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Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  247,890 Ratings  ·  9,000 Reviews
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
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Published April 10th 2008 by Razorbill (first published April 1st 2008)
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Ria Lize
Jan 24, 2011 Ria Lize rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: made-me-cry
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“There's nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.”



You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!

As I said,I quite liked the first one,not as much as everybody out there,but it was interesting and I started to like vampires as creatures.This is,however,was as enjoyable as the first.It was not better for me.The

Nov 16, 2014 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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.

Gela & Pineapplez ♡
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Feb 16, 2016 Maggie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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i'm glad i started this series and i still don't understand why i didn't start it sooner. i remember buying vampire academy in sam's club but it obviously was the first one and it was the movie kind one. i read it and completely forgot about the rest after. i completely forgot there was a book series coming up.

i am giving this
Dec 07, 2015 Kimi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
My review of Vampire Academy.

If you’ve been following my reviews for a while you probably would have noticed that I rarely reread books. I’m not the fastest reader so I’d usually rather read new books than reread ones that I’ve already experienced. However, with the Vampire Academy novels I had no trouble rereading the first two books because they’re just so addicting that you can’t help but fly through them even if you don’t have much time.

What I Liked:

More Dimitri! Yay!
You can never go wro
Jan 12, 2011 Saniya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, favorites
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
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
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
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.
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I didn't think that this series could get any better than the first one but I was wrong. I really enjoyed reading this book and can't wait for the next one.

There was action but that wasn't my main reason for liking Frostbite. Rose was changing so much during the book. One way was her relationship with her mom. Rose had been hating her mom but as I was reading, I was starting to see how similar they are to each other and I was so glad about the ending that they had. Rose and Dimitri was anothe
Veronica Morfi
Rating: 3/5

Finally, the first review I write for 2015 and it's going to be more of a rant...

Frostbite is the second book in the Vampire Academy series. I was really looking forward to reading it (and the rest of the series). But unfortunately the things that mildly bothered me in the first book were very annoying in this one. My main problem is Rose. She is such a vengeful, pitiful and immature person that is really hard for me to feel for her. She keeps complaining about Lisa not having time fo
Pearl Angeli
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Frostbite was such a fantastic read! In this book, I got to know more of Rose and her life in the Vampire Academy. There were lots of exciting events that happened, including their adventure trip to Idaho wherein the students and the guardians intended to escape Strigoi threats. And of course, it was nice to finally meet the infamous Adrian Ivashkov. Fancy meeting this hot dude because indeed, he’s one swoony guy! I totally love his character. He reminds me so much of Dae
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
I randomly decided to re-read Vampire Academy and Bloodlines because I'm going through a lot of bad reading slumps, and these books have always helped with that. I do plan on doing actual series reviews for them but for now, as I finish each book, I'm going to do spoiler-ish rambles on each one specifically:

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I like this story alright, but can we just all admit that we would be shaking in our boots if we had to depend upon Rose to save our lives? For a girl who has been training her entire life to be a vampire body guard, she is ridiculously immature.

I get that she's 17, but she has been indoctrinated into this lifestyle since she was barely out of diapers. She should have dealt with her impulse-control issues by the age of 12. She should have learned about killing Strigoi much sooner. After all, th

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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
Aug 09, 2015 Penelope rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOOOOO!! Why you do this to me, Richelle Mead?!
Sasha Alsberg
Apr 19, 2014 Sasha Alsberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I could give this book ten stars, I would.
Colleen Houck
It got pretty scary at the end. Rose is becoming a character I like even more than I did before. There are some seriously frightening vampires in this one! Favorite part was at the end and I won't spoil it for you but it was great.
Juliana Zapata
Feb 07, 2015 Juliana Zapata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Como todos habían prometido, este libro fue mucho mejor que el anterior, mucha más fluidez, más acción, más romance y mucho mas sobre los personajes.

Cuando conocí a Adrian, dude mucho de el, pero ahora siento que es un personaje que me encanta. Mia y Christian que fueron tan poco aportantes en el primer libro, en este tuvieron más protagonismo, y Rose como siempre mi personaje favorito, amo a esta chica.

Reseña Completa:
Jan 24, 2015 Maisie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
NOOO WHY... That was not necessary!
I'm still not seeing why this series gets such amazingly high reviews. I thought it was good...ish. Although, I'm afraid without looking at all the glowing reviews of my friends, I'd probably stop at #2, and try to pick the series up at a later date. Maybe when I have nothing better to read?
I'm plunging ahead for three reasons:
1) The all of the books are already out.
2) There are only 5 books...shit, 6 books in the series.
3) If I don't read them now, I'll forget the plot.

So in this one Rose is sl
The Holy Terror
Jan 29, 2010 The Holy Terror rated it it was amazing  ·  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'
Cora Tea Party Princess
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
Mar 24, 2016 Alessia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stelline
Non so cosa dire, ho adorato anche il secondo volume e non vedo l'ora di continuare la saga!
Rose è sempre la mia preferita; mi dispiace un casino per cosa è successo alla fine owh.

Adrian è uno dei miei nuovi book boyfrends, assolutamente, lo adoro troppo.
Poi lo vedo un sacco come Chuck Bass, non so perché haha (e io amo Chuck Bass)

Le ultime pagine con Rose e Dimitri mi hanno fatto sclerare come non mai oddio, spero che per loro ci sia un futuro il prima possibile (anche se sono convint
Actual Rating: 3.5/5 stars

You know, it's really strange how I see a lot of similarities between this and the Covenant series. I remember liking the latter but not to the point of remembering every single detail. But as I read this one, I actually recalled some events that happened in that series! It was sort of weird because it was almost the same if you changed the names of the characters.

But still.. this book managed to make me like it. Frostbite almost made me cry. I was so shocked that I ma
Aug 04, 2015 Diba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this loads but I have a problem with the writing. Not sure why. But the story is epic!

I really need to get back to this series and finish it
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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
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Vampire Academy (6 books)
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