Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kiss of Frost

Kiss of Frost- Mythos Academy Book #2
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 …

“A champion is a person that gets up even when they can’t.”

So, in Jennifer Estep’s second book in the Mythos Academy series, we find our heroine Gwen Frost, Gyspy and Nike’s Champion, learning how to become a Champion. She has great teachers in her fellow classmates, the Spartans, but much to Vic, her talking sword’s dismay, she just doesn’t get it. Klutzy and uninspired, she really seems hopeless at defending herself much less the rest of the world from Loki and the Reapers of Chaos. Luckily, she discovers another benefit of her psychometry gifts which is that she can channel a memory of someone she has touched and gain that person’s knowledge and ability. She uses this new twist on her gift several times during this book to even the odds when she is outmatched. I really enjoyed the second installment in this series, although I hated Logan’s flaunting another girlfriend in Gwen’s face and was disappointed in Gwen’s reactions when she was sad or jealous about Logan. Gwen’s less than kind moments with some secondary characters remind the reader that she is really only a young teenager, we can’t expect her to be perfect. In fact, it is her imperfections that make her so relatable and great as a heroine. I really enjoyed the suspense of this book and the introduction of the Fenrir wolf. Also, enjoyed learning more about Logan and why he is so reluctant to let Gwen in. Definitely a very strong second book in a series that has us all anxiously anticipating the third book, Dark Frost, due out in June 2012. I give the second book 4 out of 5 chocolate dipped strawberries.
Cat Devon
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