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Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

May 29th 2012, Kensington
336 pages, E-galley
Third in Mythos Academy series
Young Adult Fiction

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.

Cover Review:

The cover is interesting. It has Gwen with her necklace and the place from the opening scene so it definitely does have something to do with the storyline, but the fonts don’t seem to fit the cover. I guess I’m just being picky.


In one word: EPIC!!! This book is the best of the series with none of the issues that have plagued the first two. The boring needless first half is non-existant in this one! From the very first page the action is fierce! I didn’t want want this book to end which got me to read the chapter teaser from the next book at the end and OH MY GOSH!!! I simply cannot wait to read the next!

Gwen is incredibly brave even though she doubts herself endlessly. I like how relatable she is. She isn’t brave without incredibly human fear. At times she seems oblivious to clues around her and I wanted to yell at her, “Look over there!” It may simply because the foreshadowing is done in a way that those that aren’t as analytical as they read can guess along.

Logan sadly isn’t as present as I would’ve liked. I need my Logan fix! He’s such a hottie! He was as always fighting right beside Gwen every single time she was in danger, but there simply wasn’t enough romance for me. But I’m a romance addict!

The other side characters while busy with their own lives and drama add so much to the storyline. Gwen no longer is the loner she was in the first book with best friend Daphne and her boyfriend always being present. But my favorite side character would HAVE to be Nott! I loved her OH SO MUCH!!!!

I enjoyed the rest of the series, but this one tops them all and I can already see that the next one is gonna be just as good! Can’t wait!



I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.


  1. I really need to read this series and i am excited to hear they just get more awesome. So glad you enjoyed it

  2. This isn't on my list to read, but it sounds like it could be good. I'm on the fence. What you said about the cover jibes with what I think too. Maybe a cleaner, white font would have been a better choice but I love the image.

  3. i so loved the 1st two books
    i need more lol
    tnx 4 the review

  4. I've been really curious about this series, so I'm glad to hear it's "EPIC!!!" :) Thanks for the reivew, Rie!

  5. I love this series and can't wait to read this book. It sucks to hear Logan isn't as present in this book because I love when him and Gwen are together! Thanks for the great review!