Monday, September 3, 2012

Review of Touch of Frost

Goodreads Summary: "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..."
Gypsy? Did I hear the word gypsy? Oh yes, oh yes I did. Since I was a kid I've had an avid fascination with gypsies; for me they are one of those key words that just draw me in every time, much like the fey. If I see gypsies mentioned anywhere in the synopsis for a book I am ALL over it. And this, this is how I ended up reading Touch of Frost instead of the review book I should have been reading.

There's only one way to describe Gwen Frost and that is to use a word near and dear to my family, a favored word, and that word is ornery. Gwen Frost is one ornery gypsy. Stacks of comics, shelves of fantasy novels and gummy bears. Gwen Frost is a girl after my own heart. And her love of hoodies? Jennifer Estep might as well have been writing about me. I mean, she practically nailed my room. Aside from the prison gray walls, insane amounts of pink and the zebra print. Everything else, dead on. Just call me Gypsy Girl. xD

Do I really need to come out and say that I loved Gwen Frost? Because I did. And I do.

The rest of the cast too. I especially loved Daphne and Professor Metis though not necessarily in that order. And Logan. Just wait until you get a glimpse of that spear-throwing hunk of a bad boy. Talk about sa-woon!

The mythology, the magic, and the woven history just combined to make a fantastic start to a new urban fantasy series. Its not often these days that I find myself staying up reading until the wee hours of the morning but Touch of Frost was the exception to the rule. I kept telling myself just one more chapter, just one more chapter, just one more chapter until it was suddenly one o'clock in the morning and I was over seventy percent through the novel. I just couldn't put it down. I wanted, no, I had to know what was coming next. And it was all I could do to settle down and write this review having finished Touch of Frost instead of immediately devouring Kiss of Frost...and ordering the third book in the series.

I am totally recommending this series to anyone craving an awesomely nerdy heroine in an urban fantasy realm. Awesome read, just awesome. :]


  1. I loved this book just as much as you did! All of the characters are so great together, especially Gwen and Daphne. The best part though is the fact that the sequels get better each time!! Cannot wait for Crimson Frost!

    Angie @YA Novelties

    1. They are! It was one of my favorite combined casts ever. And I am SO beyond excited to hear that the sequels get better each time. Thank you for letting me know! :]