Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Swoon Thursday #29 Frostbite (Book 2 of VA)



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Today's swoon comes from Book 2 of the Vampire Academy series - Frostbite

First - The Blurb:

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...

Second -  My Thoughts:

As many of you may already know, Frostbite continues straight on from Book 1 - Vampire Academy.
With the Moroi Royals now under direct attack from a group of Strigoi, St. Vladimir's is suddenly inundated with Guardians, one of which, is Rose's estranged mother. To say that these two don't get along is an understatement. However, the tension between the two of them does seem to ease towards the end.
Other new characters are introduced. One of these in particular grabbed my attention - Adrian Ivashkov - a Moroi with similar abilities to Lissa. He seems to be a classic bad boy, but is he really???? Guess I need to keep reading to find out.
Dimitri - what can I say - Rose loves him, he loves her, but due to them both being Lissa's Guardians some where in the future, it's a love which is not allowed to flourish. Damn!!!
Once again, there's not a whole heap of romance in this book but there is plenty of action which kept me entertained.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Third - My Swoon:

I could see his labored breathing and knew his heart was beating as quickly as mine. And he wasn't pulling away. I knew this was wrong---knew all the logical reasons for us to stay apart. But right then, I didn't care. I didn't want to control myself. I didn't want to be good.
Before he realized what was happening, I kissed him. Our lips met, and when I felt him kiss me back, I knew I was right. He pressed himself closer, trapping me between him and the wall. He kept holding my hand, but the other one snaked behind my head, sliding into my hair. The kiss was filled with so much intensity; it held anger, passion, release...

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!


  1. See, I am an action girl and that is why I love this series so much. You will get more, don't worry!!

    Here's My Swoon from Hopeless!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Bahaha I love these books! Dimitri *sigh*

    Awesome swoon!

    My Swoon

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  3. Great Swoon!

    Here's My Swoon!

    @Reading and Things

  4. Ah! Love this swoon so so much. Miss these books. *Sigh* will be swooning over Dimitri all day! Awesome swoon and thank you so much for stopping by the blog and commenting! 8)

  5. I need to read the other VA books!! And that swoon makes me want to get right on it!!


    Magen Corrie

  6. Hmm, Richelle Mead! I haven't read anything by her, but I have read several excerpts (and swoons) from various books of hers, and it sounds like she has some great ones! This swoon is yum! :)

    Here is my swoon post!

  7. Sigh. I just adore Rose and Dimitri. I can re-read scenes from them all day long!

    My Swoon

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  8. Great Swoon Marilyn. I loved the Vampire Academy Series, and Dimitri made me swoon many times throughout the series! LOL You have to read Bloodlines once you finish Vampire Academy! It's a great spin-off :)

    Here's my Swoon:

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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