Kiss of Frost Viral Book This is the second time I ve started writing a review while reading the book I guess I m going through the bad books syndrome lately which according to me is a syn
Kiss of Frost Viral Book This is the second time I’ve started writing a review while reading the book. I guess I’m going through the bad-books syndrome lately which according to me is a syndrome where you intentionally read a book which you know you will want to bang against the wall or which will make you bang your head against the wall. Either way I am suffering from that. I just found out that the second book to Mythos academy was out and I just couldn’t resist. I had to make myself suffer reading this book.Okay, Gwendolyn Frost. How should I make it clear to you without sounding like a total psychopath murderer that your inner monologue wants me to turn into, that you should seriously go into a state of coma and stop thinking for a while? Seriously, I am done reading about what happened in the last book. I’m done having to bear up with her insanely absurd longing for Logan. I don’t want to know how hot he looks in that black leather jacket that he wears on top of every other clothing. I am done knowing about how rich everyone is in Mythos and how shallow every other student is according to our darling Gwen who in fact herself is the shallowest female lead I have come across. Oh and I’m not even done with the seventh chapter yet. She has just met another cute looking guy who she thinks is downright gorgeous and a Greek God coming to life which really shouldn’t be a surprise in this book, because even this book suffers with the problem where the female lead is surrounded by oh so beautifully breath-taking-sexy-as-hell, I-wanna-jump-right-on-top-of-you kinda irresistible guys. And man he notices her! How hard her life must be?! From being ignored by the douche-bag Logan to being noticed by a new guy whose name I haven’t even read yet. Well, if she really was into Logan that much then why the hell did she chicken out when he was planning to kiss her in the first book? The girl is so bloody confused and lost in her own thoughts and so egotistical that she can’t see anything other than her own point of view. She just feels like being mean to Oliver because Logan’s official girlfriend is having fun with her boyfriend. She is offended by the girl’s giggle who is another slut according to our Gwendolyn doing favors to the man whore Logan. Oh and yeah, she thinks Logan is a man whore and still she has a pathetic crush on him. Yes, such an inspiring character. Also, she thinks that a guy can only talk to a girl or try to start a conversation if he has a crush on her. *applauds*Hm. What is with the writer repeating the same things over and over again? I know about her powers dammit! And the readers aren’t dumb! They get what you are trying to say at once and don’t need you to point out all the obvious things. *throws up hands in utter frustration*Also, the use of the world “slut” for every other girl in this book annoys me to no extent. Daphne, our Gwen’s dear friend is such a mean bitch that she thinks it’s okay to mess up with some other girl’s grades only cause she was giving her boyfriend the “do-me” look. Seriously? SERIOUSLY!! Other than that, Gwen acts as if she can’t really trust anyone. She doesn’t tell Professor Metis about the attacks. She doesn’t discuss it with her best friend; yet she is so damn willing to make out with Preston (the gorgeous guy from New York she met) that she totally trusts him; never bother that his name isn’t on the New York list of students or that no one else has seen him other than Logan or the mention that he had a Valkyire sister (If I were her, only him having a sister would have left bells tolling in my head, but here we are talking about the one and only Gwendolyn Frost) . And then she says other things are weird. I wish that wolf ate her up. Or she was buried under the avalanche. Speaking of which, she doesn’t even show her gratitude to Prof Metis after she came to know that she had been healed, by her. Ugh. I could just go there and slap her.“I think you’re one of the smartest, bravest people I know,” Logan said.Right. If I could, I would have stabbed him for saying that.Oh and the villain Preston (which was quite clear by the way that he was the villain; I don’t why the author thought that it was hard for the readers to guess but whatever, coming back to the point) was out there waiting to kill anyone who would be on his way, but our Gwendolyn and her “crush” Logan who is a guy who likes to put his tongue down the throats of other girls right infront of the girl that he cared about a lot, were not worried about that. No, not at all. They were making out! Can you believe that? And talking about Logan’s ability to use his body parts, nonetheless. Astounding!Okay. Getting back to the story I think I was hugely disappointed to see that Gwen was only bruised after the whole event. I really really wish that she was stabbed at least or had a fractured arm or something. Oh well. I wasn’t very much surprised finding out that Gwen’s mom Grace was murdered, although her being murdered because of the dagger was interesting. I now know what the next book is going to revolve about. I still can’t believe that Gwendolyn is so foolish. Doesn’t she have anything of her mom’s which she could dig around to find out about that particular dagger? Plain stupid, but what else can we expect from the brave and mighty Gwen. One thing that actually made me cry in this book was, Logan always wearing a faded jeans, a blue sweater and a black leather jacket. It just wanted me to tear off the pages of this book. It really did. You might have experienced the same pain that I did noticing his lack of wardrobe. Anyways, that almost brings me to the end of the review. The only interesting thing about this book was Loki’s champion being the one murdering Grace Frost and the theory with the dagger. Also, the only character that I truly like is Vic, the sword. It’s just awful that you can only like an object in the entire book. *shakes head* . I m Gwen Frost, a second year warrior in training at Mythos Academy, and I have no idea how I m going to survive the rest of the semester One day, I m getting schooled in swordplay by the guy who broke my heart the drop dead gorgeous Logan who slays me every time Then, an invisible archer in the Library of Antiquities decides to use me for target practice And now, I finI m Gwen Frost, a second year warrior in training at Mythos Acad emy, and I have no idea how I m going to sur vive the rest of the semes ter One day, I m get ting schooled in sword play by the guy who broke my heart the drop dead gor geous Logan who slays me every time Then, an invis i ble archer in the Library of Antiq ui ties decides to use me for tar get prac tice And now, I find out that some one at the acad emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead I m afraid if I don t learn how to live by the sword with Logan s help I just might die by the sword. Good Kindle Kiss of Frost Rating: a 'This book pisses me off way too much' zero star. (Link: http://vampirekiki.deviantart.com/art...)It's just another shitty YA book, another author who doesn't have the heart to write a decent story but got paid for writing craps anyway, Jennifer Estep, I'm blacklisting you.As if the lack of originality isn't bad enough, as if ripping off Harry Potter and Vampire Academy isn't bad enough, as if all the cliches and the stupid main character aren't bad enough; Jennifer Estep just has to go out of her way to insult her readers' intelligence with her "plot twists". How charming.Warning: F-words flying from all directions, don't like don't readI had had enough. The more I read this book, the more I hate it. Here're a few reasons:(1)Does anyone find it annoying that Gwen keeps calling her magic 'my Gypsy gifts'?The first two books haven't said anything about Gwen's family being Romani/Gypsy, and if the family really have Romani's ancestry and they care about their Romani's ancestry, they would have known Romani rarely refer themselves as 'Gypsy', because the term has been associated too much with discrimination and stereotypes.So it seems like Gwen simply use the word just for the 'Gypsy=magical' stereotype. ARGH, that kind of stereotype is VERY ANNOYING. Why can't she just call her magic 'her gift' or something? And why on earth serving Goddess Nike would make you a freaking 'Gypsy' at the first place? Nike is a Greek goddess, right? Why would she have anything to do with Romani/Gypsy anyway?(2) The series is a Harry Potter rip-off, and this book in itself is a Vampire Academy book 2: Frostbite rip-offMagical boarding school, and an orphaned kid who didn't know anything about magic and her own importance and power going to said magical school; am I the only one to think Harry Potter here?Okay, before someone butts in to lecture me about how Harry Potter is not the only series with a magical boarding school setting. Let me tell you one thing: Jennifer Estep wrote her magical boarding school with little care and the details about this school is either missing or choppily thrown in together, I sense that Estep only set her story in a magical boarding school just because everyone else is writing YA novels setting in magical boarding schools. That's it.And in Kiss of Frost, the characters all went to a luxurious resort on a snowing hill for the holiday, Vampire Academy book 2: Frostbit, anyone?(3) By the time I read to page. 183, I've realized I fucking hate Gwendolyn Frost, the main character.Why? Here're my reasons:(i) Gwen is a complainer: She constantly complained about the other students being spoiled brats, even after she made friends with two of those students, even after Logan bothered himself to save her life from a monster in book 1, even after two Spartan boys bothered to stick around to help her practicing weaponry. But no, Gwen just had to complain about everything and everyone.I also have no sympathy on Gwen not making many friends among students. It isn't the other students' fault that Gwen was sent to Mythos Academy without knowing anything about the nature of the Academy at the first place, it isn't their fault that Gwen hated studying about the gods and goddesses and history of the Chaos War; it's not their fault that Gwen wasn't trained to be a warrior since she was a kid (her loving mother and grandmother made the decision, right?), it isn't their fault that Gwen barely tried to work hard on weaponry and stuff. Oh yes, she didn't even bother to just try. All she did was complained about how everyone in the Academy was born rich, how unfair it's for her mother to wind up dead--losing your mother is tragic and unfair, but hadn't many students in school also lost their loved ones to the evil Reapers? But I didn't see them whining about their lost love ones; and how much she didn't believe in the existence of gods and goddesses and mythical creatures even when she was surrounded by students who could work magic at will.I don't know about you, but I have no desire to befriend such a loser. (ii)She also suffers with Special Innocent Snowflake Symptom: I had heard enough about how mean-spirited and spoiled the other students are, so stop beating me repeatedly over the head with it. Gwen, I know what a special innocent snowflake you are comparing with those snobby rich students.(iii)She's also Too Stupid To Live: Bad guy trying to kill you and there's a creepy monster-wolf staring at you in the woods, Gwen? Don't tell any of these things to your friends and the professors! These things are not important! The important thing is to go meeting up with this super hot cute guy--whom you know barely a thing about, but he's all over you for no good reason!(iv)She has the maturity of a seven years old, but she's 17 already: Gwen complained about the food they served in the Academy and the resort for at least three times in the first 180 pages of Kiss of Frost, she even did it with immature remarks such as 'Yucko' tagging behind. And guess what? My 12 years old cousin is actually mature enough to avoid doing these kind of things...(4) Adults/warriors not acting their parts:Remember Gwen's dead mother and her grandmother? From Gwen's POV, these two women are nothing less than a pair of saints. But the more I think about their actions and their treatment to Gwen, the more I doubt sensible parents/guardians would act the same like they did:So the Frost family lived in a world with badass villains and scary monsters out for their blood? The Frost women decided they DID NOT WANT Gwen to know anything about it. Didn't even bother to teach her anything useful about the art of self-defend. So Grandma Frost lost a beloved daughter to the evil Reapers? You would think it's about time for the old lady to finally come clean with her granddaughter Gwen and warned her about the danger of the wicked Reapers and their evil god. But you're wrong! Grandma Frost just sent Gwen to Mytho Academy without even bothered to explain to the latter why she must be sent there at the first place. No explanation whatsoever.As to the young warriors in Mytho Academy, they continue to act like a bunch of rich teenagers, they are too careless and they let too many things slip pass their attention, I simply can't take them seriously.And guess what? The gods, the professors and the warrior parents of those Mytho students are none the wiser. I mean, if the gods want young warriors to fight the war and if those warrior parents want their own kids to be well trained in order to survive, they should have freaking built a military camp to train those kids up instead of building a snotty boarding school and showering the kids with gifts and money! That's so stupid! (5)The entirely predicable ending:I feel my intelligence is being thoroughly insulted and mocked by the all too easily predicable "plot twists". Who's the bad guy? I'd figured it out when I was only halfway through the book. What's Oliver's big dark secret? I'd figured it out the moment said secret was mentioned. I was shocked that Jennifer Estep actually thinks her readers are as hopelessly stupid as Gwen, who is unable to put two and two together even when the hints are smirking at her the whole time.Conclusion: I had read through reviews for the sequels, and I had decided I would not stick around and suffer through at least 2 more bad books for the series to finally get better. I wouldn't drag myself through the mud like this.