Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blog Tour: Touch Of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by Jennifer Estep

Title:  Touch Of Frost (Mythos Academy #1)
Author:  Jennifer Estep
Release date:  July 26, 2011
Publisher: Kensington
Pages:  350
Source:  Publisher/Teen {Book} Scene

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy โ€” 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 and 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. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and whyโ€”especially since I should have been the one who died. . 

Touch Of Frost is a promising start to the Mythos Academy series. This first book features awesome mythology, fun characters, and kick-ass battle scenes.  I can’t wait for more.

Mythos Academy is a re-imagining of ancient mythology.  A lot of it is based on truth but a lot of things have been added in to make it unique and a very fun read.  Mythology has always been a love of mine so this new trend in books makes me very happy and I thought Touch Of Frost was the perfect blend of truth and fiction (if you can call myths truth.)

Gwen Frost, the main character, was not my favorite at first.  I didn’t really like her attitude or the fact that she complained about having no friends but did nothing to change that.  She expected everyone to come to her.  She made no effort to change her miserable life at Mythos Academy.  And then there was Logan Quinn. The song “Hot ‘N Cold” by Katy Perry is perfect for him.  He was all over the place and not once did I know what he was feeling.  Hopefully there will be more about him in book two, as well as Vic.  I loved Vic and I want to know more about him. He is a very unusual character.

The plot of Touch Of Frost was slow in the beginning but it picked up in the middle and didn’t slow down after that.  I was on the edge of my seat by the end of the book.  The sequel promises to be very exciting as well.

Overall, Touch Of Frost is a great start to what looks like a fabulous series.  I urge you to pick it up if you are a mythology lover like me.

First line:  “I know your secret.”

Rating:  B

Cover:  B

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8 Comments

  1. Marg @ Clockwork Reverie

    I have this book on my TBR pile. Like you, I’m a fan of mythology and it’s modern retelling. Too bad about the Hot ‘N Cold guy, that’s definitely a bit of a turn off for me. And I can’t stand whiny protagonists. I’ll still check the book out, though. Thanks for the review!

  2. Bailey

    I absolutely loved this book! I can see why you had problems with Gwen at first, though. It was a bit annoying having her complain about being a loner when she didn’t even try to make friends. And I adored Logan! =D

  3. LoriStrongin

    Ditto that I’m a lover of mythology, and retold mythology stories definitely catch my attention. Though, I still think I’m a bit on the fence on this one as I keep reading that the characters are inconsistent throughout the book. So, I might give this one a bit more thought before picking it up.

    Smiles!
    Lori

  4. Lorna Graham

    Hey just finished the series Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins so this defiantly sounds like the book for me and if you have any other great suggestions then id love to hear them ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Christina Kit.

    It’s awesome when you know you’ll love a series from the first book, like you did with this one.

    Glad she turned mythology into something new, and the boy sounds totally hot and infuriating! Which is good in a romance that spans many books.

    Lovely review ๐Ÿ™‚

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