THE BOOK: Frostbite (Book 2 in the Vampire Academy series)
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
THE GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Adventure
The Moroi and Damphir community is dealing with a new threat now that Strigoi are getting help from humans. Everyone is divided upon the question – Should Moroi use their powers to defend themselves? In the midst of tempers rising high and lives lost, Damphir Rose continues to protect Lisa, while struggling with her unrequited feelings for her mentor, Dimitri, unwanted attention from the spirit user, Adrian, and the completely suitable relationship with classmate, Mason.
Frostbite Book Review
Though the plot of Frostbite felt weaker than Vampire Academy, the first book in the series, the action and suspense ensure there is never a dull moment. The book starts off with a massacre and ends with even more surprising deaths, but the narration remains fun and light keeping the book from feeling too dark.
Previously, in my Vampire Academy review, I complained about how shallow Rose’s character felt. In Frostbite, I was happy to see her character evolve perfectly. She remains impulsive, makes bad choices and is a rule breaker, but she starts to take her life seriously and give herself the respect she deserves.
Frostbite also introduces a number of new characters. Janine Hathaway, Rose’s mother, a top notch guardian who might not have been around to take care of Rose as a child, but is more than capable of imparting valuable lessons to Rose now that Rose is about to become a guardian herself. Adrian Ivashkov, the playboy Moroi, with a special corner for Rose and a special interest in Lisa, is another spirit user adding excitement to the story. He is charming and intriguing and I adored his nickname for Rose. He loves to address her as “Little Damphir.”
Speaking of dashing heroes, Dimitri Belikov gets more irresistible each time we get to see him through Rose’s eyes. His old friend is showing special interest in him and Rose’s hopes are in danger of being crushed since Dimitri doesn’t seem to return her feelings.
However, that does not stop the couple from having the most romantic scenes together. At one point in the book, they watch the sunrise in silence, sitting alone on a snow-covered terrace. My heart literally ached as I read the beautiful scene, especially when headstrong Rose decides to be selfless for love. Despite the difference in temperaments, Rose and Dimitri are perfectly in sync and understand each other so well that they have undoubtedly become one of my favourite book couples of all time.
In all, I can’t wait to read what Richelle Mead has planned next for everyone at Vampire Academy.
“You had me at hello.”
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My
feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me
to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
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