Wednesday, May 5, 2010

GIVE AWAY Plus ~2-4-1 Review~ Frostbite & Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy Books 2 & 3) - Richelle Mead

Blurb~
Rose Hathaway's got serious guy trouble. Her gorgeous tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason has a huge crush on her, and she keeps getting stuck in her best friend Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian. (So not cool).

Then a massive Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy crawls with Guardians--including the legendary Janine Hathaway...Rose's formidable, long-absent mother. 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 provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose--and her heart--are in more danger than she ever could have imagined...




Blurb~
It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She's having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all...might be seeing ghosts.

As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose's forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line--and choose between the two people she loves most.







Ok guys...lets let the cat outta the bag...I know not ALL my readers/followers care for Young adult books...I mean I understand that at times these books can be a bit immature or just plain silly BUT when it comes to this woman...she could write the obituaries and Id drink it down like it was the last drop of water on a hot summer day! Who am I talking about...RICHELLE MEAD! I mean HELLO the woman freaking ROCKS! Read all read her Georgina Kincaid series...or even her Dark Swan books...why not try her Vampire Academy book?!?!

Let me tell you what youre missing out on...

*Ahem...

Ok Ive already reviewed the first in this series...so heres a bit of Frostbite...you have the Dahmpir's who protect the dieing race Moroi (vampires).Rose is BFF's with Lissa. A Moroi princess. They go to school together while Rose trains ( to fight against the Striogi aka vamps turned evil) to be her guardian with her uber hot 24 year old teacher/crush Dimitri. A huge attack sends everyone into HIGH ALERT! This also brings Roses estranged mother into the picture. Jane Hathaway is a guardian pro! Rose pretty mush hates her guts for leaving her as a infant to fight but is basically headed down the same path. Anyways b/c of the huge attack Rose and all her class mates (Dimitri included ;)) are headed to a ski lodge to keep safe. While there more attacks happen close by and Rose finds out where the Striogi are hiding out! Things happen with relationships and such and Rose soon finds herself in a heap of a mess b/c 3 students are on their way to face the bad guys themselves! This is where the book gets pretty dark...***SPOILERS*** While trying to stop her friends from an idiotic ambush the 4 get taken and tortured...getting fed off of and threatened is only half of it. Rose has to make some tough decisions on how to get everyone out before lives start to get taken! I dont want to giev too much away but someone dies...it nearly breaks my dang heart!!!

This book was filled with action! Theres tons of fighting and biting! Those are two things that we all love ;) One thing I adore about these books is the foreplay! LOL!!! Ya I said it! B/c it is YA they haev to be somewhat careful with the actions that take place but let me tell you that I still get hot under the collar at the steamy parts! Oh one more thing...theres a threat for her crush on Dimitri! Theres a Moroi that has her eye on him as her guardian and he must make the choice to stay and hide his love for Rose or run the other way to guard his heart! EPP!

Ok on to Shadow Kiss! I have to say this is my favorite of all! In this book Roses sanity is totally questioned. Since the horrible kidnapping and slaughter she witnessed Rose is quite off kilter. So when she has to play guardian to Christian (Lissa her BFF's boyfriend) she finds flashes of those days haunting her. Rose starts seeing things...people...dark images reaching towards her...almost pullling her back to where she belonged. See Rose is Shadow Kissed. She got in a car accident at a young age and Lissa brought her back to life using her abilities. So technically she should be dead...aka Shadow Kissed. Once the cat is out of the bag that Rose is seeing things shes forced into therapy. She soon finds out that the reason shes seeing dead people is because they are warning her of what is to come! and when it comes...THE POOPY HITS THE FAN! Now Rose is face with two problems...1) She realizes that shes having problems with her sanity b/c shes pulling the evil forces out of Lissa...which in other instances has resulted b4 in suicide! and 2) She is faced with the horrible fact that the man she loves...might just be the man she has to kill!

Above all RM's voice totally bleeds through like it does in all her other books. These books have a certain attitude and quirkiness about them! Not to mention a HUGE sarcastic touch! ;) These books get better and better as they go along! I promise you if you pick them up you wont be sorry! They REALLY keep your attention! Not to mention you can never seem to put these books down! =) Ok go get'em tiger!

I give these books a total of...



One last thing...I forgot to mention the GIVE AWAY we have going on over at Breezing Through! Its for our recently reviewed book Heart of Stone...

Review: Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis
published by Zondervan (March 1, 2010)

Laura Foster (aka Lovie Lane), wealthy widowed owner of a refined boardinghouse in Glory, Tex., is running from her tainted past and ruined childhood in a tale set in the 1870s. Laura does everything in her power to overcome the odds and create a life free of shame and abuse. Partly succeeding, she is thrown off-kilter when handsome Rev. Brand McCormick, a widower, takes a romantic interest in her. Laura knows with dead certainty that Brand would never come calling if he knew the truth of her past, so she rebuffs his attention at every turn. But the good reverend just won't be put off. Both characters have much to reveal that will test their love, faith, and loyalty to one another.





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2 comments:

Patti said...

Hahah - If Richelle Mead published her grocery list I'd probably buy a copy :) This is my favorite YA series (I don't read a lot of YA). I am waiting with baited breath for May 18! I also love her Succubus series and own her Dark Swan books but haven't read them yet...

May 5, 2010 at 8:41 PM
Monroe Dawson said...

Patti~
You are a woman after my Richelle Mead lovin heart! I love this series. I'm so happy I finally jumped on the band wagon with this series! I'm starting the 4th book tomorrow! I don't read a ton of YA either but have you tried PC & Kristen Casts's House of Night series? Wow its awesome! It's very comparable to the VA series!

Have a great rest of the week pookey! =)

May 5, 2010 at 8:51 PM