A few weeks back I confessed that I'd never finished the Vampire Academy series. Then Steph at TheFakeSteph tweeted back that she wanted to read the books over the summer, and Ashelynn of Gypsy Book Reviews tweeted us that she'd love to re-read the books.
And so St. Vladimir's Summer School was born -- or reborn? On Wednesdays this summer, we'll be blogging about our Vampire Academy journey. If you've read the books and want to chime in, or if you're curious about this much beloved series, we hope you enjoy following along.
Exciting news -- we have a new kid in class -- Jenn from OwlReadIt.
Week two assigned reading: Frostbite, Vampire Academy book two.
Were you absent last week? You can catch up on my post on Vampire Academy book one here
Since there are no rules at this summer school, I'm not doing a formal review! But based on comments (below) I will do a very short plot summary:
It's winter break at St. Vladimir's Academy and the students are hitting the slopes. But behind the festivities is a sense of menace -- Moroi vampire families are being targeted by the evil Strigoi. When three of Rose's friends unwisely decide to head out to hunt Strigoi on their own, Rose needs to save the day.
What I loved about Frostbite:
Skiing. Rose hits the slopes! Here's what I picture her wearing:
|jacket by Moncler|
Rose's mom Janine shows up in this book. She basically abandoned Rose to become a Guardian for the Moroi and Rose resents that. She and Rose clearly have some issues to work out. Like these two!
Voyeurism. Wow. So Rose and Lissa have this bond where Rose experiences what Lissa does, and let's just say that makes for some interesting sharing in this book.
|Photo from private-detective.org.uk|
He makes his first appearance in this book, adds some much needed comic relief. I have not found a picture of him. Yet.
Jen M over at Some Like It Paranormal is a HUGE VA fan and she and I have this ongoing discussion about what Adrian looks like. Jen thinks he looks like Chace Crawford, which is just ... I can't even find the words.
Anyway, in Frostbite, Adrian visits Rose in her dreams, which is hilarious at first, and then ends up being very useful. I also now understand why poor Adrian is such an alcoholic mess in the Bloodlines series. It's the whole spirit thing. When he and Lissa use spirit, it makes them a little psychologically unstable.
If you've read this series, what do you think Adrian looks like? It's okay if you agree with Jen M.
Be sure to go over to see what Steph and Ashelynn and Jenn thought about Frostbite. That's what I'm about to do!