Touch of Frost- Jennifer Estep

Written By: Kellie - Jun• 13•12

Synopsis: My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . . -Goodreads

Review: I’ve been eager to read the Mythos Academy series for some time now but was a little hesitant after reading a book with a very similar idea that I didn’t enjoy AT ALL last year but I finally came around and decided to give Touch of Frost a fair shot, and I’m glad I did. This was a really fun (and fairly quick) read that I would recommend to any mythology buffs out there.

Right away I liked the main character, Gwen. Not only did she actually remind me a little of a supernatural Veronica Mars but later on she even through in a V. Mars reference along with a few others. While I understand why too many pop culture references can be the downfall of a book (House of Night), I always get a thrill when characters love the same things I do.

Anyways, Gwen is new at Mythos Academy and not really enjoying her time when she finds herself thrown into a murder mystery that no one else seems to bat an eyelash at. In the world these characters live in death is so common place that no one stops to mourn a lost student as there is just too many more important things going on. Definitely made me wonder if you become desensitized to losing people but that’s a post for a whole different blog.

It was an interesting ride watching Gwen work her way through this new world, make some friends and ultimately find a place where she feels comfortable. I will undoubtedly be picking up the next book in this series and soon.

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