The drama and romance continue in this 144 page full colour graphic novel adaptation of the second Vampire Academy novel, Frostbite, which was overseen by Richelle Mead and features beautiful art by acclaimed British illustrator Emma Vieceli.It s winter break at St Vladimir s, and a massive Strigoi vampire attack has put the school on high alert This year s trip away from the academy to the wintery peaks of Idaho has suddenly become mandatory.But Rose s troubles seem to follow her wherever she goes dealing with the pain of knowing that her relationship with her tutor Dimitri can never be, things get even complicated when one her closest friends admits his feelings for her.The glittering winter landscape may create the illusion of safety but Rose and her heart are in danger than she ever could have imaginedThe Vampire Academy series Vampire Academy Frostbite Shadow Kiss Blood Promise Last SacrificeAnd don t miss the brand new spin off series, Bloodlines...
|Title||:||Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy Graphic Novels, Band 2)|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Auflage Reprint 29 August 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Seiten|
|File Size||:||883 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Frostbite: A Vampire Academy Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy Graphic Novels, Band 2) Reviews
In "Frostbite", the second novel in the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead, Rose and Lissa are forced to go on a mandatory skiing trip when Strigoi attacks are happening all over the state and close to St. Vladimir. For Rose the biggest problem in "Frostbite" isn't necessarily that there are deadly evil vampires hunting all royal Moroi families down, but the fact that Dimitri is starting to look other ways instead of being all over her.I was very excited for this novel mainly because I fell in love with every single character in the first novel. Since it's common knowledge that the second book in a series is always not so great, I was prepared for the worst, and therefore pleasantly surprised when I finished this. "Frostbite" is a little off with the pacing and the middle is quite slow, but it's overall not that bad and makes me want to continue the series still, which is a major achievement because I have serious series-commitment issues.I loved that the book is centered around the Strigoi, the "bad" kind of vampires that just wants to feed and kill. I really like that the series went for the dark path while still keeping the charm and flirty aspects that I loved about "Vampire Academy". "Frostbite" has a very strong focus on character relations, which is probably the reason why the plot suffers so much during certain parts. This novel is the novel of new romance, everyone's falling in or out of love and every character goes through major development.Since the first novel, Rose has a giant crush on her instructor Dimitri, but he thinks that it's pretty inappropriate, given the fact that she's 17 and he's 24. In "Frostbite" we meet Tasha Ozera, Christian's aunt, which is a big, big reason for Rose to get even, because she isn't only stunning, she's ready to get some of Dimitri. That's already where my dislike of her starts. It's no secret that I am madly rooting for Dimitri and Rose, and having her in the picture is just ... no good. I can imagine that I'm not the only who's frowning at the thought of Tasha, but Mead solves this cleverly by making Tasha such a likeable and smart character that you just feel bad for not liking her. While the royal Moroi prove to be completely useless and annoying throughout the entire novel ("omg, we should force all dhampirs to be guardians to we'll be safe." "we don't have enough dhampirs, son." "well, THEN FORCE MORE"*), she actually uses her brain. Halleluja.The biggest appeal about this series has always been the characters and I'm happy that Mead decided to focus on them a lot and give them space to develop in this. It's just a mystery to me how she makes even side characters so lively and real without a whole lot of description. With Adrian Ivashkov we have another awesome character that I hope we'll see a lot in the future. He's cocky, he's hitting on everything that moves and he's a bit insane. Just the perfect blend. I'm curious as to what's in for him in the future and even if it's wrong, I'm rooting for him and Lissa.I was also very excited to finally meet Janine, Rose's mother. There's a lot of tension between the two and I think it's just amazing how Mead manages to mirrors Rose's behavior exactly in the way she writes Janine. (Characters 4/5)In fact, this is exactly what annoyed me a bit in "Frostbite". Everyone behaves really, really, really stupid. The Moroi are proving to have absolutely no common sense and pretty much everyone, even the guardians are not seeing the obvious. Half the plot twists in the novel are easy to spot if you just open your eyes and I actually guessed most of them right away. And not guarding a school full of royal (TARGET) Moroi because "yeah, we totally have this magical ring thing that'll protect us and only can be destroyed if a human stakes it, but they'd never work with humans so we're ok" - really? REALLY? Most of the conflict solutions are just very convenient and don't make much sense to me. When there's no fighting, there's a lot of filler in form of assemblies and parties and I think that space could've been used more wisely by inserting sideplots. (Plot 2/5)*this is totally how this went downRating: ★★★☆☆Overall: Do I Recommend?If you've read the first one, might as well continue. It's really not a bad read and exceptionally good for a second novel. On it's own though, this probably wouldn't have made me want to read a sequel. The ending actually made me want to continue even more because I feel like in the last 50 pages Mead actually wrote down the main ideas and really sped it up a bit. And come on, with that ending you just HAVE TO keep going! Mrs Mead, you little tease, you.
Well, I'd say 3,5 stars.Something odd that I noticed even while reading Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel: all the female characters have too much make-up on. ^__^ Just look at Lissa when she's lying down with Christian: her cheeks are so unrealistically pink. And usually also Rose's cheeks tend to be way redder than normal.I have mixed feelings about the prologue in this book. On one hand it can't be useful to refresh one's memory before reading. On the other hand there were so may details that made it kind of heavy to skim through.As I wrote for the previous installment, there are some details that are not explained and only those who read the original novel will understand the connections.Still, a good graphic novel. I'll definitely read on.
And I thought I'd had enough of vampires. After many beloved and some stereotypical YA vampire books in the past years I felt fine with putting that category on the waiting list for a while. Until I decided to pick up the first book in this series and Richelle Mead's VAMPIRE ACADEMY restored my faith in good and imaginative vampire worlds.I'd had my eyes on the VAMPIRE ACADEMY books for quite a while, many people kept recommending them and I can remember the rave about the last book in the series. Now with the first movie coming out in 2014 I couldn't hold out on this series any longer.Richelle's series isn't your average -There's a vampire in this story and he's gonna bite you, so you become one, too- story. In the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series you don't encounter ordinary vampires. There are different types of blood-suckers, like different links to an evolutionary chain. Our two heroines Rose and Lissa cover the two categories of Moroi and Dhampirs. Moroi are vampires who have the power to wield magic. Dhampirs are a crossing between Moroi and humans and their task is to protect royal Moroi. At the St. Vladimir's Academy they are receiving a special training for the purpose of becoming body guards when they are finished. Those two kinds are co-existing and depending on the other, never purposefully harming humans.The Strigoi make up the third and an entirely different category. They are soulless creatures only existing to destory and hurt humans, Moroi and Dhampirs alike. Strigoi are effortless killers, but they can also be cruel enough to turn the other vampires into one of them and doom them to become evil and heartless, too. They make for evil and seemingly unstoppable enemies in all six books of this series.The fight between Moroi, Dhampirs and Strigoi is the main focus of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY series. Of course you can expect political, social and personal conflicts as well.Now the St. Vladimir's Academy is home to many Moroi and Dhampirs and is the central setting for the six books in this series. Housing, training and study rooms assembled like a small campus, the academic feel is definitely there. But with all the unexpected attacks and complications appearing on the scene it's no wonder Rose and her friends are forced to leave their textbooks behind and step into battle.The characters are travelling a lot, too. Really enjoyed seeing many new places together with Rose and her friends.All six books read on a book binge equal a huge vamptastic adventure beyond imagination. So much action and fights! However the series has its quiet moments, too. The greatest personal focus lies on the bond Rose and Lissa share as best friends and their spiritual bond that's pretty special for Moroi standards. Rose can feel what Lissa's feeling and in certain moments even see through Lissa's eyes. At first this was a very fun aspect about their friendship. The more often Rose visited Lissa's body though, story lows occurred. Sometimes I just felt like skipping these scenes altogether.Rose is the breakaway, tough and sexy warrior. Lissa her well-guarded, spiritual, emphatic protégé. They are body and mind, friends who rule the hearts of many readers. They are lucky to have been gifted with two equally appealling love stories, slightly erotic, romantic and steamy for sure.Lissa finds Christian, an outsider, who was not even looking for acceptance until he met Lissa. They are healing each other from the wounds of their pasts and click together like a puzzle meant to exist. And Rose gets her love story with Dimitri. Just like everyone told me, that guy is sexy! Their difference in age and experience puts a forbidden touch to their love story. He is her instructor and she is supposed to keep her hands off him. Is that a dare? Major turn-on!FROSTBITE, the second novel, is one of my favourie parts in the series, sending our friends on a trip to winter wonderland where they stay at a dreamy lodge. And this instalment offers the chance to make new friends and meet another boy who will play an important role in Rose's life, Adrian.The books keep getting longer and longer. Currently LAST SACRIFICE is the longest book I've read so far this year. Not just in page count – 2688 pages- is this series truly epic, but in its emotional variety, youthful voices, and imaginative, adventurous story line.5/5 ***** VAMPIRE ACADEMY Series- One of the most enthralling and memorable YA vampire worlds I've had the pleasure to live in.A series I wish I would have encountered much sooner. I'm so glad that all six books were released already and I could pick up the next book right after one was finished. I wouldn't have wanted to wait one year for each of them to come out. The first three BLOODLINES books are waiting on my Kindle to be read. The decision whether to start the series now or wait till all of them have been released has yet to be made.