Publisher: Kensington (November 29th, 2011)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 368 pages
Source: Author (Thank You!)
Series: Mythos Academy #2
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
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 …
Review: This is the second book in the Mythos Academy series and I am really enjoying these books! In Kiss of Frost, Gwen has the unfortunate/fortunate pleasure of working with Logan Quinn as he tries to kick her butt into shape. Ahh, how I love Logan! This book picks up just a few weeks after Touch of Frost ends so we get right back into the swing of things.
This book takes us away from the academy for a bit as the students go on a ski trip. But danger seems to follow Gwen because someone is out to kill her on the slopes. Gwen's trip is sidetracked as she tries to figure out who, or what, is causing her harm. She is one of those characters who really likes to tackle something on her own, but we all know how that normally turns out.
While all of the danger lurks around the corner, this book goes deeper into the life of Logan--which was great! He was such a mystery in Touch of Frost so it was nice to get to know him and some of the other students in Gwen's circle. Logan is still a bit mysterious, and fights his feelings for Gwen, but their connection seemed to grow a great deal! It seemed that even more than Gwen, Logan is the character that changes the most.
The only real complaint I have with this book is the same one I had with Touch of Frost-- it's a bit repetitive when talking about Gwen's gift. Also, a few of the parts were a little predictable but were still very well written and developed. While I may have figured out the "who" behind certain things, I didn't figure out the "why" till much later. Made it very interesting!
Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy series is full of intense mystery and drama! Kiss of Frost carries on with the same terrific story developments, and expands greatly on the character I have grown to love. I can't wait to read book 3, Dark Frost!
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