Saturday, February 9, 2013

Touch of Frost

Author:  Jennifer Estep
Series:  Mythos Academy, Book 1
Year:  2011
Publisher:  K-Teen
Pages: 350

Goodreads Description:

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.

I've been meaning to read this book for a while. I'm glad I finally got around to it. It was a fun kick off to the series. Estep does a good job of developing her world and setting the stage for future novels. It's kind of humorous because it feels a bit like Percy Jackson for older kids. There are all these descendants from Greek mythology that are at a boarding school and preparing for a life of fighting. A new kid thrown into the lifestyle that doesn't understand why she's there or her powers. Gwen is a good heroine and I found myself really pulling for her. I can't wait to see how Estep develops the storyline and brings Gwen along. I also appreciated that Estep didn't jump right into the romantic relationship with Gwen and Logan (or anybody for that matter). She seems to be comfortable with taking her time and that'll be the best way to tell the story. 


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