Kiss of Frost, by Jennifer Estep | Book Review #157

Kiss of Frost is the second book in the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep. The first book in the series is called Touch of Frost.

There will be spoilers in this review!

10421530I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword…

I didn’t really know what to expect going into Kiss of Frost, aside from what is going to be the normal for the rest of this series: someone tries to kill Gwen. 

Even though there were happenings in this book to cause Gwen’s story to progress, I also feel like the story is just regressing simultaneously. Like, we know for a fact that Logan is a butt. And we know that Gwen knows that Logan is hiding something. And Logan knows that Gwen is hiding something, yet he won’t tell Gwen. Which is incredibly infuriating in my opinion, but Logan hiding something completely fits with his profile and the story as a whole.

I don’t like the fact that Kiss of Frost was so predictable. If I were to write out the synopsis and compare it against a Young Adult times-table, if you will, Kiss of Frost would fit perfectly in those calculations. On the other hand though, I’m glad that Kiss of Frost fits the bill of the typical YA series, because I know then that this Mythos Academy series will be the Trashy-YA-series-featuring-Mythology-characteristics-TM .

The action in Kiss of Frost, I feel is more interesting than what happened in Touch of Frost.  In Kiss of Frost, Gwen is more….I want to say hands on, with what happens. Gwen’s more standoff-ish.

I’m glad though that amazingly, through all of this, Gwen has remained the same old Gwen. She hasn’t let her knew life affect her old one; Gwen still complains about things that “normal” teenagers complain about. — Another thing that I like is that my ship has set sailed!! I’m excited to see how this will play out in the next book, Dark Frost.

That’s all I’ve got for my review of Kiss of Frost. Like I said: Gwen is one step closer to finding out the answers to the questions she’s left unanswered, yet, has fallen behind in other places. Kiss of Frost in my opinion is very contradictory unto itself.

I ended up giving Kiss of Frost 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read any of the Mythos Academy books? If you have, what one’s have you read, and what do you think of them? I’d love to know!

Happy Reading!
Adele

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