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Touch of Frost

(Mythos Academy #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  27,930 ratings  ·  1,995 reviews
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 Kensington -Teen
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
"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 les
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)
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
Aug 02, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 (
‘Jennifer | Wortgetreu
Ich muss sagen, dass der Schreibstil nun wirklich nichts besonderes ist und ich ihn teilweise schon zu “einfach” fand und trotzdem hat mir das Lesen total viel Spaß gemacht. Auch die Handlung ist nichts besonderes, konnte mich nicht groß überraschen oder so und trotzdem mochte ich das Buch sehr. Wieso kann ich gar nicht so genau sagen. Es war einfach das richtige Buch zur richtigen Zeit. Kein Meisterwerk, aber große Freude hatte ich trotzdem dran.
"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
Nov 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, rant-ahead

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
Khanh, first of her name, mother of 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
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
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
Τον τελευταίο καιρό έψαχνα να βρω μία νεανική σειρά που θα κέρδιζε αμέσως το ενδιαφέρον μου… Η αντίδρασή μου μόλις διάβασα τις πρώτες σελίδες αυτού του βιβλίου ήταν χαρακτηριστική…

Τα έχει όλα… Ακαδημία (τρελαίνομαι για Ακαδημίες!), απίστευτους πρωταγωνιστές (κορίτσια και αγόρια!), ωραία πλοκή (hello!! Η παγκόσμια μυθολογία είναι πάντα στη μόδα!) και χιούμορ (ποιος δεν αγαπάει ένα καλό αστείο???)…

Όπως καταλαβαίνετε, χαίρομαι που ξεκίνησα αυτή τη σειρά και ελπίζω να συνεχίσει με το ίδιο ενδιαφέρον
Colleen Houck
I love the talking sword. Also the heroine and her enemy turned friend. I think this one would make a great tv series. The ending was hands down my favorite part. Everything comes together really well. Also I want some of grandma's cookies.
Stella [Stellette Reads]
Ich liebe es... Brauche dringend Band zwei :)
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
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mein erstes Buch 2016 hat mir sehr gut gefallen! Zum Glück habe ich Band 2 und 3 schon in meinem Regal stehen, sodass ich bald weiter lesen kann.
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Im Mittelpunkt der Serie steht die 17-jährige Gwen Frost, die über ein außergewöhnliches Talent verfügt: Sie besitzt die »Gypsy-Gabe« – bei der eine einzige Berührung ausreicht, um alles über einen Gegenstand oder einen Menschen zu wissen. Doch dabei spürt Gwen nicht nur die guten Gefühle, sondern auch die schlechten und die gefährlichen. Auf der Mythos Academy soll sie lernen, mit ihrer Gabe sinnvoll umzugehen. Aber was Gwen nicht weiß: Die St
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ziemlich geniale Geschichte, die mir gezeigt hat, dass es doch möglich ist, die verschiedensten Fantasywesen in einem Buch unterzubringen - ohne sie lächerlich zu machen.
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.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ich fand den Auftakt der Mythos Academy Reihe wirklich gut.
Einziger Knackpunkt : Wieso glaubt sie nicht an Magie und die Götter, wenn sie selber eine Gabe hat, denn es ist nicht normal Dinge anzufassen und Bilder zu sehen und zu fühlen ? Hinzu redet sie aber immer von Spartaner und Co. Ihre Ungläubigkeit war nicht wirklich glaubwürdig.
Mar 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: it-hit-buttons
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
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
es war einfach nur so gut *_*
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

After reading the first book of the spin-off series, I was curious enough to know where the story started so I decided to go back and read this series. I’ve been a fan of Jennifer Estep’s writing for a long time now and I have to say that this series definitely falls in line with the rest of her excellent quality.

Firstly, I was most intrigued about the heroine, Gwen in this series. She’s a whole lot different than Rory and I think that’s a good thing. My favorite thing about Gwen’s character i
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Schöner Auftakt :)
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, print-ausgabe
* 2,5 Sterne *

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
✍Neyla Kunta ✍
War echt wieder gut, natürlich sind mir jetzt eher kleine Fehler aufgefallen aber..ich liebe das Buch immernoch :)
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zum Ende hat es mich gepackt und ich wollte das Buch am liebsten nicht mehr aus der Hand legen.
Aber bis es erstmal so weit war hat es leider zu lange gedauert.
Kann natürlich daran liegen, dass Mythen und so nicht unbedingt mein Lieblingsthema für Bücher sind.
Ich kam anfangs irgendwie so gar nicht in die Geschichte rein und konnte mich mit Gwen nicht anfreunden.
Ich hoffe, dass die weiteren Bände direkt ans Ende von Teil 1 anschließen werden und es nicht wieder erst dauert bis die Geschichte mich
Отзыв в моем блоге:

Дженнифер Эстеп "Прикосновение Холода" (Мифическая Академия 1/6)

5,5 из 10

Экранизация: нет
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
Рекомендовано к прочтению, если вам нравятся: Райчел Мид "Академия вампиров", Рик Риордан "Перси Джексон", Минди Арнетт "Расследование Ночного Кошмара
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
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
3,5 Sterne - Mit der Geschichte konnte ich anfangs gar nichts anfangen - Mythen, Kämpfe, Götter? Gar nicht mein Ding! Auch mit der Protagonistin konnte ich mich nicht identifizieren. Dementsprechend hat sich die erste Hälfte des Buches sehr gezogen. Ab etwa der Mitte wurde es interessanter und ich kam besser in die Geschichte rein. Zum Ende hin habe ich das Buch dann endlich verschlungen. An dieser Stelle durfte der halbe Stern noch hinzu. Für mehr als 3,5 hat es aber im Vergleich zu meinen 4 St ...more
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reread of a 2014 read.
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“Logan Quinn was the kind of guy who could stab me in the eye with a freaking Twizzler.” 125 likes
“Did she just call me a bleeding toothpick? Kill her! Kill her now!” 105 likes
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