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Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)

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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...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published April 10th 2008 by Razorbill (first published January 1st 2008)
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Ria Lize
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Kat Kennedy
The first book in this series left me feeling a big Meh. It’s confusing, nonsensical premise was distracting, though I felt in some ways it managed to distract from what was essentially a weak plot and simple story.

The same can not be said for Frostbite. The lore of Vampire Academy hasn’t changed but the complexities and further insight, or perhaps just familiarity have lessoned the ache of it. It’s also dealt with differently and in a more realistic way – which is in direct ascension with the g...more
Jamie
I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. This books picks up shortly after the first book in the series. Rose is still in training with Dimitri and feelings run strong between the two but cannot be acted upon, with both of them being Lissa's (a Moroi princess and Rose's best friend) future guardians. There are some attacks on the Moroi royal families. This sends fear of what should be done to stop the Strigoi. Some feel it is time for the Moroi to fight beside their guardians and learn...more
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
Oh... my... God! Holy...I am freaking out! This is the second installment in the Vampire Academy series. Are you kidding me?! This book looks like the last book in the series! Gosh, what will happen in the other four books? I loved this book, it was so entertaining and amazing.

Might have spoilers:
Rose has become sightly an adult and now she realizes her mistakes and her relationships with many people increased. I always liked Rose because she is a strong kick-ass heroine and can handle anything...more
Annie
The blurb says: Mason would die to be with Rose...
Well that's just silly. If you die to be with someone, you wouldn't be able to be with them, cause you'd be dead! Plus, like everything else in this book, that's such a melodramatic statement.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what the big deal over this series is. It’s recommended all over the place, the star average for this is really good, and it’s really popular – maybe I got my hopes up too high? I read the first one, was indifferen...more
Willow
This is a satisfying sequel, because the thing is, Richelle Mead could have gone very obvious with Rose. It would have been easy street, and would have probably still worked, as Rose threw in a quip here and there, kicked some ass, got in trouble, got saved, learned her lesson and then got the boy.
Bada Bing. Bada Boom.
And while Rose may do all those things, she does them in her own way and her own time and becomes a fully fleshed girl whose mistakes you might cringe at but you understand. That's...more
Emily May

Oh dear... I seem to be ever so slightly... hooked. How did this happen? I was proceeding with caution, I swear I was but... my god, this book was good. I liked it even better than the first one in this series, I honestly have nothing but praise for this book. I shall of course have to accept my fate when they start to go downhill, but there's always a chance that by then my obsession will have ran so deep that I won't even care in my lust to find out what happens to Rose and Lissa and Dimitri.

I...more
Sarah (saz101)
Oh. My. Goodness. Rose Hathaway is back, and she’s the reason we have the word BADASS. Frostbite, the second instalment in the Vampire Academy series, is rather obvious evidence that there is a real reason this series is so colossally popular.

I honestly don’t know why it took me so damn long to read Vampire Academy... and then waited months before reading Frostbite. After (finally) reading it, I’m sold... but where do I start? The amazing BFF relationship? Unique, fascinating mythology? The swoo...more
Wendy Darling
A lot of people don't like this Vampire Academy book as much, but it's one of my favorites. There are breath-taking battle sequences at the end, and a devastating aftermath that leaves Rose forever changed. My respect for her grew leaps and bounds in this book, and the series really kicked into high gear both in story and in emotion.
Gillian

originally posted at Writer of Wrongs

WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME THIS SERIES WOULD RUIN MY LIFE?

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DAMN YOU BOOK DAMN YOU

I admit that I have a terrible personality flaw, and it's that sometimes, I can be the worst hipster. It's been a long journey for me from the classic-reading snobby teenager I was to the adult who shrieks about ships on the internet and proudly draws fan art. Vampire Academy was an unfortunate casualty of my hipster snob years where I wasn't so into vampires or love triangles or thin...more
The Holy Terror
Jan 29, 2010 The Holy Terror rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that is a fan of Mead's other series
This book was intense! I've already come to the conclusion that I'll read anything that Richelle Mead writes. I think that if you're a fan of either of her other two series you'd like this one a lot too, even though it's a teen series.

This doesn't read like a normal teen series though. There is some of the normal stuff that teens have to deal with; peer pressure, the requisite blond "mean girl," and sexual frustration, among other things. The difference here though is Rose is STRONG. She doesn'...more
Pang
I GOT HOOKED FROM THE START! It is fast-paged and unputdownable! Although book 2 is not suspense like book 1. I think :P Anyway, I think I'M ALREADY OBSESSED with this series and want more.

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Rose.. She is Kick-Ass as always and I love her. The relationship between her and Dimitri more develop in this book. I'm quite get into them now, although not much since they have different personalities. Rose is lively, funny and sarcastic. Dimitri is silent. But some their scenes are touching and cute. When...more
Joyzi
Oct 25, 2010 Joyzi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Vampire Academy
Recommended to Joyzi by: Dara
I felt like the second installment was better from the first since you kind of drawn to this vampire world and you already know the structures and rules and stuff. Besides unlike the first one, the story is less like Gossip Girl wherein the story for the most part evolves in these gossips between Lissa, Rose and Mia, and well the plot kind of improved in my opinion.

I’m also surprised that this book was also funny and I find myself laughing at some parts especially the part wherein Rose got the...more
Brenna
“Good God, Men everywhere.”

What a great sequel in the Vampire Academy series! I am so excited that I have four more books in this series to read still! Score! & a spin-off series!? Double score!

Frostbite is very different from the first in the VA series. In this one, it is less about the high school type drama and more about the politics of society, fulfilling your destined roles, and has a more grown up feel to it. Rose is still struggling with her feelings for Dimitri, her need to prote...more
Cora Linn
5 Words: action, drama, suspense, awesome, addictive.

It's official. I'm addicted. And I'm not waiting any longer for the library to transport the next books to my local library. I'm buying the freaking box-set.

I'm in love with Rose and Dimitri. I love the conflict and the attraction and the conflict and the passion and the conflict.

I love the way that the relationships between all of the characters in this book are fluid, constantly changing as circumstances change. It feels so real.

But wow, thi...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Vampire Academy No2

Why had I given this book a 5? It's not a 5 but I won't change it because I like to stick to my original ratings(mostly), so the review will be a bit contradictive to the rating.

Rose is at her worst behavior in this book. She behaves like a brat with her mother. I understand why she feels abandoned by her and let's face it Janine isn't exactly an affectionate mom but instead of acting with a little pride and self-respect, Rose goes all the way to 5 year old brattiness. She is...more
The Flooze
Frostbite was a huge improvement over the first book of the series. Mead still telegraphs her plot from practically page one (clue-by-fours abound), but this time it didn‘t hinder my enjoyment.

My main gripe with Vampire Academy was Rose. She was immature, impulsive, and reckless. Her bravado and unfounded arrogance irked me to the core. In Frostbite, she’s still immature and foolish at times, but her behaviour is more believable and tolerable. She’s been taken down a peg or two, plus Dimitri’s...more
Carina
***This review contains a few spoilers!!!***

Rating: ★★★★★


Do I Recommend This Series?: Umm, HECK YES!!!!!



My Opinion Of This Book: WOW!AMAZING!!!

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Liked:

-Rose
-Lissa
-Christian
-Dimitri
-Mason
-Adrian
-The Writing
-The Plot/Storyline
-The Ending

Disliked:
-Tasha

Unlike most second-in-series books, that are not as good as the first book, Frostbite is just as fantastic, if not even better than the first book, Vampire Academy!
I went through a roller c...more
Melissa
This book deserves a million stars!!
it was much better than the first one.
But the end... oh my god... I was such a mess after I finished this book!!

Here are a few of my thoughts:
- About Lissa: I don't know what to think about her. Sometimes I realized I really didn't like her. It bothers me that Rose always put her before everything (not about the guardian stuff, but in the friendship part). I was always frustrated when Rose desperately wanted to talk to someone and Lissa had no time or had thi...more
Lily
I think the main problem I have with the Vampire Academy series is that I'm no longer fascinated by plots with obstacles that--though well-narrated--so conveniently work out every time, as my friend Scarlet put into words very fittingly, and in the process lack depth and graveness. Frostbite, much as its predecessor, was much more a teen book than young-adult book in my opinion, and I feel like I've grown out of these.

From the very start, I was plunged into a narration that was just a tad bit to...more
J.m. Darhower
Frostbite was a lot more intense than Vampire Academy. From the very beginning it started off with that foreboding black-cloud-lingering-above feeling, while still somehow retaining the charm and wit and humor of the first book. I'm totally in awe of the author's ability to maintain that balance.

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Kristi
The story picks up right were Vampire Academy left us. Rose and Lissa are still at St. Vladimir’s. Lissa and Christian are now together and Rose is still in love with her mentor/tutor, Dimitri. When a massive Strigoi attack halts everyone’s plans to travel home, St. Vladimir sends its students to a posh Idaho ski resort, so families can come together in a safe place.

But there seems to be a lot more drama happening on the slopes than Rose was expecting. Her good friend Mason has a huge crush on h...more
Cynthia
May 28, 2013 Cynthia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya, pnr
Much better than the first book.

The writing is vastly improved and the teen drama wasn't as in your face. Despite the love hexagonal thing going on here, I quite liked the romantic aspect to it. It's been two books and there's no relationship yet. That's a first. Biggest problem with this was the Vampire social order. It doesn't make sense but that can be overlooked for the sake of the story. Looking forward to the next one!
Bookworm
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Sasha Alsberg
If I could give this book ten stars, I would.
Sarah
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Rose and her friends are off on a ski holiday, Rose and her mother have a bit of an argument, and Rose can’t decide which boy she actually likes, because she likes 3 of them.


I didn’t like the first book in this series, and whilst I did think this one might be better, I just got so bored again that I didn’t really care what was going on at all.

Rose was once again not the sort of person I’d be friends with. She was rude, she was disrespectful, and her jokes were...more
Giselle
I liked this 2nd installment much better than the first. The story is already established, you know who's who, you know the lore, so none of that introduction gets in the way. The action starts right away so you get to jump right in.

The character development was great, I found Rose grew up a lot in this book, but who wouldn't with what she goes through. I love the chemistry between her and Dimitri. I'm really enjoying some of the other characters as well, especially Adrian who is introduced in...more
♔ Leah.
Although my opinion of Vampire Academy was mediocre, Frostbite definitely was an improvement— maybe because we meet new interesting characters, more action and Richelle Mead steps up a notch in terms of plot.

In Frostbite, a number of strange Strigoi attack caused a near anhilation of one of the Royal families puts the school on high security alert. In this book, the scenery has transitioned from the academy to a ski-lodge (which dominates the larger portion of the book) in Idaho, plus the homic...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
This book was a firm reminder of why I value my time on Goodreads. Without my terrific GR friends and their harrassment guidance, it would have been a very long time before I attempted to continue this series - if at all.

This time around I was easily able to forget about my previous hang-ups and can see how this series is considered addicting. Once I sat down to read, I lost all concept of time and devoured this story.

I am very fond of Rose's character. She's still inexperienced and somewhat im...more
Karin
FROSTBITE picks up where Vampire Academy leaves off. Rose, a dhampir and guardian, and Lissa, her Moroi best friend, are attempting to get through high school with the added pressure that comes with being a vampire in a world that doesn’t know they exist. Lissa is the last member of the Dragomir royal family and a Moroi. A Moroi is a vampire, but a vampire that doesn’t kill to get blood. They take blood from willing donors and have the ability to use magic that comes from the elements. Usually a...more
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away f...more
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“You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.” 8422 likes
“what's your name?"
what?" i asked, squinting at the light.
your name." I reconized Dr. Olendzki peering over me.
you know my name."
I want you to tell me."
Rose. Rose Hathaway."
Do you know your birthday?"
Of course I do. Why are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?"
Dr. Olendzki gave an exasperated sigh and walked off, taking the annoying light with her. "I think she's fine,”
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