Goodreads Summary: 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 festive. A massive Strigoi attack has 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 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...
Why I Read This Book: I read the first in this series and enjoyed it, so I will read them all.
Review: I like these books so far. (Unfortunately I read this over a week ago, so I don't have great amounts of detail to add to this review...) Rose's character really grew in this book compared to the first. Her relationship with her mother was interesting to read about, as was her feelings toward Mason. I have definitely been in a position to wonder if settling for something 'comfortable' would be a good choice, so I could related there. I thought this book was really missing the Rose/Lissa relationship, and I like reading about them together. But, that is exactly what happens when someone gets a boyfriend, so at least it was authentic!
I like these books, they are quick, good reads. I look forward to Shadow Kiss.