Author: Richelle Mead
Amount of Pages: 327
Publishing Year: 2008
Geared Towards: Teens (14+)
Extra Info: It is the second book in the Vampire Academy series, the first book is Vampire Academy and the third book is Shadow Kiss.
Summary: It is finally winter at St. Vladmir. But the snow has brought around a round of ruthless killing from the Strigoi. It puts the whole of St. Vladmir into a high alert. They add many reinforcements of gaurdians, including Rose's famous and long-absent mother, Janine Hathaway. The whole school is not going to take any risks so they make every one go to a posh Idaho resort for the holiday ski trip. They believe this is the saftest, until another Strigoi attack sends them reeling and the "safe" feeling slowly disappers.
But the Moroi are not the only ones in trouble...Rose Hathaway's romance life is getting WAY out of hand. Her dreamy tutor, Dimitri, might be falling for someone else, and her good friend Mason has a giant crush on her, but she just doesn't feel that way about him. What's a girl to do when she might never be able to see the guy she loves again and that her friend Lissa might be stolen away by either the Strigoi or her boyfriend, Christian?
This time, Winter Break could turn very deadly.
Wdebo's Review: I totally worshipped (haha that might be a little strong, but...) Vampire Academy, so I had very high expectations for this book, but they might have been a little TOO high. I'm not saying this book was horrible, it was really good actually just not what I was expecting.
Pro: Wonderfully written like Vampire Academy, I love how strong of a character Rose is, her character and leadership is very admirable. The whole of Vampire Academy is knitted together so well that you feel like you are there and like you've been to this school before and are like an alumni of it, amazingly written!
Con: The harshness of it, yes there are soft parts, but there is just a harsh feeling in it.
All in all, I loved this book, it was great, not the best (The first one was the best) but wonderful all the same! Remember to read Vampire Academy!!
The Books in the Vampire Academy Series:
Vampire Academy [Read Review HERE]
Frostbite [This one]
Shadow Kiss [Click HERE for review]
Blood Promise [Click HERE for review]
Spirit Bound [Click HERE for review]
Last Sacrifice [Coming December 7, 2010]