Thursday, October 4, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - KISS OF FROST by JENNIFER ESTEP - MYTHOS ACADEMY # 2 - KENSINGTON BOOKS

By: Jennifer Estep
Published By: Kensington
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library , 354 Pages

RATING: 3.5 FROSTY STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

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...

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle : 


Kiss of Frost , book 2 in the Mythos Academy introduces us to another villain, apart from Loki, the Norse Trickster Chaos God, who is using his minions ( villains per book ) to slowly free him from captivity so he can RULE THE WORLD ....* hands on hips in power stance* ‘mwah ha ha ha haaaaaaa!’

*takes a deep breath*

Dang, I am still having trouble personally connecting with this story and lead characters. I’m missing the feeling I should get from two lead characters who you know are lurvin’ each other, or atleast a bit gooy eyed for each other. Logan shows it by being all over Savannah?? Bad Logan!

We get to know Oliver Hector more and see what little secret he is trying to hide even though most of the students know. Kenzie Tanaka, Oliver and Logan are in charge of training Gwen in weaponry. Oliver is more about verbal slanging matches with Gwen, the boy is a bit toey.

A mysterious black SUV has decided to want to direct its wheels towards Gwen , archery practice has apparently commenced in the library aimed at Gwen’s head, and a few other things crop up forcing Gwen to take her survival seriously.

Daphne and Carson are still, this uber cute couple. I totally ‘feel’ these two. Daphne, ex mean girl ,now Gwen’s bff, and Band Geek Carson , these two need a novella, they are so stinking cute.

Vic, he was present but I would have loved him to have been used more as he is such a smart mouth. He makes me laugh J

I found this book spent a lot of pages recapping the previous book in detail. I wanted to move on, get past the recapping. Pave the way for kicking Savannah’s butt, as she is a mean girl and getting Logan to shake it up a bit, after all he is the Academy Lothario.

Logan is hiding a painful secret, well, most of the characters were holing up a secret or two in their closet. I see such enormous potential for this series with what Jennifer has chosen as the theme. I think I may possibly be too old for this YA series * slaps hand over mouth*.

It does rate well and gets favourable reviews so it must be me. Shock. Horror. I totally love YA genre. I shall be moving on to Dark Frost # 3 and Crimson Frost # 4 ( releases December 2012)

I have to say how much I do LOVE the cover art on this whole series. It really is eye catching.



Michelle

4 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series and I probably won't be anytime soon. After VA, all the other academy books pale in compariosn LOL. Speaking of which, I haven't finished that series.

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    1. Hey Miss B. Yes, you must finish VA. I have finished The Golden Lily , Bloodlines # 2. I'm going to crack on with the third book in this series and see what happens. Then I will decide if I go further. So many books to devour, not enough time to keep up:D

      Mich

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  2. Ooooh, Mich, I know JUST what you mean. Sometimes, no matter how much you want to love a book, you can't connect with the characters on a personal level. I SO get that. Still, we can't love them all, and some books just aren't for everyone? Estep has this painful tendency to recap me into oblivion, so I'm never *quite* as in love with her books as I'd like ♥

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    1. Hey Sarah:)

      I am surprised the publishers allow this RECAPPING, gosh it drove me a bit de ja vu eeee!! The thing with the back of this book is it has an EXTRA's area, which is a great idea. But, LOL! I have never read such an indepth EXTRA's section that I did not really need to read the book. Just read the extra's. But I am going to keep reading as I must see if the writing changes. Challenge Accepted!

      Mich

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