Dark Frost (Mythos Academy #3)
by Jennifer Estep
published by Kensington
genre: YA, mythology, paranormal,
Summary (Goodreads): 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.
My Thoughts: It has been awhile since I read the first two books in this series but book three felt much darker than I remember them being. It started out dark and stayed that way throughout. There were some nice and sparkly parts but they were few and far between. The darkness did not only come from the reapers. Gwen was dumped on from all sides, the reapers, her boyfriend, and even her best friend.
I had some problems with Gwen in this one. She seemed to be overly slow. There were several things where it was so obvious to the reader that I was becoming annoyed with the fact that Gwen was so gullible. The lost ring case was the biggest evidence of this.
I also felt the author foreshadowed too much in this book. There was no mystery, everything was laid out. I did like the reveal of the reaper girls magic. Knowing that there is an opposing magic to Gwen's gypsy magic could be interesting.
My favorite part was Nott and Grandma Frost. We always get Grandma Frost as the lovable, baking type and it was nice to get a glimpse of her as a former champion.
Overall, this was enjoyable read and kept me entertained even when we knew what was going to happen next. I do wish that the growth we saw from Gwen in the beginning of the book carried over through the whole book. She seemed able to handle herself and was confident in what she could do and what her friend could do. Still, I'm looking forward to reading the next book and finishing off this series as well.