May 22, 2012

Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

The day before reporting back to Mythos Academy after the winter break, Gwen and quite a few of her classmates are visiting a coliseum filled with artifacts to complete a report Professor Mentis assigned them over the break. The next thing you know Reapers are invading the coliseum looking for the Helheim Dagger which will release the God of Chaos, Loki, from his imprisonment. In their search for the dagger the Reapers kill quite a few of Gwen’s classmates but the so-called Reaper Girl, Loki’s Champion, makes a mistake and drops a map that shows another possible location of the dagger, the library where Gwen works.

As Gwen begins searching for the dagger things with the Spartan Logan have taken a turn for the better but just when she feels that things might be getting back on track with Logan her psychometry magic drives a big wedge between them. Will things work themselves out before the Reapers make another appearance or will it be too late for Gwen and the other Mythos students?

I’ve been one Estep's biggest fans since her Big Time series. My favorite series in 2011 was her Elemental Assassin series. With that being said I had the hardest time getting through book one of this series,Touch of Frost. Maybe it was the fact that the series was YA and I wasn't having too much luck with my YA reads but there was just something about the book that I couldn't put my finger on. I was almost about to give up on the series when I read Halloween Frost in the Entangled Anthology. There was just enough intrigue to get me hooked on the series and eagerly awaiting the next installment Kiss of Frost.

Now in Dark Frost Estep once again has me hooked. This latest book pulled me in from the opening pages and I eagerly sped through the rest of the book. The characters come to life with such authenticity that I can't help but feel like they are my friends and I'm rooting for them every step of the way. The storyline itself took a totally unexpected turn in Dark Frost and I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment. I highly recommend this one for all YA and urban fantasy readers. And be sure to read the rest of Estep's books. She is an amazing writer and I can't wait until she reaches Nora Roberts or James Patterson's status where a new book is cranked out every few months that way I can get my fixes faster. LOL