Thursday, July 5, 2012

Book Review: Dark Frost

darkfrostTitle: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 336 pages
Genre: Mythology
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review

Goodreads Summary: I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed 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.

Dark Frost is a satisfying sequel to Kiss of Frost and an awesome third book in this series. Jennifer Estep does a great job of expanding the mythology and advancing Gwen and Logan’s relationship so this book is a total win for me.

I love Greek mythology and Estep gives the reader even more of it in Dark Frost. Like the title suggests, this book is darker than the first two in the series but considering the obstacles that Gwen is up against, it’s only natural for the story to go in this direction. As far as plot goes, Dark Frost may have my favorite in the series so far and that is saying a lot because I really enjoyed the plots in the first two books.

Gwen remains a very likable and strong main character. She has matured a lot since the first book in the series and its fun to see her powers growing into so much more than simple touch magic. The other character that’s grown a lot is Logan. I’m so happy he is no longer the man whore from book one but the strong, swoony male lead that’s a perfect complement to Gwen.

Dark Frost has tons of action, sweet romance and lots of cool Greek myth. If you have not started this series yet, you should. It’s one of those rare YA series that ALL the books have been really good! I can’t wait to read the fourth book in the series, Crimson Frost, in December.

Content: Kissing, profanity and violence.

My Rating: Really Good!


Patricia Eimer said...

This is an amazing series and I can't wait to read this installment.

Rubita said...

Oh, yes, I was sooo glad that Logan and Gwen made progress in this book, rather than stagnating. They both have the potential to be really awesome characters, but in book two, I was starting to wonder about them a little.

And the Greek Mythology--all the mythological elements--continue to really enrich the world-building.


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