Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy 1)
Touch of Frost
By Jennifer Estep
I'm starting a new category! I've finally finished the fairytale retelling I own...maybe some in the future, but now...it's mythology time!
It is such a good book for such a long time after reading all those dysutopia novels about rebel, revolution... (They’re all the same! I just don’t get it why everyone loves them so much…they are good, but…) This book contains all the ingredient that needs to be in a YA novel: adventures, romance, villain... It’s a mixed of Percy Jackson and The House of Night, maybe some of The Vampire Academy. (At least…for me, but I only read the first two book of Vampire Academy…perhaps I’ll finish them someday.) We got an academy life, lots of lots of trouble inside the book and all those descendants of warrior in the ancient time.
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy -- a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died . . .
Yes, Gwen is always complaining about how miserable her life is and all her classmates have the latest fashion. That’s what I read from some of the review, but tell me, who won’t complain that when your mother just died and you’re forced to transfer to a freaking weird school? Besides, Gwen is just an ordinary student in her old school (But she’s far from ordinary…), when the moment she went to the Mythos academy, her whole life turned upside down. She became the weirdest students in the academy because her mother decided to protect her from that dangerous world until she was ready. And it turns out, Gwen was a lot behind everyone: she didn’t know how to use weapon (Seriously, what normal school teaches students to use swords or bows?), she knew nothing about the god’s history with Loki… I found the author hide all the secret really well, and the plots are well organized. It’s not as bad as everybody say, you just have to give it a chance. Gwen may not be as perfect as the “normal” heroines who are so brave, self-less, and all the virtues you might think, but that’s what make Gwen realistic, she has feeling about those things and complain about the accidents all happened in her life. Despite that it’s sometime tired to read her complains, but if you focus on the plot rather than her words… (I suppose, but they aren’t that bad… sometime it’s even fun to feel someone complain the same thing with you) than you’ll find the book really entertaining.