Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Book Title: Touch of Frost
Series: #1
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Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Format: Paperback (350 pages)
Dates Read: December 27, 2011 to January 01, 2012
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My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — 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 why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .

I love books that take place in a boarding school. I love them even more when it’s a school based around mythology, vampires, witches and the like. Those together already equal a pretty awesome book.

I believe Touch of Frost is the first book I’ve read based around mythology. I love when there is so my history involved. That alone just sucks me because I love learning about the more indepth history behind the story.

Gwen is such an awesome character. She is a gyspy with the gift of psychometry and is able to touch and object or a person and know the history. And she has a super memory to go along with it. How cool is that?

I love the mixture of the different types of warriors. Up to this point, it seems Gwen is the only gypsy at Mythos Academy. I think it makes Gwen stand out more because she is different and doesn’t fall into any of the cliques.

The plot is just awesome. It’s simple to start off the series, but isn’t boring or slow and has so much in it to keep you interested. It’s cool to see all of it unraveling as the works to figure out who the the Bowl of Tears learning about everything right along with her since it’s all still new to her.

Overall, I think Touch of Frost was an awesome start to the and I loved it. Estep does a wonderful job of using mythology and making it her own story. The only peeve I had was there seemed to be a lot of repeating about certain things without actually elaborating on it anymore.