Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy #2) by Jennifer Estep
354 Pages (Paperback)
November 27, 2011
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...
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 definitely liked this installment in the Mythos Academy series better than the first, but I am seeing a few similarities between the two. Firstly, the book takes a while to pick up the pace, which was my major problem with the first book. However, once it picks up, I was hooked. Another thing I noticed which bothered me the first time around was the repetitive language. Logan is described as a "man-whore" about thirty (made up number, but it was definitely in excess) times in the first half of the novel. Okay, I got it the first time. Lastly, I don't like how the characters are named often by what they are not by their names. Like Logan would be called "the Spartan" not Logan. Other than those things, I saw many improvements.
I am so happy that I actually started to like Gwen! In the first book I didn't dislike her, I just really didn't care about her. She seemed to become more courageous and have a bit more common sense in this novel. Come to think of it, I really like all the characters better - especially Logan. I can't wait to see where the characters go in the next book.
Although the plot was a bit predictable, there was enough diversion to keep me guessing until the end. I was shocked by some of the things Gwen was put through! Also, I really liked how the book had more leeway, for lack of a better word, since now the reader -and Gwen - knew about this new world of mythical creatures and weren't still trying to figure it out. I also enjoyed at the end there is a "Beyond the Story" section where the world is explained a bit more, that was fun to read.
So overall, if you've read the first, definitely read the second! Sure, some things got me mad, but in total I really enjoyed the book. I'm really looking forward to Dark Frost coming in June 2012!