Sunday, March 16, 2014

Re-readathon: Frostbite by Richelle Mead ~ Chapter 1 - 5

To keep up with our goal of re-reading more of our favorite books and re-discover them we created this challenge to help accomplish that goal. We will read five chapters each week with a blog post every sunday. 
Co-hosted by Christina @ Booksane and me!

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
Paperback, 328 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Razorbill

It’s winter break at St Vladimir’s, and a massive Strigoi vampire attack has put the school on high alert. This year’s trip away from the academy to the wintery peaks of Idaho has suddenly become mandatory.

But Rose’s troubles seem to follow her wherever she goes—dealing with the pain of knowing that her relationship with her tutor Dimitri can never be, things get even more complicated when one her closest friends admits his feelings for her.

The glittering winter landscape may create the illusion of safety but Rose—and her heart—are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...

Chapter 1 - 5

| As always beware for the spoilers if you haven't read the book yet. |

Chapter 1:

I know there's a prologue first but it's more Rose walking us through all the important things that happened in Vampire Academy so not really that important. 
Chapter one is all about Rose going on a little trip with Dimitri to take her qualifier test which would've been taken by the famous Arthur Schoenberg (random fact: that last name sounds very Flemish or Dutch actually). Upon arrival they noticed something is wrong so Dimitri tells Rose to go sit in the car and wait. Yeah, right. She wouldn't be Rose if she'd do that. So she goes and and sees bodies, bodies, bodies everywhere. They're all killed by Strigoi. They also find out humans helped them put the magical wards done. So humans are teaming up with the Strigoi is very bad news. 

Chapter 2:

After Dimitri called some guardians to come check out the masacre they find a creepy ass writing on the wall: 
Poor, poor Badicas. So few left. One royal family nearly gone. Others to follow.
Like I said, creepy...
Not much else happened except Rose getting pissed and wishing she could take on the Strigoi's herself and then returning to the academy with Dimitri. After that she went to find Lissa and found her with Christian in the library where she tells them she was at the house where the masacre happened.

Chapter 3:

Chapter 3 starts with Rose being confused why a lot of the kids are all smiling and seem to be excited about something. She thinks it's weird that everyone is acting like that after what happened. And then of course Mason comes in and explains they're going on a ski trip where all the students can go to over the winter holiday so they'll be safe. I loved how Mason and Rose were flirting back and forth. It was all very cute. (yes, I know she's Dimitris soulmate but I still think it's adorable!)
After that Rose goes to practice and sees Dimitri holding a stake so she's all happy to be finally ready to practice with stakes. Of course Dimitri has different idea about it, asking questions about where the heart is and how she should stake the dummies (a.k.a. practice Strigoi).
When she goes to her next class, there are a couple of guardians in the class and one of them is... dum dum duuuuum... her mother.

Chapter 4:

So the reason that her mother,  and some other guardians are there is because of the masacre and she (Rose's mother) is there with the guy she's protecting but they had time to share real-life experiences with the class. Rose is pretty upset about it because she hasn't seen her mother in years. I'd be mad too if that were my mother. So I can totally understand where Rose is coming from. When it's her mothers turn to share an experience Rose is definitely pissed off and raises her hand to ask questions which make her be send out of class. A little bit later her mother comes out and talks to Rose. To say that didn't went well is a bit of an understatement. There's a lot of resentment from both sides. I felt really bad for Rose in that seen. When Rose goes to her next training with Dimitri she finally gets the chance to do some serious asskicking on the dummies with the stake and Dimitri told her she did a good job which made her glow like crazy. Totally cute!

Chapter 5:

Chapter five was my favorite so far because Dimitri wants Rose to learn that not all marks are badges of honor. So he takes her to meet Christian's aunt, Tasha. As we all know Tasha plays a big part in these books. Not that she's a lot in them but... you know. Just like Rose I liked her very much. So we find out that Tasha doesn't have guardians even though she's royal because of what happened with Christian's parents. She also has a regular job as martial arts teacher in the human world. This seems like a big injustice to Rose but we can see that Tasha doesn't really mind because it's just the way it is now. And in the end Rose got the lesson of "not all marks are badges of honor." And Dimitri called her Rose again. Bonus points there! =D


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1 comment:

  1. Awesome post Stephanie! I love meeting some of these characters all over again.. especially character like Tasha. I was so glad when Dimitri made her feel better and not worse about her confrontation with her mom.

    Bring on the next 5 chapters!!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.


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