Monday, August 5, 2013

[Review] Frostbite - Richelle Mead

Released: April 10th, 2008

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…

"You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love."

Fucking speechless. Richelle Mead has rendered me abso-freaking-lutely speechless. And, honestly, this doesn't happen a lot with YA books. I'm only usually like

BUT DAMN! Richelle Mead created a book that's better than the first one (if that was even freaking possible since Vampire Academy was so bloody flawless). I actually finished this on the same day I finished the first novel. Holy shit, right? It was that good! The fights, the problems, the smoking hot chemistry! Not to mention the fact that Mead introduced another hot character, Adrian Ivashkov who might or might not be my favorite character ever!

Rose is somehow better in Frosbite than in the previous novel. She's somewhat less of a bitch and she's much more cautious now (courtesy of Dimitri). But, of course, I love how she remained as a snarky girl with smartass comments. She's so fabulously sassy!

Thank you, Ryan Higa. Now, about Lissa, she's still the same girl as she was. She's the type of girl who wears her heart on her sleeve and she's just so considerate of everyone around her. I love that about her. Her emotions and feelings are always so intense that she ends up doing a lot of impulsive things to protect the ones she loves.

And Dimitri *deep, dreamy sigh* ooh Dimitri.
"The other problem in my life is Dimitri. He's the one who killed Natalie, and he's a total badass. He's also pretty good-looking. Okay–more than good-looking. He's hot–like, the kind of hot that makes you stop walking on the street and get hit by traffic."
He's still the same old, same old closed-off guy. But when he smiles and how his personality's changed with Rose *grins like an idiot* those things will probably, sort of melt you like an ice cube on a burning stove. He's still strict and he knows his limits, but, still, he's just hot. I really like how they can joke around with each other and alkerljawlerj too adorable!
Rose: "You know what would help?"
Dimitri: "Hmm?"
Rose: "If you turned off his crap music and put on something that came out after the Berlin Wall went down."
Dimitri: "[laughs] Your worst class is history, yet somehow, you know everything about Eastern Europe." 
Rose: "Hey, gotta have material for my jokes, Comrade."
They are so easy around each other despite the fact that he's her mentor. Their relationship is just to. die. for. I squeal every time they have a cute little scene together.

And then comes Adrian Ivashkov. MY GOD THIS MAN COULD MAKE ALL THE WOMEN SWOON AND FAINT. He gets along so easily with Rose with their banters. His arrogance, his cockiness *swoons* I love his character so damn much.
Adrian: "Not into older guys, huh?"
Rose: "You're imagining things. Clearly, my stunning beauty has clouded your mind."
It's so cute how they're so easy around each other. I can't ship them together because Rose/Dimitri is already my number one otp in this series. BUT AGHH, he's always flirting with Rose!
Adrian: "That's pretty hot."
 Rose: "Punching me in the eye?"
Adrian: "Well, no. Of course not. I meant that the idea of getting rough with you is hot. I'm a big fan of full-contact sports."

I can't take all these feelings.

But then the ending! MY GOD. I THINK I WEPT TWO OCEANS AND THREE RIVERS WITH A LAKE. I'm not going to spoil it but fawlekrwlekjr fuck fuckety clusterfuck of all clusterfucks (pardon my Greek and French). Read it. Just read it.

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About The Author:

Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. She now lives in Seattle where she works on her three series full-time, which are Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan and Vampire Academy. When she can actually tear herself away from writing or reading books, she has bad reality TV, traveling and shopping to keep her entertained.

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