Review – Touch of Frost

Posted July 27, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 11 Comments

Review – Touch of FrostTouch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Tara Sands
Series: Mythos Academy #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on January 29, 2013
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Length: 9 hours 45 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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The new girl at a school for mythical warriors is out to solve her classmate’s murder in the New York Times bestselling author’s YA fantasy series debut.

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. 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. That kinda puts us on the verge of death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Now I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died.

I really enjoyed this book. This was a re-read for me but it felt like I was reading it for the first time since I remember next to none of it. I can barely remember the names of characters an hour after finishing a book so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I can forget an entire plot after 11 years. Anyway, I thought that this was a worthwhile read and am glad that I decided to revisit it.

Gwen has recently started attending Mythos Academy. Her mom was killed by a drunk driver so now it is just her and her grandmother. Gwen has a bit of gypsy magic which helps her find lost items for other students. She doesn’t have any real friends at school and often sneaks out of campus to visit with her grandmother. One night when she is working her job at the school library another student is murdered and an artifact is taken. Nobody seems to care but Gwen wants to figure out what really happened that night.

I liked Gwen and thought that it was great to see a few friendships start to form in this book. I liked the mythology that was worked into the story. The mystery was rather interesting and there were enough twists and turns to keep me invested in the story. I thought that the story was well-paced with enough action to keep things moving. I am eager to see how the events from this book play out in future installments.

Tara Sands did a great job with this story. I thought that she was able to bring the characters to life and liked the voices that she used for the various characters, both male and female. I thought that she added just the right amount of emotion and excitement to her voice which added a lot to the story. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to others and look forward to continuing with the series.

11 responses to “Review – Touch of Frost

  1. Ooh nice! I STILL need to read this series! I picked up nearly every single book back in the Romantic Times Book Lover’s Convention back in the days! I timed it right because I pretty much got every book every time I went. One was an ARC and then I did need to buy one installment sometime on my own…but yeah. And I still haven’t started it! One of these days! Glad to see it was still enjoyable the second time around though! Great review!

  2. It sounds like there was really great balance in the plot implemented into this story here. I am so happy that it worked out so well for you. I have heard good things about this author but haven’t ventured into her writing yet. But definitely need to look into that

  3. I cannot believe this series is that old. OMG! Glad it held up for you. I remember enjoying this series a lot