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TITLE: Dark Frost (Mythos Academy Novel #3)
AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep
PUBLISHER: Kensington Publishing Corp.
SYNOPSIS: 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 artefact 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.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 352
How I Discovered or Acquired This Book: By reading the previous book in the series.
When & Where Read: In my free time resting with my kitty on the bed.
Check Out Author’s Other Books or Related Books? Yes.
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Plot Development: 9/10
Ease of Reading: 8/10
Recommend This Book? Yes.
To Whom? I would suggest this book to those who enjoy characters with powers and the typical mystery plot, with a slice of teenage love.
15+ is recommended.
Notes and Opinions: Unlike the second book of the series, it was a good read and even surpassed the first book. Dark Frost is now my favourite of the Mythos Academy series.
The amount of stuff happening in Dark Frost was like the first two books put together.
An aspect that made me think Dark Frost is going to be better than its previous sibling, was the beginning. The author started the story in the middle of a situation. Well, technically the first scene led into chaos rather quickly.
The first few chapters established Dark Frost’s plot, what Gwen had to do, as well as aspects of the trouble that boiled within the friend’s ranks.
The relationships between the characters progressed and developed into something more solid. Much like Gwen and Daphne’s relationship in the story, as it started hitting walls and Gwen had trouble scaling these barricades.
Overall, Gwen’s association with the main people she knew progressed, which was refreshing. What was good to see was Gwen’s relationship with her own mother who is dead, has moved, by the fact that Gwen has more of an understanding of what her mother did in the past.
In this book it seems Gwen is moving from outcast ‘Gypsy girl’ to Reaper killer, and being well liked by the other students.
Whether the relationship went good or worse for Gwen the effect and responses provided the characters with more depth, despite experiencing it from Gwen’s point of view.
In addition of the turmoil the characters affiliations provoked, the tension in the story heightens as it arched towards the end. Weaknesses were shown and strengths shone bright when the characters needed them most. Dark Frost showed a lot more internal conflict for numerous characters. It was certainly a more emotional journey for Gwen and her fellow peers as they try to battle evil.
And it was certainly a more enjoyable read.
P.S Loki needs some serious surgery.
Overall Rating: 4 Stars