Leslie's Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1595141758
ISBN-13: 978-1595141750
Source of my copy: borrowed from my local public library
Cover Image from Richelle Mead's website
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...

Leslie's Review:
There isn't much to say about the book since it was almost like the first book, Vampire Academy. The only difference between the two is that Frostbite had a more intense conflict.

When I got to the conflict, I just couldn't stop reading. When it seem to be that Rose was going to get out of her mess, she doesn't and has to continue fighting to escape. I think the reason this book's conflict was better was because there were more events that led up to it, unlike the first where the conflict catches you by surprise.

Rose gets hurt a lot in this book, so she tries to cover up her feelings with rebellious acts, which adds to the rising action. It was sort of different with Rose getting tied up with all her problems and get hurt enough to runaway to be alone. But (and this is what I admire most about her character) is that no matter how bad things are with her, she always put Lissa, her best friend, first and not get her worried about her problems. Reading this book, I wish I had that selfless quality Rose has. But then again, if I did, I'd probably go crazy with all that hurt bottled up. I'm glad this book lived up to the first in its series and turned out to be better. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. I give this book 5 stars. (Learn more about our new rating system here.)

**Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from my local library. My review was based on MY own experiences with the book and only share my honest, unbiased opinions. I am NOT promoting or discouraging anyone from purchasing and reading this book--whether I liked or disliked it. PLEASE use this blog only as a source and not the definite answer to your inquiries.**


  1. Loved this book (and the series), nice review!

  2. I am a HUGE fan of these series!!!=) I have already made my predictions for the upcoming book or at least I know what I want to have happen.

    Great review!

  3. I have all the Vampire Academy sitting in my bookshelf to read. I must pull them out and read.



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