Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Mythos Academy #2
Release Date: November 29th, 2011 by Kensington
Details: 354 pages, paperback
Genre: Young Adult > Retelling > Greek Mythology
Source: Bought for Kindle
Summary (Goodreads):
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...

I really enjoyed Touch of Frost when I read it last year and so I was excited to keep the tradition (is it still a tradition if you've only done it one other time?) going and read the second book for my Halloween Challenge this year.

Kiss of Frost is taken over the span of I believe a week. Or a weekend. Either way during the epic Winter Carnival is here! And Gwen just has to go. So she does. And she hates it. Prior to, she gets into it with Oliver, one of Logan's friends and she totally misreads him. I love how the friendship between Gwen and Oliver unfolded. It was such a tricky but true to high school thing. And of course, during this Winter Carnival Gwen gets into a bit of trouble. By bit I mean an extreme amount because you know, the whole thing that happened in the last book. Yeah, that. There's a new boy that makes a brief appearance in Gwen's life to take her mind off Logan. And I do mean brief. I wish this part would had been drawn out more. Or more time/days would had passed before you know, crap hit the fan and all. 

We get more Logan and why he is the way he is. Which makes sense... but also seems like a big cop-out. Also, Kiss of Frost doesn't really end in a cliff hanger. Which was surprising since there's more in the series. Overall, I wasn't too into this installment. I still prefer the first book over this one but it did provide essential information within the series.


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