"A young adult read for the Greek myth lovers"
Gwen Frost comes from a long history of gypsies. Being a
gypsy comes with a special power. Gwen's power is
psychometry which allows her to see someone's or
something's history and secrets just by touching them.
Gwen is an outsider at Mythos Academy- a school for those
who are warriors and have powers passed down to them
through the Greek myths. When a murder happens at the
academy everyone acts as if it is no big deal, it's
happened before and it will happen again, they're used to
it. But this is something new for Gwen. She doesn't
understand why no one cares or why she was left to live
since she was a witness to the murder. Gwen decides she is
going to use her powers to figure out who killed her
classmate and maybe figure out why she is at Mythos Academy
when she is so different from all the other students.
TOUCH OF FROST is filled with mystery at every flip of the
page and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a fun read that
kept the pages turning to try and figure out what would
happen next. Jennifer Estep used romance, fighting, and
teen drama to make this book interesting for all. With
characters as Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, gods,
goddesses, and mythical creatures the Greek myths were
brought to life.
Reading this book was like remembering high school, only
one that contains myths and magic. You have your mean
girls, jocks, dorks, and outsiders. This allowed the reader
to be able to relate to the main character, Gwen. Jennifer
Estep did an excellent job in capturing Gwen's emotions
and making the story come to life.
Overall, I would recommend reading this book. It was a fun,
easy read and perfect for anyone who likes books that
relate to Greek myths.
Reviewed by Lori Golonka
Posted July 12, 2011
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 …
Genre: Urban Fantasy