Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy Series #1)

Touch of Frost  - Jennifer Estep I LOVE IT. Way more than i thought it will, definitely. And i loved reading it, even if i had to read it in parts to fit my insane schedule. Anyways, i totally dig the whole Loki thing, because i am a huge fan of Norse myth. Not to mention that the book basically converged everything and put all these descendants/followers of gods and goddesses from different cultures, which makes it doubly awesome.

Our main character may be your typical lonely girl, hiding at the back of the cafeteria because she doesn't have anyone to hang out with, but not without reason. Since she can basically snoop and read people's thoughts just by touching anything they own, that kinda makes it hard for her to make friends. Things changed when popular girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the library while Gwen was working. Not able to put things to rest easily like the other kids at her school, she continued investigating the murder until she eventually uncovered some awesome and horrible things.

And then there's Logan Quinn. I didn't like the fact that Logan just suddenly had a major role in it, since his appearance in the story was all choppy and the fact that he is a total man-whore. I just don't see the appeal in that, or where the man-whoreness seems acceptable to someone who considers himself a Spartan. What i did like, though, was Gwen's talking sword Vic. It's snarky, and bloodthirsty, a combination that makes for a lot of morbid humor.

I'm also loving the writing style, it was full with much-needed descriptions. At times it seemed dragging, but totally helped the creation of the scenery in my head. The structure on conversations were simple, not to mention the descriptions and elaborations of what Gwen felt or saw makes complete sense since her ability is more mental than physical. I'm really looking forward for the next book, which isn't too far away from today.