Frostbite

Frostbite

[a Vampire Academy Novel]

Book - 2008
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While on a school skiing trip, guardian-in-training Rose faces everything from misunderstandings between friends to fights among factions of Moroi as reports of horrific Strigoi attacks raise tensions, ultimately leading Rose and some of those closest to her into a battle that teaches her much about life, death, and love.
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2008
ISBN: 9781595141750
1595141758
Characteristics: 327 p. ; 21 cm

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puzumaki
May 21, 2015

A good balance of story building, action, romantic interest/tension, and of course, drama. On to book three!

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FaylinaMeir
Jan 18, 2015

a little slower than the first book for the most part until the end. The sexual tension is high and for awhile there I was starting to wonder if I had slipped into fifty shades of grey.

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Sarah1984
Sep 05, 2014

6/6 - Skiing vampires? Hell yeah! Even if the rest of the book's crap it'll be worth reading just for the thought of vampires (the first examples who pop into my mind are Eric and Edward - a race between a brooding and sparkly vampire and a blond Adonis in a hot pink lycra bodysuit - either way, hilarious). To be continued...

7/6 - Well, skiing vampires (dhampirs, actually) weren't much different from skiing humans, just done in the dark (I was hoping for some Strigoi ski-chasing Rose and Dimitri down the slopes a la that Bond movie). This was better than the first book, more entertaining, faster paced. The one continuing problem I have is Rose's decision making, she makes the most 'punch the wall because you're so frustrating' decisions of any book character I've ever known. She never seems to learn - keeps on drinking (how many times do you have drink too much and make a bad decision before you get yourself killed or finally learn your lesson?), keeps on mouthing off, keeps on taking revenge for slights (real or imagined) that just make the situation worse for everyone (I'm thinking of Mason here, I wonder if she'll learn that hard lesson) - I could train a puppy with more ease than her.

If there are teams I'm definitely on Team Dimitri, Adrian seems too smarmy and possibly evil for my liking. This one only kept me up from 11 pm till 2:45 am, that's a much better night's sleep than Thursday night was. Already got the next one on hold at the library.

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hollysmith12
Feb 14, 2014

this book is the best book in the world

Monikan21 Feb 13, 2014

Book 2 in the series; preceded by Vampire Academy and followed by Shadow Kiss. Really good read. It focuses more on Rose now. I want soo bad for Rose to end up with Dimitri, but we will see......

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fionacarrington
Jul 28, 2013

This book was really good :) !!!!

Tanya801 Feb 09, 2013

Love this book and looking forward to the series. I am reading these fast and bragging about them. Nice reads.

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epurys
Nov 17, 2012

It really wasn't that much of a spoiler considering his feelings for Rose were unrequited. When I read it, I wasn't surprised at all that the author had decided to kill him off given the attention she'd been paying to Rose and Dimitri. Meaning, his existence was superficial - he was meant to die to start a body count and create the illusion that he was actually important to the story, which he wasn't. The only thing that was sad about it was he died trying to save Rose and that she didn't feel the same way about him. With that said, I find it insulting that the author even thought to include him in the story if that's what she was going to do with him. It was a cheap cop out and pretense that this story is ballsy when it comes to killing off characters.

acupcakelol Jul 23, 2012

LOVED IT! It was so juicy but sometimes boring. STILL A GREAT READ

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Finnick_Odair
Apr 28, 2012

swirllight78 Why did u just ruin it for me!!!!! Why did u write that mason dies!!???? Thanks alot.... -_- guess i cant trust reading comments... you shouldve written spoiler alert

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Mahala
Jun 13, 2010

Life is rough in high school--even for dhamphirs. Rose Hathaway is in her Senior year at St. Vladimir's. In six months, she'll be a full fledged guardian, protecting her lifelong best friend, Lissa, a Moroi Royal.

Rose is on her way to take her Qualifier. She's going to be tested by one of the guardian greats, Arthur Schoenberg. Since he cannot leave the Moroi royal house he is guarding, Rose and her teacher, Dimitri, are coming to them.

What they find instead is slaughter. All Moroi and Dhamphir members of the household are dead--apparently a plot by the Stigoi vampires and humans in conjunction.

St. Vladimir's reacts with alarm. The school won't be allowing the students to leave on Christmas break. Instead, a ski resort will host all the students together and attendance is mandatory.

Then--another Royal house is attacked and it becomes obvious the Stigoi are set to attack all the Moroi royalty and end the lines. While the Moroi are arguing defense, some of the factions are considering a more offensive approach--which, to this point, has been forbidden.

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