Friday, May 30, 2014

Kiss of Frost #2 by Jennifer Estep

10421530Genre: Mythology
Paperback: 337 Pages
Published: November 29, 2011
Series: Mythos Academy
            1. Touch of Frost
            2. Kiss of Frost
            3. Dark Frost
            4. Crimisim Frost
            5. Midnight Frost
            6. Killer Frost

Goodreads Synopsis:

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...

My Review:

    Gwen is back and she's finally settling into her new life at Mythos. She is training every day before class with Logan and two of his Spartan friends. Her free time is divided between gossiping with her new best friend Daphne, visiting her grandma and working at the library with her boss who hates her guts. Everything seems alright, until her life is threatened. She gets run over and shot at with an arrow. Gwen knew Chaos, a Reaper, would come for her eventually, but she didn't realize she would be in such danger on campus. Which is why Gwen decides to join the school luxury ski resort trip for the annual winter carnival. Instead of relaxing Gwen finds herself in even more trouble than before.  
     Since the first half of this book was basically a recap I found myself skipping pages. I already knew about the characters, the plot and the side details. I really didn't want to re-read things I already knew. I guess that's why this book felt weak and uninteresting to me which is my reason for rating it with only three stars. However, the concept was pretty cool. 
    Mythos Academy is made for descendants of warriors to learn to fight reapers and keep a war from starting. The reapers follow Loki and are trying to unlock him. While Gwen is a descendant of a Gypsy, blessed with the gift of Psychometry, a skill that lets her touch things and get images/feelings from objects. So when things go wrong at the resort, Gwen and her friends are caught in the middle of this battle and they will have to do everything in their power to stop the Reapers from destroying the resort and killing innocent people.

    Overall, an okay second book. I really hope the next book picks up pace and grabs my attention. I want to see if things between Logan and Gwen can work out since they have had many cute scenes together.   

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