Title: Dark Frost
(Mythos Academy #3)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Length: 336 pages
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?
It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life. -Goodreads
Though Dark Frost is the third book of the Mythos Academy series, it has just as much fire as the books that came before. Gwen Frost is doing the best she can to learn all the things that she needs to know to serve as champion to the goddess Nike. Add to that the fact that she seems to be on the most wanted list of evil servants of imprisoned God of Chaos, Loki, and the key to the whereabouts of a magical blade that is meant to serve as the key to Loki's release.
This is a wonderfully written story brimming with myth and magic. Unlike so many authors who choose to include myth and legend in their tales; Jennifer Estep combines myths from several cultures, presenting them to readers within her story while still managing to maintain their individual integrity within the overall pantheon.
Gwen is a very likeable character who handles the challenges that face her in this read with a grace and maturity that is far beyond her years. She pulls at the heart-strings with her ability to be brave out of necessity while still unsure that what shes doing is right.
The battles that Gwen fights with the bad guys of this story may be fierce, but they can't hold a candle to the ones that she is fighting within herself.
Reapers, Loki, a mystery, love, and adventure await those brave enough to weather Dark Frost.