Kiss of Frost

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Kiss of Frost

Mythos Academy, #2

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep continues her young adult series "Mythos Academy" as it follows the adventures of Gwen Frost, gypsy teenager with the gift of psychometry (the ability to gain information about an object's history through the sense of touch). A series of attempts upon her life leads Gwen to think that a Reaper is out to kill her and she assumes that it has something to do with Jasmine's family trying to extract vengeance. Gwen's training is still in the preliminary phase as she doesn't seem to be very adept despite the special training she is receiving from Logan, Oliver and Kenzie. She has learned to channel her best friend Daphne's ability at archery and therefore has improved greatly at hitting her target but fears that she will not be able to adequately defend herself despite Nike having claimed her as the goddess' champion. An unusual encounter with the typically vicious Fenri Wolf as well as several attempts on her life cause Gwen to feel that she has a Reaper after her, possibly due to the death that she caused earlier. Her unrequited attraction to Logan makes her vulnerable to the flirtation of a new guy that she meets during the Winter Carnival but she still questions her relationship with Logan, especially because he seems to give her mixed signals. The question is whether she can remain alive long enough to sort through the complications in her life.

Another excellent addition to the series. Estep combines the typical angst of teen life with its complicated dance of attraction, discomfort with the need to fit in to the popular cliques and overall cattiness between students with the paranormal elements of interacting with gods, superhuman agility and strength, and various unusual talents in an entertaining and intriguing tale. Gradually more is revealed about Gwen's background and more depth is added to the secondary characters around her. Looking forward to the next in the series.

Book Blurb for Kiss of Frost

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 practially 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…

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 4.50