Monday, April 16, 2012

KISS OF FROST by Jennifer Estep

Book 2, Mythos Academy Series
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Date published: November 29th, 2011
ISBN 9780758266941
Urban Fantasy Young Adult
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Gwen Frost is a student at the Mythos Academy. She is a gypsy with a talent of psychometry and is in her second year being trained as a warrior. Gwen is learning to fight to protect herself and her loved ones but also finds out there is more to her powers that being able to touch an object and know it’s history. Thinking she needs to avoid Logan, the one guy she longs for and fears, Gwen finds life isn’t as quiet as she likes. Seems she is now a target and it will take all the skills she can learn to stay alive.

Jennifer Estep does an awesome job in continuing Gwen’s story and KISS OF FROST picks up just a few weeks after book one ends. The story flows swiftly and the author opens her world building more to the readers. We get to see more of the reapers, Loki and the upcoming battle that Gwen is forefront in. The story just flows so nicely. You get teenage drama, of course, but the author does a great job in keeping the story from being bogged down by it. The characters are all multi-dimensional and I just could not help but want Gwen to be with Logan. I do recommend reading book one first in order to understand what Gwen is up against in book two. This is an author who does great world building and has characters that grow with each book. There were a few plot twists I was shocked to discover and left me going “Oh my god!” repeatedly.

Jennifer Estep delivers another wild ride in KISS OF FROST and one I just could not put down. I really enjoyed Gwen and enjoyed finding more about her powers, especially as she finds out that there is more to them than she even knows. This is an author who knows how to keep the reader on the edge of their seat, flipping the pages till the bitter end. With each page, I was drawn more and more into the story that surrounds Gwen and the Mythos Academy, eager to see what happens next. If you haven’t grabbed this new series by Jennifer Estep, what are you waiting for? Run-Don’t Walk-and grab it now. I can’t wait for book three to come out now.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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