Sunday, 27 November 2011

Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Kiss of Frost
Mythos Academy #2
Jennifer Estep
Kensington
Publication date: 29th November 2011
My rating: 5 out of 5



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...

I absolutely loved the first book in the Mythos Academy series Touch of Frost and was beyond excited to get my hands on Kiss of Frost before it's release date of the 29th of November from Jennifer Estep herself (squeeeee). I read, no devoured Kiss of Frost in one sitting, literally not moving until I'd finished it and then I re-read it the next day it was that good.

Gwen is still trying to find her place at Mythos Academy she's still seen by the majority of the rich kid warriors as "that weird Gypsy girl" but as the Goddess Nike's Champion Gwen is now being trained to defend herself by Logan the very yummy Spartan she had a few moments with in the first installment.

When strange things start to happen around her it becomes clear that someone or something wants Gwen dead. Gwen wants to be a worthy champion like her mum and grandmother before her and doesn't want to always be relying on others to save her so keeps quiet about the incidents and tries to figure it all out by herself.

I love the character of Gwen, she's got such a lot to live up to as Nike's Champion and being surrounded by strong warriors with lightening reflexes all the time can't be easy (especially when you're failing gym) but she's resourceful and has the added help of her newly developed touch magic powers to assist her. Equally, I adored the tormented moments between Gwen and Logan as they battle against their feelings for each other. We get to find out a little bit more about Logan's painful secret that he seems determined to keep from Gwen but he's still a delicious mystery and I for one can not resist his bad boy protector with a heart of gold charm.

If you haven't read the first installment Touch of Frost go buy it right away and while you are at it buy Kiss of Frost too. The mystery will keep you guessing, the action will keep you at the edge of your seat and Logan well, Logan will keep you swooning. Mythos Academy is definitely one of my favourite YA series out there right now.

5 comments:

  1. Okay, where did I put my copy of touch of frost...? I need to start reading as soon as possible!!

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  2. Awesome! I picked up a copy of this in Canberra for a bargain. I remembered you speaking of it highly and was like I'll take one of those! Now the second one is out I will add to cart too.

    Cant wait to read them.

    Seriously the book depo should cut you a commission for the the books Im buying alone based on your recommendations. :)

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  3. Thanks for that review Lesley, I didnt even know it was due out :D

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  4. So glad it was really great too! I can wait to read it, I really like the forst one and I'm curious to know what will happen in this one.

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  5. Yay! You guys need to go and buy it sharpish, it's FAB!

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