Frostbite - Richelle Mead
Frostbite begins just after the events of Vampire Academy. Rose is called off for one of the biggest tests of her Novice career, escorted by none other than her mentor, Dimitri. Right from the beginning the reader is thrown into action. Rose and Dimitri walk in on a massacre, and it only gets worse from there. Plus Rose's personal life... well it sort of becomes more a figurative mine field. We meet some new and important characters, revisit a few old, and shed a few tears for them. We meet Rose's ever absent mother and find out with Rose there's than meets the eye to her family life. Her mother, I believe, is misunderstood. We also get to meet Adrian... I liked Adrian, although I haven't read enough or seen enough of him to know how I feel about him. He seems hast and I like his personality... it was a good first impression! I also grew to like Christian more. In Vampire Academy he really did try to be a fighter, but was more in the way and just had an attitude. In Frostbite he gets tougher. He begins to learn how to use his magic as a weapon and he is an integral part in the end of the book. I feel he had a huge roll in that and he was very capable in this book. At times, I felt Rose came off as a little petty, immature, and whiney. She really learned a lot in Frostbite. She learned quite a few life lessons and in the end came out hurt, bit a better person. Overall, it was a great book and I'm excited to read book 3.

Quotes I loved:

Pg. 46 to 47 "Aferwards, Mason found me once again. "Oh, man," he said, studying my face. "Who pissed you off?"
I immediately launched into my tale of silver stake and heart woes.
To my annoyance, he laughed. "How do you not know where the heart is? Especially considering how many of them you've broken?"
I gave him the same ferocious look I'd given Dimitri. This time, it worked. Mason's face paled.
"Belikov is a sick, evil man who should be thrown into a pit of rabid vipers for the great offense he committed against you this morning."
"Thank you." I said primly. Then, I considered. "Can vipers be rabid?"
"I don't see why not. Everything can be. I think." He held the hallway door open for me. "Canadian geese might be worse than vipers, though."
I gave him a sidelong look. "Canadian geese are deadlier than vipers?"
"You ever tried to feed those little bastards?" he asked, attempting seriousness and failing. "They're vicous. You get thrown to vipers, you die quickly. But these geese? That'll go on for days. More suffering."
"Wow. I don't know whether I should be impressed or frightened that you've thought about all this," I remarked.
"Just trying to find creative ways to avenge your honor, that's all."
"You never struck me as the creative type, Mase.'"

pg. 78 Rose
"Wishing I'd been hit by a bus on my walk from the dorm today, I followed her out toward the center of the gym."

pg. 142 Rose & Adrian
"He drew in on the cigarette and let out the smoke. "Some women think they make me look sexy."
"I think you smoke them so you have something to do while thinking up your next witty line."
He choked on the smoke, caught between inhaling and laughing."

pg. 249 Rose & Christian
"'So, how do we find them?' asked Christian.
I shrugged, 'Maybe if we act like Strigoi, they'll try to stake us.'
A small, reluctant smile played over his face. He didn't want to admit it, but he'd thought my joke was funny."