Richelle Mead, Frostbite

Posted October 8, 2011 by Kathy Davie in

Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)Frostbite by Richelle Mead
Series: Vampire Academy, 2
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Second in the Vampire Academy young adult, urban fantasy series set at a boarding school for young vampires in Montana.

The Story
On her way with Dimitri to take her Qualifier exam, Rose stumbles into a Moroi massacre of a royal household. The implications surrounding their deaths are nightmarish and Guardians from around the world converge on the school enabling Rose to meet her mother for the first time in five years.

With the Christmas holidays just ahead, the Moroi decide to pool their resources to protect everyone and spend the holidays at a Moroi ski resort where Lissa meets up with another Moroi who uses Spirit. Additional massacres cause crazy ideas to sprout and unexpected emotional issues cloud Rose’s thinking which only sets off more problems. Problems between Rose and Dimitri, with her mother, and sets Mason on a deadly path.

My Take
Truly a story of churning issues in which Rose gains insight into her and others’ behavior. I am curious as to how Lissa and Rose intend to pursue the new concepts dropped by Adrian.

The Cover
The cover begins with the iron gates which permit entry into the Academy with the heads of a really scary-looking guy and Rose looking out at us with a suggestion of knowing contempt while far behind them the school perches in the snow.

I’m assuming that the title, Frostbite, refers to the wintry season as well as the bite Rose experiences when she learns of Dimitri’s future plans.

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