Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Tara Sands
Date Read: August 1st 2011
Genre: Paranormal, YA
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..
Series: Mythos Academy #1
Also by this author: Deadly Sting , Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost br> br>
Also in this series: Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost, Killer Frost
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75Audio Rating: 3.75 (not part of the overall rating)
Story Thoughts: How very clever Ms. Estep! I truly enjoyed my trek into Mythos Academy. I am a sucker for mythology based stories and this series has got potential written all over it. I liked how Jennifer took stories, creatures, and magic that we all know and gave it her own little kick! I was definitely impressed with how quickly I was immersed into Mythos Academy and was stunned that I was left wanting to continue the series (You guys know me and my YA thing). This also has Jennifer Estep’s quirky humor and fast-paced writing style that I love from her Elemental Assassin series. Perk: The Pork Pit was mentioned!
Character Thoughts: Gwen Frost is the epitome of what most geeky girls with reading problems are in High School. They don’t quite fit in but if you could hear their internal dialogue you would be in stitches all day. I love that Gwen does her own thing and I even like the way she ends up making friends. She is growing on me and by the end of book 2 I am certain I will love her. I am enjoying getting to know the rest of the characters too. As always with Jennifer Estep, I think the secondary characters will be very important in books to come. I hope so anyway because they were a delight!
Narrated by Tara Sands / Running Time 9 hrs and 46 mins
I am going to admit that it took about 3 hours for me to warm up to the narration for Touch of Frost. I don’t think Tara Sands did a bad job but sometimes it just takes a while to click. The pacing was great though and after I got Gwen’s “voice” the rest fell into place. I will be continuing this series on audio and imagine the audio will get higher ratings from me as I go along.
Final Thought: Touch of Frost was a fun ride with very little angst, no triangle, and very fun characters. It makes my very limited YA List!
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