Book Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted May 16, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Release Date: May 29, 2012
Buy: Amazon, B&N
Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Blurb: 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.

I absolutely loved this book!!!  It only took me just over a day to read.  I could not put it down.  I love the characters Estep has created in the Mythos world.
This book probably had the most action so far in the series.  I loved it.  With each battle, Gwen gets better with her fighting skills.  (Thanks to her hunky trainer, Logan.)  She’s a fighter above all else, and her determination is admirable.  She chooses what to do what she thinks is right without thinking, but deals with the consequences pretty well.
Some of the questions we had in the previous books are answered in Dark Frost.  I found at least one of the secrets startling, and did not expect it at all.  There is more emotion packed into this book than the previous ones in the series.  Even through all the sadness I enjoyed seeing the raw emotions emanating from the characters.  It was pretty powerful.
I can’t wait to see what Gwen, and her group of friends, do to remedy the Reaper problem in the next book.  Too bad  we have to wait until January. 😛

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.


Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.


Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.


For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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