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Dermesztő ölelés (edition 2010)

by Richelle Mead, Veronika Farkas (Translator)

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Member:TheCrow2
Title:Dermesztő ölelés
Authors:Richelle Mead
Other authors:Veronika Farkas (Translator)
Info:[Budapest] : Agave Kv., cop. 2010
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:fantasy, vámpír, vampire

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Frostbite by Richelle Mead

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Great improvement from first book

The dialogue sounds more natural and the plot is less predictable. If you enjoy teenage sci-fi romance then you will probably enjoy this. The characters are more complex in this second book and feel more like genuine people. I found it to be entertaining; what I call popcorn fiction. ( )
  SENSpence | Jul 31, 2014 |
The Good: Frostbite is one of the rare instances where I loved second book in a series even more than the first. The focus was split equally between action, drama and romance. Danger surrounds the royal families, so the kids at St. Vladimir's hide out at a fancy ski resort. As they cut loose from their training responsibilities, we get to see Rose and some of the others with a little more freedom to act their ages. And that means a lot of fun and teen angst. The tension between Rose and Dmitri is awesome and the addition of Adrian is fantastic. The book is not without its emotional pain and loss, however. Some surprising things take place in Frostbite, which may very well have a long term impact on some of the characters.

The Bad: Nothing. Frostbite was perfect. ( )
  TequilaReader | May 26, 2014 |
Why is this so addictive? Also, why am I so attracted to sarcastic guys like Christian? Its starting to worry me big time. Rose is awesome and I love how this is told from her feisty female perspective rather than from perfect little Lissa. ( )
  katie1802 | May 10, 2014 |
So...Frostbite happened. This book was slightly better than the first. There was a lot more blood and killing in Frostbite. It's a shame because there were some good aspects going on. Frostbite is about the Strigoi teaming up with humans in order to start killing off Moroi Royal Families. St. Vladimir's wants to shut down ranks and protect their students: Their brillant solution? Take all of their students on a holiday trip for skiing!

Come on, The Strigoi kind of deserves this kill. This is a very stupid plan.

Politics was a very big part of Frostbite too. The Moroi want to used their magic more often to stand a fighting chance against the Strigoi. Rose gets jealous over a Moroi whom catches Dimitri's eye and her Mother also shows up.

What I liked:

The violence: What's a sure proof cure to exposition? Senseless murders. Unfortunately, a lot of the dead I really didn't care about. They were literally words on the page. And, the death that was supposed to mattered made me laughed out loud and lament on the stupidity of the entire situation.

What I didn't liked:
Everything else. ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
Rose Hathaway is trying to move on. The events of the last few months were draining and Rose is trying to get on track, move forward with her training, and forget about Dmitri, who has obviously moved on. A high profile and uncommonly bold strigoi attack has everyone on edge and guardians flood St. Vladimir's, including Rose's mother. The school isn't taking any chances and makes the skiing trip to Idaho mandatory to keep the students together while allowing their parents to come visit them. Lissa is very busy with her new boyfriend and Dmitri is also busy with Tasha, so Rose decides to have some fun and ignore them. After yet another strigoi attack happens that directly affects one of the students, leading three of Rose's classmates going on a crusade after the strigoi. Feeling responsible because she told them the location, Rose follows them to get them to come home. Hopefully Rose will get there before they've gotten themselves into bigger trouble than they can handle.

Frostbite is steeped in a lot of teen drama, but Rose rises above it and develops so much since the first book. Instead of stupidly running to fight a whole gang of Strigoi, she's the voice of reason, trying to get her foolish friends to wake up and come home. After her up close and personal experience with a Strigoi, it has put her abilities and skills into perspective. Just because they are exceptional for guardian students doesn't mean they are any match for superpowered evil vampires. Rose is less of a daredevil, but her personality is as fiery as ever. She's the same Rose with a little more sense and caution. Rose tries to move on and forget about Dmitri because their relationship goes against both of their goals as guardians. She tries to make it work with Mason, which is nice, but ultimately unsatisfying. She deals with a lot of stresses: jealousy over Dmitri and Tasha, jealousy over Lissa and Christian, and anger at her mom. Although there are some missteps, Rose deals with all of these impressively.

The relationship between Rose and Lissa is strong, but changing. Lissa has a new boyfriend and platonic relationships change and adjust to accommodate in the face of new love. I experienced this as a teen and it can be hard, so Rose's feelings rang true to me. My friendship at the time didn't survive that change, but I'm glad Rose and Lissa's did. Rose gives the lovebirds some space and tries to amuse herself, but it's difficult when strong emotions can cause her to see through Lissa's eyes. Awkward! Unfortunately, to distract herself she befriends drunkard and playboy Adrian, making others judge her harshly as slutty or stupid. Of course Adrian isn't judged as harshly and his behavior is expected for a rich Moroi young man. Frostbite only marginally explores the sexist double standards in vampire society, but I'm glad it continued at all.

Frostbite is awesome. It develops the characters and relationships while amping up the volume on the suspense and horror. The ending is heartbreaking and extremely memorable. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. ( )
  titania86 | Mar 28, 2014 |
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During winter break at St. Vladimir's, the school is on high alert due to a Strigoi attack, so Rose does not feel like celebrating. And besides battling with the enemy, Rose has to deal with friendships and romances that are far from running smoothly.
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While on a school skiing trip, guardian-in-training Rose faces everything from misunderstandings between friends to fights among factions of Moroi as reports of horrific Strigoi attacks raise tensions, ultimately leading Rose and some of those closest to her into a battle that teaches her much about life, death, and love.… (more)

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