Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Frostbite review

AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
PUBLISHER: Razorbill
PAGES: 327
STAND ALONE/SERIES: Series book 2 (Vampire Academy 1, Shadow Kissed 3, Spirit bound 4, Blood Promise 5)
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…(Goodreads)


I'm slowly but surely working on the VA reviews :)
As you can see the next book in this awesomenss of a series is Frostbite. Yes I said awesomeness. I've read it at least 3 times.
The book starts off with Rose and Dimitri getting ready to go for some training with an awesome gaurdian out at one of the rich moroi's family homes. When they get there though, it's anything but cool. A family and guardians gone. So what happened? Strigoi attacks in mid daylight? How's that possible that's what Rose and the others guardians and everyone want to know. Now that the academy and everyone are on high alert the ski trip is mandatory. They think it's the safest place for everyone to be, but is it really?

I love this book, and I hated it.

Let me explain a little as to not give away a whole lot from the book.

I love the book more then I hated it just to clear that up.

In this book we get to meet a few new characters ones which I love. First one Adrian Ivashkov, a spoiled rich kid, whose related to Queen Tatiana. Oh but is he awesome. He might be just as nutty as Rose is, someone who could actually put up with her. Needless to say when he meets Rose he is definitely hooked I guess you could say. Later throughout the book we learn a couple more things about him. Sorry can't tell you. Just read it. Now that he's in the picture who do we choose Adrian or Dimitri? What a hard choice. I want a little bit of both please. Second, character Tasha Ozera, Christians Aunt, I started to like her then I hated her so I don't know which it is. She's kind of one of the characters you love to hate. She does a few things that irritate me, but I just told myself it's okay everything will work out. The third Character is the great Janine Hathaway, Rose's Guardian mom, the scenes between her and her daughter are hilarious. The fighting, the sarcasm, it's great. Those were my main fave new characters. So if there were others I don't remember. Sorry.

Once Rose finds somethings out from Dimitri at the ski resort about where the Strigoi might be she's mad enough at him to go and tell some of her guardians-in-training friends the locations. What happens after that well what do you think? A bunch of teenagers ready to kick butt. We know exactly what's going to happen. Hunting time! So as 3 of them (Mia,Mason,Eddie) set out to find the undead dead vampires, Rose and Christian have to set off to find them 3 and what happens in that house is anyones guess. Let's just that's where my hate comes in. :)

I like to try and leave a little guessing for people in my reviews I hate telling so much that something might be said so if this review seems weird. My bad!

- I sometimes act before I think. I'm getting better at avoiding this, but when something sets me off I tend to punch first and then find out who I actually hit later. When it comes to those I care about being in danger well rules seem opitional (Rose)
-If you would turn off this crap music and put on something that came out after the berlin wall came down (Rose)
Your worst class is history yet somehow you know everything about eastern europe (Dimitri)
Hey gotta have material for my jokes Comrade. (Rose)
-Canadian geese are deadlier then Vipers (rose)
You ever try to fee those little bastards. They're vicious. You get thrown to vipers you die quickly, but the geese that'll go on for days. (Mason)
Wow I don't know whether I should be impressed or frightened you've thought about this. (Rose)
-If you teach me to swear in russian I might have a new appreciation for it. (Rose)
You swear to much already (Dimitri)
I just want to express myself (rose)
-Don't you think this time of the year is for forgiveness (Dimitri)
 This isn't a christmas special. This is my life. In the real world miracles and goodness just don't happen. (rose)
-okay just stop this for once(rose)
Stop what (dimitri)
The whole profound zen crap thing.  You don't talk to me like a real person. Everything you say is just some wise life lesson nonsense. You really do sound like a christmas special (Rose)
- Some of the best things in life happen while sweating (adrian)
- You're one of those people who either have soulmates or mortal enemies aren't you? No in betweens. (adrian)
- I might as well have been working the corner as far as she was concerned. (Rose)

There you have it. Book 2 in the VA series.

What do you think?


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