Book Review: Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted May 12, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Release Date: August 1, 2011

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: 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. . .
I really enjoyed this book.  It was a different perspective into the world of magic and good vs. evil.  The Greek gods are mentioned in this book a lot, which is a good thing since it’s one of my favorite subjects. 😀
I love that the writing style depicted the average teenage girl.  The vocabulary was realistic for this age group without dumbing it down.  Everything flowed very nicely.  There were a few repetitive phrases, but it wasn’t so much that it detracted from the story.
The characters were great.  You have our main character, Gwen, who’s thrown into a world she doesn’t completely understand.  She’s full of sarcasm, and doesn’t really believe the things she is taught at Mythos Academy.  She’s an outcast trying to fit into this new world of warriors and magic. Daphne is freaking awesome!!!  She has a kick butt attitude and isn’t afraid to speak her mind in most cases.  Her have your mean girls, Jasmine and Morgan.  They are pretty awful, and downright nasty.  Then there is Logan…. (sigh)  He’s incredibly strong and oh so bad.  With his attitude switches you have to wonder what else is going on with this guy.  I have a feeling there are many things beneath his bad boy exterior, and I can’t wait to find out what it is.
The pacing was perfect, and I was never bored reading this. I would definitely suggest Touch of Frost if your looking for something different in the paranormal YA world.  It’s a great book and quick read.

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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