Book Review: Dark Frost

Book Review: Dark FrostDark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #3
Published by Kensington on May 29th 2012
Pages: 336
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I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?

It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life.

Review: Touch of Frost
 
* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first two books of the series. Read at your own risk *

 

I am a complete sucker for this series. Estep wowed me with the first book of the series, Touch of Frost. Was on the fence with the second book, Kiss of Frost. And here we are with the third book. I was so ready to get this book started.

After reading so many series where things go downhill as the series continues, I entered Dark Frost with a bit of a chip on my shoulder. The Mythos Academy series has so much going for it. Amazing characters. Really interesting premise. The last thing that I want is to find another series where I am invested, but continue the tale only because of that investment.

As this is the third book in the series, I think I may have come to a realization. Unlike some authors, whose series tend to get worse as they continue, Jennifer Estep only gets better. While I really enjoyed Touch of Frost, the same could not be exactly be said of Kiss of Frost. My main issue with the second book was that it veered from the main premise and didn't really fit as I thought it should have. Dark Frost, thankfully, did not have this issue. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be and more!

After the experiences in Kiss of Frost, Gwen is on a mission. Find the Helheim Dagger before the reapers. In addition, there is a romance that needs some resolution. And Estep FINALLY comes through! Boy, have I been rooting for Gwen and Logan. I was thrilled with how everything progressed in this book.

Dark Frost also introduces a new character that is sure to steal your heart, Nott. If you remember from Kiss of Frost, there is a certain wolf that Gwen bonds with. It is back! I loved, loved the story of Nott and how it interwove with the story. Definitely, my favorite character of this book.

Verdict:
It's true that Dark Frost is third book of the series. But it definitely does did not read that way. Action and adventure mixing in with few plot twists and story progression made this an incredible read. Dark Frost certainly did this series proud. Plus, there is a little sneak peek at Book Four, Crimson Frost, that left me stunned. If you have not given the Mythos Academy series a try yet, what are you waiting for? It does not disappoint.

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2 responses to “Book Review: Dark Frost

  1. Xia

    Great review. I’ve read and loved all the first books in the series. Can’t wait for Dark Frost.

  2. Rita Webb

    I love her adult series (Elemental Assassin) but haven’t read her YA series yet. I think it’s about time I took the plunge.

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