Dark Frost, by Jennifer Estep | Book Review #162

Dark Frost is the third book in the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep. This review contains spoilers. 

I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m 12862108supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me–again.

Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects–and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me? It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me–and I’m in for the fight of my life.


The beginning of Dark Frost surprised me because unlike the first two books that are slow to build up the action, Dark Frost just throws the action at us.

I was really miffed at how Logan and Gwen acted towards each other in this story during the middle of the book. I actually had the thought: “Oh, this again?” or as Vic would say: “Just kiss and make up!”, “Tell the boy you love him already, and move on with it!”

And unlike the first two books, in Dark Frost we actually find out who the bad guy is. Which leads me to believe that the author didn’t really know either because there was a lot of speculation–quite a bit of going back and forth between two characters– but there were hints dropped. So we found out who the bad guy was, and now I sincerely hope that the rest of the series starts to look up!

Which it will. I hoping the rest of the series will look up from here. Now that I’ve finished reading Dark Frost, the first two books are seeming more and more like the calm before a storm.

We also found out the extent of Gwen’s powers in Dark Frost. –Excellent title by the way, now that I think about it!– I really do think though that what happened with Gwen and her powers is just the beginning. I think in the next few books (the fourth and fifth books, namely) we’ll see exactly how Gwen takes on these new powers of hers and how they grow and fit into the picture.

And oh, my gosh. I legitimately almost cried twice in this book. So not fair! That character shouldn’t have died! No! Ugh!

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

I enjoyed reading Dark Frost. There were some great moments in this addition to the series, and I’m greatly looking forward to reading the next book, Crimson Frost.

That’s all I have for my review and thoughts on Dark Frost.

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