Frostbite by Richelle Mead

80%

18 Critic Reviews

Let me just tell you: I love Rose Hathaway. She's like the best, most badass character in the world. The second book did not let me down...I really recommend it to those who are still in doubt. Just pick it up.
-Guardian

Synopsis

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 handto- 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…
 

 

 

About Richelle Mead

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Richelle Mead was born in Michigan on November 12, 1976. She received a liberal arts degree from the University of Michigan, an MA in comparative religion from Western Michigan University, and a Master in teaching (middle and high school English) degree from the University of Washington. Before becoming a full-time author, she taught eighth grade social studies and English. She writes the Georgina Kincaid series and the Dark Swan series for adults and the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series for young adults.
 
Published April 10, 2008 by Razorbill. 340 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Frostbite
All: 18 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 2

Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by bedtimestories on Mar 20 2014

Let me just tell you: I love Rose Hathaway. She's like the best, most badass character in the world. The second book did not let me down...I really recommend it to those who are still in doubt. Just pick it up.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by Teenage_Read on Feb 03 2015

Richelle Mead once again transfixes us in this Moroi world. This book again gives you glimpse of Lissa’s life from her view...With this book it brings out new characters that you need to think twice about.

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EzineArticles

Good
Reviewed by Ruby Groves on Nov 12 2009

Overall, I liked this book much more than I liked the first book. I think they characters were very well developed, and knowing their backgrounds helped me to get into the story. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with an affliction to Vampire Books.

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Vampire Book Club

Good
Reviewed by Chelsea on Oct 29 2010

The majority of the novel is character development — specifically, Rose beginning to grow up. There are hints at what’s to come in Shadow Kiss, but Frostbite doesn’t have near the foreshadowing as the series opener did.

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All the Books I Can Read

Good
Reviewed by 1GIRL2MANYBOOKS on Aug 24 2013

There were some nice moments with her mother too towards the end of the book that also helped Rose understand her mother...Frostbite was a great follow up to the first novel. I’m getting sucked further into this series and I can’t wait to dive into the next book. I have them all here sitting on my shelf just waiting for my undivided attention!

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http://bittenbybooks.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Virginia Hendricks on May 26 2008

Richelle Mead draws us deeper into the world of Rose and Lissa. The Frostbite starts out immediately with action between a Strigoi attack on Moroi. When the attacks strike closer to home, the school declares that the Christmas break will be spent in a ski resort.

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Simply Books

Good
Reviewed by Simply_Megan on Jan 04 2014

Rose is still the awesome character that she was before but she's learning some self-control and how to rein in her impulsive behaviors. I love character development and these are important lessons for any teenager, but especially one who deals with the paranormal on a daily basis.

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Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer on Mar 29 2012

All in all, this was a solid second installment to what is shaping up to be an entertaining series...The plot is becoming darker and more complex while the characters are developing and growing rapidly. I look forward to finding out more about Rose, Dimitri, and the rest of the St. Vlad's gang.

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Murphy's Library

Good
Reviewed by Maeva on Dec 22 2010

Rose grows up visibly on this book—although she still has a long way ahead her—, and I couldn’t put it down. I read it on the road, while I was on my way to NY—which means I read it in less than 5 hours...Yeah, I think I’m hooked on this story.

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Read. Breathe. Relax.

Above average
Reviewed by Lisa Parkin on Sep 27 2013

I think this book definitely suffered from sequel syndrome and it did not intrigue and excite me like Vampire Academy did. I was annoyed that there was a ridiculous amount of back and forth between Rose and Dimitri – which I expected – but that’s the price of forbidden romances in books….they’re forbidden.

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My Favourite Books

Above average
Reviewed by Essjay on Nov 22 2010

The conclusion is dramatic and somewhat shocking. Rose is pushed to test her own strength and learn hard lessons about how her actions can affect others. I loved how Frostbite didn't relax into just another school term at St. Vladimir's but sought out new locations which helps keep a fresh feeling.

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Fluttering Butterflies

Good
Reviewed by Michelle on Oct 13 2011

I love how this book is filled with so much jealousy and heart ache, but also friendship and cool action sequences and a complicated mother-daughter relationship. It's a great second book in the series and I'm already desperate for more!

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The Mountains of Instead

Above average
Reviewed by Splendibird on Nov 30 2010

I enjoyed the setting and plot of Frostbite a lot... Mostly I was impressed by the dark tone of the story. For the first time, fearless Rose is faced with the reality of her profession and the author pulls no punches. Rose's reaction is at once believable and heart-wrenching. Great stuff!

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Reading Addict

Good
Reviewed by Amber Skye on Sep 04 2011

Seriously, Frostbite is twice as enthralling as it's prequel. The characters' attitudes, the plot, and the mysteries are all kicked up a notch in this nail-biting sequel...Not only does Mead pump up the drama and romance, but she also turns up the intensity. The plot is more fast-paced than the first book's.

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I Want to Read That

Excellent
Reviewed by I Want To Read That on Dec 06 2010

This is shaping up to be one awesome series...Again there is plenty of action and character development, making this a great sequel. I loved meeting Rose's mother and really enjoyed their interactions...I loved the ending of this one.

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Book Cover Justice

Below average
Reviewed by bookingitreviews on Feb 15 2015

While the plot of this book was tighter than that of the first one, that’s likely just because Mead has already established her world. I still felt that it dragged a bit at the beginning, though. However, I’ll say this: when the action was on, it was on...I just wish there’d been more, to balance out all of the pointless flirting.

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Bookshelf Sophisticate Blog

Good
Reviewed by Katelyn on Nov 02 2010

Oh Richelle how you frustrate me! I was pretty much holding my breath, over anxious, or downright sad through this whole book. Now don't get me wrong, I loved it...but it drove me crazy at the same time...Mead amped up the action in this one which please me. After the crazy suspenseful ending in Vampire Academy it was a perfect continuation.

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Karin's Book Nook

Excellent
Reviewed by karinlibrarian on Feb 20 2008

Rose’s relationship with Dimitri is as complicated as ever and provides romantic tension throughout the story. The ending is a little too quickly wrapped up with not much discussion of the deadly group of Strogoi still roaming around...but overall FROSTBITE is even more enjoyable than Vampire Academy, the first book in the series.

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