Author: Richelle Mead
Stars: 5 out of 5
Back of the Book
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 feastive. 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 with 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've actually been really liking this series and the best part is I don't have to wait for each book to come out. My pet peeve is when I've started a series and have to wait for the book by then I would have either moved on or forgot what happened in the last 2 books. Sigh
In book two the 2 main events are Rose has competition over Dimitri's attention and affection and the possibility of him leaving to protect another moroi. We finally meet Rose's mom and there is a rogue band of strigoi (immortal dead vampires with insane strength) that are killing off royal families one by one with the help of humans.
We get to see Rose's first killing of strigoi, we see the lost of her friend Mason and a new character is brought in named Adrian ( who is royal and is a spirit user like Lissa)
I really liked this one because we see rose's battle between herself and she learns more about being a guardian and her mother. This one is very emotional and I got caught up in the intense situations. Overall I gave this a 5 and I can't wait to read the next book.