Publication: 29th May 2012/Kensington.
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"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."
Review. Sorry, it is short because it was hard to write without it being spoilery.
Jennifer Estep likes to do things backwards. Most series’ get worse as they go on but the Mythos Academy series? No, it gets better with each book.
Dark Frost is jam packed with action from the first chapter, Gwen is on a mission to find the Helheim Dagger before the reapers do, so they cannot release Loki, God of Chaos. For Gwen, she has enough chaos in her life. She seems to be failing as champion, Daphne, her best friend is acting a little off and Logan? Well, she has no idea where she stands with the handsome Spartan.
What gives Gwen a realistic feeling is the fact that, well, she may be Nike's champion but seems and feels far from it. She's not great at the whole fighting thing that everyone else in Mythos Academy seems to make so easy. Also, she has no idea where to start looking for the Helheim Dagger. Spoiler:
The one thing that always annoyed me about Gwen which is her fatal flaw, is how nosy she is. She wants to know everything so I am glad people finally brought this up and said something to her about it.
Dark Frost may be third in the series but Estep has a knack for explaining what has happened in the last few books without boring the reader who already knows what is going on. Dark Frost is perfect for those who love Paranormal Young Adult, but definitely for those who enjoy Greek mythology, like I do.
Give it a read. Even if you do not want to read the previous two, you should still get a grasp on the story.