Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
Date Read: May 2013
Genre: Paranormal, YA
Logan Quinn was trying to kill me.My Spartan classmate relentlessly pursued me, swinging his sword at me over and over again, the shining silver blade inching closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes practially glowed with the thrill of battle..."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 find out that someone at the academy 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...
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Kensington Books
Series: Mythos Academy #2
Also by this author: Touch of Frost, Deadly Sting , Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost br> br>
Also in this series: Touch of Frost, Dark Frost, Crimson Frost, Midnight Frost, Killer Frost
Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)
First Thought When Finished: Just a bit too much repetition in the beginning of the book but once we get to the meat of the story, it gets awesome (that part is worth a 4.25)!
Story Thoughts: Poor Gwen, she can’t get a break even on a school winter vacation. I loved going “off-site” in Kiss of Frost. The element of who was bad/who was good was also etched up a notch! The Winter Carnival was the perfect setting for Gwen to work her through her issues surrounding her feeling for Logan (teenage first love is the worst/the best depending on how it is going). It also gave us a chance to meet other students from other academies (which I hope to see more of in the future). The original part of the story was strong and fun. Enjoyable ride for fans of the series.
Character Thoughts: Gwen and her merry band of misfits are really beginning to worm their way into my heart. While they have some of that teenage drama surrounding them, they really seem to step up when they need too. They work together really well as a team. I also love the strong friendships displayed in Kiss of Frost. Boys may come and go but friends are who keep you grounded. Gwen really lucked out there!
Narrated by Tara Sands/Running Time of 9 hrs and 56 mins
I wasn’t completely sold on Tara’s narration until Kiss of Frost and now I can’t see anyone else doing Gwen or Grandma Frost’s voices. Her pacing, emotion, and warmth are perfect for the Mythos Academy women. The teenage boys still sound a little off to me but even they are growing on me. Though I don’t think that is on Tara, teenage boys are hard to nail perfectly in audio even when done by a guy.
Final Thoughts: The Mythos Academy gang entertained me again! I am so glad they are finally on audio.
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