Alrighty. So, I saw Touch of Frost in the bookstore a bunch of times before I finally picked it up and brought it to the cash register. I liked the cover and the idea (or trope as some people might argue). I’m kind of a sucker for anything that’s “kids with powers at boarding schools.” I’m not sure why. The majority of the ones I’ve read haven’t been that good but I keep wanting more and more of them.
This is the synopsis for the first book, but my reivew is about the first three, focusing mostly on Dark Frost.
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .
I don’t know quite how to sum up my feelings about these books. Like, I recognize that they aren’t the best writing ever and that the idea of all the mythologies EVER all lumped together into one boarding school is a tad ridiculous. But I just love them anyway. I love the characters and their funny quirks. I love the slow building plot and all of the action and all of the over used high school cliches. I love the monsters (especially the puppy!) and the strange situations they get into. Like when Logan was stuck under one. That was fun.
These books are all just fun. And I like that.
After reading the first two, fate was super nice to me, and the third one, Dark Frost, appeared on Netgalley almost right away. So, I downloaded and devoured just as fast as the first two.
My one complaint with Dark Frost was NOT ENOUGH LOGAN! Which is basically my main complaint with all of the books. But I had been hoping for more Logan in this one after the cute ending Kiss of Frost had. I can comfort myself, however, because I get the feeling that there’s going to be more of him in Crimson Frost…which I have to wait until January to read which is TORTURE!
So, Gwen, the main character, is slightly different from everyone else at Mythos Academy. She isn’t a great warrior and she doesn’t have great magic or strength. But she can see the histroy of any object or animal that she touches. And as each book goes by we discover more and more that she can do with these powers. Especially in Dark Frost. Gwen’s power takes a very interesting turn at the end of the third book and I think we will be seeing the consequences of that for some books to come.
It also needs to be said that Daphne is fantastic. From her computer-geekiness to her love of all things pink. I just love her.
I’m really hoping this isn’t one of those series that just goes on and on forever without an end in sight. Because I need an end. I need to know what happens. I also need Gwen and Logan to make out more. Just saying.
All the books in the Mythos Academy Series have been fast fun reads with less than stellar writing but highly enjoyable characters. I recommend if you want something light and fun!
And I can’t wait for Crimson Frost! Stupid January.