Audio Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted July 8, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Audio Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer EstepKiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #2
Narrator: Tara Sands
Published by Brilliance Audio on 03-19-13
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword...


addictive Fun-YA

First Thought:
Gwen is really coming into her power.

The Story:
“Logan Quinn was trying to kill me.” Is the first sentence and the emotional theme of Kiss of Frost. Poor Gwen, she has to watch Logan suck face with Savannah. But then enters Preston, the blonde haired, blue eyed, very hot Viking from New York branch of Mythos.

The students are excited for the yearly trip to a ski resort for the Winter Carnival, where Gwen meets the super cute Preston. But just when he looks like he could help Gwen forget about Logan, she learns that Preston has a secret.

Gwen is still trying to find her place at Mythos Academy and dealing with the lost of her mother. She’s still just that Gypsy girl to most of the students but in Kiss of Frost Gwen finds herself with a new best friend and by the end of the book has is more friends.

As Gwen tries to navigate through the hell that is teenage romance she learns that her Gypsy power is more than just seeing people’s secrets. It’s a true touch power and it doesn’t work one way.

Issue(s) I had:
YUCKO is back and it’s still driving me crazy. If you read my review of Touch of Frost you’ll remember that the word was used a lot and it got on my nerves. I thought it was the narration that caused it…. nope. Reading Kiss of Frost it still bugged me. But it’s a small price to pay.

I’m not completely sold on Vic the sword talking either. But again this is a small matter that I can over look.

Final Thoughts:
Gwen has the potential of being a real warrior. I can’t wait to see how she continues to grow and how Logan will fit into her life.

Will I Continue the Series?
Yes. It’s just getting good!





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.

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6 responses to “Audio Review: Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

  1. I think your problems with “Yucko” and Vic stem from reading too much adult fiction; they bugged me too at first but now they are just part of Estep’s Mythos Academy world. I’m caught up on both of her series now, what the heck am I gonna do with myself now!? LOL