Friday, May 21, 2010

: Frostbite by Richelle Mead :

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 getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian. (So not cool).

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians--including the legendary Janine 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 annual 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...

Yes, I have just finished reading Frostbite ... and I did love it! I found every spare moment, I was picking up the book, reading a few pages, and eagerly turning the pages to see what Rose was going to get up to next.

The confrontation with her mother, the longing for Dimitri, feeling like she was losing the friendship with Lissa, attracting attention from Andrew & Mason to name a few. Watching Rose begin to mature when she is faced with some tough decisions is also unexpected. I did think for awhile there she would remain a hot headed, fiery tempered teenager throughout the whole series ... but I think that side of her is still there. Maybe it will come out again in SHADOW KISSED.

I felt the sadness (nope, not letting on if you haven't read it) for the loss she experiences, and the also for her grappling with the prospect of never seeing Dimitri again.

Rating ... 7/10

And looking forward to SHADOW KISSED ....

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