Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

11022222Dark Frost
(Mythos Academy, #3)
By: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington
Published: May 29, 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy

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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.


1thoughtsWe start off right after winter break (the last book ended as everyone went home for the holidays). The characters are just meeting back up when a huge Reaper attack takes place killing several people/students. While fighting the main Reaper (Loki’s Champion), Gwen notices her drop something and later finds out that it’s a map to the library at the academy. The Reapers have figured out where the dagger is that will release Loki and bring him to the mortal realm and it’s hidden somewhere in the library. This book is a race against the time to find the dagger before the Reapers do.

This series seems to be an easy read for me. I literally read it within half of a day. Partly because I skimmed over the parts where the author rehashed everything that’s ever taken place in the series and caught readers who may have had a huge lapse between books, up to speed. I however, went from one book to the next and didn’t need to be told what Gwen’s powers were, that the bad guys were the Reapers or the fact that Gwen has horrible sense of judgement when it comes to self-preservation. If it weren’t for Logan, I don’t think she’d have lived past the first book. However, I still enjoyed the read.

One thing that I was really sad about, I knew what was coming from the first chapter. I knew who Loki’s Champion was, I knew where the dagger was hidden and in the end found myself sort of like “ho-hum” as I read. It’s not fun knowing the climatic points in the first chapter. So I just sort of road the waves throughout the book. What kept me interested were the characters in this story. I feel a bit invested in this story and wanted to see if they were smarter than the average bear… apparently not. Except for Daphne, that girl has a good head on her shoulders.

Will I continue with the series? Maybe. I really enjoyed the author’s UF series, Elemental Assassin. Maybe I will just got back to that instead.


1favepart“You won’t hurt me. I know you won’t.” Logan said.
“How can you be so sure?” I whispered.
“Because you’re that Gypsy girl, and I’m the bad-boy Spartan. And I think it’s time we were finally together, don’t you?”


Previous reviews from Mythos Academy
Touch of Frost
Kiss of Frost


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