Monday 27 July 2009

Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel - Richelle Mead

Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Novel - Richelle Mead

Pages: 327
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: 28th August 2008

Other Titles in the Series: Vampire Academy (my review), Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise (25/08/09)

When love and jealously collide on the slopes, winter break turns deadly…

Rose Hathaway’s got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps get stuck in her best friend Lissa’s head while she’s making out with her boyfriend, Christian.

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir’s on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians - including the legendary Jeanine Hathaway…Rose’s formidable, long-absent mother. The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy’s not taking any risks. This year, St. Vlad’s holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she ever could have imagined…

The Vampire Academy series had become one of my favourites. Frostbite was as addictive as a Moroi bite (Sorry, couldn't help it!).

I love the element of forbidden romance in Frostbite. It’s something that I thoroughly enjoy reading about. The tension that coats the novel makes it utterly compulsive. I wanted to read it all in one sitting so that I could find out if Rose and Dimitri got any closer to getting together, but unfortunately I had to go to college. Education is so inconvenient. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book where the girl and the guy resist each other for so long. Part of me is irritated but the rest absolutely loves it!

The atmosphere of Frostbite was drenched in the feeling of impending danger. It created so much suspense that I was constantly expecting the Strigoi to jump out and attack Rose and Lissa. That suspense created such a sense of unease that I was hanging on every single word.

All of the settings really enhanced the story and atmosphere of Frostbite. The isolation of the Academy in the middle of the forests of Montana made it even more intimidating and seem even harder to escape. The snowy ski resort that the Academy visited made me believe that anything could happen in that beautiful and romantic setting. It also made me want to go skiing, despite my severe lack of co-ordination. Books are powerful things, I tell you.

I absolutely love this series, it just keeps on getting better. I highly recommend it.



  1. I'd say the Vampire Academy series is one of the best vampire books around. Great review! I hadn't even realized how much the atmosphere increases the tension and adds to the story, but it's so true!

    - Alex

  2. This series is pretty darn awesome. Great review! Happy reading!

    P.S you got your lack of co-ordination spot-on.

  3. Amy - Someone doesn't want to read Blood Promise when I get it. You can wait and get the UK paperback!!

  4. I looove this series!!!!!!!!!!

    Blood Promise is my most anticipated book of the year!

  5. Great review - love the 'addictive as a Moroi bite' line :)

  6. You won the Sweet award from me :)

    Hope you enjoy it :P

  7. iv been reading so many different series of vampire books and this is finally what iv been looking for. i cant get enough and i get disappointed fast since i read them in less than 24hrs!!! GREAT BOOKS!!!

  8. totally understand kristina nollen i also read them in less than 24hrs.!!!! wish they were a little longer but they are one of the most fasinating books ive read
    i love dimitri!!!!!!
    and i cant wait to read the others

  9. Fab review Sophie! I can't get enough of this series & the sexy Dimitri *swoon* I just love him!!! I've added your link to my review :o)


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