Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

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.

My Review:

Be ye warned, SPOILERS may lie here.

First of all, this series is really cute. It combines humor and kicking butt in a way that makes you have to keep reading no matter how much you need to do that AP English essay.

Gwen Frost is still a sarcastic, caring teenager. She knows that there's a problem to be solved and she gets to the bottom of it, no matter who wants to get in her way. Her relationships, however are another story entirely. Her friends are pulling away from her for reasons she can't quite determine and Logan, my darling Logan, can't seem to make up his mind when it comes to this gypsy detective. But all of this teenage drama definitely keeps you turning pages because I HAD to know what the heck was going through Logan's thick head whenever he made a decision that I didn't particularly enjoy at the moment.

The plot of the book was extremely similar to that of the first and second book. It seems like Gwen always figures something out and then the bad guys make a move that thwarts what she just figured out and then Gwen comes back and wins. I seriously wish that Estep would find a new way to tell her story.

All in all though, this book is a fun, light read. The series is a quick read for anyone interested in mythology, gypsies or even hunky boy Spartans. And I simply can't wait for Crimson Frost
(Book #4) to be released.

*I received an e-copy of this book to review from the publisher. This in no way altered my opinion/review.

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