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Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy) Paperback – August 1, 2011
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ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN URBAN FANTASY SERIES
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series.
The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she's not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals - Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.
BLACK BLADE YOUNG ADULT URBAN FANTASY SERIES
Jennifer is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series.
The series focuses on Lila Merriweather, a 17-year-old thief who lives in Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia, a town dubbed "the most magical place in America." Tourists come from around the world to tour all the magic-themed shops and attractions, as well as see monsters like tree trolls, copper crushers, and more in their natural habitats.
Lila does her best to stay off the grid and avoid the Families -- or mobs -- who control the town. But when she saves a member of the powerful Sinclair Family, Lila finds herself caught in the middle of a brewing war between the Sinclairs and the Draconis, the most powerful Family in town.
MYTHOS ACADEMY YOUNG ADULT URBAN FANTASY SERIES
Jennifer is also the author of the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series.
The books focus on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object's history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.
BIGTIME PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES
Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series.
The Bigtime books feature sexy superheroes, evil ubervillains, and smart, sassy gals looking for love.
VISIT JENNIFER'S WEBSITE
Excerpts, free short stories, and more information on Jennifer's books can be found at http://www.jenniferestep.com.
Top Customer Reviews
I can summarize why I loathed this book with just a few quotes:
"Yucko" (repeated 6 times)
"My Gypsy gift" (repeated 45 times- yes I searched for this on my kindle)
And for the sentiment attached to quotes like this one "I loved Samson; I really did. But he's a guy, after all, and he's always thinking with his dick. I expected this sort of thing from him. But Morgan and I grew up together... That's why she's going to pay for screwing my boyfriend."
This book was a HUGE disappointment. I was hoping for another Vampire Academy, something with great sexual tension and a kick-butt plot. Instead I got poorly written crap that is filled with stereotypes.
Meet Gwen, a girl who is so nerdy and alternative that she wears hoodies! and reads comic books! Crazy stuff here, folks. Gwen is just a terrible character. She is so judgmental it is sickening. She hates the rich girls and the "sluts" (the ultimate put down in Gwen's book!) and anyone too girly. The worst part is that she doesn't seem to mind male "sluts". Apparently having sex is only a cardinal sin if you have lady parts.
She is also incredibly dense. Gwen claims that because of her "Gypsy gift" she can never forget anything. Then why, may I ask, does she seem not to catch on to ANYTHING. I figured out everything from about 60% on and Gwen was still walking around in a befuddled haze. Gwen also seems to have the mental capacity of a 12 year old. She thinks kissing is icky and says things like "yucko" regularly. She is supposed to be 17!!!. Honestly, I found that hard to believe.Read more ›
"Touch of Frost" belongs to the new batch of paranormal stories that all seem exactly the same, only with different character names and fantastical elements. This novel's back story is a mishmash of tons of various warriors -- from Norse gods to ninjas. While that is certainly a nice idea, it's never really delved into. Except for a few key warrior gods, all the others felt extraneous and were barely mentioned at all.
The characters aren't especially mind-blowing, either. You have the blonde mean girl clique, the quirky and unpopular heroine, and the hot bad boy who falls in love with the heroine anyways; just the same formula used over and over and over again. The character with an actual personality was Vic, the ancient magical sword, who has a grand total of about five lines in the entire novel. That is just sad. A sword beats out all those other full-fledged human characters? Sad, sad, sad.
"Touch of Frost" is quite a cliché, but lovers of stereotypical teen paranormal stories (I know there are a lot of you out there) will devour it with glee.
Touch of Frost is fun read with an intriguing mythology that left me wanting more. I'm a little torn about the book, as there are things I both really liked about it and some things I wanted to know more about. I loved what Jennifer did with her mythology and the way she introduced little bits and pieces of each lore through out the story. She created some great legends about both the Greek & Norse Gods and Goddesses, and tied them into the story via Mythos Academy, a school were the children of Valkyries, Spartan Warriors, Gypsies and more attend to learn about their history and how to control their powers. I liked being able to learn more about the legends at the same time the story's main character Gwen does.
Gwen herself is a character that liked getting to know, but there were times I was a little bit frustrated with her character. I was bugged that being halfway through the story she still didn't catch on to certain things about the school and why she was there, like I had excepted her to. One of the things I did like about Gwen is though she seems to be an outsider, she's not someone who's swayed easily and despite how hard it may be to stand up to the school's Queen Bee and her team of "mean girls", she does. I also liked her wit and the way she handles herself about the resident bad boy and main love interested Logan Quinn. One of the things that kept me hooked with the story was their chemistry. I'm looking forward to finding out what happens between these two in Kiss of Frost.
I liked Jennifer's writing, and I felt the story flowed well. There's a few things I felt that weren't covered as much as I had hoped, but I think those things will be addressed as the series goes on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First off I loved this book, I loved everything about it once I got into it. At first I wasn’t really sure but once I read the back again I really got into it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Danika
After Gwen Frost inadvertently triggers her psychometry powers on a girl in gym class and discovers her tragic story through psychic touch, Gwen realises that her gypsy-girl magic... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kickarse Heroine Reviews
Like all books I have read of Jennifer's, this is great. You get so involved in it. It's hard to put down. Love the history lessons of the Gods and Goddesses.Published 2 months ago by Chase
I bounce back and forth between this book, because while I think in general it sucks, I still really enjoyed myself while reading it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jaime Carens
Reads like a cross between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson with a female protagonist. The slut shaming was excessive. Estep's Elemental Assassin series is far better.Published 6 months ago by Amie Doughty
Magical teens in a school together. Lots of mythology all mashed up. If you don't take it too seriously it's a fun story. There is romance, mystery, action, and friendship. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kevin E. Davis
Not bad but nothing amazing either was also somewhat predictable. I found a lot of things very repetitive at times.Published 8 months ago by Laura B.
This book is in no way appropriate for YA readers. The references to sex, drugs, and alcohol use by teenagers is far to frequent and descriptive. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennifer Sedgwick