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 Libra...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.
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 les ...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
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 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
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
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
Ich bin schon sehr gespannt, wie es in Band 2 weiter gehen wird.
Einziger Kritikpunkt sind die ständigen Wiederholungen der Autorin, die im Lesefluss gestört haben, der Geschichte aber nicht schaden konnten.
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
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
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
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
ایده ش رو در مورد قاطی کردن اسطورها دوست داشتم! برام خیلی جالب بود اونطوری که افسانه ی کی آس رو درست کرده بود..افسانه کی آس میگفت که لوکی خدای شرور تو نورث میتالوجی از قدرت ضیعیفی که داره خسته میشه و تصمیم میگیره قدرتش رو افزایش بده و بر بقیه خداها و انسان ها حکومت کنه..حامیانی پیدا میکنه که بهشون میگن ریپرز..بقیه خداها جرات ندارن هیچ اعترا ...more
Дженнифер Эстеп "Прикосновение Холода" (Мифическая Академия 1/6)
5,5 из 10
Жанр: YA, фэнтези, городское фэнтези
POV: от первого лица
Любовная линия: дуэт (парень-девушка)
Отличительные черты: мешанина мифологии, Боги разных Пантеонов, магическая школа, Избранный и прочие шаблоны
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Wo fang ICH, die besondere und einzigartige Vee, denn am besten an mit meiner Review zu diesem Buch an? Eigentlich müsste ich ja jetzt meinen Kapuzenpulli, in der wundervollen Farbe Purpur, aus dem Schrank holen und warten, dass der Himmel die Farbe von purpur-grau annimmt, damit die Dämmerung so richtig zu der Stimmung passt. Oder doch vielleicht einen sexy Rebell mit düsteren Geheimnissen suchen, dessen eisblauen Augen durch die ganze Sporthalle zu leuchten scheinen? Es ist aber ...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
Kısaca kitabın konusu:
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
This type of books were a dime a dozen riding into popularity on a trail of stars like Vampire Academy and the like. Touch of Frost was uninspired, filled with cliche's and tropes. It based it's school for superfreaks on Greek Mythology.
The romance was your classic bad boy meets the unpopular girl, while the mean cheerleader and her cronie ...more
“What did you expect? That he'd send you flowers and write you bad poetry? That dead Nemean prowler is pretty much as close to a stuffed animal as you're ever going to get from a Spartan like Logan Quinn.”
The Gist: An outcast at Mythos Academy, a school for mythological warriors, psychic Gwen Frost hunts for the killer of murdered popular girl Jasmine, but discovers that Jasmine's murder isn't just a "normal" danger of Mythos. Her killer has disappeared with the Bowl of Tears, a mythological ...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
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
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ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righ ...more