I'm continuing on with my review of all the books in the Vampire Academy series! I really enjoyed this series and recommend it for older teens (16+) and adults alike!
Release Date: April 10, 2008
Source: Amazon Purchase
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Original Review Date: April 5, 2011
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Synopsis: t’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 was extremely excited to see that Rose is maturing and growing into her guardian role. It was nice to see some interaction between Rose and her mother, a seasoned guardian. Even with all of the growing up that Rose is doing she still acts very childish when it comes to some things. It’s like two steps forward, one step back with her. I felt terrible for poor Mason who has the worst crush on her. I’m really liking Christian’s character too. The more I read, the more I like him. He’s a good match for Lissa even though Rose doesn't like it.
To top it off, the end of the book was a nice surprise. Who would have ever thought that Dimitri would have slipped up and lose his control like that! I’m hoping that once Rose turns 18 it’ll be a go for Rose and Dimitri. Even though they have their “duties” to protect Lissa, I’m still holding out hope that they somehow can be together. Dimitri really is good for Rose and he seems to bring her line of thinking back to reason.
I will continue reading on...I'm eager to see what happens next!
Read my review of Vampire Academy (VA #1)