WHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURN DEADLY…

“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…”

My opinion

‘Frostbite’ is the second book in the Vampire Academy series and with it, Rose’s situation gets more complicated.  The first books of a series always start slower cause introductions have to be made and you have to get the feeling of the story world you are going to experience. The sequel is always more action-packed and that is also the case with ‘Frostbite’. I love how Richelle Mead managed to introduce new characters like Tasha and Adrian and increase the love tension between Rose and Dimitri. Lissa at least gets a break and I find her relationship with Christian totally adorable. Because being a vampire is not only about falling in love with guys you shouldn’t, we also have some baddies showing their ugly faces, but alas, what would a book be without its own personal baddies?

I always find myself laughing at all the funny lines Rose manages to deliver and I can certainly imagine myself when she’s near Dimitri…argh, men are sometimes so annoying!! (no offence ^.^)
You could never mistake a line from Rose with a line from any other character from this book simply because Rose has such a strong voice that no one would be able to imitate her good enough.
All in all, it’s a good book, of course, and the ending really makes you want to read the next book. It sort of leaves your mouth dry, but in a good kind of way, cause it leaves you thirsty for more and that’s what a good author has to do!

Rating: ♥♥♥♥½ – 4.5 hearts!

Additional Info

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