Author: Jennifer Estep
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
Series: Mythos Academy, book three
Source: e-galley from author
About the Book: I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?
It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life. (from goodreads)
My Thoughts: Mythos Academy is a series I really enjoy. I love the way it blends mythologies from all around the world and works them in to a modern day setting. The fact that the setting is a boarding school is a huge plus! If you've seen my review of Touch of Frost (book one) or Kiss of Frost (book two) you've already heard me go on and on about how much I enjoy it!
There were some pretty big secrets revealed to Gwen in book two. She is also given a quest to accomplish in order to prevent another Chaos War from occurring. Dark Frost starts soon after Kiss of Frost ends. And oh what a start it is! We jump right in to the action and are reminded that Gwen is part of a world on the brink of war.
I really liked the tension Gwen's "dual" life creates. On one hand she's a teenaged girl. She has the "regular" problems... friends, school, boys, etc... On the other hand there is the whole "champion of a goddess trying to prevent a war of the gods" thing! Add in the fact that Gwen has some psychic powers as part of her gypsy blood and you can see how crazy her life can be.
Dark Frost is a solid addition to the Mythos Academy series. I love the combination of action, romance, mythology and high school life.