Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication date: May 29, 2012
Summary: 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 the beginning, Gwen is thrown right into action fighting reapers. This sets the stage for most of the book. In between the action, friendships are tried, new discoveries made, surprises come, and Gwen's own inner strength is challenged.
I can see how many could be drawn to Gwen, by not only her Kick-butt abilities, but by her feelings of inadequacy in her calling as Nike's Champion, as well as her relationship with her friends, especially Logan.
Estep continued the flow of the characters in this book, keeping them real and consistent. Vic is still the blood-thristy sword, Daphne is still..Daphne, Carson is as sweet as ever and Oliver's got Gwen's back. Logan... well,.. he is still swoon-worthy. Even though I wish there was a little more Logan Quinn in this book, it still kept my inner-teen satisfied.
The only downside is having to wait until 2013 to read the next one in the series!
An ARC was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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