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Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  207,370 ratings  ·  7,743 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
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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
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
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
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.

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
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.
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
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.

originally posted at Writer of Wrongs


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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
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'
NOOO WHY... That was not necessary!
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
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.


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
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
I'm becoming so addicted to this series and I've barely read the first two. Thank goodness I have 4 more books to look forward to!

Poor Rose is all I have to say. She goes through so many difficult and traumatizing events in this book alone. I can only imagine there will be more to follow. I do think she acted incredibly immature and made so many stupid decisions on impulse. But she definitely shows a lot of growth by the end and she is such a bad ass, despite her horrifying experiences. I love
***This review contains a few spoilers!!!***

Rating: ★★★★★

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

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



-The Writing
-The Plot/Storyline
-The Ending


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
Oct 25, 2010 Joyzi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
“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
Audrey Webster
I continue to question why I waited so long to read this series. I mean, barely into the second book I was hooked. I have officially fallen in love with these books.

Rose has worked her way up to be one of my favorite characters ever. Her character growth in this one book alone was phenomenal. She goes from being a reckless teenager to a mature guardian who understands what she must do to save those around her. She is selfless and brave. She'll do whatever it takes to protect the people she cares
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
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
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
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
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!
Sasha Alsberg
If I could give this book ten stars, I would.
Heena P.
Actual Rating: 4+1/2

Plot | Story
After reading Vampire Academy #1, my expectations from this one were really high. But unfortunately it was a bit of a disappointment! The pace of the story was far too slow for my taste. The entire time I was waiting for some action to happen or at at least for some twists other than the one in the beginning. This part felt more like a normal romance novel where a girl loves someone with whom hooking up is just impossible even after knowing that he loves her back.
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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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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  • Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)
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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.” 8582 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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