Summary from Amazon:
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died …
I almost never read two books in the same series back to back. I do this for a couple reasons. First, I usually need a break. As much as I might like the book, I need a break from the those characters. Second, I actually think it helps me enjoy the sequel more if I have a little break. But I had so much fun reading the first book in the Mythos Academy series, Touch of Frost, that I immediately read the second one, Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep. Kiss of Frost was a lot of fun, but not quite as much as the first book.
Gwen is still my favorite part of these books, which is a good thing since she’s the main character. However, she did frustrate me a little bit. She made some not so great decisions, but ultimately I understood where she was coming from. I did, however, think she was actually kind of bitchy to some people at school, which really frustrated me. But it all got resolved, and hey, I can be bitchy sometimes, too. And Gwen had a lot on her mind, so it’ s understandable.
You guys, I really just love Gwen’s BFF Daphne, and Daphne’s BF Carson. They are just sooooooo freaking cute together. And I really like the strong bond between Daphne and Gwen, even after such a short time knowing each other. Yay to strong girl friendships, am I right?
The writing was still easy-to-read, and fast-paced, but I did find it a bit repetitive. For example, I can’t imagine how many times I read “Using my psychometry powers” or that Daphne is super strong because she’s a valkyrie. I mean, I know, already! Something that I did like, though, that I didn’t find in the first book was less slut shaming. I mean, Morgan is still called a slut, but Gwen makes a point that she’s still a person with feelings. And although I would have liked Gwen to not use the word slut, there was definitely approvement. And honestly, as much as I hate to say it, people call girls sluts way too much in high school.
Kiss of Frost was a nice follow up to Touch of Frost. Maybe not as amazing, but still fun, fast paced, and a nice way to spend a Sunday.