Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Frost by Jennifer Estep

First Frost
(Mythos Academy, #0.5)
by Jennifer Estep
Released |July 1st 2011 by Kensington|
Edition |Ebook|
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I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift.  It's called psychometry - that's a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people's memories off almost everything I touch, even guys.
My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy--to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don't want to know the secrets my friend Paige is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school - Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren't preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos.  Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids.  The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same...

I actually thought this was a pretty good novella to the Mythos Academy. If you have not read the first book in the series, then I really think you should start with this one. It really quick and short, but it gives you a lot of information and premise to what you will find out and learn about in the books to come.

Since I have read all the books that have released in this series already, I pretty much new the information that was provided in this book. But with this book, you get a little more in depth with the feelings that Gwen has and get to experience some of the things that we didn't read about in Touch of Frost.

In this book you see more indepth into the issue regarding Paige, the girl who Gwen borrowed the hairbrush from, and also a lot of feelings with the issue that happened with Gwen's mother. And I really liked that in this book we get to experience Gwen meeting Professor Metis for the first time, which was kind of cool and it touch on this once in one of the other books. And with the tour that Metis's gives Gwen, there was also some foreshadowing going on with some of the other characters that we know and love.

Overall, I thought it was a pretty good novella. With novella's, there pretty much hit or miss and with this one I thought it was okay. I love this series :) It has definitely become a favorite!


  1. ah i get it! Thanks for the note, ill make sure to start this one before i start the mythos series! Great review!!!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  2. I read this one too. I think I actually got it free on Amazon a while back, and that's why I started the Mythos Academy series. Awesome review.