Friday, August 12, 2011

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep [Review]

4 out of 5 Robots!

Title: Touch of Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy, #1
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Release: July 26, 2011
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Kensington
My Copy: Author
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

About the Book: 
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. . .

Quick Thoughts:
Touch of Frost is Jennifer Estep's refreshingly fun and riveting debut in her new series- Mythos Academy. I have to admit that I wasn't totally sold on the boarding school aspect, but Estep really delivered! I loved it. Though the beginning starts out a bit slow, Touch of Frost picks up quickly.

I found Gwen to be an extremely realistic teenager in a new school. She is likeable and easy to relate to, which makes the story flow as Gwen narrates. I liked all of the characters, honestly- even the mean girls. Their rolls are played out perfectly in the story. Logan, Gwen's love interest, is a stud...the big man on campus. His character is mysterious and I can't wait to see how he develops in the books to come. (Crossing my fingers he gets more face time with Gwen in the next installment!) 

The plot is fresh, engrossing and has a great twist to the mystery laid at Gwen's feet. This series has so much potential, I am sooo excited to read Kiss of Frost next! If you are already a fan of Jennifer Estep, this book is a must read. Though I think any fan of young adult, paranormal, urban fantasy or mythology would really get into this book. Jennifer Estep is a brilliant story teller.


  1. I sooo waiting on Logan and Gwen Kiss! lol Hopefully it happen in KoF. I think Logan just has to trust Gwen a little...Glad you enjoyed as much as I did!

  2. I've heard good things about this book and it looks good based on your review. I've been wanting to read a Jennifer Estep book, maybe this is the one I'll pick up! Looks like it'd be a refreshing change of pace from the other YA drivel I've been DNF'ing lately.

  3. Awesome review! I've read this one too and enjoyed it very much!

    I was hoping Gwen and Logan to be together towards the middle or end of the book! They must be a couple! Must!

    Check out my review:

  4. @Faye - I am waiting on that Logan/Gwen kiss too! It has to happen soon. haha

    @Mama - Start with the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep! It is amazing.

    @Ivy - Thanks for checking out my review... I'm about to head over and read yours :)

  5. I can't wait to read this book! Great review and happy Sunday!

    Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  6. Conversely, I'm a big fan of boarding school stories, and the mythology aspect is a double gold star for me. Which is why I got a little annoyed with Gwen complaining about "boring" classes that a nerd like I would've killed to have in high school. But over all, a good read!


  7. Thanks, Rachel!! :)

    Lori, I laughed when you said about the boring classes you'd love to have in high school... I totally felt the same way!



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