Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3)
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Challenges: 2012 YA/MG Fantasy Challenge
Rating: 5 stars
I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?
It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life.
This series rocks so hard. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep was another brilliant installment in the Mythos Academy series. This is a stay up all night reading approved book – as I stayed up til 5 AM to finish after starting it way too late. I meant to only read a few chapters and all at once I was turning the last page.
Dark Frost is more drama filled and a bit angtsier than its predecessors. I felt like Dark Frost really started to move the plot forward – not that it didn’t in the previous two books, but big things happen in this one. I felt like one thing after the next happened and a lot of secrets were revealed. It was a delight to read and now I have so many questions for the rest of the series! There was a bit of the book where I was getting slightly annoyed with Logan and Gwen, as it felt a bit like they were beating down the same wall yet again. This was only for a bit of the book and I was completely on board by the time I finished.
Jennifer Estep really plays with your emotions in Dark Frost. I was so upset and sad at some parts, a bit frightened at others, and just about everything in between. I am really curious to see where Jennifer Estep will take the plot next. Her play on mythology is so interesting and I really cannot wait to see how it all pans out in the next installments in the series.
I just love the characters in this series. Nott was a character who I just loved. She was just lovely and really was one of my favorite things about Dark Frost. Gwen is such a strong heroine who has such spunk. I loved seeing more of Grandma Frost in this installment, as she is a total hoot! Logan is such a delightfully complex character and I loved that this was the book we finally find out a bit more about him. Plus, he is a total hunk. I also loved seeing more of some more minor characters like Morgan in this one. I felt like this was a book where I really got to know some of the more minor characters.
I am just obsessed with the Mythos Academy series. I love the characters, the plot, the mythology, the romance. All of it. And Dark Frost only fed my addiction, and now Crimson Frost, book 4’s release cannot come soon enough. I need more of my Logan fix and some more action and adventure from the whole Mythos Academy crew. Basically, Jennifer Estep just nailed this one. The Mythos Academy series is probably my favorite series in YA right now and I am already counting down the days until Crimson Frost‘s release.