by Richelle Mead
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…
I think this review is one of the hardest reviews I've ever written. I'm not completely sure how I feel about the Vampire Academy books, I should like them. I want to like them. But I'm not that drawn to them.
I read the first Vampire Academy book about half a year ago. I'd read lots of great things about the series and was really eager to start reading it. I liked it, but wasn't as in love with it as everyone else were. I'd heard many people say that the series got better for every book and hoped that I would like Frostbite more than the first book. Even though I didn't have as high expectations as for the first book, it let me down.
I really should like these books. The stories are fast pased and really action filled. The characters are well developed and threedimentional. They're likeable and and suit the story. The writing is good. The vampire world is really well planned and has lots of details. There's lots of romance and complications between the characters.
The books should be really good, but I just don't enjoy reading them. I should, but don't feel any attachment to the charactes. In all the big action filled scenes, my heart doesn't race. I don't want to read every moment possible, but every time I pick up the book I feel more like "okay, I have to read a few pages. I haven't read anything in a few days" not "I want to read!!!!".
So I'm not going to rate this book. It is a really good book. But I didn't enjoy it. I know, it doesn't make any sense.