Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #2
Genre: Teen Paranormal Romance
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
The Overview: 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…
One of the woes (and perks) of working in a bookstore is that I am constantly discovering new series. Because of this, my reading habits have become incredibly scattered as I struggle to read everything that interests me. I’ve got so many series going at the moment that I don’t usually get back to each author for three to six months, sometimes more (even if I really liked him or her). This system works out great when I’m up to date with the releases, but not so good while working through my ten-year backlog of titles. My point is that it’s a true testament to how much I enjoyed the Mythos series that I’ve read three of them within the last few months.
These books, aside from being fun and light reads, just get me excited to read what happens next. I raved about the first book (Touch of Frost) and have to say I enjoyed this sequel even more. The characters were more rounded and established, the plot was thicker, and the romantic tension increased. Although the story was entirely predictable, I loved every minute despite that.
Overall, I think this is a strong paranormal series from an excellent author. The series is currently planned out for six books, and I look forward to their releases over the next couple of years. Fair warning, these are probably most appropriate for older teens.
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