Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Frostbite by Richelle Mead

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…

One thing that stood out to me about this book is that is really does stand alone. I was able to follow the story with the quick recap that came at the start of the book. It reminded me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but without the trademark snark. There is definite teen appeal, but I am not sure if it is an amazing example of literature. For now though, Thumbs Up.

1 comment:

Kat Werner said...

After discussing other books at the meeting, I would like to change my vote to a maybe on this one. I still think it has great teen appeal, but I am not sure it is a real lasting contribution to the genre.