Monday, June 25, 2012

Kiss of Frost [Review]

385 pages [Kindle]
Published 11 November 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...

My Thoughts:

Estep just keeps it coming! This book was just as good as the first, if not better!

Kiss of Frost leaves right where Touch of Frost left off. Gwen is now taking combat lessons from Logan, although not nearly as romantic as she thought it would be. Logan seems to take no interest in her and way more than enough interest in Savannah. Daphne tries to lift Gwen's spirits and get her psyched about Winter Festival - a trip to a ritzy ski lodge where the NY Academy will be joining them. Some strange things start happening - like a mystery person shooting an arrow at her in the library and then the arrow being gone when Nickamedes asks her what's going on and an SUV trying to run her over on her way back to the academy from her grandma's house. Gwen finds herself not escaping any danger at the ski resort when the first day she runs into a Fenrir wolf. However, she does meet a mighty cute guy named Preston from the NY Academy. But he seems to be escaping the eyes of all Gwen's peers and professors.

There is so much excitement in this book - there is so much mystery in this book. I had no trouble finishing this one just as quickly as I finished the first. There are quite a few new characters like Kenzie Tanaka and Oliver Hector (briefly mentioned in the first) - two Spartan friends of Logan's. You find out that not only are there Vikings, Valkyries, Spartans, and Romans - but there are also Ninjas, Celts, and Samurais. In the myth-history class, Metis teaches the students about different monsters. You get to hear about the Fenrir wolf when Gwen gets up close and personal with one. I feel like this one was more emotional than the last one, as Gwen discovers more about her mom and her death and about the people around her.

Previous Review:
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep {here}

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