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
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"Bitch," she said. "That was my favorite dagger."
She had a favorite dagger? Seriously? And she thought that I was a freak.
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This is like House of Night without the raging diarrhea. Meaning : this book still has the fun adventures, but you're less likely to want to slap the hell out of each and e...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
Kitabın başı biraz karışıktı ama sonra gerçekten sürükleyiciydi varsa ikinciyi okuyacağım yoksa geri dönermiyim bilmiyorum.
Esas oğlana biraz sövdüğümü itiraf etmeliyim ayrıca davranışlarının altında daha derin bir şeyler olduğunu seziyorum eğer yoksa, dediğim herşeyi hak etmektedir
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 e...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
It took me almost a year to read this book.
It was surprisingly bad. I'm a fan of Estep's urban fantasy Elemental Assassin series. But this was just... lemme break it down for you.
First up, Gwen, our heroine. Actually no, not heroine... let's call her the female lead. Wait, not even that. She was basically a convenient set of eyes for the reader to look through. She was painfully, mind-bogglingly stupid and immature and she did th...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
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
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
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
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
This book didn't leave me stunned, but it is a good read for in-between.
Gwen is new at the Mythos Academy and she does not quite understand why she has to go to this Academy. While the other students are rich, princess and prince- like, she is a simple Gypsy. Of course, she knows the story of the person as soon as she touches him or her, but this is all. Neither is she a Spartan, nor an Amazon or Troyan.
But everything changes when the "It-Girl" of the scho...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 use i...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
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
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
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
Oh well...I have no choice, xD
Well at first I thought y'know the usual mythical stuff would happen with dARK secrets in it. But noo Touch Of Frost is a freaky yet amusing and great story. The story's about Gwen Frost, she's so awesome and brave. You'll love her, what a nice character! She's the one who wants to find out about Jasmine's death and the story's about her anyways. She has a crush on popular spartan guy Quinn and he has A MAJOR one on her, they're so cu...more
This book deserves more than 5 stars: it deserves wayyyy over a million. I haven't read anything that good for A LONGGGGGGGGGG TIME. Or ever since Pure, really. :P
Gwen is a Gypsy, blessed with pchyometery (or however you spell it), which basically is touch magic. She can simply touch an object and know everything that's happened to i...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
(Typing this review up on my phone so I apologize if there are spelling errors. Auto-correct does what it wants.)
I give Touch of Frost 5/5 stars for being highly amusing and winning my heart against the odds.
My feelings before Touch of Frost :
I approached this series with very little expectations. From the title I was already able to predict that Touch of Frost would be an academy book. The academy storyline is really overplayed in YA. I wa...more
As soon as I read the synopsis of this book, I fell in love, I just had to read it! But I had to be patient and wait for it to be released; so instead I stumbled upon the 0.5 prologue story of Touch of Frost on Kindle (free at amazon at the moment!) called First Frost and, I'll say, although you can read Touch of Frost without the 0.5 I'm glad that I read it, as it gives you an insight to Gwen, before Mythos. (I don't know why it wasn't just...more
In a world where mythology is real, there is a special school for kids who are descendants of some of the most powerful mythological figures known. That school is Mythos Academy. Here the descendants of gods, goddesses, Romans, Spartans, Amazons, and Valkyrie are trained to fight like experts, for they are destined to fight in what might be the next Chaos War—a war between the Norse god Loki and the Greek goddess Nike.......
Is it ju...more
In Touch of Frost we follow Gwen. Gwen is a 'gypsy' who can 'flash' on things, i.e she can pick up on emotions, thoughts or memories when she touches personal items or peoples' bodies. I really liked her, she's a bit of a loner, she's the outcast in school who everyone thinks is a bit strange but s...more
Gwen Frost is a little misplaced and outclassed at Mythos Academy. But she’s actually more average than s...more
I found Gwen to be an extremely realistic teenager in a new school. She is likeable and easy to relate to, which makes the story flow as Gwen narrates. I liked all of the characters, honestly- even the me...more
"Logan Quinn was the kind of guy who could stab me in the eye with a freaking Twizzler."
-Jennifer Estep, Touch of Frost
Touch of Frost is such an entertaining book! It is light, fun, adventurous, and kept hold of my attention through the entire book. The main character, Gwen, is a little geeky but it's something she's proud of. She has an awesome power that she has to be aware of at all times and it can be taxing. But what I really like about her is that she actually likes this ability. It contro...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.