Kiss of Frost

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.

About Author

  1. Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea She is the author of the following series THE ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN SERIES The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone When she s not busy battling bad guys and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals Air, Fire, Ice, and StoneE KILL THE QUEEN SERIES The books focus on Everleigh Blair, a member of the royal family who is distantly in line for the throne of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition But when the unthinkable happens, Evie finds herself fighting for her life both inside and outside the gladiator arenaE MYTHOS ACADEMY SPINOFF SERIES The books focus on Rory Forseti, a 17 year old Spartan girl who attends the Colorado branch of Mythos Academy Rory s parents were Reapers, which makes her the most hated girl at school But with a new group of Reapers and mythological monsters on the rise, Rory is the only one who can save her academy THE MYTHOS ACADEMY SERIES The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17 year old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object s history just by touching it After a serious freak out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, s, and THE BIGTIME SERIES The books take place in Bigtime, New York, a city that s full of heroic superheroes, evil ubervillains, and other fun, zany, larger than life characters Each book focuses on a different heroine as she navigates through the city s heroes and villains and their various battles THE BLACK BLADE SERIES The books focus on Lila Merriweather, a 17 year old thief who lives in Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia, a town dubbed the most magical place in America Lila does her best to stay off the grid and avoid the Families or mobs who control much of the town But when she saves a member of the Sinclair Family during an attack, Lila finds herself caught in the middle of a brewing war between the Sinclairs and the Draconis, the two most powerful Families in townR MORE INFORMATION For information on Jennifer and her books, visit her website at JenniferEstep You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for her newsletter on her website jenniferestep contact Happy reading, everyone

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  1. 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, Gwendol [...]


  2. Rating a This book pisses me off way too much zero star Link vampirekikiviantart 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 insu [...]


  3. Am I allowed to be happy I feel like it s been a while since I ve had the warm fuzzies about darn near anything It was starting to make me feel like I d broken something in my brainuntil I picked up book 1 of this series, then went immediately into book 2 Skeptical Stacia has temporarily left the building in favor of Swoony Stacia I promise that I ll be back to my regularly scheduled, jaded self tomorrow.It s as if I ve been on this merry go round of same story, same ahole guy, same everything f [...]



  4. EVERYONE CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK IF YOU DON T, I WILL SEND VIC AFTER YOU OMG I LOVEDISOK I mean really loved Loved it so much that I want to bathe in the literature if I could You know I would too LOL This book is the bomb diggity Right from the very first page, I felt the anxiety and excitement of reading every goodness of the page The plot was dynamic Filled with action, fighting, major flirting, and forbidden love, I fell in love with this book I loved that Ms [...]


  5. Mhh, irgendwie ist das Finale in Band 2 genauso wie das Finale in Band 1 und bin ich davon gelangweilt, aber gleichzeitig will ich wissen, wie es weitergeht Mmpf.


  6. I think I liked this one even than the first Favorite scene was the avalanche and the wolf The heroine has such a cool power It reminds me of old school Heroes Loved that they all have different abilities Adding the next one to my tbr list right now.


  7. I liked the concept, and I enjoyed the story however, my enjoyment was marred by the writing I felt as though the author copied and pasted entire sentences, if not paragraphs, from the first book in the series I understand the author wanting to provide backstory for individuals who accidentally read this book first, but to provide the explanation verbatim felt like lazy writing and detracted from my overall enjoyment of the story.I also find it hard to like the heroine Harry Potter had four book [...]


  8. Endlich habe ich, Vee, Freunde gefunden Endlich, hat der Freak der Mythos Academy Freunde Doch ICH, mit meinen violetten Augen, bin immer noch nicht beliebt Immer noch bin ich das seltsame Gypsym dchen, dass SO EIN FREAK ist Aber oh weh, da ist ein s er Boy, der NUR MIT MIR flirtet Auch, wenn ich ihn gerade einmal seit f nf Minuten kenne, wei ich, dass er MICH WILL Oder doch nicht Denn ich bin doch SO EIN GROSSER Freak Er kann mich nicht wollen, auch, wenn ich ihn will OH WEH, was mache ich nur [...]




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  10. Tolle Fortsetzung, zeitweise etwas viele Wiederholungen aus Teil 1, trotzdem total spannend und interessant Ich liebe die Protagonisten schon jetzt


  11. 4.5 stars Loved this sequel What a great continuation of Gwen s journey at Mythos Academy This was as action packed as the first Lots of shit happening and sword fighting and magic and all the great stuff we ve experienced in Touch of Frost It was a lot of fun Ienjoyed it I loved the characters Loved them all First of all, Daphne Let me say, I didn t care for her in ToF She was such a bitch I was sure I d hate her But I was wrong, so wrong She changed a lot, she grew a lot She was such an awesom [...]


  12. Kiss of Frost is the second book in Jennifer Estep s Mythos Academy series and it pretty much takes place only a couple weeks later from where Touch of Frost ended I really liked Touch of Frost, but I enjoyed Kiss of Frost a lot I think what I like the most about this series is the relationship between Logan and Gwen The way it plays out and how at first I want to hate Logan so much, but just can t I love it I also really like Gwen s powers I know there is a down side to it, but who wouldn t wa [...]


  13. Quick review Cover Nice Rating PG 13 Thumbs Up 4Overall I m really liking where this is goingCharacters Well WrittenPlot The Winter Carnival isn t fun and games least not for GwenPage Turner Yes Series Cont Yes Recommend YesBook Boyfriend OliverSUMMARY 50 words or less This second book really heats things up Again, I d figured everything out long before Gwen, but I wonder if that s not by design of the story But also, I m not the target market so maybe it s just that Still I really liked this on [...]


  14. Angry at the world girl Gwen is at it again She hates everyone at her school because they re so good and she s not she admits it herself She hates that they were so good at this fighting stuff and she s a novice, never mind that they ve been doing this since they started walking and she s been only at this for a year Oh, and they SUCK because they re rich and flaunt it, never mind that her family is well off too but her mother and grandmother decided to raise her as a normal girl Totally not the [...]


  15. Zum Ende hin hat es mich etwas genervt, dass der Fokus so stark auf Gwens Mutter lag Der eigentliche H hepunkt war bereits 40 Seiten davor, wo Band 2 prima h tte enden k nnten.Trotzdem, die Geschichte hat mir sehr gut gefallen und dieser Teil war sogar noch etwas besser als sein Vorg nger.



  16. This is the sequel to Touch of Frost even though this should have been rated 1 star, I m generously giving this three I know I said I wasn t going to read the rest of the series, but the book has so much potential It does I have to admit, I kind of you know enjoyed it But I thought the author left some of her old habits behind on the Touch of Frost, unfortunately she didn t.I really can t stand how the author is writing unnecessary comments Jennifer Estep, adding smack smack smack , clang clang [...]


  17. As a huge fan of TOUCH OF FROST, I couldn t stop myself from doing the happy dance when KISS OF FROST arrived on my doorstep TOUCH OF FROST ended at such a point where I went insane from the dire need to find out what happens next I am so, so, so, so happy with where Estep went with this one The characters are further developed, the action is still there, and there is still mucho chemistry between Logan and Gwen KISS OF FROST kicks it up a notch, so much so that I am expecting a lot from the nex [...]


  18. Previously Published on my blog Welcome to Larissa s Bookish LifeI have recently been on a Paranormal Y.A binge and after being so turned off by the genre for a while, I am so happy to be back on the horse.Even though the Paranormal YA genre is still hit and miss for me, there are some incredible series that can t help but fascinate and enthrall me Jennifer Estep s Mythos Academy is definitely one of those, even though it s one of the newest in my TBR.I loved Touch of Frost back in July and I co [...]


  19. I ve officially decided that these books are like cotton candy fluff Terribly bad for you, but sometimes you can t help but devour it anyway 8 Or maybe I should say deep fried twinkie Somewhere up there, anyway These books take cliches and just keeps on piling it on top of one another They re also hugely predictable, and if people claim otherwise, they are filthy liars Gwen doesn t stop angsting about her situation especially her situation with Logan, sigh and she thinks that people are trying t [...]


  20. 2 2.5 starsAnother reviewer said it well, the books are entertaining, they just aren t that good I enjoy the story and I truly love the mythology Thankfully the author figured out that we didn t need to know the first and last names of every character every time they come up however, there were still lots of repetitive descriptions and phrases Also on a sad note, Gwen was actually really dumb in this book Once again I figured out who the villain was long before our heroine did I want her to be a [...]


  21. DNF no rating I tried and failed To be fair, the first book in this series was a letdown It sounded something between Percy Jackson and Vampire Academy The first book was standard YA paranormal with all the expected elements and clich s That s good enough to get a three star if done well Kiss of Frost though, is too stupid for me to be able to finish I got to 30% and by then it was or less a complete ripoff of Frostbite, Richelle Maed s second book in her Vampire Academy series All with the her [...]


  22. Originally posted on yareadsGwen Frost is back and she s finally settling into a rhythm at Mythos She s training every morning before classes with Logan and two of his Spartan friends, and her free time is divided between gossiping with new BFF Daphne, visiting her grandma, and working at the library Things seem all right, until her life is threatened once again She knew a Reaper of Chaos would come for her eventually, but she didn t realize she d be in such danger on campus Which is why Daphne [...]


  23. Reviewed at bookstobrightenyourmoodspIf it s even possible,I enjoyed reading Kiss of Frost even so than Touch of Frost And believe me when I m saying that Touch of Frost was among the few new YA paranormal titles I loved this year Kiss of Frost picks up a few weeks after the ending of the first book and continues the story of Gwen,her adjusting as Nike s champion, her copying with her unrequited love towards Logan and her life in general at Mythos.This book has everything a good paranormal titl [...]


  24. 4.5 starsIt s not often that I say this, but this book was SO much better than the first I really liked this first one, but this one wasn t so bogged down with the whole learning myth legends and having Gwen learn about who she is Though it was a bit predictable Oliver, Logan and Preston , I liked how Estep developed the story and moved it right along.My ONLY complaint about this book is I wish there was spark view spoiler I remember thinking why is Logan being such a butthead though I still li [...]


  25. Dropped at 41%What a train wreck I wish somebody warned me All this book is doing recapping the previous one I ve already read the first book I know what happened there so I dont know why the author keeps recapping it Why act like these characters are new, like you are introducing them now while you ve already did that in the first one Seriously why Cant you find some new stuff to write Cant you find a better way to fill the blanks I m definitely staying away from this series and the author fore [...]


  26. 3.5 Sterne So viel ist sicher, die Mythos Academy Reihe ist perfekt daf r geeignet, beim Lesen die Welt um sich herum zu vergessen Ich bin nur so durch die Seiten geflogen und die Figuren sind mir, jetzt wo Gwen sich nach und nach eingelebt hat, echt ans Herz gewachsen Ach, wie gern w rde ich auch diese Schule besuchen Das w re trotz der b sartigen Schnitter sicher tausend mal besser als meine FH Oh Mann, weshalb f ngt das neue Semester morgen an Aber egalToll fand ich auch, dass man zu Beginn d [...]


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