Saturday, February 11, 2012

Book Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

BOOK 2 of the Vampire Academy Series


Title: Frostbite

Author: Richelle Mead

: 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...


a.) Characters: 3/5 score.  Same characters from before, plus some.  The new characters are easy to follow, and the old characters have returned with the same spunk.  However, something was missing.  The characters felt ‘safe’ and ‘easy’, and there was no real achievements mad until the end.  And even then, it was all Rose’s.  

b.) Plot: 4/5 score.  While the suspense was edgy, it was also slow and drawn out all the way up until the end.  I feel like the first half of the book was longer than it needed to be.  Not that I didn’t enjoy reading it (I did), just that the focal point was a little wide in this plot than the last one.  But the ending was what made it a 4 instead of a 3.  

c.) Writing style: 3/5 score.  Same writing style, but there were times I lost myself in certain descriptions that were unnecessarily lengthy.  Some of that could have been used elsewhere.  I still enjoyed the snark and sass that made Rose.  

Rating: 10/15 total

Favorite quote: “Do you know your birthday?” [Dr. Olendzki]
“Of course I do. What are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?”(Yep, Rose is still snarky in this one.)

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