Vampire Academy #2
Author: Richelle Mead
Publish Date: April 10, 2008
Paperback, 327 pages
Barnes and Noble
I am really glad I decided to give Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series another chance. I wasn't thrilled with the way she wrote the first book that kept the reader in the dark.
The second book in the series starts out by explaining all the questions I had from the first book. It was so very helpful. It also made the rest of the store that much more interesting.
I am really in love with the star crossed lovers Rose and Dimitri are being shown as. Even though they are destined not to be together, they still are so utterly romantic.
Also in this book, Rose meets her mother for the first time ever. Her mother walked away from her as a child to become a protector as Rose is now. Talk about trying to live up to your parent's expectations. Rose has no idea how volatile her relationships can be.
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…