First Frost by Jennifer Estep
Prequel novella to Touch of Frost
Rating: 4 stars
I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift. It’s called psychometry – that’s a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people’s memories off almost everything I touch, even guys.
My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy–to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don’t want to know the secrets my friend Paige is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school – Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren’t preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos. Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids. The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same. . .
This was such a fun look at Gwen’s life before Mythos Academy. There were a lot of pieces I had known already, but having it spelled out like that was a lot of fun. I really just love Jennifer Estep’s writing and seeing some insight into Gwen’s life only adds to my love of the series.
Before That Night by Lauren Barnholdt
Prequel Novella to One Night That Changes Everything
Rating 4.5 stars
Sixteen-year-old Eliza Sellman is shocked when the most popular guy in school, Cooper Marriatti, starts to take an interest in her. It isn’t long until they’re spending all their time together, and on the surface, Cooper seems to be the perfect boyfriend.
But weird text messages, a shady friend, and her own insecurities leave Eliza questioning her perfect romance, until the shocking truth about their relationship comes to light….
In this prequel novella to Lauren Barnholdt’s ONE NIGHT THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING, find out how Eliza and Cooper meet, and what their relationship was like before that night.
Before That Night was such a fun insight to what happened before One Night That Changes Everything. I was instantly swept back in Eliza’s world, and really reading Before That Night Made me want to go start reading One Night That Changes Everything once again. I just love Lauren Barnholdt’s writing, and this was such a fun little snippet. I was so sad when it was over, as I just didn’t want this one to end.