Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1)
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Libr...more
"Bitch," she said. "That was my favorite dagger."
She had a favorite dagger? Seriously? And she thought that I was a freak.
3.5 stars. Welcome to
This is like House of Night without the raging diarrhea. Meaning : this book still has the fun adventures, but you're less...more
Gwen Frost is being forced to attend Mythos Academy, an elite school set apart to train kids who just so happen to be descendants of various mythical warriors. Of course, Gwen doesn’t believe in any of the supernatural skills her classmates supposedly possess. The only type of magic she actually accepts is her own and that of her own family. When the school’s most popular girl, the icy Valkyrie princess Jasmine, is murdered right in the li...more
And in this one we get a shitload of pumpkins, too.
Seriously, I don't understand the pumpkins.
I don't understand the fixation with the designer clothes, either. In every paragraph we are reminded that everyone in that school wears designer clothes. And that there are pumpkins.
From now on, I'm going to cram pumpkins everywhere just to prove how annoying they are.
Well, I suppose now it's time to say something review-like.
Our heroine (...more
I can summarize why I loathed this book with just a few quotes:
"Yucko" (repeated 6 times)
"My Gypsy gift" (repeated 45 times- yes I searched for this on my kindle)
And for the sentiment attached to quotes like this one (view spoiler)[ "I loved Samson; I really did. But he's a guy, after all, and he's always thinking with his dick. I expected this sort of thing from him. But Morgan and I grew up together... That's why she's going to pay for screwing my boyfriend." (hide sp...more
I feel a little bit like venting, but I am in bed with a cold. So, please excuse me for amassing random thoughts here instead of a structured review:
- English is not my mother tongue. Therefore I am always happy to pick up additional tidbits that help me to understand and...more
Originally what caught my interest was that this book reminded me of Vampire Academy except mythical creatures instead of vampires. I was not disappointed. From the first page this author caught my attention and I was eager to learn more about Gwen, Mythos Academy, Daphne, and Spartan-Licious "Logan freaking Quinn"
Meet Gwen Frost, she's a gypsy, an outcast, a nerd and a comic book fanatic. She's one of my new favorite protagonist! She's also witty, ch...more
The author, Jennifer Estep tried very hard to make her heroine and her story humorous, but both come off very forced and awkward. Not to mention the 'heroine' also loves to label people with stereotypes such as...more
I am not sure how to grade this one, it is easy to read, a little easy to guess plot points, but a fun and interesting read except for one thing. It hit a MAJOR hot button for me.
At the school there is a girl who is denigrated throughout the book as a slut.. continuously.. now while that would always set off my buttons majorly, what makes it worse is that the love interest is a bloody man-whore. And apart from a couple half jokey remarks...more
DNF at 41%
This just isn't doing it for me. Maybe it's because I'm fighting off the sickness and have no time for nonsense, or maybe I just need to stop making excuses for this.
I've never been a fan of slut shaming. I'm especially not a fan of slut shaming when it's sexist and one-sided. To Gwen, chicks who sleep around are sluts and whores. Logan, however, who has been in every girl in school's bed, is sexy, mysterious, and dark when he does it. She even goes so far as to say she understands why...more
The story centers on a teenage Gypsy named Gwen. She has the give of psychometry, which means she gets psychic impressions from the things she touches. Shortly after the death of her mom, Gwen's grandmother enrolled her in the Mythos Academy, a school for teenagers with special gifts. The halls are filled with Valky...more
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Gwen mistik bir akademiye iki ay önce başlamıştır. Annesinin altı ay önceki ölümünü hala atlatamamıştır. Bu okul ona göre değildir. Kızımız eşyalara dokunarak bilgiler, duygular elde eder. Kütüphanede bir sınıf arkadaşının öldürülmesi üzerine bu olayda garip bir şeyler olduğunu sezer. Araştırmaya başlar. Araştırırken Dapnihe ile arkadaş olur başını belaya sokar ve Loren adlı ıspartalı seksi bir başka öğrenci onu kurtarır ve kızımız on...more
I hated this book. In case the 1 star rating wasn't clear enough, I absolutely despised it. I gave it 2 stars at first, because I really hate giving books a 1 star rating. I do give out 1 star ratings when a book deserves it, but I like thinking that (almost) every book has something to offer. But, after sleeping...more
Given the concept that Mythos Academy is a training place for young descendants of mythical warriors, I was hoping that Touch of Frost would reinvent & rejuvenate the very tired boarding/private school cliche. Sadly, it didn't. As in many other YA books of its kind, the students at Mythos Academy are all ridiculously good-looking, popular, powerful, rich, and stuck up. All except for the heroine, of course. Unsurprisingly, she's the supposedly plain-looking (but not so plain-lo...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: A really unique world I could get lost in
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Who done it wrapped in a paranormal world
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Logan
SUMMARY (60 words or less)
I love this author’s adult series Spider’s Bite. So it wasn’t a stretch for me to pick this one up. I was just waiting for it to come on audible. When it did, I snagged it up. Talk about page turner. No, there isn’t a whole lot o...more
What I liked:
*This is a book about a young girl's self discovery. The novel opens with Gwen struggling to adapt to her new life at the Mythos academy. As the book progresses she slowly makes friends and finally discovers the key to her psychometric magic and her purpose in life. Gwen transforms from the geeky loner Gypsy girl to a strong champion who is destined to fight Chaos.
*The concept of the Mythos Academy; a...more
Favorite Quote: “…this gypsy girl happens to have a grandma who can curse you so bad that your dick will fall off, so watch your step…”
First off let me say I LOVE Jennifer Estep’s adult Elemental series. So when I heard she was writing a YA series I begged, pleaded, schemed, and had some “not so proud moments” in order to secure an ARC Of A Touch Of Frost. Having just finished this book I can honestly say that I can live with what I di...more
edit: i loved the book it was a little slow in the begining and i hate/love Logan but it was very captivating. the crinimal was obvious halfway through it but it...more
I have to admit that nowadays the Paranormal YA genre has been a lot of hit and miss for me. I haven’t been quite as drawn to the genre as I used to be and I tend to only read books that are the newest installment in series I already love, from authors I already like or very well recommended by my favorite bloggers.
I am a fan of Jennifer Estep’s UF series and was thoroughly intrigued by this new series of hers when I s...more
Here goes my explanation:
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep is in many ways a typical young adult book. It actually reminded me a lot of Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins only with Greek mythology instead of witchcraft, however, despite the many parallels between these two different series, Touch of Frost does have some things that makes it sound...more
Wow, I don't really know what to say. This series is turning out so much better than I ever imagined it could. After reading the prequel of this series, First Frost, I instantly wanted to start this one. The prequel completely captured my attention and left me wanting more. This book did not disappoint. What a fantastic way to start a series.
Gwen has been moved to Mythos Academy, a boarding school full of myths, warriors and magic. But all is not as it seems. When...more
This is yet another book that I was very enthusiastic about in the beginning, but then my critical thinking kicked in and ruined all the fun. Again. Sometimes I wish I could turn it off, but the more books I read, the more impossible it gets.
I liked the boarding school setting and the mythological aspect of the story, and I really, really tried not to judge our female lead Gwen too harshly, but she made it nearly impossible. Probably because Gwen herself was way too judgmental for my t...more
Or so it appeared at first. Gwen, while not quite TSTL, is still not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. She tends to wander around, doing whatever comes to mind, seemingly astonished when she runs into unexpected obstacles...like locked doors. At one point, Gwen attempts to explore a murdered classmate's room, o...more
Could this book be any more dumber? I don't think so.
This book(I forgot the name of the title*looks up*)-Touch of Frost should be called Touch of Harry freaking Potter. And it's not a light touch,more like a I'll-push-you-down-the-stairs-J-K-Rowling-while-stealing-your-ideas kind of touch.
I won't explain what this book is about(you have a blurb for that) but I will tell you all the crap that annoyed the shit out of me. LOL this sentence. I can't even...more
Gwen attended a normal school until her mother died and her grandmother sent her to Mythos. She's not like the other kids there and feels completely isolated and is treated like she doesn't exist.
When Jasmine Ashton is murdered in the library while Gwen is working there, nobody seems to care. But Gwen just...more
Awesome action scenes?
Hot Spartan dude who comes to the rescue?
Check and check.
I used to LOVE the type of books where the main character goes to some boarding school for paranormal teens. But in the past year, I sort of got tired of them. While some were good, most turned out to be repetitive, with way too similar story lines but with different types of paranormals. I got tired of it. So I sort of stayed away from books that sounded like that. However, it's been a lo...more
So what do you get when you have a Gypsy, Spartan, Valkyrie and a Reaper all together??
A VERY bad-ass series, that's what!!! Well, that's what I got from Touch of Frost. I loved it!!! It was filled with mystery, suspense, oh and a very sexy Spartan! Gotta have the drop-dead, makes you weak in the knees everytime his name appears, heart pounding sexy hero!!! And that's just what Logan freaking Quinn is. Ohhhhhhhh man!
Gwen Frost, a Gypsy who can see and feel emotions (good and bad) just by touch...more
*Genre* Young Adult Urban Fantasy
17-year old Gwen Frost is a second year student at Mythos Academy. She has been a student for only two months after being sent there by her grandmother and Professor Metis. Gwen loves to read comic books, and sneaking off campus to visit her grandmother. She has no friends, and people find her strange if they interact with her at all. She does, however, find the time to locate items for fellow students which seems to pay very well compared to...more
Gwen Frost, a 17 yr old Gypsy is sent to the Mythos Academy following the death of her mother. The Mythos Academy is a little different. Every pupil is either a Spartan, Valkyrie, Amazon or other amazing warrior type, except for Gwen. Weapons training is mandatory and of course, Gwen sucks at that.
The reason for the Mythos Academy is to train up the new young warriors that must defeat the Reapers, servants of the God Loki, the...more
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Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket. Books in the series are SPIDER'S BITE, WEB OF LIES, VENOM, TANGLED THREADS, SPIDER'S REVENGE, BY A THREAD, and WIDOW'S WEB. THREAD OF DEATH, an e-novella, is also available.