Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Book Review: Dark Frost

TITLE: Dark Frost
Book 3 in the Mythos Academy series
AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep
GENRE: Urban fantasy, mythology
PREMISE: Gwen digs into her mothers past, deals with the difficulty that is Logan, and meanwhile Loki's followers grow stronger and are now directly attacking the school.
MY REVIEW: I have a unashamed deep fondness for the Mythos Academy series. Yes, okay, it's not very original. Basically it's Percy Jackson meets Harry Potter with a dash of Veronica Mars thrown in for good measure. There are several familiar urban fantasy tropes and I do sort of feel Gwen's powers are getting at the silly stage (especially in this last one where apparently she's now Rogue). But for all it's flaws, this series is endlessly entertaining and Gwen is just plain likeable.
This one also was good for revelations as well as evil evil cliff hanger. I will say I like the Logan/Gwen relationship even if I still wish it was better developed because other then his hotness I don't really get why she and Logan are so into each other. But at least they have chemistry which makes up for lack of anything in common I guess. Estep is also kind of guilty of the monologuing villian trope which can be cheesy but at least it's a fun cheesy that doesn't take itself seriously.
Since we're coming up to book four (out next week! Guess what my Christmas money is going towards) people have probably already figured out if this series is for them or not. If you loved the first two, the third is more of the same.
WHO SHOULD READ: those that have read books 1 and 2, Percy Jackson fans, Harry Potter fans, Veronica Mars fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five charms

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