Audio Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted July 15, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Audio Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer EstepDark Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #3
Narrator: Tara Sands
Published by Brilliance Audio on April 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours 29 minutes
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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.

 addictive  YARomance

First Thought:
What the hell is everyone’s problem?!

Series Deja Vu:
Since starting this series I’ve compared it to a mix of Harry Potter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (minus the vamps). There is definitely some HP like elements. The reapers remind me of the death eaters in Harry Potter. And I think Nickamedes and Gwen’s relationship is much like Snape and Harry’s.

The Story:
Dark Frost start off with a bang when some of the students are attacked by reapers at a museum during the Christmas break.  Gwen and the gang make it out ok but now they are left wondering why the reapers attacked.

Like the bad guys in the movies…. they always come back for more if you don’t make sure they’re dead. And Priston is free and loose wrecking havoc along with a group of reapers that’s trying to find a weapon they believe is hidden in the library at the academy.

But Gwen has to take on things alone after she is dumped by her would be boyfriend and her best friend. Everyone has their panties in a twisted and Gwen (and me) can figure out why.

Final Thoughts:
While I’m comparing Mythos to HP, Dark Frost is very much the darker of the series so far and I had the feeling I had after watching Fire of Goblet. The students at Mythos will never the be same. I see the series only getting darker with the threats that lay ahead.

But on a sweeter side, Gwen’s love life is starting to take shape.



About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books and the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Dark Heart of Magic, the second book in the series, will be released on Oct. 27.

She is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. For more information on her books, visit Jennifer’s website at

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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4 responses to “Audio Review: Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep

  1. I loved how dark this one was, I was surprised that Estep went there considering this series is YA. But then again, I don’t read a lot in this genre so I don’t really know what I’m talking about. 😉