Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Frostbite (A Vampire Academy Novel)
By Richelle Mead
327 pages (paperback)
Book 2

“Things die. But they don’t always stay dead. Believe me, I know.”

Summary: Winter break is proving to be more disappointing than Rose could have imagined. She still has feelings for Dimitri, but it looks like he might like someone else, Mason has a crush on her and Lissa has been spending all her time with Christian. On top of that there has been a massive Strigoi attack, putting everyone on edge. Just when she thinks things can’t get worse her friends take off to strike against the Strigoi, and in order to save them she must team up with Christian. Only this time, she might find herself in a danger she can’t get out of.

Review: I really enjoyed the first book in the series and Frostbite didn’t disappoint. Rose is still as interesting, sarcastic and bad ass, and her relationship with Dimitri is still as steamy. I liked that Mead built up Mason and introduced Adrian. Having new people in Rose’s life added a little bit more dimension. However, it seemed to be at a cost to the storyline between Rose and Lissa. Overall, I was pleased with Mead’s ability to maintain all the key elements through the second book. The novel is fast paced with a lot of action. Those who enjoy paranormal romance with fast paced plots will really enjoy this second novel (it could be a stand alone, although I would suggest reading all of them).

Other books in the series: Vampire Academy (2007), Shadow Kiss (2008), Blood Promise (2009), Spirit Bound (2010) and Last Sacrifice (Dec 2010)

If you liked Vampire Academy you might also enjoy: The Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong, Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, Evernight by Claudia Gray and Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz

Author website: http://www.richellemead.com/index.htm

Rating: W4/4 C4/4 P3.5/4 O4/4 PP3.5/4 CR2/4
Grade Level Interest: high J or S


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