Thursday, April 22, 2010


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…

Overall Enjoyment- 18/20
Ending- 19/20
Recommendation- 18/20
Characters- 17/20
Total score-89/100


Cussing- Occasional
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking- References, Teen Drinking, Smoking
Sexual Content- References, One scene
Violence and Disturbing Images- Blood drinking, Murder, Some Graphic Scenes

This is one of the better vampire teen books out there. It has it's own storyline and is actually unique. Compared to the first book in the series, I enjoyed this one more. It was unpredictable and less sugar-coated. (I am not a fan of sugar-coated topics). This is definitely not the first series I'd recommend to someone randomly but I do have to say for being a vampire book its exceptional.


1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying this series so far. Rose is pretty awesome, I just wish that her friend Lissa was a little more powerful/supportive/interesting. Can't wait for the newest, Spirit Bound coming out this May.