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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
Paperback, 350 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by K-Teen
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
SKEPTICAL STACIA IS A LITTLE LESS SKEPTICAL TODAY.
"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 Mythos Academy ... Warrior Academy. Oh sure, there are all kinds of mythical races present, but let's get real here : all I could see was a story about who could kick ass the most.

This is like House of Night without the raging diarrhea. Meaning : this book still has the fun adventures, but you're less
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Cinnamon
This review may also be found on A Thousand Little Pages.

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
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Sabrina
Everything that I've already said for the prequel still stands.
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 (
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I freakin' HATED this book

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)
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oliviasbooks
"Yucko"". That is the heroine's favorite word. And it fits, a bit. However, if I were to blurb the paranormal sleutheress boarding-school romance ""Touch of Frost"" I would say ""Likable, but in the direct vicinity of 'meh'"".

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
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MISS VAIN
Jul 29, 2011 MISS VAIN rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Vampire Academy Fans! Except instead of Vampires it's a school for Mythical Warriors
Shelves: jennifer-estep
"Come inside and all will be revealed"


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
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Samantha

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
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Mizuki
1.5 stars. This book is one of those "Oh I'm the poor, humble girl who has to go to a school filled with spoiled rich kids" books. We're all supposed to be guilt trapped into feeling bad for the poor heroine, but sadly I found myself being annoyed by both the main character and the story.

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
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Rayne
The book had an interesting premise, even if somewhat sketchy. I liked some of its concepts, but the protagonist completely ruined any chance this book had with me.


------Edit 6/02/2012

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
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Edie
Double standards alive and well in modern YA it seems. :(

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
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Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies)
Ugh, what's with the slut shaming? So one girl at her school is beautiful, popular, and sleeps around. That's not exactly admirable behavior, but to bring it to the front and judge her and secretly slut shame her and have other characters talk about it behind her back is not cool. Jasmine's not the only character that Gwen names as a slut either, Logan Quinn supposedly sleeps around. Again, typical teenager behavior, and bringing it up constantly doesn't make for an entirely likable character wh ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
I don't usually read YA fiction, but I am a big fan of Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin books... and that is what led me to this first installment of her new Mythos Academy series.


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
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Marg K.
Dec 11, 2011 Marg K. marked it as did-not-finish
Did Not Finish

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
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Merve  Özcan
http://kitabisevda.blogspot.com/2012/...

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
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Nice
Rating: PG-13
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
Recommend: 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
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Natalia
2.5 stars
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
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Becky
I really, really wanted to like this book. It had elements of everything I love--a seemingly kick-ass female protagonist, a little bit of mystery, some romance, and lots of action.

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
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smexys_sidekick (Tori-Smexybooks)
Originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/07/rev...

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
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Keziah
I should'nt have visited her site and read the sample chaphters online cause now i can't wait for it!! It's so much easier to wait for a book if you don't ... you know ... know your waiting for a book. it would have been awesome to learn about this several MONTHS from now beacuse then i'd just have to go to the store. Sucks to be active

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
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Larissa
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

*NO SPOILERS

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
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Zemira Warner
UGH!

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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.

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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
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Grace
This book was okay, I'm a big fan of Greek mythology and that was what originally pulled me to read this book. Reading the summary though I would have assumed there was more action and romance. Considering it was a Kensington book I thought the romances that were in it would be a little more prevalent and in your face. I think the second one will have the romance as Logan and Gwen will find themselves spending a lot of time together because of their warrior training. One of the things I really d ...more
Anne Nikoline
As you might be able to tell from the few hours it took me to read this book, I must have liked it which I did and which is also way I give the book two stars.

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
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Heidi
Four Stars: I highly recommend this book. This is a fun beginning to a new series.
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
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Suzanne
Touch of Frost is a book that encompasses a lot of Greek mythology. Gwen Frost attends Mythos Academy, a school for ancient warriors who are there to train and become the best warrior they can.

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
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Touch of Frost Review on K-Books

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
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Angel Charms
This was one of the hardest to finish books I've ever read. It didn't give enough motivation to keep going, infact there was nothing to go on at all. I've finished it only on sheer determination to finish it, like swallowing particularly bitter medicine. The only readon it got 2 stars instead of 1 star is, it got teeny weeny bit better towards the end, when all the action started.
I believe that anything less than 3 stars need explination to justify it...so here goes.

Story / Plotlines:
It dragged
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Katy
I thought this book was going to be a typical weird kids boarding school with your typical murder mystery, but I found myself really liking this one. It was an interesting spin on mythology, and I liked how the story developed. Oftentimes, a lot of these types of books will leave you confused and frustrated until you get near the end, and it wasn't the case here at all. The book had a good mix of paranormal (but not your typical vampires and werewolves and witches), mystery solving and action wi ...more
Jess
I think a potato could write a better story.

For those of you who might not understand, that means I think the book was horrible. Perhaps it's my lack of sleep and ranting mood, but I wanted to poke myself in the eye with a fork after reading this. My left one to be exact.

Okay, maybe that's a lie, but I was severely disappointed with this book. I really wanted to like it, truly, I did, but how is any mentally stable person supposed to like this waste of paper? I feel like I should be filing
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Jael
This is the kind of book where you put it down for an hour or days and then go back to it thinking it wasn't that bad only to realize it is.

First off Spartans, Amazons, Vikings they were NOT magical warriors. You know what made them warriors that they were from Sparta or Norway or chicks from Greece who were part of a tribe! Okay, maybe Estep needed to come up with a reason why Logan Quinn was such a bad boy *eye roll* but couldn't she have done something along the lines of his family being des
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Jennifer Estep is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

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.

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