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Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires - the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend,
Paperback, 327 pages
Published April 10th 2008 by Razorbill (first published April 1st 2008)
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Ria Lize
Feb 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: made-me-cry
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Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“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.”

God!!!I love this book!! It was amazing!! This isn't the first time I read this series, and I still love it!

I love Dimitri! I love Adrian! I love Christian!
“Good God. Men everywhere.”


Ahmad Sharabiani
Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2), Richelle Mead

Frostbite is a vampire novel, written by Richelle Mead. It is the second novel in the Vampire Academy series.

Frostbite continues the story of the main character, Rose Hathaway including her bond with Princess Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir, her budding romance with her instructor Dimitri Belikov, and her education in becoming a Guardian.

The story begins with Rose and Dimitri traveling to meet the legendary guardian Arthur Schoenberg for Rose's Qualifier
Emily May
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing

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 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
Chelsea Humphrey
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
I love this series so much. That is all. <3

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
Something is happening to me.

Something bad.

I don’t know myself anymore.

The me I know would never enjoy a book with a love triangle AND a love square. Let alone giving three (well, two and a half) stars to said book, which also includes vampires, high school drama, and something that veers precariously close to girl hate.

But here we are.

I like the Vampire Academy books.

Book one was good. And guess what. So is this one (kind of?). Although definitely worse.

I, as I ashamedly admitted in my Vampire
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 Life Lessons Stars

Spoilers This isn't really a review Per se but more of a run down of what happen in this book.

Frostbite picked up right after book one. Rose and Dimitri were fighting their feelings for each other and tried to move on with other people. Which I didn't like at all. Rose kinda started dating Mason where they shared a few kisses. I really loved Mason. I didn't want him to get used as a stand in and that was pretty much what happens. Dimitri got friendly with Tasha who offere
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Holy shit that was a roller coaster ride
5 Holy Cow ★'s

“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.”

"Yes, she was. Is. And that's why I had to say no. I couldn't return that...couldn't give her what she wanted. Not when... "He took a few steps toward me. "Not when my heart is somewhere else."

Holy Cow!!! I love this story and it truly gets better every time I read it. Witch if I'm being hon
★ Belinda the Happy Dark Witch ★
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Apr 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Tan Markovic
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved that ending...❤️

Neeeeed to get back into this series!
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, ya, fantasy, crews
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 wr
myo (myonna reads)
i’m really fucking sad actually
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z-4-stars
“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.”

Actual rating 3,5 stars!


THAT ENDINGGGGGG!! I loved it so much, and I cried, like a lot.. So the last 70 pages were really good, but I didn’t really like the beginning of this book. The plot was so slow and I didn’t like the whole ski trip thing.I did like some of the new characters and Rose was amazi
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. ...more
Elena Salvatore
“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.”

No matter how many times Dimitri tries to push Rose away and make it clear that they can never happen, she can't stop falling more and more in love with him.

Things will get only more complicated when Tasha Ozera shows up and offers Dimitri a job as her personal guardian.
It is clear that she al
Sasha Alsberg
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
If I could give this book ten stars, I would.
☆ ĄňŊǡƂėƮĦ ☆ ŞŧŎŋė

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
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
“Everyone has light around them, except for you. You have shadows.”

OMG, I am really starting to love this series. Is it cringe-worthy at times? Sure is. Is it teen-angst filled drama? Yep, guilty. Is it so much damn fun? HELL YEAH!

So this is the book where we get introduced to the infamous Adrian that I have heard so much of from VA fans. He certainly didn't disappoint. He did leave me with one problem though! I don't know if I'm team Adrian or Team Dimitri! TOO MANY HARD CHOICES!

Pearl Angeli
(Finally made a review)

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
This is without a doubt one of my favorite YA Fantasy series.
I do love Richelle Mead, her series Succubus Blues is also one of my favorite UF series ever.

What you'll find in this series:
Entertainment from beginning to end. Action, emotion, badassery, growth, adventure, VAMPIRES, fighters, excitement, suspense, intrigue, passion, love.
Great plot. Brilliant story evolution, believable succession of events and excellent plot development.
Fantastic characters and character development. Intel
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
“By the way, my name's Rose Hathaway. I'm seventeen years old, training to protect and kill vampires, in love with a completely unsuitable guy, and have a best friend whose weird magic could drive her crazy.
Hey, no one said high school was easy.”

1.)Vampire Academy ★★★★★

This was a bit of a disappointment compared to the first book of this series.
I loved the first one, it had everything and more than I could have wanted.
And this one was just a mix of thing I hate and like.

This had
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
Muse-ic ♬
Read #3:
woweee I love this book!!

I'm running out of ways to say it, but I LOVE DIMITRIIIIIII!!!!

Rose is still mad immature in this one, but she's learning and making progress. I seriously love her character arc so much throughout this series. She grows so much while also keeping her core snarky personality :DD
Read #2:

I love Rose's mom even more this time! Also, it's been a couple years so I don't remember exactly how I t
Sarah (saz101)
Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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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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