Book 2 in the Mythos Academy series
Author: Jennifer Estep
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: November 29, 2011
Author's website: Jennifer Estep
Logan Quinn was trying to kill me. My Spartan classmate relentlessly pursued me, swinging his sword at me over and over again, the shining silver blade inching closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes practically glowed with the thrill of battle...In book 2 of the series Gwen is learning all the different types of skills that a warrior needs to possess in order to protect themselves. Since she found out in book 1 of the series that she is the Goddess Nike's warrior, she needs to prepare herself for anything that may come her way. As she is training she learns that she is developing more abilities which include being able to channel past experiences one may have had after she has touched them. This ability comes in very handy for her throughout the book as she is now able to do things that she never thought she would be able to do.
I’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 …
There isn't a whole lot of action in this one since Gwen has to figure out what exactly is going on around her. She's seeing things that no one else is seeing and it adds to Gwen already feeling alone as she sees so many happy couples around her. This includes her friends as well as Logan. Although they are still friends, you just know that they have feelings for one another and it's hard for Gwen to see him with someone else. I really felt for her as she felt so alone and I felt that the author did a great job conveying that through the storyline.
I'm giving Kiss of Frost a rating of:
I felt that Kiss of Frost was a more emotional book than book 1 as Gwen learns more information regarding her mother's death. I found myself tearing up a little and Jennifer Estep does a great job with these scenes as one can only imagine what Gwen is truly feeling. She's still healing over the loss and the new information that she discovers seems to rip open those wounds and make them fresh all over again. The 1st half of the book felt a slow to me but managed to pick up in the 2nd half as things start to fall into place and Gwen begins to realize exactly what she has to deal with. I'm looking forward to reading book 3 in the series Dark Frost after reading the 1st chapter. It seems like it's going to start of with action right at the beginning and I'm looking forward to seeing what battles Gwen will have to face next.
Review of other book in the series:
Book 1: Touch of Frost