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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by 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…


The second installment of this series delves deeper into the lives of Rose, Lissa, and their friends.  We come to see the bonds that have been formed and the relationships that are on the line.  Rose is in love with her mentor and teacher, Dimitri, but there is nothing she can do about it.  Dimitri has insisted a relationship isn't possible due to the need to protect Lissa as her guardians.

Rose understands the reasons they can't be together, but that doesn't mean that seeing Dimitri with other women is easy on her.  Strigoi have been attacking which has brough more guardians to the school to protect the Moroi.  Unfortunately, friends of Rose have decided to sneak out and go on the offensive against the Strigoi rather than the defensive.  Rose insists she needs to help, but rather than asking from help from the guardians she decides to take Christian and go together.  The entire plan backfires and puts Rose and her friends in a sticky situation.  Eventually Rose and her friends are able to escape and Rose is seen as a hero.  Unforutately, not everyone was able to survive.  Rose will now have to deal with the loss of one of her friends while also dealing with the love she has for Dimitri.

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