Title: Kiss of Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publication Year: 2011
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
At Mythos Academy, teen warriors in the making train to take up their roles protecting humankind. With her snarky, self-deprecating voice and strange gift of psychometry – the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it – Gwen Frost is an outsider both to the students of the Academy and the rest of the world. But now that she’s taking private tutoring with the Academy’s most notorious young Spartan, and has Nike’s own sword to protect her, she’s ready to make mark…
I was really looking forward to reading this book and seeing things move forward, especially the relationships between the characters. But then Gwen spent most of the book pining after Logan, and everyone just seems rich and bitchy, and the villain is super predictable, and … ugh.
But. Having said that, I still had a lot of fun reading the book. I think that I should just come out and say it: Estep’s writing in the series is not amazing. It’s often super repetitive, and I repeatedly wanted to bang Gwen’s head against a wall to knock some sense into her.
In the end, Kiss of Frost wasn’t an amazing book, but it was a nice, fluffy, fun read. Nothing too serious, nothing too amazing … but good enough. If that’s the kind of thing you like, then continue on with the series. But if you want something more substantial, this definitely isn’t for you.