April 2008, Razorbill
336 pgs., Paperback
Second in Vampire Academy Series
From Back Cover: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...
Good, but not as amazing as the first one. The action isn’t as intense, but connections grow stronger. Lissa isn’t as present in this book due to her relationship with Christian, but the tension between Rose and her mother is priceless. Including injuries and crying. Dimitri isn’t really present until the end. But there are new characters that have the potential to make the storyline even more interesting and minor characters have more of a part.
Mason has qualities that are in Rose, but these are the same qualities that Dimitri has taught her to control. Mia endures great pain and shows true courage.
I would recommend this book. I can’t wait until I have the next one. I‘ve been reading these pretty quickly as I enjoy them so much.