Kiss of Frost (Paperback)
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Short Description for Kiss of Frost At Mythos Academy, teen warriors in the making train to take up their roles protecting humankind. With her snarky, self-deprecating voice and strange gift of psychometry - the ability to know an object's history just by touching it - Gwen Frost is an outsider both to the students of the Academy and the rest of the world. But now that she's taking private tutoring with the Academy's most notorious ...
- Published: 29 November 2011
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780758266941 ISBN 10: 0758266944
- Sales rank: 34,919
Reviews for Kiss of Frost
Better than its prequel
Previously published on my blog: http://fictionfervor.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/review-kiss-of-frost-by-jennifer-estep/
The cover of this book is so pretty! (Sorry, I love snow-which is highly uncommon down here in Louisiana.) I like it the most out of the four covers in the series released so far. (In my opinion, Crimson Frost looks the worst. Cringe.)
Anyway. Though Kiss of Frost had much of the same cons that its prequel did, I did enjoy it more. Time to insert a list.
The cons. (Might as well get the bad stuff out the way first.)
1. Once again, I was bothered by how predictable the story was. As soon as I met the guy (or girl!), I knew he (or she) was the Reaper. Call it bibliophile's instinct, but I knew, right off the bat. It's a cliché move, actually. And the predictability here was even worse than in the prequel.
2. There was a lot of repeating. Gwen continually explained the things we learned in the first book-like, the statues on the campus. It would certainly have been helpful if it had been a while since I'd read the first book, but I practically read Touch of Frost and Kiss of Frost back to back. So it was exhausting to read the same things over and over. I know that most authors aren't sure if they should recap, so it isn't a big deal, but my suggestion is that if they want to recap, they should do it in a prologue. That way, readers can choose to skip it if they'd like.
3. The character development, once again. Gwen's being stupid again for missing who the Reaper was, but she might have gotten slightly less stupid. Or made an attempt at being slightly less stupid. However, I still think Gwen's too absorbed in being poorer than her classmates. She's also quite whiny about her mom's death. And she's quite absorbed in Logan Quinn, but who can blame her for that? Logan's also pretty one-dimensional again, but thankfully we finally had a taste of what's been causing him so much grief.
1. Plot twist that I totally didn't expect. Obviously, I can't say much, but let's just say that things mentioned in the first book might not necessarily have been true.
2. The romance. Sure, it's clichéd, but I can never stop myself from smiling at the cute and swoon-worthy moments. Logan's HOT, so it's not like I can help it.
3. Vic. THAT SWORD. Oh, he cracks me up.
4. A certain amazing Fenrir wolf. I don't have a pet, but I've been dying to get a puppy since the beginning of time. Sure, Fenrir wolves are probably twenty times as big as a little puppy, but I WANT ONE.
In other words... Did I like Kiss of Frost? Yes, but the series still hasn't really impressed me yet. I need a big BAM-something that knocks me off my feet. However, I did like Kiss of Frost more than its prequel, so I hope the pattern continues with the next book, Dark Frost.
Source: Paperback won from giveaway by Linda
- Staff review
Very nice book
I loved it!! by Abigail E.
Great Follow Up
In this follow up to Estep's first book in the Mythos Academey series the reader is transported just a few short months after Gwen's showdown with Jasmine. Gwen is training hard now that she has become the champion for the Goddess Nike in the war against the Reapers. Killing does not come easy for Gwen. Her gypsy powers, which are growing stronger, are triggered through touch. Now her power smight just help her in the fighting department.
Gwen is still best friends with Daphne and that bond has grown stronger in the last few months. Her crush on Logan is very apparent and his rejection has cause Gwen to hurt deeply. The Reapers have continued attacking and Gwen is number one on their hit list. Reapers are known to revenge their own.
Students being students still want to have fun. And what can be more fun than partying at a secluded skiing resort with other Academy's from around the world. Daphne convinces Gwen to go even though there have been several attempts on her life which of course she does not rely this information to anyone because Gwen wants to fight it herself. This sets up for some hairy situations and will clearly test Gwen's strength and Logan's devotion. With the introduction of students from another Academy, Estep creates the perfect set up for us to wonder who is out to get Gwen. Is it someone close to her or someone she has just met?
Another great book by Estep and one of my favorite moments is a very intense moment between Logan and Gwen (when you read or if you have read you should know what moment I mean). I did find that the person out to get Gwen wasn't a surprise to me but overall it was an astounding read. I was not able to put the book down once I started reading it. Perfect for YA urban fantasy lovers. by Kelsey Opsahl