Nov 27, 2011

{Review} of Kiss of Frost: A Mythos Academy Novel by Jennifer Estep

Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2)Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Mythology
RECEIVED: Review Request by Author
AUTHORS BLOG: Jennifer Estep Site

Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle... 

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword..

Kiss of Frost leaves right where Touch of Frost left off. Gwen has been given a tough job as a Champion and is required to train herself to fight against the very powerful reapers and followers of Loki. Jennifer Estep does it again with the second Mythos Academy; I couldn’t put this book down. I held my breath through half the book and loved all the little surprises. A big thank you to Jennifer Estep whom sent me an ARC, your truly awesome!

Gwen grows up a lot this time around, her abilities of touching anything and figuring out how to control her vision is helping her with in training. I liked how she is required to train with the Spartans in the school and the ever so frustrating Logan whom Gwen fell for in the first book. But when an invisible archer targets her, she gets down to investigating on who might be a reaper at the academy and is he or she close than she thought.

More secondary characters are focus on a little more in this story, a fellow Spartan, whom in the end I actually like and enjoyed the tiffs and bickering he had with Gwen. Daphne and Carson are back and as cute as ever together; I just love these two and Daphne has really grown on me.

Logan, who broke Gwen’s heart is flaunting his new girlfriends around and also showing his jealous side when Gwen starts talking to a guy from another academy. I enjoyed the love hate relationship they have, even though they don’t hate each other they defiantly know how to push each other’s buttons. But even so Logan can’t be anything but a Spartan and tries to help Gwen whenever she gets herself in another sticky situation.

Overall I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this second installment. Just like Esteps Assassin series, it just keeps better and better. The crazy incidents Gwen gets into really had me holding me breath and I’m really dying to learn more about Gwens gift. I highly recommend this series.

This is a young adult fantasy novel that carries a light tone for many ages. Fans of Jennifer Estep’s Mythos Academy and Rachel Meads Vampire Academy with have a blast with Fairy Bad Day.

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  1. My review is coming out for this one tomorrow but I'm right with you! I like how as Gwen grows so does her magic and I really enjoyed all the secondary characters. The light fun tone provided a break from the dark YAs (that I love) that dominate the paranormal shelf. Excellent review!

  2. I just got my copy and am so looking forward to it.

  3. Thanks Amber! Im look forward to your review!

    Youll enjoy it Lisa!