Series: Vampire Academy Graphic Novels #2
Release Date: May 24, 2012
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WHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES. WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY.
A Strigoi attack puts St. Vladimir's on high alert, and the Academy whisks its students away on a mandatory Holiday ski trip. But the glittering winter landscape and posh Idaho resort only provide the illusion of safety. When three students run away to strike back at the Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. Only this time, Rose - and her heart - are in more danger than she could have imagined.
I have put off buying this graphic novel for the longest time because when I read the first one I had to wait a year to get my hands on this. So of course it was only natural to wait an extra year in the hopes that the wait for Shadow Kiss wouldn’t be too painful. I don’t even know when the Shadow Kiss graphic novel is coming out, but I got this while Bout of Books was on and just thought I could do with a quick, fun read.
This is a crappy review because how am I meant to review a graphic novel of a book I have already read? I have no idea what to say!
Let’s talk about the artwork, shall we? Of course, the drawings were fantastic. I loved seeing my favourite characters come to life (again). Adrian is introduced in this one, and I have to say that he looks AWESOME. I’m so pleased with how Vieceli drew him, and I’m impressed that she got those arrogant smirks down!
Another character that I loved was Christian. Obviously, since he’s my favourite in the novels as well. There was a lot of Christian in this one, and ohmygawd, you get to see him shirtless. It’s fine, I’m totally cool.
The ending broke my heart all over again. It looked exactly as I imagined it, and my heart hurts just thinking about it now. They did such a great job with that scene! *cries*
I think that fans of the VA novels will LOVE this graphic novel series! It’s so great to see your favourite books in this format. The only thing I didn’t like about this is that it skimmed over some of the things that I would have included. Which is why I am not a graphic novelist (is that a word?).
So, because this review was a bit shit, and I don’t really know what to say without spoiling everything, have some pictures: