Published: April 2008
Published by: Razorbill
Copy Provided by: Library
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…
Ahhh.....another totally satisfying segment of the Vampire Academy saga. I'm starting to feel like this series is a bit like a drug. I love the plotline, most of the characters (even though a few of them infuriate me) and how everything plays out. There are so many things going on at once and always enough that continues to drag you back for more. Like a good soap opera...only with vampires....
So in this book we see Rose starting to take a bit of responsiblity for her bad girl behavior. Sure, she still runs off at the mouth and lets her emotions dictate her outrageous behaviour but our little Rose is slowly growing up. We also see where some of her resentment comes from as her mother enters the picture and the reader learns how female Guardians choose between family and duty.
Again, like the first book, I don't want to get too much into the core story because I don't want to reveal any spoilers. Just know that this book is action-packed, full of surprises, love triangles and hilarious situations (aka, awkward moments via Rose and Lissa's connection). Frostbite is sure to keep you entertained and itching for Book #3 - Shadow Kiss.