Sunday, September 16, 2012

Spooktacular Sunday review: Dark Frost: A Mythos Academy novel by Jennifer Estep

Book description:

I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall.  I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me — again.
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects — and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school.  But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way.  The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom.  So why do they have it in for me?  It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me — and I’m in for the fight of my life.

Jenny's review:

Gwen is a Gypsy who is living at the posh Mythos Academy training with the best of the best.  She has been chosen as Nike’s Champion, a title that she is not yet comfortable with. Her mother was murdered and now the Reapers of Chaos who did that are out to find her.  While Gwen is learning to defend herself and find a special dagger that will let the worst bad guy in history out she is still trying to sort out what is happening between her and Logan, the resident bad boy that she has feelings for.   Gwen just can’s seem to get things right when it comes to him, and when she accidentally shares the secret she knows about him, he wants nothing to do with her and feels that she went to far into his memory and needs to stop snooping.  Gwen also accidentally lets a prisoner go from the Academy prison, and of course is forced to face some scary Reapers on her own. 
I loved this book as much as the rest of the series.  I do not feel that you have to read the previous books to understand and enjoy the book, but I highly recommend it because they are great!  I love the characters in the story, they are very vivid and real and provide great teenage drama!  I like the action in the book because it never stops, one thing always leads to another and so you are never bored.  Of course, I was frustrated and excited at the end of the book when I realized the story was going to continue, but not until January of 2013 with the next novel in the series Crimson Frost.  I also love how in each book, including this one, the author adds a section called beyond the story that tells more about each character.  Great Great teen read, perfect for high school and up!

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